2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference

Dates: April 15 – 19, 2013
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona

3rd IAA Planetary Defense Conference

Protecting our planet from impacts by asteroids and comets

The International Academy of Astronautics will hold its third conference “Gathering for Impact!” from 15-19 April, 2013 in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.

Papers are solicited in the following areas:

  • Planetary Defense
  • Recent Progress & Plans
  • NEO Discovery
  • NEO Characterization
  • Mitigation Techniques & Missions
  • Impact Effects that Inform Warning, Mitigation & Costs
  • Consequence Management & Education

The conference will include an exercise where participants will simulate the decision-making process for developing deflection and civil defense responses to a hypothetical asteroid threat.