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One-Day Hybrid Event

Join us to be part of:

“Latin American Space Agencies Panel”

“Global Space Leadership Panel”

Featuring space leaders from regional space agencies and global advocacy organizations


Take part of Thought Provoking groups:

“Emerging countries, entrepreneurship and challenges”

“Space sustainability”

“Use of LEO and micro-gravity science for earth benefits”

“SGAC in Latin America”

Join a worldwide group of students and young professionals either online or in-person 
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7th SA-SGW - Quito, Ecuador


What is the 7th South American Space Generation Workshop (SA-SGW)?

The 7th South American Space Generation Workshop (SA-SGW) is a one-day hybrid workshop, which brings together students, young professionals, industry experts and government stakeholders from across Latin America. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for the future leaders of South Americas’ space sector to proactively establish strong relationships, exchange ideas and knowledge, and to collaborate on novel ways in which space technology can be utilized for the benefit of the region. The 7th SA-SGW will be held on the 15th of May 2022 in Quito, Ecuador. Participants will be divided into working groups (WGs), each focusing on a specific sub-theme broadly covering Technology, Entrepreneurship, Policy and Capacity Building.  

The SA-SGW will be held the weekend prior to the IAF’s Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries, which will be held from the 16th to the 20th of May 2022 in Quito, Ecuador. Click here for more information.

Who should attend?

We invite students and young professionals between the ages of 18 to 35 years old (as of May, 2022) who are residents/ whose country of citizenship is in South America / Latin America as well as other Emerging Countries around the world, and who are passionate about the space industry to apply to be a part of the delegation. Past delegates have attended from all around Latin America  and from a wide variety of disciplines (engineering, business, science, arts, medicine and law). We also encourage space enthusiasts from across the world to participate in this event.

What is my Role at the 7th SA-SGW?

By attending the South American Space Generation Workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn, share knowledge and network with fellow students and young professionals in the industry, and meet the industry’s leaders and experts. All discussions from the working groups are expected to produce recommendations to relevant public, private, and non-governmental sectors, helping to shape the future of the space industry for emerging countries with special emphasis in Latin America. Reports and recommendations from the workshop will be presented at high-level conferences and included in the SGAC annual report submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS).

The 7th South American Space Generation Workshop (#SASGW22)

15th of May 2022

Hotel Hilton Colon, Avenida Amazonas 19-14 y Avenida Patria

Quito, Ecuador

This 7th South American Space Generation Workshop will take place in the wonderful city of Quito. Do not miss out on the opportunity of also participating in the International Astronautical Federation Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries (IAF GLEC 2022) happening right after the SA-SGW!

The city of Quito is the capital of the Republic of Ecuador, was founded by the Spanish in 1534 and possesses one of the most extensive and best-preserved historic centers (old town) of Spanish America. Its cultural and architectonic components are an invaluable part of the heritage of Ecuador and the entire world, which is the reason it was declared as the vey first UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 1978.

Quito is a city with plenty of history, coexisting with the vibrant development of modernity; it is a cosmopolitan city brings together people and ideas around the world. The city is crossed by the Equator line (0 degrees of latitude) and is located at 2.830 meters above sea level. It is connected with special touristic locations as Galapagos Islands, city of Guayaquil, or city of Cuenca. The nearest International Airport is the “Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre”.                  

The host venue for the 7th South American Space Generation is the Hilton Colon Quito Hotel.

Address: Amazonas N 1914 Y Patria Avenida 1, Quito, 1701-3103, Ecuador
Phone Number: 593-2-3828300

Set at the heart of the Mariscal Sucre district, on Quito’s bustling Avenida Amazonas, Hotel Hilton Colon puts you at the heart of the city action.

The 5-star Hilton Colon Quito Hotel is located in central Quito and features 4 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Free Wi-Fi in common areas and free parking are also provided. In addition, the establishment has a fitness room open 24 hours, a snack bar or deli and a sauna. All 255 soundproofed rooms feature Wi-Fi and MP3 docks. Entertainment options include an LCD television with cable channels, and guests will also find conveniences such as sofa beds and coffee and tea makers available.

The Hilton Colon Quito is a 15-minute walk from the financial district, just a 10-minute walk from Quito’s Colonial Historic Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a few minutes’ walk from markets, museums, and El Parque Ejido. Mariscal Sucre Airport is 40 km away.

