The IWSC is a first of its kind conference in India, striving to close the gender gap in aeronautics and astronautics. It is dedicated to the growth and empowerment of women and gender minorities. Its aim is to provide a platform filled with opportunities to connect with space research and the industry within India.
The conference also recognises the need to be inclusive of people from all backgrounds and cultures and aims to create a safe space for people to thrive.
There will also be a focus on allyship during the conference.
Given that the space field is vast and diverse, space art, sci com, law, policy, space fiction, poetry, design, etc will be highlighted throughout the course of the event.
For the near future the conference is planned for the first week of April 2022 virtually. It will likely run for 4 days at times convenient to the Indian audience.
There may be a small in-person event subject to circumstances and budget approvals.