We're proud to announce that KiwiSpace is hosting a 2-day space conference for mid-February next year! We're planning NZ's first SpaceUp -- a space unconference, where participants influence the topics, schedule, and structure of the event...
We're proud to announce that KiwiSpace is hosting a 2-day space conference for mid-February next year!
We've wanted to hold a conference ever since our inception, as a way to bring together every 'space-interested' kiwi. There are boffins working away in their garage on rockets, former space people now working in different careers, and businesses using space applications/data every day -- and most of us don't know about the other, or have a great idea that just needs a little bit more support to be viable. We want to get all these people in one room, and see what happens.
In February next year, we're also holding a 2-day Space Education Workshop, thanks to the support of JAXA -- who will be sending a team of around 6 people out to NZ. It made sense to try to combine the activities in a back-to-back programme, and make both events even better. More information on the teacher workshop will be coming out shortly.
Mark these dates in your diary now:
|13 & 14 Feb 2014||Thu/Fri||JAXA Space Education Workshop|
|15 & 16 Feb 2014||Sat/Sun||SpaceUp New Zealand|
The only requirement of attendance we have is that you have to participate, and not just be a spectator. But don't freak out - we're not expecting you to give a one-hour lecture, you can't be a fly on the wall. We'll detail in future posts some of the ways you can get involved.
Mark the dates in your calendars now -- tickets will be on sale in the coming months.
SpaceUp NZ will be absolutely awesome if we get the word out, and get everyone with a burning interest in getting NZ into the space age to come along and join the discussion.
We need to help find those friends-of-friends who know a Kiwi working ESA, teachers with a secret space passion, students who seriously want to be astronauts, etc.
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