Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What is ISDC?

The International Space Development Conference(ISDC) is the annual conference of the National Space Society. The conference covers several broad areas of study related to building a spacefaring civilization, including transportation to and through space, technology needed to live and work in space, and Earth-based activities to advocate for or educate others about space development. The ISDC is unique in that it brings together members of the general public with space activists, scientists, engineers, educators, astronauts, aerospace industry leaders, and government officials for one purpose: to explore humanity's future in space.


When and where is ISDC 2013?

May 23-27, 2013. Memorial Day Weekend

Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, California, 92122
Tel: +1 858.552.1234

What is the Conference Schedule?

Coming Soon

I am interested in presenting a paper or giving a talk. How to I sign up?

Please submit your proposal here.

How to do I get to the Conference?

By Air

San Diego International Airport (~10 miles)

Turn left on Harbor Drive, then left again on Laurel. Follow signs to I-5 North. Exit at La Jolla Village Drive and turn right. Turn right again at Lebon. Turn right on University Center Lane.

ISDC 2013 has arranged a discount with SuperShuttle and ExecuCar to and from San Diego Airport. Click here to find out how to get your groupís discount.

By Car

Hotel Address
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

You can Google Map It here.

How much is parking at the Hyatt Regency?

For hotel guests, the prices are (please check with the hotel for current pricing):
Valet Parking: $25 per night, including in/out privilege
Self-Parking: $20 per night

For non-hotel guests, please contact hotel for additional information.


What are the official ISDC hotels?

NSS has negotiated a special rate at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. The rate is $130/night plus taxes for up to four adults in the room.

How can I make hotel reservations for ISDC?

You can make your hotel reservations on-line here


How can I register for ISDC?

Online registration forms can be found at here.

What form of payment can I use to register for ISDC?

Online: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express via PayPal.

By mail: Bank checks, certified checks, and money orders drawn from U.S. banks. Please use certified or registered mail when mailing your payment.

Online registration form can be found here .

On site: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Cash (no checks).

Will I receive my badge prior to ISDC?

No. In support of sustainability and promoting environmentally friendly alternatives, name badges are not mailed in advance. All pre-registrants can pick up their badge at the Advance Registration Desk on-site at hotel Thursday (time TBD) or during regular conference operating hours.

What do I need to bring to prove I've pre-registered?

When you register on-line you will be emailed a confirmation. Bring this confirmation to the Advance Registration Desk.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be submitted in writing by email, mail, phone or fax. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing.

Before May 1: Full refund.
Between May 1 and 15: 50 percent (50%) refund.
After May 15: No refund.

Is there a penalty for substitutions?

No. Name substitutions for paid conference registrations are welcomed without penalty and should be submitted in writing by email, mail or fax by May 15, 2013.

When does registration open onsite?

Registration will open at the hotel 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 23. Guests who preregistered will have the opportunity to pick up their badges and registration materials on Wednesday at a time to be determined.

When can I sign up for meals and do you offer Kosher or vegetarian dishes?

Meals can be purchased during secondary registration when it becomes available in late April. Specific meal options will be made available during secondary registration and every effort will be made to accommodate Kosher, vegetarian, vegan, and allegy-free meal requests. However, we cannot guarantee that all situations can be accommodated. There are no refunds for meals and no substitutions after May 11.

Near by Food and Shopping

What kind of food options do you have near the hotel?

The Hyatt Regency La Jolla is centrally located on the southern edge of University of California at San Diego campus. There are many possibilities for meals outside the hotel. Please visit the following sites for more detailed information for alternative meal selections:

What kind of retail options do you have near the hotel?

There are several retail shopping centers near the hotel within walking distance. If you have a car, there are many more options in San Diego.

Exhibits and Sponsorships

On which days will the Exhibit Hall be open?

The ISDC Exhibit Hall will be open from the morning of Friday, May 25 through noon Monday, May 28

What is the Exhibit Hall schedule?

Doors are scheduled to be opened around 7:30 a.m. until 6 pm.

I'm interested in Exhibiting, Sponsoring and/or Advertising at the ISDC. Who do I contact?

Sponsorship package can be downloaded here. if you are interested in Exhibiting, you can click here to register or contact our for additional information.

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