For Young Professionals and Students Enthusiastic about Careers In Space


The 4th annual EMER-GEN® Program will be an in-person event on Maui September 12-14, preceded by three (3) preparatory webinars, beginning August 18.

A joint initiative of the AMOS Conference and SGAC, the program is designed especially for young professionals and students enthusiastic about careers in space.

With the help of advisers from industry, government, academia and NGOs, the EMER-GEN experience offers:

  • Mentoring with renowned space specialists from the public sector (military and civil), private sector, and nongovernmental organizations
  • Networking with other young professionals
  • Technical Short course presented by specialists in space situational awareness
  • Professional Development sessions to enhance your effectiveness in a global environment

The 2021 program includes three (3) preliminary webinars, starting August 18, with a focus on fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among the cohort. These are an important part of the program and participants are expected to attend all three. Throughout the program, participants will be challenged to solve/hack a problem to create new opportunities for space-based technologies.

Registration | $295 (closed August 13)

Registration includes meals during the program. 

Scholarships available for Hawaii-based residents. 

This program is in-person on Maui so please use the Hawaii Tourism Authority website for travel updates surrounding COVID-19.





The Space Generation Advisory Council is a global non-governmental, non-profit (US 501(c)3) organisation and network which aims to represent university students and young space professionals ages 18 to 35 to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, the SGAC network of members, volunteers and alumni has grown to more than 13 000 members representing more than 150 countries.

2021 Agenda

Download Full Agenda (updated 9/12)

 Agenda subject to change; All times Hawaii Standard Time.

Pre-Event Webinars with Guest Speakers

Webinar 1 | August 18 12:00 PM HST

Webinar 2 | September 1 12:00 PM HST

Webinar 3 | September 8 12:00 PM HST

3-day On-site EMER-GEN Program

Sunday, September 12 
Welcome Reception | 5:30 pm

Monday, September 13
Guest speakers | Communication; Decision-Making
Mentor Session
Consensus Building Session
Evening “Pau Hana” Reception

Tuesday, September 14
Technical Short Course
AMOS Welcome Reception


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What They’re Saying

“Overall, EMER-GEN® taught me more than I expected. I feel refocused to improvement within the agency I currently work for. EMER-GEN is great because you do not learn these types of career skills in college. It is a valuable experience that I hope to be a part of again in the future.”

Kyla Edison


“EMER-GEN was one of the best experiences I ever had. I got to network with other young professionals and with the mentors as well. It was interesting to work with people from so many different backgrounds in the space industry and learn new things that I am not necessarily familiar with.”

Amber Imai-Hong

Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory

“EMER-GEN® aimed to engage the participants into active debates on numerous issues in space. Merging policy and technical considerations leveraged the multifaced expertise of the cohort. The result of this far exceeded our expectations.”

Quentin Verspieren

Intelligent Space Systems Laboratory, The University of Tokyo

“For me the most important takeaway from EMER-GEN® was the inspiration I received from the mentors and the cohort. We exchanged knowledge and ideas that I can use in my current job.”

Nicole Gagnier


“The mentoring session was a conference highlight for me. In fact, being put in touch with and mentored by renowned space specialists coming from the public and private sector, and NGOs, gave me a lot of energy to work harder to reach my goals.”

Fatoumata Kebe

International Astronomical Union

“This was a great opportunity to learn from renowned space specialists, network with industry peers, and learn professional skills.”

Robert Kalei Miler

Pacific Disaster Center, 2018 EMER-GEN Cohort

2020 – Virtual

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