The Space Generation Advisory Council is a global non-governmental organisation and network which aims to represent university students and young space professionals to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia.
About SGC and Its Goals
The Space Generation Congress (SGC) is SGAC's annual conference that brings together top young minds from around world to focus on key space topics. The Congress takes place in conjunction with the International Astronautical Congress, and this year will be held from the 19 to 21 September in Beijing, China.
Attendance for SGC is competitive and limited to 130 or fewer. SGAC aims to select a diverse group of dedicated university students and young professionals in the space sector. SGC 2012 had 130 attendees from 45 different countries, with delegates representing organisations.
The aim of the SGC is threefold:
- First, to strengthen the international network of the Space Generation Advisory Council. From the perspective of the individual delegate, many of whom come from developing countries, it a chance to interact and engage with the incoming generation of space policy professionals from all over the world. From the perspective of the Space Generation Advisory Council, it allows us to consolidate our international links in order to best represent and facilitate the voice of the next space generation.
- Second, to examine and consider key questions that are facing the space and international community at large and to provide input to international thinking from the next generation of space professionals.
- Third, to allow tomorrow’s space sector leaders to grow their network within their generation and to also have the opportunity to interact with today’s space leaders by way of our high-level speakers.