What’s SpaceUp?

What’s SpaceUp?

SpaceUP is USA(California) originated space meeting which started for the first time in 2010, since that time so many SpaceUp meetings held in different states of USA like Washington D.C, Texas, Florida and California. Later on, the SpaceUp meeting expanded to lots of countries in Europe such as UK, France, Spain, Netherlands and Germany. By increasing the popularity of SpaceUp other countries in rest of the world also attempted to organize this meeting by their own local organization. Beijing Institute of Technology will be the first ever Chinese university tries to set up SpaceUp meeting within China.

SpaceUp is a space unconference, where participants decide the topics, schedule, and structure of the event. Unconferences have been held about technology, science and even transit, but this is the first one focused on space exploration.

Everyone who attends SpaceUp is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel, or start a discussion. Sessions are proposed and scheduled on the day they’re given, which means the usual “hallway conversations” turn into full-fledged topics.

cdcdSpaceUp unconferences have a very unique way of working, so it is very important that you stick to the format so everyone can participate.

  • T-10 talks are ignite-format talks. If you want to give a presentation with slides, this is the format for you: each speaker gets 10 minutes to talk, with 20 slides that rotate automatically every 30 seconds.
  • T-15 talks are the same with a difference for participant with more Information to share.

If you have a panel idea, definitely talk to other attendees you know and get them involved. The more people you have on your panel when you propose it, the more attractive it will be to other attendees.

There will be a board with all the available sessions listed on it. The Session Grid starts out empty at the beginning of SpaceUp. Sessions are proposed by writing a synopsis on a post-it and sticking it in one of the free slots on the grid. No particular format is required for Session Grids. They can be a presentation with Q&A, a demo, a panel of experts, a round table, a debate on an open question or whatever you prefer.