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We are glad to announce the sponsors of the 7th SA-SGW, high rated worldwide and regional organizations. 

Sponsorship Opportunities are Now Open!

Contact us!

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Astralintu Space Technologies


Secure World Foundation


Sideralis Foundation






International Astronautical Federation (IAF)








An engaging programme is being curated for the SA-SGW. Join to interact with worldwide and regional space industry leaders in world class keynote speeches.

Participate in meaningful Brain Storming Sessions, where you and your space generation peers discuss relevant topics and produce recommendations that will represent the voice of students and young professionals at the UNOOSA. 


Network with members of the regional and worldwide Space Generation. Meet the colleagues with whom you will work the rest of your careers in furthering space in Latin America and Emerging Countries around the world. 


The Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries (GLEC 2022) is a separate event organized by the IAF and it is not included in the registration fees. All SA-SGW participants are encouraged to also participate. You can find more about the GLEC programme, registration and more here.   

Registration to the 7th SA-SGW 2022

Registration Open: 24th April 2022
Registration Close: 15th May 2022
  • Fees: 
    • Young Professionals: 30 USD 
    • Students: 15 USD 
Registration is open, register today at this link!!


The South American Space Leader Award aims to recognize SGAC members for their contributions to the space field in South America as well as to provide opportunities to talented individuals to attend the 7th South American Space Generation Workshop (7th SA-SGW) from the 14th  to the 15th of May 2022 to be held in Quito, Ecuador.

Application Open: now! Apply today at this link!

Application Deadline: 31st March 2022

Please note that Scholarship applicants also need to register for the workshop (see section above).  

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** All fees cover, keynote speeches, working group participation, lunches, coffee breaks, and attendee kit.  (15th of May 2022)

Our 7th SA-SGW Co-Event Managers

Ana Lucía Aponte Ubillus – Perú

Ana Lucia is a Plant Biology student passionate about scientific research and agronomic engineering. She is interested in Plant Physiology, Plant Breeding, Indoor-Farming Systems & Astrobotany with a focus on plants growth and adaptations to stressful conditions. She is a proactive, organized and resilient person with a great sense of leadership and responsibility with scientific integrity and ease of establishing interpersonal relationships. In addition, she enjoys learning through new opportunities and sharing her knowledge as a project manager with a focus on science communication for lay audiences.

She is one of our Co-Event Managers for the 7th SA-SGW!

You can contact her at: [email protected]

María Fernanda del Barco – Costa Rica

María Fernanda’s background is in mechatronics engineering and currently works as a Systems Engineer at Orbital Space Technologies, a space start-up that she co-founded. She is a science and research enthusiast with a love for creating and executing new ideas, solutions, designs, plans, etc. She wants to make space more accessible by creating opportunities for people in developing countries and is passionate about advocating for women rights. She was recently elected as the SGAC’s National Point of Contact for Costa Rica.

You can contact her at: [email protected]




Matías F. Campos Abad – Ecuador

Matias is an Ecuadorian engineer and space enthusiast. He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA), where he obtained both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering and a Minor in Robotics Engineering. Additionally, Matias obtained a Physics teaching license from the state of Massachusetts. Matias started his career in Germany where we worked at the firm Silver Atena GmbH and then returned home to Ecuador to become a space entrepreneur. Matias is founder and CEO of Astralintu Space Technologies, a startup focused in providing in-orbit services that look to grant space access to new actors in Latin America and the world. Additionally, Matias volunteers as the STEM Program Director for the Sideralis Foundation, acts as the SGAC’s National Point of Contact for Ecuador, and is the current Co-Chair of the IAF Administrative Committee for Developing Countries and Emerging Communities. Matias has been recognized as an Emerging Space Leader by the International Astronautical Federation. Matias through engineering and education, looks to lead and promote the development of the New Space industry in Latin America so the region can attain all its benefits.

He is one of our Co-Event Managers for the 7th SA-SGW!

You can contact him at: [email protected]



Useful information


About Ecuador

International Airport:

Time Zone: UTC -5

Transfers from Airport and Tours:

Currency: USD, Ecuador is dollarized and uses the United States Dollar as its official currency.

