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Fri 25 November 2016, 09:30 – 20:30 GMT
SpaceUp Manchester is an ‘’unconference’’ totally dedicated to everything about Space. Unconferences have been held about technology, science, transit, and even cupcakes, but this is the first one focused on Space Exploration.
What makes SpaceUp Manchester different from other conferences is that it is you, the participants, who decide the topics, what gets talked about, themes, and the structure of the event, and most importantly, take an active part in talking and joining in the debates.
It’s like the best bits of a formal conference – the coffee break discussions, networking and excitement at new ideas – without someone shuffling you back into an auditorium to be lectured at!
SpaceUp Manchester is an event for space enthusiasts of every capacity, from young people to students, educators to scientists, creatives to citizens, technologists to entrepreneurs, and professionals within the space and research community.
All attendees are expected to give a demo, present a talk, participate in a panel, or join a roundtable. Don’t worry! The unconference format will bring together people to discuss space-related topics in an open, friendly forum.
Manchester will build upon other SpaceUp’s success, for the North West community. SpaceUp attendees love sharing, teaching and discussing the possibilities for space exploration. It provides a mechanism for people to share knowledge and enthusiasm, as well as develop new ideas for the future.
.Talks and Sessions
This is not a traditional conference. The session topics and activities are suggested by the attendees. In addition to talks and presentations, SpaceUp Manchester provides an opportunity for every attendee to be a participant in shaping and leading the event. Be prepared to get involved and meet people.
Come and find out about:
Space missions, citizen science projects, and opportunities for participation in space based initiatives in the region.
Education programmes and activities to engage people young in Space and Astronomy
Talks, hands-on experiments, demonstrations and live video link ups to speakers, scientists and industry representatives from around the world.
Initiatives using space based applications in a range of areas from technology, agriculture, fashion, travel,art,and design.
Careers information and representatives from local business, industry and government.
Posters, Exhibits and Networking
SpaceUp Manchester invites you to demonstrate and exhibit services, products and technologies that relate to space explorers.
Dynamic sessions are being planned that will offer a unique opportunity for posters, exhibits and hands-on technology demonstrations to be shared with attendees. This is a great opportunity to reach an influential audience.
You will be amazed at what comes out of SpaceUp. You might see problems solved, plans hatched, projects kicked off, businesses started, and amazing friendships born.
From Friday afternoon through to Saturday evening we will be holding an epic Space Hackathon. Prizes will be given for challenges, apps, hardware and all things Spacey! Come along and create the next big thing with us.
Who should come to SpaceUp Manchester?
Anyone with an interest in space! SpaceUp is open to people of all ages, with sessions dedicated to young people and education through to public participation in space exploration. SpaceUp is open and accessible to all regardless of your level of knowledge of Space.
What's Happening During SpaceUp
We have two jam packed days filled with exciting Space Stuff, including:
A VR Suite with an Immersive Planetarium
SpaceUp Hackathon - sponsored by .Space - have the chance to win sending your hack into Space along with winning some fantastic prizes!
Our networking social, because making connections is what SpaceUp is all about
Talks, workshops, demonstrations and roundtable discussions
And not forgetting food and refreshments, provided by our sponsors Artemis Space
To find out more, visit our website at www.spaceupmanchester.org or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org