Applications are now closed. For information on scholarship opportunities, visit the Scholarships page.

COVID-19 Disclaimer & Our Commitment

During these uncertain times, you will undoubtedly have many questions regarding this year’s Space Generation Fusion Forum (SGFF). This could include questions on the safety of an in-person event, traveling to Colorado Springs, or entering the United States. Currently, SGFF is scheduled over three days from Saturday, August 21 to Monday, August 23, 2021. The world may look very different by August, and with the ongoing rollout of vaccines, it is too early for the organizing team to provide you with concrete answers to these questions.

Rest assured, however, that we are committed to providing flexibility to our delegates. This year’s SGFF will be a hybrid event, with both in-person and full virtual options available to all delegates. Applicants will complete a single application and will then have the flexibility to decide whether to attend the in-person or virtual conference proceedings up to one month before the conference (July 21, 2021).

We are also committed to keeping you informed if and when any decisions are made regarding COVID-19 safety. All updates will be available on the COVID-19 information page. If the unfortunate decision is made to cancel the in-person component of SGFF, all in-person delegates will be offered a full refund or the opportunity to participate virtually (receiving a refund minus the cost of the virtual ticket).

9th SGFF Registration Fees

In-Person, Young Professional*: $250 USD

In-Person, Student*: $180 USD

Virtual*: $20 USD

Included in the cost of in-person registration:

  • Virtual events held prior to the in-person components of the event
  • Entry to the 9th Space Generation Fusion Forum
  • Dinner on day one, lunch and dinner on day two
  • Coffee breaks (including s’mores break)
  • Delegate materials, including sponsored “swag”
  • Entry to the opening ceremony of the 36th Space Symposium and NewGen luncheon on Monday, August 23, 2021 at The Broadmoor hotel (please read below)
  • Discounted registration for the 36th Space Symposium (please read below)

Included in the cost of virtual registration:

  • Access to the 9th Space Generation Fusion Forum virtual platform
  • Dedicated onsite personnel to communicate questions from virtual participants to our in-person speakers
  • Dedicated virtual breakout sessions
  • Dedicated virtual networking space

* Applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 35 (inclusive) as of August 21, 2021.

Application Guide

Delegate applications are accepted from March 15 to May 6, 2021, 23:59 MST (UTC-7). You must be 18 to 35 years of age as of August 21, 2021 to apply. You must also be an eligible and registered member of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). Becoming a member of SGAC is free! You can read more about the benefits of membership and create an account here

The delegate selection process for SGFF is highly competitive. Information you provide will be used to evaluate your suitability as a delegate to the conference. Applicants will be evaluated specifically on their motivation, passion, and enthusiasm as well as the depth and breadth of their knowledge and experience in the space sector.

The application includes three questions that require extended answers. Your response to these questions will weigh heavily in our consideration of your application. Since these questions are part of a single form, we recommend that you prepare your responses prior to starting your application. Please complete these questions with full responses. Short or single sentence answers generally lead to rejection.

We will be evaluating your responses to the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in participating in the SGFF and what do you wish to take away from this experience? (Max. 100 words)
  2. Please describe the most relevant academic, professional, and/or volunteer experiences that will enable you to contribute to the debates and discussions during the SGFF. (Max. 200 words)
  3. 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)

If you are interested in applying to the Global Grants Programme or volunteering during the Space Symposium, please read the following sections before applying. You should hear about the result of your application in June at the latest. Successful applicants will then receive an email with further instructions and registration information.

Global Grants Scholarship

The Global Grants Programme facilitates the attendance of delegates who bring unique and insightful firsthand perspectives to the Space Generation Fusion Forum. Delegates awarded a Global Grant will receive support to attend SGFF (August 21–23, 2021) and the 36th Space Symposium (August 23–26, 2021).

If you have previously volunteered for the Space Generation Advisory Council you may be eligible for a Global Grant. The Global Grants application is completed as part of the SGFF delegate application process and requires additional extended response answers. To find out more details regarding eligibility and the specific questions asked within the application, please see the Global Grants page here.

Similar to the SGFF application, the Global Grants Programme requires extended responses to three questions. Please write your answers in English and in paragraph form for each question. You will also be asked to provide a copy of your CV with date of birth and a headshot. Remember we can only assess you on the information you provide.

  • Please describe your contributions to SGAC. (Max. 250 words)
  • Please describe any other contributions to the space sector. (Max. 250 words)
  • Why should you be selected for the 2021 Global Grants Program? (Max. 250 words)

Attendance to Day One of the 36th Space Symposium

The 9th SGFF will be held just before the 36th Space Symposium. Thanks to the Space Foundation and its sponsors, accepted delegates to the SGFF are typically eligible to attend day one of the Space Symposium — a half-day on Monday, August 23. The day includes the Symposium opening ceremony, NewGen luncheon, and NewGen speed-networking sessions. We hope to offer a similar opportunity to this year’s in-person attendees to SGFF, but we cannot make any guarantees at this time. In line with our commitment to keeping our delegates informed, we will notify you as soon as we have any further information.

Attendance to the Full 36th Space Symposium – Discount & Volunteering

Typically delegates to SGFF are also offered discounted tickets to attend the entire Space Symposium. We hope to offer similar discounts to the 36th Space Symposium, however, we cannot provide any concrete details regarding the discount at this time. In line with our commitment to keeping our delegates informed, we will notify you as soon as we have any further information.

In past years, the Space Foundation has offered the opportunity for self-funded delegates attending SGFF to volunteer at the Space Symposium in lieu of paying a registration fee. This year we expect similar arrangements, with details forthcoming. If you meet the requirements, please indicate your interest in volunteering at the Space Symposium in the SGFF application. Note that priority is generally given to self-funded students before self-funded young professionals.

Disclaimer: Final word on the status of the 36th Space Symposium will always come from the Space Foundation, not this page. We recommend checking the 36th Space Symposium website for the latest details.

Need help?

If you have any questions, please contact our SGFF Delegates Team ([email protected]).