Dear SGAC Community,
In these challenging times, we hope that you are staying safe and want you to know that wherever you are, we are here for you and we are all in this together. For the past 20 years, SGAC has been representing students and young professionals passionate about space around the world and now more than ever we want to make sure to keep our community united.
SGAC has powerful resources to rely on, thanks to our amazing network of volunteers all around the world, an active alumni community of experienced leaders in space, and continuous partners who have been supporting us over the years. We have worked tirelessly over the last couple of weeks to be creative in gathering our members virtually:
- We have coordinated the #SGACStaysAtHome Resources Database
- Our Project Groups have organised numerous webinars highly attended by our members worldwide
- SGAC sent a message of hope to our community through this video
- We are engaging with the SGAC Alumni through #AskMeAnything coffee hours
SGAC traditionally hosts events around the world to bring our community together, and in light on the current situation, we have postponed all SGAC in-person events. In addition, following the growing escalation of the Covid-19 outbreak around the world, the IAF has also announced that the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Dubai will be postponed in 2021 but that a new online event will be taking place this year: IAC the CyberSpace Edition.
SGAC is a long standing partner of the IAF, and since the Space Generation Congress (SGC) runs in conjunction with the IAC, the SGC in Dubai will be held next year in conjunction with the IAC 2021 from 21st to 23rd October 2021. We are currently working actively on an alternative to this year’s Space Generation Congress with more information to follow over the coming weeks.
We wish you all the best in these challenging times. Stay safe and take care.
Arnau Pons and Harriet Brettle
SGAC Chair and Co-Chair