For Young Professionals and Students Enthusiastic about Careers In Space

Save the Date for 2024 – September 15-17

The 6th annual EMER-GEN® Program will be held on Maui September 17-19, preceded by three (3) preparatory webinars (beginning August 30.)

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. Participants will be challenged to work in teams to pitch a solution to create new opportunities for space-based technologies.

    Registration Rates

    $375  |  Standard
    $325  | Active Duty Military/Govt Civilian
    $325  |  Student

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


    A small number of scholarships are available for Hawaii-based residents.
    Applications closed

    This program is in-person on Maui. View Hotel options and other local information.





    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.

    2023 Program

    View full EMER-GEN Agenda  (updated 8/27/2023)

     Agenda subject to change; All times Hawaii Standard Time.

    Pre-Event Webinars with Guest Speakers

    Webinar 1 | August 30 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM – HST

    Webinar 2 | September 6 9:00 AM  – 10:00 AM HST

    Webinar 3 | September 13 9:00 AM – 10:00 aM HST

    3-day On-site EMER-GEN Program

    Sunday, September 17 
    Welcome Reception | 5:30 pm

    Monday, September 18
    Breakfast  | 7:30 am
    The Value of Aloha
    Aerospace in Hawaii
    Finding Space for Agreement – Achieving Concurrence while Avoiding Collision 
    Lunch  | 12:00 pm
    Consensus Building | The Policy Game
    Panel | Pathways to Career Success
    Mentor Session
    Evening “Pau Hana” Reception  | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

    Tuesday, September 19
    Breakfast  | 7:00 am
    Innovation Challenge
    Lunch | 12:30 pm
    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


    “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


    “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