Registration Categories and Rates

The COSPAR 2021 registrations fees are listed below in Australian dollars with conversion rates (as at September 2020) to USD and EUR. All listed registration fees are inclusive of Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Registrations are accepted by credit card (MasterCard, Visa or American Express). A tax invoice may also be provided upon request.

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Registration Rates

The early bird rate will be extended to the end of December 2020 and of most importance to presenters at COSPAR-2021-Hybrid, a further-reduced registration fee is available for those presenters who comply with the request to submit their pre-recorded contributions by the end of November. Submitting pre-recorded contributions in time to obtain the reduced rate will allow the organizers of COSPAR-2021-Hybrid to populate the on-line platform for seamless content delivery before 28 January 2021.

A discounted “Presenters Early Bird Rate” has been introduced, that will expire at the end of November 2020. Access to this new rate will be triggered by upload of the presenter’s pre-recordings prior to the end of November. Students, Early Career Researchers and Retirees can immediately access the discounted Early Bird rates for their category, which are already significantly below the Presenter Early Bird Rate

Please note we only accept payment in Australian dollars. International rates are provided only as an indication.

Registration category (including GST) Due Date AUD $ USD $ EURO €
Full - Early Bird Registration by 31 December 2020 880 640 540
Full - Regular Registration 01-29 January 2021 1300 920 800
Student Early Bird Registration by 31 December 2020 275 200 170
Student - Regular Registration 01-29 January 2021 400 280 250
Early Career Researchers / Retirees - Early Bird Registration by 31 December 2020 495 360 300
Early Career Researchers / Retirees - Regular Registration 01-29 January 2021 650 455 400
Additional Exhibitor Registration 550 385 340
Accompanying Person 250 173 153

* Only full time students are eligible for the student rate. Please provide a copy of your student ID or letter to prove you are a student.

** Students or post-docs less than 5 years since PhD conferral at time of registration


Benefits of attending COSPAR-2021-Hybrid, for Virtual Delegates

The virtual participants in COSPAR-2021-Hybrid will receive:

  • Open Access to all Assembly sessions during 27 January - 4 February 2021, starting 1 day before the Assembly. Log in and out at your convenience.
  • Access to 100% of the scientific program. In comparison, the average amount of sessions an in-person delegate would normally be able to attend is approximately 3 - 5 sessions/hr, resulting in an average of only 8% of the scientific program.
  • Access to over 1,000+ hours of space research on-line content. View content as you require, downloadable until the end of 2021 and stored and viewed on your device for as long as you need.
  • Attendees can chat with internal and external colleagues continually during live stream presentations to share insights and observations relevant to their research and business.
  • Stream live or watch content on-demand when it fits into your schedule and learn at your own pace, in your own style.
  • Access to on-demand content post-event. The COSPAR-2021-Hybrid on-line library of content will be available up until to the end of 2021. This allows ample time to view every session presented at COSPAR-2021-Hybrid and re-watch any sessions.
  • Pique your interest with other areas of research that you would not otherwise have the time to attend
  • On-line engagement opportunities with global space industry personnel, government agencies and commercial representatives from sponsoring and exhibiting organisations.
  • For in-person delegates: access to the same discounted accommodation options, as previously advertised.
  • Access to pre-Assembly networking on-line.
  • In the lead-up to COSPAR-2021-Hybrid we will be hosting special sessions on-line, including specific talks from COSPAR Commissions and Panels, industry partners and inter disciplinary speakers.
  • Ability to schedule meetings and connect with other COSPAR-2021-Hybrid attendees located anywhere around the globe.

Benefits of attending COSPAR-2021-Hybrid, for In-Person Delegates

The in-person participants in COSPAR-2021-Hybrid will receive the following benefits:

  • Access to all Virtual Registration benefits plus the below.
  • Admission to all Assembly sessions 27 January - 4 February 2021
  • In-person engagement opportunities with Australian space industry personnel, government agencies and commercial representatives
  • Watch scientific sessions live with colleagues, participate in live global Q&A, but also have the opportunity to discuss with each other in-person
  • Access to COSPAR-K – A Space STEM Event and all the interactive activities planned there
  • Hands-on exhibitor displays learning and networking
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea daily
  • Welcome Reception ticket held on Saturday 30 January 2021
  • Delegate materials and giveaways on-site

Social Functions

Opening and Awards Ceremony

Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney
17:30 – 19:30 Saturday 30 January 2021

Join us for the official opening of COSPAR 2021. Tickets for the Opening and Awards Ceremony are included in your registration fee.

Welcome Reception

Level 5 Grand Ballroom, ICC Sydney
19:30 – 21:00 Saturday 30 January 2021

Following the Opening Ceremony, delegates are invited to take this opportunity to meet peers from the industry, in a social environment, at our 2021 Welcome Reception. Tickets for the Welcome Reception are included in your registration fee. You can purchase additional tickets through the online registration form for the Welcome Reception.

Electronic registration

Only electronic registration is accepted. To register online, go to the registration site and follow the instructions there. An acknowledgement of your registration will be sent upon its receipt and payment.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Deadline: 27 December 2020


Once your registration has been completed, there will be no refunds available. The Assembly content will remain on-line and active until 31 December 2021 and remain accessible for registered delegates to view at any time during this period, hence providing full value to any registered parties.

The Assembly Secretariat will not provide any refunds.

Transfer of Registration Notification

Your registration may be transferred to another person by 27 December 2020, except for Presenters who must remain registered in order for their presentation to remain on the COSPAR-2021-Hybrid Platform. In this instance, only a co-author will be permitted as the nominated transfer and must commit to present at least once during the allocated presentation timeslot. The Conference Secretariat must be advised in writing of any alterations or transfers by 27 December 2020.


In registering for this Assembly relevant details (name/country) will be incorporated into a delegate list for the benefit of all attendees and also may be made available to parties directly related to the Assembly including sponsors, exhibitors and future Assembly organisers. Your name and contact information may be used by the Assembly Secretariat and other approved stakeholder, for marketing and managing this and future events of this type. The Assembly Secretariat will comply with the EUGDPR laws in relation to data protection and privacy in the European Union.

Scientific Assembly Postponement

In the event of a postponement all registrations will automatically be transferred to the new Scientific Assembly dates. All components of your registration will also be transferred. If you are unable to attend on the new dates, you may contact the Scientific Assembly Secretariat to request a transfer of your registration to a colleague at no cost.

Scientific Assembly Cancellation

In the event of the cancellation of the Scientific Assembly, all registrations and associated components of attendance will be refunded, minus the AUD$150 administration fee.

Please direct all registration enquiries to

COSPAR 2021 Secretariat

General Assembly Secretariat

ICMS Australasia
GPO Box 3270
Sydney NSW 2001
+61 (0) 2 9254 5000

Key Dates

Deadline to register @ standard early bird rate
31 December 2020
Presenter Full video due
31 December 2020
Facilitated training with the on-line system for chairs, speakers and participants
Early January 2021
28 January to 4 February 2021
Access to pre-recorded content opens
27 January 2021
Access to pre-recorded content closes
31 December 2021
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