What's a SpaceUp?
A SpaceUp is a space unconference, also known as a user-generated conference or a BarCamp. Participants will decide the topics, schedule, and structure of the event. While other unconferences have been held about technology, science, transit, and, even, cupcakes, the SpaceUp series is focused solely on space exploration. There are no spectators at SpaceUp, only participants. All attendees are expected to give a demo, present a talk (without slides), present a T-5 Talk, or participate in a panel or roundtable.
The first SpaceUp in France, SpaceUp Paris, was held on 25th – 26th May 2013 at ESA (European Space Agency) Head Quarters and at the CNES Launch Directorate building. The second one was held at Cité de l’espace in Toulouse in Sept. 2014. Among the VIP guests were astronauts Jean-François Clervoy, Léopold Eyharts, Thomas Pesquet, Luca Parmitano, but also Marc Toussaint, ESA’s launchers expert, Mathieu Isidro from the SKA (Square Kilometer Array), Philippe Gaudon, Rosetta’s project manager for CNES, and ESA’s Hervé Stevenin, who –among other responsibilities– leads the extra-vehicular activities (EVAs) astronaut training.
The next one is SpaceUp X, November 7th/8th, 2015, Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau, France. For SpaceUp X 2015, we expect engineers, entrepreneurs and scientists, but also developers, students, graphists, journalis, from all over Europe and beyond! All passionate about space and committed to act to contribute to the promotion of space exploration by mankind. There will be VIP guests again, of course ;)
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