8th International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Planetary Defense Conference

3.-7. April 2023
Vienna International Centre and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, AT

This bi-annual conference brings together world experts to discuss the threat to Earth posed by asteroids and comets and actions that might be taken to deflect or disrupt a threatening object.


  • Austrian Academy of Sciences - Commission for Geosciences
  • ESA

Content Description

Key session topics will include:

  • Ongoing and Upcoming Mission Highlights
  • Hypothetical Asteroid Threat Exercise
  • Key International and Policy Developments
  • Near-Earth Object (NEO) Discovery
  • Near-Earth Object (NEO) Characterization
  • Deflection / Disruption Modeling & Testing
  • Space Mission & Campaign Design
  • Impact Effects & Consequences
  • Disaster Management & Impact Response
  • Public Education and Communication
  • The Decision to Act: Political, Legal, Social and Economic Aspects


The program will be available soon  at the event website.

Participant Information