Present at the UK Space Conference (Deadline Extended!)
The competitions to present at the UK Space Conference as a student is still open! One student will be selected to give a 10 minute presentation for each of the parallel sessions. For more details on what is required see the page on the UKSEDS website.
We have decided to give an extra few days for you to bring together an abstract, so are extending the deadline till 18:00 on Monday 23rd May. Remember your abstract can be anywhere between 100 and 300 words, and can be based on a project you are completing as part of your studies or on an idea, concept or vision you have. More information is available on the website in the FAQ section.
Student Parallel Session
We’re also putting together a student parallel session. This will be something a bit less intimidating where there will be a few talks and then an open discussion about what student want to see happen to the UK Space Industry over the next 20 years. Speakers will be announced soon, but if you’ve never been to a big conference before, this is the ideal session to start you off contributing!
Just a reminder, you can now register online to attend the 2011 UK Space Conference at www.intellectuk.org/ukspace2011.
There is a reduced price of £30 (£36 Inc VAT) per day for students compared to £70 (£84 Inc VAT) per day for a standard delegate, representing a saving of over 55%. This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Be aware though student places are limited and are on a first come first served basis.
A programme is available on the website highlighting the main plenary speakers, including among others:
- David Willetts (Minister for State for Universities and Science)
- Jean-Jacques Dordain (Director General, European Space Agency)
- David Williams (Chief Executive, UK Space Agency)
- Jonathan Amos (Space Reporter, BBC)
- Sir Martin Sweeting (Executive Chairman, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd)
- George Whitesides (CEO and President, Virgin Galactic)
- Professor Sir Adrian Smith (Director General for Knowledge and Innovation, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)
Attending the Conference on Budget
We realise we’re all poor students, and even at the reduced price it’s a lot of money that you might rather spend down the pub or elsewhere, so we’ve put together a resource on our website on attending the conference on a budget.
It highlights cheap accommodation for those going to both days, public transport links to get to the venue for those without a car and some inexpensive places to acquire breakfast and dinner. All this is available here.
We also have in pipeline the opportunity for a limited number of students to have their delegate fee waived in return for helping with various aspects of the conference. The details for this are still being finalised and will be announced in due course.
Still Not Sure?
If you’ve got any questions you want answering please don’t hesitated to email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask.