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. Every year, the SGC event receives about 150 outstanding students and young professionals who share a passion for space. Through the SGC, SGAC aims to give a voice to the young generation of space leaders so that they can share their opinions and perspectives concerning international space development. 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 22nd edition of the Space Generation Congress (SGC) aims to bring together the next generation of space leaders to discuss the two-folded dimensions of sustainability: in space and on earth. Under the title of “Ensuring Sustainability on Earth and in Space for our Shared Future,” we invite you to join us in shaping a future where sustainability serves as the guiding principle in our journey to the stars.


The delegate application will soon be opened for SGC 2024. 

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Key dates

02nd May 2024 Applications open
21 May 2024 Application deadline
21 – 31 May  Application revision
Early June Result notification for Delegates and Moderators outcome
23 June Open Early Bird Registration for accepted delegates
6 July Open Full-price Registration for accepted delegates
27 July Open Full-price Registration for Waitlisted Applicants
10 – 12 Oct 2024 SGC 2024 in Milan

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 22nd SGC. Up to 150 delegates will enjoy an inspiring and resourceful engagement with their peers at the congress, held in Milan, on October 10-12 2024, prior to the 75th International Astronautical Congress (IAC). Delegates will gain exposure to perspectives on space issues from the world’s leading space organisations, including: space agencies, private companies, research entities, and universities. In demonstrating the symbiotic relationship, leaders from these space organisations gained fresh, innovative and bold perspectives from the incoming space generation.

SGAC acknowledges that this event is only possible thanks to the dedication and hard work of the SGC organising team and the continuous support of its partners. Therefore, SGAC would like to extend its gratitude to all the volunteers and sponsors that make this event possible every year. Through these generous contributions of time, effort, and resources, SGAC achieves its goals every year and creates a successful and memorable event.