9 – 10 November 2023

The National Space Conference 2023
– we expand and join forces for space!

Join us for a unique opportunity to explore some of the most exciting and pressing topics in the field of space as well as connect and catch up with fellow space enthusiasts.

The National Space Conference features a lineup of international keynote speakers, who will share their expertise on topics such as European autonomy in space, and commercial opportunities and challenges in the space industry. In addition, the conference will include several tracks consisting of interesting talks and engaging discussions on areas such as sustainability, robots, science, education, and security.

Along with insightful content, the conference will provide plentiful of networking opportunities, a matchmaking session, and an evening dinner.

Register now to secure your spot at this must-attend event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Christina Egelund, Minister of Higher Education and Science
  • Jens Ringsmose, Rector, SDU
  • Catherine Kavvada, Director for Space Development & Innovation, European Commission
  • Daniel Neuenschwander, (incoming) Director for Exploration, European Space Agency
  • Nick Appleyard, ESA, Head of Applications and Solution Department, Commercialisation, Industry and Competitiveness
  • Rasmus Flytkjær, Divisional Director, Head of Space, London Economics
  • Joakim Espeland, CEO, QuadSAT

Stay tuned for updates on speakers and more as the conference program is currently being development.

The Ministry of Higher Education and Science, the Center for Defence, Space & Security (CenSec) and the University of Southern Denmark have joined forces to manage and develop the annual National Space Conference in 2023.

Youth Space Conference: 

For the first time the National Space Conference will be accompanied by a Youth Spaace Conference for students from lower secondary education “Folkeskoler” and gymnasiums on 8. November 2023.


Time: 9.-10. november 2023

Place: Syddansk Universitet, Campusvej 55, Odense

Price: free

Sign up here.


9 November

08.30-09.30: Breakfast and networking opportunity

09.30-10.45: Plenary session no. 1


Track 1: Robots and drones
Track 2: Space-based green transition
Track 3: Defense & Security – in space and on ground

13.00-14.00: Lunch break

14.00-15.30: Plenary session no. 2

15.30-15.45: Break

15.45-17.30: Matchmaking and networking

17.30-18.00: Drinks

18.00-22.00: Conference dinner


10 November

08.00-09.00: Breakfast and networking opportunity

09.10-10.30: Plenary session


Track 4: Space related education
Track 5: International cooperation & commercialization
Track 6: Space science

12.45-13.00: Closing remarks and handover of the torce to Aarhus University

13.00-14.00: Light lunch


See detailed program here: Space Conference 2023 (tilmeld.dk)