Our team, along with our partners at the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF), and the SATELLITE Show, can’t wait to see you. To help you get prepared for an exciting event – full of great speakers, networking opportunities, and fun activities – we’ve pulled together this “Know Before You Go” guide. 

More information about SGx2024, including updates as they happen, can be found on our website! You can also download the SATELLITE 2024 Mobile App beforehand for the day-of SGx program and details: https://www.satshow.com/mobile-app/

Where and When is SGx2024?

SGx will take place on Monday, March 18th and Tuesday, March 19th in Room 151 of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Programming will cover Monday 9:15 AM to 5:15 PM EDT and Tuesday 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM EDT.

Badge Pick-Up: Check it off your to-do list before the event! You can pick up your registration badge on Sunday at the West Salon in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. A photo ID is required. Registration hours:

Sunday, March 17th 12:00 PM  – 5:00 PM

Monday, March 18th 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday, March 19th 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Travel and Accommodations

If you have not already booked your travel, you can find helpful information and useful resources on the SATELLITE webpage: https://www.satshow.com/traveling-to-satellite/.

What is New and Returning to SGx?

In addition to our traditional TEDx-style speaker series by experts, young professionals, and students, SGx2024 has introduced new programming to offer you more opportunities to interact, network, and engage with our sponsors and other attendees!

  • SGx2024 Workshop & Pitch Competition, Sponsored by Northrop Grumman:

Participate in the first-ever SGx Lunar Innovation Challenge Workshop and Pitch Competition! Have you been dreaming about life on the moon? Get ready to pitch your greatest ideas for our lunar future! During SGx2024, attendees will break out into groups to develop high-level project pitches on their ideas. The 3-minute live pitches will be scored on their creativity and delivery by an esteemed panel of judges. The winning team will have a chat with a Northrop Grumman executive, a chance to later pitch their idea to Open Lunar Foundation, plus a social media shoutout and special swag!

See the attached Workshop readahead materials, including the Lunar Innovation Challenge overview and pitch template.

  • SGx2024 Career Fair & Speed Networking:

Looking to find a new job, a new internship, or develop your career further? The SGx2024 Career Fair is an excellent opportunity for students, young professionals, and others who are interested in learning about new career opportunities to engage with leading companies and organizations. Company booths will be conveniently located along the perimeter of the SGx room; job and internship opportunities will be shared prior to the event. 

Tied to the Career Fair, a special Speed Networking Session will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to gain invaluable career advice from leaders in the field and hear more about their personal space journeys. 

Participants in this year’s SGx Career Fair & Speed Networking Session include:

…plus, additional experts to Speed Network with from:

  • SGAC and FSLF!
  • SGx2024 Art Gallery:

The never-before-seen SGx Art Gallery will be showcased outside SGx Room 151 during Welcome Coffee on Tuesday, March 19th! See the top submissions from SGx’s Space Art Competition and be inspired by the artists’ creativity, talent, and imaginative interpretations of this year’s conference theme, “Space Works for All.”   

SGx Social Events

  • SGx2024 Pre-Event Informal Gathering:

We’re having an optional, pay-on-your-own pre-SGx gathering for those who would like to socialize and network before the conference officially kicks off! Hang out and enjoy sushi, ramen, dumplings, desserts, and/or drinks at this casual get-together. Come and go as you like!

Where: Love, Makoto (200 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 150, Washington, DC 20001). Meet at the “Love on the Run” fast-casual part of the restaurant. Enter through the G St NW entrance for easiest access

When: Sunday, March 17th from 6:00 PM to ~9:00 PM EDT

How to Get There: 13-min walk from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Closest metro stops are Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green, Yellow, Red lines) and Judiciary Square (Red line)

  • SGx2024 Reception, Sponsored by Lockheed Martin:

After the first day of SGx, enjoy a fun social reception hosted by Lockheed Martin! Light food will be provided, and drinks are available to purchase.

Where: Penn Social (801 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004)

When: Monday, March 18th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

How to Get There: 13-min walk from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Closest metro stops are Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green, Yellow, Red lines), Archives-Navy Memorial (Green line), and Metro Center (Red, Silver, Blue, Orange lines)

Important Information and Reminders

Come prepared! Download the SATELLITE 2024 Mobile App beforehand for the day-of SGx program and details: https://www.satshow.com/mobile-app/

Lunch will not be provided by SGx on either day. Plan ahead! See a map of nearby lunch options here. Outside food is strictly prohibited in the Convention Center premises.

Below is a handy checklist for items we recommend you bring to SGx2024:

  • A fully-charged laptop/tablet, if you are able to bring one (power outlets will not be widely available in the room)
    • Download the attached Workshop materials to your laptop/tablet beforehand (Wi-Fi is slow in the room)
  • A padfolio or notebook and pen for note taking
  • Several business cards
  • 5-10 copies of your resume, especially if you’d like to participate in the Career Fair
  • Most importantly – yourself!

“Business Formal” clothing is encouraged for all events at SATELLITE 2024, SGx2024 included. Military members are encouraged to wear duty uniform. 

Join SGAC!

For attendees ages 18-35 who are not already part of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), we strongly encourage you to become a member! Join the 27,000+ global members and be the voice of the largest network of students, young professionals and alumni in the space industry. 

Learn more about SGAC and join today! https://spacegeneration.org/

SGx WhatsApp Group & Social Media:

We’ve set up a WhatsApp group for SGx2024 attendees! Feel free to join to connect with your peers and colleagues, and for up-to-date information during our pre-event meetup and during the event.

Follow along during SGx2024 on our social media channels! We’d love to see your photos and highlights of the event. Use #SGx2024, #SGx24, and #SGAC to tag us!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spacegeneration

Twitter: https://x.com/SGAC

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/space-generation-advisory-council/


Any Other Questions? Contact Us!

Any Other Questions? Contact our Event Managers at [email protected] and [email protected]!