18th SGC Application Form

Apply to the 18th Space Generation Congress (SGC), held in Washington D.C., on 17 – 19 October 2019, organized by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).

Applications are open from April 1st until May 15th, 2019, 23:59 GMT.   
Successful applicants will be contacted by June 1st, 2019.

Applications will be evaluated based on your motivation to attend SGC, your breadth / depth of experience, your ability to contribute to the overall event, as well as your insights and passion for space. Please note that all decisions made by the selection committee are final and due to the volume of applications, we are unable to provide feedback on individual applications.

Apply also to the 2019 Space Generation Leadership Award        
The Space Generation Leadership Award facilitates the attendance of international delegates who bring unique and insightful first-hand perspectives to the Space Generation Congress. It selects top international applicants to attend the 18th Space Generation Congress (17 – 19 October 2019) and the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) (21 – 25 October, 2019) held in Washington D.C., United States!
Be aware and save your time! Previous recipients of the Space Generation Leadership Award or the Global Grant Programme are not eligible to the SGLA.

For SGC applicants:

  • Please describe your motivation for participating in the 18th SGC. (max. 250 words)  

  • Please describe any relevant academic, professional, and/or volunteer experiences that will enable you to contribute to the debates and discussions during the SGC. (max. 250 words)

  • What do you view as the greatest challenge to humanity’s continued expansion into space over the next ten years, either from a technological, business, or policy standpoint? (max. 250 words)

  • What is the most exciting potential use of space to you? (max. 250 words)

For SGLA applicants (in addition to the above questions for all SGC applicants):

  • What have been your contributions to the space sector? (max. 500 words)

  • What have been your contributions to SGAC? (max. 500 words)

  • Why should you be selected for the SGLA? (max. 250 words)

  • What do you wish to take away from the SGC and IAC experience? (max. 250 words)

  • How would you share your experience with the community after attending these events? (max. 150 words)


The delegate selection process for SGC is highly competitive. Information you provide will be used to evaluate your application to be a delegate at the 18th Space Generation Congress.

You are welcome to write a paragraph or a series of bullet points for each question. Remember we can only assess you on the information provided, so feel free to add details where appropriate (e.g. “interned at JSC for 3 months in mission operations” vs “completed internship” when discussing experiences, or “I would like to show how the energy industry and aerospace can collaborate” vs “I have new perspectives” when discussing unique insights).

To be able to apply for the SGC 2019 you must be a member of SGAC. If you are not a member, please register at https://spacegeneration.org/register. The SGAC registration and membership is free.

For questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact the Delegates Team at [email protected].
Best of luck!

The 2019 SGC Team


This page will provide useful information not only to encourage your participation but also facilitate your planning for the upcoming Space Generation Congress (SGC).

Space Generation Congress Ticket covers:

  • SGC Delegate Welcome Pack
  • Catering onsite (Lunch and Coffee Breaks)
  • SGC International Night
  • SGC “Space Night”
  • SGC Gala Dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi at the venue
  • Speakers, staff and materials needed for the Congress

Not included in the registration:

  • Tours and optional excursions
  • Optional Pre-Congress Dinner
  • Any other expenses not directly listed above

For any questions related to Delegates please contact: [email protected]

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[April 1st – May 15th 23:59 CET] Apply online by completing this form (you must be logged in as SGAC member);

[May 16th – May 31st] SGAC reviews your application;

[June 1st] SGAC will inform you of the outcome of the selection. If your application is selected, you will receive a confirmation email with more details on how to secure your ticket.

[June 1st – June 30th] Students and YP Early Bird tickets. If you have been selected, you should register at SGC following the instructions in your confirmation email in step 3. If you do not register during this period you lose your Early Bird ticket at SGC.

[July 1st – July 15th] Students and YP Normal ticket. If you have been selected, you should register at SGC following the instructions in your confirmation email in step 3. If you do not register during this period you may lose your spot at SGC to delegates in the waiting list.

[After July 15th] The ticket sale will be open to everyone on the waiting list (if not already sold out). The ticket selling will be on a first come first served basis. So do not wait too long to purchase your ticket.

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Please keep in mind that there will be no deadline extensions, so do not miss the opportunities to apply or secure your ticket afterwards.



All prices are listed in USD. Payment will be made through Eventbrite, which accepts credit card and Paypal. A link with further instructions will be provided upon delegate acceptance.


Full-time Student

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Early-bird Registration



Full Registration





LIABILITY – The SGAC and/or SGC Organisers shall not be held liable for personal accidents, losses or damage to the private property of Space Generation Congress delegates.

INSURANCE – The SGAC and/or SGC Organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to Space Generation Congress delegates (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the Space Generation Congress. Delegates and their accompanying guests are strongly advised to purchase adequate travel insurance for the duration of their travel, the Space Generation Congress and tours.

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY – Refund of Registration Fees will be made upon receipt of a written notification by e-mail detailing the reason for cancellation. The following cancellation fees will apply:

  • Until 1st of August 2019: cancellation charge of $50.
  • After 1st of August 2019: no refund will be given.

For accepted applicants who paid the registration (being an early bird or full registration) but are denied VISA, if a written proof of denial from the place of issue of the VISA is presented, SGAC will refund the full price of the registration.