8th Interstellar Symposium

IRG’s 8th Interstellar Symposium, in collaboration with the International Academy of Astronautics and Breakthrough Initiatives, will take place July 10 – 13, 2023 (with pre-symposium seminars taking place) in Montreal, QC, Canada at McGill University. This symposium will feature many of the leading voices in space exploration, culture, and more.

Through this cooperation, the IAA’s long-standing history of supporting space sciences, life sciences, technology, and system development will be applied to interstellar travel and habitation.

IAA and IRG aim to host a symposium highlighting the prospects for international cooperation in the development of technologies enabling long-distance space travel. Check back here regularly, or sign up for our mailing list for updates!

In the Light of Other Suns

Registration FeeEarly Bird
(before June 8)
(Includes lunch on days of
Symposium and Symposium Banquet)
$550 CAD$600 CAD
(Includes lunch on days of Symposium.
Symposium banquet not included)
$125 CAD$150 CAD
The 8th Interstellar Symposium runs from Monday July 10 to Thursday July 13, with pre-symposium seminars taking place on Sunday July 9.

We have partnered with hotels in downtown Montreal to provide lodging for participants to the 8th Interstellar Symposium. They are all located within a few minutes’ walk to the McGill University campus, and are available at exclusive rates for Symposium visitors. Please take note of the booking instructions to benefit from the rates listed on the Hotel Information Page.

Pre-Symposium Seminars: Continuing Education Credit Opportunities!

Are a Professional Engineer or another profession that requires Continuing Education credits? Join us on Sunday, July 9 for in-depth discussions on Space Law, Martian Agriculture, The Future of Space Force, and Self-Replication Technology!

Seminars award continuing education credits and are not part of the main Symposium program. Registration for these seminars is independent from Symposium participation.

Keynote Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Program Committee