About ISDC® 2019

The Mission

The mission of ISDC® 2019 is connecting knowledge seekers of all backgrounds in the spirit of Space exploration, development, and discovery. If you’ve never attended an ISDC® 2019, always attend, or occasionally attend, the 38th annual ISDC® should not be missed!


Why Arlington, Virginia?

The Arlington Pentagon Sheraton is located on a hill with a beautiful view of Washington, D.C.  NASA and many aerospace firms are headquartered in the D.C. area.  Washington, D.C. is where decisions get made that impact national, global and outer space.  NSS and ISDC® have an influence on space policy and D.C. provides direct access.


Conference Information

The International Space Development Conference® will open with a keynote speaker on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 8:30 AM. The conference will continue all day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Each day will open with a plenary session at 8:30 AM followed by four concurrent tracks and a student-focused program. The conference will include exhibits such as aerospace companies, NSS representatives, silent auction items, space artists, and vendors. Multiple networking opportunities including receptions, lunches, dinners, and after-hours social events will allow participants to meet people of similar interests and aspirations. Meals are an additional cost. The conference will end on Sunday evening, after the dinner program. Plan now to attend ISDC® 2019!