Event theme: Diversity, Access and Inclusion

This year SGAC will be hosting its 20th SGC and in celebration of this milestone, we have selected the overarching theme of diversity, access and inclusion for SGC 2022 in celebration of our rich and vibrant SGAC community as well as the breadth of opportunity that exists in the space sector.

The space sector has traditionally been dominated by government bodies from only a handful of countries in the world, leaving the voices and opinions of individuals and smaller countries unheard. If the exploration of space is to benefit all of humanity, we must make sure to include the experiences and opinions of all people. We will therefore be focusing on topics related to diversity, access and inclusion in the SGC programme, and we are so excited to welcome a diverse set of delegates from all over the world. 

Read why the topic of DAI matters to some of our delegates:

SGC 2022 x CNES x Our Giant Leap Call for Artwork

In an effort to highlight the beauty and inspiration that is intrinsic to the space sector, the Space Generation Congress (SGC) 2022 Paris and the SGAC Diversity and Gender Equality Project Group (also known as Our Giant Leap) collaborated with the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) on an artwork competition. 

Artists were invited to submit their original artwork under this year’s Space Generation Congress motto: “Diversity, Access and Inclusion” before August 7th 2022.

Check out the winning submission below. Named “Rocket of Equality” by Daan van den Nieuwenhof, this digital painting is inspired by Daan’s travel through Asia and illustrates a rocketship consisting of buildings and technology from every different culture and religion, thus providing access to space for everybody, creating a diverse and inclusive space community.