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SpaceUp Phoenix (AZ)
SpaceUp Phoenix will be held at the Mesa Community College (MCC) on Sat. March 7, 2015. The event is sponsored by MCC, the Phoenix Chapter of the National Space Society (NSS), and the Phoenix Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). See the dedicated SpaceUp Phoenix website for all details.
After an initial scrub, the launch of the 2-day SpaceUp Cologne (locally known as Köln, which I think comes from Kölsch, the local brew…) will be on 21 March 2015! Venue is still being arranged, but promises to be spectacular! Of course Cologne is a European heart of space, with the ESA Astronaut Centre and the DLR Human Spaceflight facilities. Plenty of space people to hang out with for two days! Keep your agenda free on 21+22 March 2015.
Always a big supporter of SpaceUp, the International Space University is opening up its Central Campus in Strasbourg, France, for its first space unconference! Open for ISU students, alumni, future students, space professionals and enthusiasts (that’s basically everyone…) on 11-12 April 2015. Coinciding with Yuri’s Night, the unconference will smoothly end in a space party! See this dedicated page for more info.
SpaceUp at ISDC Toronto 2015
After last year’s successful experiment to add some unconference to a conference, the Canadian ISDC local organizing committee decided to include SpaceUp once again in the program of one of the largest space conferences in the world, this time from 20 to 24 May 2015. This is a great way to get those traditional conference attendees acquainted with the (much better!) unconference concept. There is not a lot of information available at this point, but see the ISDC 2015 (International Space Development Conference) website for some details and early bird conference registration.
Organizers in Adelaide, South Australia are planning to host Australia’s inaugural SpaceUp on September 28, 2014! Follow SpaceUp Australia on Facebook or @SpaceUpAUS on Twitter, or find out more on the SpaceUp Australia website.
SpaceUp Barcelona “World Space Week Special”
Planned on the evening of 9 October 2014, during the World Space Week – SPAIN celebration, at the CosmoCaixa Science Center in Barcelona. Are you interested to present your ideas about space exploration, want to sponsor, want to attend? Please contact us for more info: email@example.com. Also follow us on Twitter: @SpaceUpBCN
Sweden is getting ready to open up a new chapter in Space outreach by having its first ever SpaceUp in Stockholm, on 18 October 2014. SpaceUp Stockholm is being organized collaboratively by Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAA). You can find out more at their website here.
Already the second SpaceUp event in France, this time at the home of Airbus, Arianespace and of course the famous Cité de l’Espace, which was the venue of SpaceUp Toulouse on 20 and 21 September 2014. They may be followed as @SpaceUpTLS on Twitter and have a great dedicated website here.
The first ever SpaceUp in the Netherlands was hosted at the ESA’s “Space Expo” Visitor Centre just outside its main Technology Centre ESTEC in Noordwijk, just off the Dutch North Sea Beach. In the presence of historic and modern European, American and Russian space hardware the Dutch (and European) space community discussed cool space topics, only interrupted for a traditional Dutch pancake dinner on Saturday evening. Follow @SpaceUpNL on Twitter and see the official SpaceUpNL website for all information on logistics and participants. 10+11 May 2014.
The first SpaceUp on UK soil had been in the planning for quite a while, but London had the honour to host the UK space community on 5 and 6 July 2014. For more info on results follow @SpaceUpUK on Twitter and have a look at the official SpaceUp UK website.
Space United, a humanitarian non profit space organization, is organizing the first SpaceUp in Colorado during the World Space Week. Between October 3rd and 6th, with a movie night and costume party planned, it will pack entertainment with discussions! Visit the SpaceUp Denver website to learn more and register.
The first SpaceUp in India was held in Bangalore in December 2012 and gathered 250 participants, the largest SpaceUp so far! The next one will be in Bhopal on December 6-7, 2013. Visit them at the SpaceUp India website, or follow them at @SpaceUpIndia on Twitter.
SpaceUp at ISDC 2013
A SpaceUp was held at the International Space Development Conference (the yearly conference of the National Space Society) in San Diego in May 2013. Follow @ISDC on Twitter or the ISDC page on Facebook for updates.
A frog-eating team held the first SpaceUp in Paris on May 25th-26th, 2013, in the European Space Agency (ESA) headquarters. For the latest updates, follow @SpaceUpParis on Twitter or the SpaceUp Paris page on Facebook. And photos and more can be found on www.spaceup.fr!
Seattle is proud to have hosted its very first SpaceUp! Organizers were lucky enough to have The Museum of Flight offer to host the event, on April 13-14th 2013. Follow @SpaceUpSeattle on Twitter and check out the SpaceUP Seattle page to learn more.
Organizers in Lawrence, Kansas had their first SpaceUp in April 2012, and was back on April 13th, 2013. Follow @SpaceUpKansas on Twitter to learn more.
Houston made a big splash with their first event in 2011, followed by workshops, panels, and other targeted events. They came back in February 2012. And they splashed back on February 9th, 2013! Follow them at @SpaceUpHOU on Twitter or visit the SpaceUp Houston website for event updates.
SpaceUp San Diego
DC showed that SpaceUp isn’t just a West Coast phenomenon. Their first event drew an enthusiastic crowd in August 2010. Follow them at @SpaceUpDC on Twitter to get involved.
SpaceUp Los Angeles
LA is the center of the New Space Coast, and they showed it at their first SpaceUp in summer 2011 and second in summer 2012; you can follow them at @SpaceUpLA on Twitter or visit the SpaceUp LA website to stay informed.
SpaceUp San Francisco
The Bay Area is known for technology, but SpaceUp SF showed that space is also on the cutting edge. Their first SpaceUp was in spring 2012. Follow them at @SpaceUpSF on Twitter or visit the SpaceUp SF website to get updates.
Organizers in Austin are planning their first SpaceUp for June 2012. Keep an eye on the SpaceUp Austin page for more information.
SpaceUp Minneapolis/St. Paul
Organizers in MSP are looking for volunteers to help them put on a SpaceUp in 2012. Follow @SpaceUpMSP on Twitter and let them know if you’d like to help.
Organizers in Pittsburgh, PA, need your help for their first SpaceUp ever in 2012! See the SpaceUp Pittsburgh page for details.
The first SpaceUp in Europe was held at the Cosmodrome in Genk, Belgium, on 22 and 23 September 2012. Go to the SpaceUp Europe website to learn more, or follow @SpaceUpEU on Twitter and find us on Facebook and Google+.
After the great success of SpaceUp Europe, more unconferences are being organized in Europe. Four Polish space enthusiasts have organized SpaceUp Poland in Warsaw, to be held on 24+25 November 2012. Check out all there is to know at the SpaceUp Poland page and follow @SpaceUpPL on Twitter.