Space Generation Fusion Forum 2018
7th Space Generation Fusion Forum
Frequently Asked Questions
This page will be updated regularly.
Last update: 4 October, 2017.
Delegate Applications and Scholarships
When will applications for delegates open?
We will likely open applications in January 2018. Keep checking the SGFF page or follow us on social media to keep up to date!
What scholarships are available to attend 2018 SGFF?
Information about scholarships will be available in January 2018, and we will continuously provide updates on opportunities as they become available.
Can you send me an email if a new scholarship becomes available?
You can sign up for our TALK mailing list or follow us on social media where all scholarship opportunities will be announced.
If I apply to be on the SGFF team, am I still able to apply for a scholarship to attend?
Yes, however, team members will be given the same consideration as all other applicants with their scholarship applications. i.e. being on the team alone will not put you at a higher chance of winning a scholarship. Please take this into consideration if you are relying on scholarship funding in order to attend.
When will I know the result of my team application?
We will respond to all applicants by mid-October.
Why do you ask for a photo as part of the application?
This is strictly to help us streamline the on-boarding process for successful applicants since we include photos of new team members in our announcements. Your photo is in no way a part of the evaluation of your application.
7th Space Generation Fusion Forum
Fusion Forum Staff
Chantelle Dubois (Canada)
SGFF 2018 Manager
Chantelle Dubois is an undergraduate computer engineering student at the University of Manitoba. She first joined SGAC in 2014 after attending the SGC and IAC in Toronto, Canada. The event left a deep impression on her and motivated her to continue her involvement with the organisation. That same year she became a member of the web editing team, progressed to web team coordinator, interned at the SGAC headquarters in Vienna in 2015, was a member of the communications team for the 2016 SGC, and was selected as Deputy Manager for the 2017 SGFF. Through her experiences with SGAC she has gained knowledge and appreciation of the international and interdisciplinary aspects of the space industry. In 2016 she became a recipient of the Space Generation Leadership Award.
Chantelle has also been involved with a number of other non-profit, space oriented organizations or groups, including the University of Manitoba Space Applications and Technology Society (UMSATS), Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Canada (SEDS-Canada), and the Canadian Space Society (CSS).
Recently she completed an internship at the Canadian Space Agency headquarters in Saint-Hubert, working with the Robotics Team in the Space Exploration Development branch. As part of her internship, she also spent two-weeks with the International and Regulatory Affairs team in the CSA's Policy branch in Gatineau. Chantelle was also a member of the CSA's 2016-2017 Astronaut Recruitment Campaign Final Selection Committee.
Lauren Smith (USA)
SGFF 2018 Deputy Manager
Lauren Smith is a Manager at Northrop Grumman on the Integration & Test (I&T) Senior Technical Staff for James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – the premier observatory of the next decade that will study every phase of the history of our Universe. In this role, she is the I&T lead for all Nonexplosive Actuators (NEAs) and Deployments.
Lauren loves a good engineering challenge whether it is in our atmosphere or in outer space; prior to JWST, she was a Program Manager for rapid development efforts in both space systems and autonomous aircraft systems. Before joining Northrop Grumman, Lauren was an engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center in the Simulated Lunar Operations (SLOPE) Lab. She also conducted her thesis work at Glenn, specializing in mechanisms and robotics. This work contributed to her being named one of Aviation Week’s Twenty20s. Lauren graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, Bachelor’s degrees in aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering, and a minor in political science. Lauren currently serves as the U.S. National Point of Contact for SGAC and is also the Vice President of Caroline’s Project, a nonprofit that awards scholarships to girls who wish to attend STEM summer camps.
7th Space Generation Fusion Forum
April 15th & 16th, 2018
Broadmoor Hotel - Cheyenne Lodge
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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Check out the recap of the 2017 Space Generation Fusion Forum below, and visit the SGFF 2017 Flickr Album!
What is the Space Generation Fusion Forum
Held annually in scenic Colorado Springs in conjunction with the Space Symposium, the Space Generation Fusion Forum is a two-day, high-intensity, fast-paced professional development and networking event focused on the international and US space industry. Delegates are students and young professionals from around the world and various facets of the space sector including science, engineering, law/policy, business/commerce, medicine, media, military, and government. Through discussion tracks, expert panels, keynote presentations, and interactive activities, these selected delegates will "fuse" their perspectives.
By attending the Space Generation Fusion Forum, delegates will learn, share their knowledge, network with fellow students and young professionals in the space industry, and meet the industry's leaders and experts.
All output produced by the Space Generation Fusion Forum is compiled into a report to be presented at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, as well as other conferences around the world.
To see our speakers list form the 2017 Space Generation Fusion Forum, please visit this page.
Who should attend the Space Generation Fusion Forum
We invite students and young professionals between the age of 18 to 35 (as of April 16, 2018) who are nationals of United Nations member states and are passionate about the space industry to apply to be part of the delegation. Past delegates have attended from around the world and from a wide variety of disciplines.
Delegate applications for the 2018 Space Generation Fusion Forum are expected to open early 2018. Check back and follow SGAC on social media to keep up to date!
Sponsor or Partner with the Space Generation Fusion Forum
Would you like to become official sponsors or partners of the Space Generation Fusion Forum? You will be part of this unique event enabling young professionals all over the world to gather and discuss key space topics, and at the same time increasing your visibility internationally and at the 34th Annual Space Symposium.
For more information, please contact:
Please note: SGAC does not assume any liability for attendees' safety during any part of the Space Generation Fusion Forum or associated events. Participation in the Space Generation Fusion Forum is entirely at the participants' own risk.