19 – 21 March 2019 | St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Young Space Leaders

  • 21 March 2019

    Young Space Leaders Forum

    9:10 AM  -  9:50 AM
    UAE Space Agency Advisory Committee Panel
    Inspirational insight from the industry leaders charged with overseeing the UAE Space agency. How did these individuals build their careers, what opportunities do they see for young Emiratis, and how can the UAE best build a space economy from grass roots?
    9:50 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Diversity in Space
    Exploring how space programmes can be enhanced through increased access to diversity initiatives. How can the space industry encourage greater diversity in its workforce, and gather underutilised skills sets? How can we ensure that a workforce in space is truly representative of diversity on Earth?
    10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM
    10:50 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Building a career in the space industry. Traditional and non-traditional education paths
    Does the current system serve the needs of industry and people? Should the curriculum change and how? What are the critical skills one requires to stay ahead of the curve? How do partnerships between industry and academia address learning as key to the future?
    11:30 AM  -  12:10 PM
    Creating an ecosystem that enables innovation and entrepreneurship. The value chain of innovation
    Every industry requires a continuous flow of new ideas and participants that feed into it. How do you create an environment that enables innovation and business ideas come to life? What are the elements necessary to nurture creativity and entrepreneurial spirit and turn them into concrete results? What are the major challenges? What does it take to get your startup off the ground?
    12:10 PM  -  12:50 PM
    Building mentorship networks
    In a world where technology changes faster than creating jobs, the need for mentoring is bigger than ever. Why is it important to build a network of mentors? Should the framework be formal or informal? What do you need to be looking for in a mentor? How do you guarantee the success of a mentor-mentee relationship and what are its primary objectives?
    12:50 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Space and space science in the media
    How does the art of communication contribute to increased public awareness and understanding of space and space science? How is science strategically marketed and communicated in order to gain public understanding and support? Should science be “tweetable”? What is the role of media in generating public support for space projects? How important is it to bring the public impact of science to the fore through media? The importance of role models and the role of the entertainment industry in promoting STEM.

To register for the workshops, please email alia@globalspacecongress.com.