SpaceUp Wales is the Unconference for all things Space Exploration.
What makes SpaceUp Wales different from other conferences is that everyone is equal, and talks come from the participants, it is you who decides the topics, schedule, and structure of the event.
SpaceUp is an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded people and discuss topics related to space exploration and the development of Space. As an unconference you get to decide what gets talked about, and most importantly, take an active part in talking and joining in the debates.
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.
SpaceUp Wales is open to everyone and aims to bring everyone with an interest in Space together – from young people to educators, researchers, scientists, businesses, technologists, creatives, industry representatives, policy makers and government.
Participants are welcome to propose themes for the sessions, and invited speakers will be presenting projects happening in the region, and opportunities to get involved with a range of local and international space initiatives.
SpaceUp is your Unconference
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.
What should you talk about during a SpaceUp?
Obviously, you have to talk about a space-related subject, which is actually a very large field – from Space Startups to astronomy to launcher technology, choose the one you feel most passionate about!
Build Your Space Network
SpaceUp is about community, come along and network with like-minded space enthusiasts, get involved with space projects within the Wales region and most of all, have fun!
What the Heck is a SpaceUp ?
To give you a better idea of what a SpaceUp is, check out this video! You might find that a SpaceUp includes MoonPie eating contests, figuring out how to send stuff into Space, firing rockets, and having fun without the boring stuff
This event wouldn’t be possible without the help of our sponsors and supporters:
The OpTIC Centre, Glyndwr Innovations
The OpTIC Technology Centre provides R&D and serviced innovation facilities for start-up and early-stage companies. It also specialises in innovative optical systems, product development, engineering and technology consulting. It has a dedicated Space Incubation Programme offering funded support to businesses.
G2G (Good 2 Great) is a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Rhyl and is the UK’s first community focused LEGO Education Innovation Studio. We are partnered with the Space Industry to inspire people to pursue careers in science and technology. In 2017 we launched our Sustainable 3D Printing Centre to provide 3D Printing and recycling education.
Techniquest Glyndŵr is the premier Science Discovery Centre in North Wales attracting both the general public and school visits at primary and secondary level. The centre offers over 65 interactive science exhibits in addition to live science shows delivered to the public at weekends and during local (Wrexham) school holidays.
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