Capital: Quito

Population: Ecuador approx. 17.6 million people, Quito approx. 2 million people

Language: Spanish is the official language. English is not generally spoken, but it is widely spoken in touristic destinations, hotels, etc.

Tipping: Tip at your own discretion.

Electricity: there are two associated plug types, types A and B. Plug type A is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and plug type B is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. Ecuador operates on a 120V supply voltage and 60Hz. (Same as in the USA)

Telephone: The international direct dialing code for Ecuador is +593

Gifts and souvenirs: For centuries, Ecuadorian crafts have been world-famous for their variety and quality. You can get them in Quito at “Mercado Artesanal” near the GLEC venue.



While no foreigners need a visa to enter Ecuador for a period of 90 days, for tourism purposes, to stay in the country for a longer period, a VISA must be obtained from an Ecuadorian Embassy or Consulate after complying with the requirements established by law.

The types of available Non-Immigrant Visas, with their respective requirements, subject to admission, validity of visas, fees, and requirements for renewal, can be found below. Foreigners must submit and comply with all required documentation, without exception, to choose one of the immigration categories.

Requirements and how to apply for the Visa:




Entry to Mainland Ecuador

Since February 11th, 2022, at 00H00. All passengers entering the country, over 3 years of age, must present in a mandatory manner one of the following options:
1. Complete Vaccination Proof:
a. A complete vaccination card with QR code (digital version in Smartphone); OR
b. A complete vaccination card (physical version), with at least 14 days of validity after completing the scheme.
2. A negative result of a real-time RT-PCR test performed up to 72 hours prior to departure to Ecuador.
Children under 3 years old are exempt from the RT-PCR test or the COVID-19 vaccination certificate requirement.
Any person who enters Continental Ecuador by international air must present the digital “Traveler’s Health Declaration” when boarding the plane. Click in this link:

Entry to the Galapagos Islands

Since February 11th, 2022, at 00H00. All passengers entering the country, over 3 years of age, must present in a mandatory manner one of the following options:
1. Complete Vaccination Proof:
a. A complete vaccination card with QR code (digital version in Smartphone); OR
b. A complete vaccination card (physical version), with at least 14 days of validity after completing the scheme.
2. A negative result of a real-time RT-PCR test performed up to 72 hours prior to departure to Ecuador.
Children under 3 years old are exempt from the RT-PCR test or the COVID-19 vaccination certificate requirement.
Additionally, national, or foreign tourists must present the Transit Control Card issued by the Galapagos Government Council.


The only type of test authorized for entering the country is the qualitative real-time RT-PCR test.

Any person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, and who after one month continues to obtain a positive result in the RT-PCR test, must present a medical certificate issued in the country of origin that supports their health status of not being in the contagious phase to enter Ecuador, as long as, they have an absence of symptoms.

For persons coming from countries where their vaccination protocol doesn’t permit being vaccinated up to 6 months after being infected with COVID-19, and for this reason the person has not been vaccinated, then the person can provide their original medical certificate that demonstrates that they have previously tested positive for COVID-19, as if it were a certificate of vaccination. Additionally, for such persons, they must also present a negative RT-PCR test.

Passengers who are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to their health condition must present a medical certificate supporting this. They will also be required to submit a negative RT-PCR test.

For Ecuadorian citizens who have not yet received their vaccine and need to return to Ecuador, they will receive a unidose vaccine against COVID-19 available upon arrival.

Important Note: Many places in Ecuador require to present a complete vaccination card to enter their offices or facilities. Digital versions shown in cell phones are accepted.

Other Vaccines:

For your safety, you need to have the yellow fever vaccine.



Because of its altitude and location on the equator, Quito has a constant cool climate. The average afternoon maximum temperature is 21.4 °C (70.5 °F), and the average night-time minimum temperature is 9.8 °C (49.6 °F). The annual average temperature is 15.6 °C (60.1 °F)] The city has only two seasons: dry and wet. The dry season, June through September (4 months), is referred to as summer; the wet season, October through May (8 months), is referred to as winter. Annual precipitation, depending on location, is about 1,000 mm (39 in).

Due to its altitude, Quito receives some of the greatest solar radiation in the world, sometimes reaching a UV Index of 24 by solar noon.