For Young Professionals and Students Enthusiastic about Careers In Space

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2023 | September 17-19

The 5th annual EMER-GEN® Program was held in-person event on Maui September 25-27, preceded by three (3) preparatory webinars (beginning Sept 7.)

Read highlights of EMER-GEn 2022

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 three (3) preliminary webinars have 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 for 2022 | $350

Registration now closed

Registration includes meals (breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks and networking receptions) during the 2 1/2 day program. 

Scholarships available for Hawaii-based residents Applications now closed

This program is in-person on Maui so please use the Hawaii Tourism Authority website for travel updates surrounding COVID-19. View Hotel options and other local information.

MAHALO TO OUR 2022 EMER-GEN SUPPORTERS

CELESTIAL

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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.

2022 Schedule

Download full agenda (updated August 16, 2022)

 Agenda subject to change; All times Hawaii Standard Time.

Pre-Event Webinars with Guest Speakers

Webinar 1 | September 7 11:00 AM  – 12:30 PM HST

Webinar 2 | September 14 11:00 AM  – 12:00 PM HST

Webinar 3 | September 21 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM HST

3-day On-site EMER-GEN Program

Sunday, September 25 
Welcome Reception | 5:30 pm

Monday, September 26
Breakfast  | 7:30 am
Guest speakers
Lunch  | 12:00 pm
Mentor Session
Consensus Building Session
Evening “Pau Hana” Reception  | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, September 27
Breakfast  | 7:00 am
Hack-a-thon
Lunch
Technical Short Course |  1:00 pm
Closing | 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm
AMOS Welcome Reception  |  6:00pm

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What They’re Saying

“EMER-GEN provided a remarkable opportunity to network, interact, engage, and learn by meeting some of the most distinguished people in the space field. I found the group to be very diverse and knowledgeable. EMER-GEN was a great opportunity to know how impactful, yet closely connected, the space industry is.”

Rachit Bhatia

LeoLabs

“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

“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

“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

PISCES

“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

Boeing

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