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Space Knowledge Summit 2023

Space Knowledge Summit 2023

What does a

'fairer'

world look like to you?

Space isn’t all rockets & astronauts. Wherever there are people there are communities and systems to help those communities stay happy, healthy and connected. We need people like you to think about what those communities and systems could be and in thinking about the future we may help solve some real world problems today.

Space Knowledge Summit is proud to be part of World Space Week (worldspaceweek.org).

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More voices

Why attend?

Equal access to space needs equal access to decision making about the future use of space, the laws to govern and jobs to be created. We welcome participation from non-space and space industries to share ideas and experience. Join us for the first Space Knowledge Summit and help shape the future of space.

Worldbuilding

From Minecraft to Mordor, worldbuilding is not new for writers, gamers and artists. Share what you know with sociologists and urban planners and help pioneer the field of astrosociology.

Can we achieve 100% equality in space jobs?

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Share & Connect

What to expect.

The Space Knowledge Summit is made up of two parts: main stage discussions and individual booths in the virtual expo. There is also the opportunity to connect and join ‘speed networking’ sessions.

Virtual Stage

We discuss fresh ideas in space law, social impact and finance. Our mission is to normalise the sharing of knowledge to increase capacity building, widen participation and ensure equal access to space for all.

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Virtual Expo

‘Share what you know’, is the heart of the Space Knowledge Summit. Each year we hope to share at least 1,000 case studies and videos to accelerate capacity building in emerging and non-space faring nations.

Grab your free expo booth

Summit

Schedule

Space Knowledge Summit 2023

A Design for Life: Worldbuilding & Equality in Outer Space
Thursday, 5 October 2023 | 10am - 2pm BST

Intro & Welcome

10.00am - 10.15am

Keynote Address

10.15am - 10.40am

New Report: Global Space Poverty Index 2023

Explores the distribution of privilege, power and profit from outer space activity and what this means for policy makers and future jobs.

10.40am - 10.55am

Track 1: Access to Space for All

Do our current systems make space equality impossible?

11.00am - 11.50am

Track 2: The Value of Creative Industries in the Space Economy

Does exclusion from creative arts limit access to future space jobs?

12.00pm - 12.50pm

Track 3: Worldbuilding and Money

Can we design a fair, equal and peaceful new world?

1.00pm - 1.50pm

Closing Remarks

1.50pm - 1.55pm

Virtual Expo & Speed Networking

Mingle with brands, space agencies and other creative thinkers from wherever you are in the world. Chat live with exhibitors, watch pre-recorded and live case study videos and let people get to know you.

9am - 3pm

Speed Networking

Get randomly matched with likeminded people from anywhere in the world.

2pm - 3pm
Call for speakers

Are you an aspiring leader with a big idea to share?

I’m not all sciencey and stuff, can I still speak?
Absolutely! We’re looking to widen participation in space – which means encouraging all the ‘non-sciencey’ people like you to get involved. Here’s a few examples of people we’d like to hear from: Creative Thinkers, Artists, Urban Planners, Sociologist, Game Makers, Lawyers, Entrepreneurs, Environmentalists, Crypto Current Specialist, Academics, World Builders…

What can I talk about?
The founding principle of outer space law is that everyone is entitled to equal access to the benefits of space. But, 95% of countries do not have independent access to space and so not everyone as equal opportunities to access these benefits. We’re looking for new thinking, big ideas and creative minds to share what you know and help shape the future of space.

I’m new to speaking.
Great!!! The Space Knowledge Summit is perfect if you’re new to conference speaking and want to gain experience in a supportive environment.

Can I be on a panel or is it a standalone presentation?
You can present, join a group discussion or maybe share a recorded video. However you choose to get involved, we hope you do.

Is this a paid speaking gig?
We do not pay speakers. We appreciate that asking you to speak for free is a bit cheeky. But, this allows us to keep the event free for all to attend and exhibit. Our goal is to widen participation and removing economic barriers helps us achieve this goal.

How do I register to be a speaker?
Send us an email with an outline of your talk/idea/discussion bebold[at]spaceknowledgesummit.com

Is there another way I can get involved?
Absolutely! Sign-up for a free virtual expo booth.

Sponsorship

Your sponsorship helps keep registration free for all, fund future policy research and support the idea of normalising knowledge sharing. We couldn’t do this without your support. Whatever story you have to share, small or big, grab your free virtual expo booth and start ‘sharing what you know’. Together we can create a fair and equal space sector. Use the links below or contact: bebold[at]spaceknowledgesummit.com

INSPIRE

Share Case Studies
FREEunlimited sponsors
  • Mini Branded Virtual Expo Booth
  • Unlimited Live Video
  • Unlimited Recorded Videos
  • Unlimited Case Study Downloads

MASTERY

Lead Change
£50,000max 1 sponsor
  • Exclusive Event Naming Rights
  • 50 Spacehacker Scholarships
  • Large Branded Virtual Expo Booth
  • Unlimited Live & Recorded Videos

Exclusive Naming Rights

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Spacehacker Scholarship

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Virtual Expo Booth

Inspire and be inspired with your own branded booth, attend live or run recorded videos and slideshows.

Live Video

Share your story live and chat with your audience to have that IRL experience anywhere in the world.

Recorded Videos

When you need to be in two places at the same time, switch to recorded videos of your case studies and products.

Case Study Downloads

Share your learnings and experience to help capability building and widen participation in space.

1 million women space entrepreneurs by 2030

Space Knowledge Summit is organised by International Space City, a virtual global space business park and policy institute based in the Scottish Highlands. Through their outreach programme Spacehackers, they’re on a mission to help launch 1 million women space entrepreneurs by 2030 in three critical areas: space law, social impact and finance. To sponsor a Spacehacker, consider one of the paid sponsorship packages.

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Space &
Entrepreneurship

Join thousands of participants in over 90 countries celebrating
World Space Week in 2023

Space Knowledge Summit is proud to be part of World Space Week 2023. World Space Week is an annual international celebration of the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999.

The theme for World Space Week 2023, ‘Space and Entrepreneurship’, recognizes the growing significance of the commercial space industry in space, and the increasing opportunities for space entrepreneurship and new benefits of space developed by space entrepreneurs.

To find out how you can host an event, visit: worldspaceweek.org

Join us at the first Space Knowledge Summit and help shape the future of space!

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