The Space Generation Congress (SGC) is the annual meeting of the Space Generation Advisory Council always held in conjunction with the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) at the same hosting Country. The Delegates are ~150 top university students and young professionals with a passion for space. They are selected with a highly competitive application process open to our Space Generation international network. With SGC, SGAC aims to promote the voice of the next generation of space sector leaders on the topic of international space development.


The delegate application deadline has been extended until July 6th, 2021 at 23:59 GMT! Visit our Apply page for your opportunity to participate in SGC 2021!

Space Generation Congress Goals

The Space Generation Congress (SGC) is SGAC’s annual meeting in support of the United Nations (UN) Programme on Space Applications. Top university students and young professionals with a passion for space will travel from all around the globe to attend three days of the 19th SGC. Up to 150 delegates will enjoy an inspiring and resourceful engagement with their peers at the congress, held in Dubai, on October 21 – 23 2021, prior to the 72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC). Delegates will gain exposure to perspectives on space issues from the world’s leading space organisations, including: the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS). In demonstrating the symbiotic relationship, leaders from these space organisations gained fresh, innovative and bold perspectives from the incoming space generation. Several sponsors along with a committee of volunteers are supporting the preparation of the 19th SGC. Without the support of SGAC’s dedicated volunteers and the continual support of our partners and sponsors, the 19th SGC would not be possible.

In particular, two of our priorities for the 2021 Space Generation Congress are the active implementation of sustainability practices and focus on community connection. This will involve Working Groups, Keynotes and Panels focusing on SDGs practices, in particular those related to using space technology to tackle climate and environmental issues, and increase of public awareness and engagement with sustainability principles and sustainable living, in addition to utilizing key technologies we’ve adapted to throughout the last year to maintain an online presence throughout the congress, encouraging the participation from the SGAC community worldwide.

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The SGC2021 Logo has been created by Caroline Juang, winner of the SGC2020 Logo Competition