Washington D.C. is calling! Join the 5th annual SGx!

SGAC is looking for volunteers to support the organisation of the SGx Satellite 2020, to be held on March 9-12, 2020 in Washington D.C., United States. 

All organizing team members will report to the SGx 2020 Manager, Karina Perez.

Deadline for application: 25th of July 2019

SGx 2020 is a SGAC event held in conjunction with the SATELLITE 2020 Conference and in partnership with Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). The TED-talk style one-day event exposes students and young professionals to a range of current and relevant space topics, providing opportunities to discuss important issues in the space industry, interacting with other students and young professionals, meeting and engaging with top-level space industry experts.


Speakers Coordinator

Speaker Coordinator is detail-oriented, knowledgeable about the space sector, and excited about creating a dynamic program for our guests. The speaker coordinator will be in charge of coordinating with speakers on schedules, topics, and day-of logistics. 


  • SGx Manager and Deputy Manager will have a vision for overall programming expectations; the Speaker Coordinator will work alongside them to execute this vision for programming content, speakers, and overall experience.
  • Identify potential speakers from across the space industry in collaboration with the SGx Managers, FSLF and the SATELLITE 2020 Conference. 
  • Coordinate invitations to potential speakers, and act as a point of contact.
  • Develop and prepare the schedule for SGx programming, utilising previous lessons learned to balance content and delegate networking experiences.
  • Create and compile the delegate handbook with relevant information about the SGx, the SGx schedule, biographies of speakers, and tips on how to prepare for the event.
  • Attend virtual meetings and submit updates via Google Hangouts and WhatsApp.
  • Assist with other SGx tasks where necessary.


  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 35 years of age on 2 April 2020
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionally fluent in English
  • Can work independently and meet objectives in a timely manner
  • Can coordinate and work with a globally dispersed team
  • Can effectively work with an international, interdisciplinary team
  • Fast email and messaging response turnaround time
  • Familiarity with productivity tools is an asset (example: Slack)
  • Experience in event programming is an asset
  • Current employment in the space sector strongly preferred

Estimated time Commitment: 5 hours per week prior to event +  1 day for SGx 2020 in Washington, D.C., USA


All team members will receive:

  • One (1) complimentary registration to SGx 2020
  • One (1) complimentary registration to SATELLITE 2020   

Note: All roles are voluntary and unpaid. SGAC is not able to provide any additional financial assistance for travel, accommodation, and other expenses incurred. If the volunteer is unable to attend, none of the above mentioned benefits are transferable or redeemable for their retail value.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application by 25 July 2019 with the following documents as attachments:

  • A Letter of Intent (maximum 1 page)
  • Your CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • List of three past experiences and how they have prepared you for this role (maximum 1 page)

Only complete applications will be considered.

Application Timeline

Applications open 1st July 2019
Applications close 25 July 2019
Review of application 25 July 2019 – 12 August 2019
Announcement of results 15 August 2019


For more information about the above positions, or for more information on the 2020 SGx, please contact:

SGx 2020 Manager, Karina Perez ([email protected] )

More information about SGx

For more information about the SGx, visit: https://spacegeneration.org/sgx2019