The 2016 Global Conference on Space and the Information Society (GLIS) will take place at the headquarters of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 6 and 7 June 2016.

This latest edition of IAF Global Conferences is co-organised by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). It will propose an optimal series of discussions addressing the issue of a worldwide connection allowed by Space through Policies, Technologies and Applications.

A detailed analysis on the impact that space policies, space technologies and space applications have on the daily life of people, organizations and governments communicating and exchanging information around the world will be undertaken. The conference will feature 5 Plenary Sessions (PE) on the following topics

PE 1 – The ITU and its impact on Space Activities

PE 2 – Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Contributions of Satellite Communications

PE 3 – Space Services and Security

PE 4 – Space Economic meets Information Economy

PE 5 – Big data ñ Information Society

Source: GLIS 2016