Last month, UAG Chairman Adm. James Ellis and Chair of the Economic Development and Industrial Base Sub-Committee Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar met with a select group of Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) members (representing the United States, France, Australia, Nigeria, India, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, and Spain) at the 69th International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany. The meeting explored how SGAC, an organisation founded to provide the voice of the next generation of students and young professionals to the industry, government, space agencies and academia, could provide direct input to the UAG and further engage the young generation to get involved in space-related activities and discussions.
SGAC is pleased to announce Hamza Hameed, Antonio Fowl Stark, Anamol Mittal and Harlee Quizzagan as the winners of the Asia-Pacific Space Generation Leadership Award. The competition enables the outstanding SGAC members to attend the Asian-Pacific-Space Generation Workshop that will be held on 3-5 November, 2018 at the Boeing Training & Professional Services, Singapore. The AP-SGW 2018 is a two and a half-day event for students and young professionals (aged 18-35 years) to thoroughly discuss relevant issues that the space industry in the Asia-Pacific region is facing.
SGAC held elections in August to elect the next regional coordinators in the Middle East Region. We are happy to announce the selection of Ghanim Alotaibi (Kuwait) and Ozan Kara (Turkey) as the new regional coordinators for the Middle East.
In partnership with Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF) and SATELLITE 2019, SGAC will host its 4th annual SGx conference on May 6th, 2019. SGx is a one-day event which will bring together students, young professionals, experts in the industry and government leaders to discuss pressing issues and innovative ideas in a brand new way. SGAC is looking for a qualified young space leader to join as the event’s Deputy Manager.
Space Generation Forum 2.0 (SGF 2.0) took place over the weekend of June 16th-17th 2018 in Vienna, Austria, in connection with UNISPACE+50. SGF 2.0 was held to celebrate the creation of the Space Generation Advisory Council and the first Space Generation Forum held at UNISPACE III in 1999 as well as to celebrate and support UNISPACE+50.
At SpaceOps 2018 in Marseille, France, (27 May - 1 June) SGAC organised the Students and Young Professionals (SYP) programme, of which the conference theme was ‘Inspiring Humankind’s Future’. The SYP activities have been planned collaboratively among SGAC, SpaceOps, and the French Space Agency (CNES), the host organisation of SpaceOps 2018.
If someone were to talk about outer space exploration—not to mention space law—in Serbia when I was beginning my space law research in 2011, this person would be welcomed with a great deal of disbelief and a demoralising reply, proposing to pursue his or her space career elsewhere, likely a more developed country.
The first SGAC/IAF Seminar took place in Montevideo, Uruguay, in the framework of the Global Space Applications Conference (GLAC 2018). The event was a complete success with the participation of over 80 students and young professionals from 14 countries.
Fill out this form to register for the SpaceGen Entrepreneurs networking cocktail and meet with fellow entrepreneurs, potential entrepreneurs, investors, companies, business experts and other space personalities. The spots to the networking cocktail are strictly limited and will be assigned on a first come first served basis. The attendance to this event is free of charge, as the SpaceGen Entrepreneurs is kindly supported by SGAC and its partners.
SGAC has a newly selected Advisory Board (AB) for 2018-2019. All the members of the board will serve for a 1 year term as per SGAC By-Laws and may be renewed.