Student Space Congress

Event Dates: November 7 & 8, 2024
Event Times: 3PM CT to 6PM CT on both dates
Event Location: Virtual via Remo
Project Submissions Deadline: Friday, October 18, 2024

In its ongoing mission to promote the new space industry, this November 7th and 8th, 2024, NewSpace Chicago is hosting our fourth annual Student Space Congress to provide students with the opportunity to share their space-related research with industry leaders from around the world.

Each year, high school, college, and graduate level students gather virtually to present their space-focused academic work across diverse disciplines. We congratulate again those students who successfully obtained NewSpace scholarships in previous years. NewSpace Chicago continues the tradition this Fall, on November 7th and 8th, 2024. Through this event, we want to provide students from all levels and from across the country (and, perhaps, even the world) the opportunity to present their space-related projects, research, and work to a broad public and industry-specific audience. Indeed, students may exhibit innovative and novel work in a broad range of astronomy, astrophysics, commerce, engineering, law, policy, and science related topics. The presentations should convey information about work completed by the students and the application of their work to the broader space industry.

Additionally, NewSpace Chicago will be attended by companies and thought leaders in the broader space industry to attend the Congress. Consequently, students will be provided the opportunity to share their work with participants in the space industry and other space related enthusiasts.  This will present students with key networking opportunities.

The Space Congress will be open to the public. Through this window into present and future space, NewSpace Chicago hopes to inspire the next generation of space enthusiasts as well as provide the Chicago community an exciting perspective into an exciting time.  To be sure, we anticipate that the Congress will provide enhanced opportunities for all involved.

The Student Space Congress will be a virtual event, taking place entirely within the Remo interactive environment. Each presenter will be assigned a virtual table, allowing them to interact with a small audience of attendees. Attendees will be able to circulate among the different tables and connect with each presenter. Presenters should prepare a 5 to 10 minute presentation and expect to give it multiple times to the people coming by their table. Presentations should summarize the project and its application to the broader space industry. Projects that are works-in-progress are acceptable.

Through the Student Space Congress, our primary objective will be to showcase the student work. For, the enthusiasm of today’s students inspires those of tomorrow. Additionally, their work and projects will lead future developments in space commerce, law, policy, and science. At the same time, NewSpace Chicago seeks to build Chicago’s reputation as a hub of space activity. We hope you join us to make this Student Space Congress a success and model for future endeavors.

This is a great opportunity for students to showcase their spirit, ingenuity, and curiosity about space by presenting their projects to the wider space community. If you are a student interested in presenting a project, we are now taking submissions for the 2024 Student Space Congress. The deadline for submitting your project summary is Friday, October 18, 2029. Please click below to submit your project summary for this event.

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