The Moon Village Association (MVA), created in 2017 is a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Vienna, Austria. The goal of the MVA is the creation of an informal global forum for governments, industry, academia and the public interested in the Moon Village vision – a community fostering permanent human expansion to Earth’s Moon. It comprises more than 600 participants in MVA activities and 33 institutional members from more than 60 countries, representing a diverse array of technical, scientific, cultural and interdisciplinary fields. More information regarding the MVA may be found at: https://moonvillageassociation.org.
Each year, the Moon Village Association (MVA) organizes a major international event — a workshop and symposium (WS&S) at which global leaders in various fields relevant to humanity’s permanent expansion to Earth’s Moon gather to share progress, new ideas and relevant information. This year, the MVA’s 2023 WS&S will be in Kurashiki and Tottori, Japan during December 7-10, 2023. The Kurashiki Art Museum will act as the Main Venue for the MVA 2023 WS&S, while the Tottori University Arid Land Research Center will be the Optional Venue for the WS&S in Tottori. For more information about the location of the venues, how to access them, and recommended accommodation, please see the Access & Accommodation page.