Elevate 2023: Space, sustainability, and a historic space journey

The Elevate conference is back with its second edition, featuring renowned astronaut Ron Garan’s return. Simultaneously, Monaco’s own Namira Salim, with roots from Pakistan, speaks of her aspiring journey to space.

Elevate, the leading global conference exploring the topics of space technology and sustainability, is back for its second edition. It is a platform where experts, innovators and thought leaders unite to discuss the pivotal role of space in tackling our planet’s most pressing sustainability challenges.

Scheduled from 17th to 19th October at Grimaldi Forum, this conference promises to be an unforgettable gathering of minds.


Elevate 2023 will be attended by astronaut Ron Garan, who has spent over 178 days in space across two missions to the International Space Station (ISS). His space journeys encompassed diverse experiments and observations, providing invaluable insights into Earth’s environment and challenges.

Beyond space, Garan is a dedicated advocate for sustainability and humanitarian causes. He founded the ‘Manna Energy Foundation’ to ensure clean drinking water access in developing countries and ‘Fragile Oasis,’ a platform inspiring positive change on our planet.


The conference will feature keynote addresses, panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities, fostering connections with brilliant minds in space exploration and sustainability. Key themes include environmental stewardship in space, human space flight insights, space logistics, cutting-edge technology, and comprehensive discussions on space exploration and research.


For those eager to be a part of this transformative event, registration for the Elevate Space and Sustainability Conference is now open. You can explore the full list of speakers and registration details at ELEVATE Monte-Carlo Space Conference. (elevatemontecarlo.com).

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Photo: Elevate Founder Zsolt Szemerszky, wth Colonel Ron Garan and Alexey Antropov; credit: Arbee Pachao.