How it works

At SpaceUp there are no spectators but only participants! This means that everyone is expected to give a talk, a presentation, or join a roundtable. However, don’t panic! At SpaceUp sessions are like conversations with friends. The only rule is to talk about space!


Apart from the presentations of the keynote speakers, there are 2 main formats: T-5 and Session Grid talks.


– T-5 (T minus 5) talks are ignite-format talks. This means that you have 5 minutes to give a presentation with 20 slides that rotate automatically every 15 seconds. This is a very challenging and fun format.


– Session Grid talks can have different formats: a presentation with Q&A, a demo, a roundtable etc. Sessions are 15-20 minutes long and take place at different times in different rooms. Everyone can fill the grid or attend the session they like the most!


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The 2-day schedule could be subject to change.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay?

Yes, the fee is 32 euros, which includes registration, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 coffee breaks and gadgets.


Where & when?

This SpaceUp session will take place at Centro Congressi Le Benedettine, Piazza San Paolo a Ripa D’Arno 56125 Pisa (PI), Italia from the 5th May at 8:30 – 18:00 to 6th May at 8:30 – 17:00 2018. Registrations start at 8:30 on 5th May 2018.


But, what exactly is an unconference?

It is all up to you! An unconference is a participant-driven meeting, which means that you can talk about whatever topic you want, as long as it concerns directly or indirectly space.


In what language will the event be?

SpaceUps are international unconferences, so the event will be in English.


Is it mandatory to do a T-5 presentation or hold a grid session?

No, but we strongly suggest you to do it! The SpaceUp is a very dynamic format and everyone is encouraged to express his or her ideas. Don’t be shy!


How is it possible to get to the SpaceUp?

The SpaceUp location is well connected by bus. The travel guide will be posted soon with more details.


Is it necessary to bring a laptop to do a presentation?

If you want to use it during the session grid then yes, it is better you bring your own laptop. There is one projector available in each room for presentations. For the T minus 5 talks, however, the computer is not needed, you just have to send us the presentation beforehand.


Is it possible to bring pets?

No, unfortunately it is not possible to bring animals.


Will food and meals be provided?

Yes, breakfasts, lunches, snacks and beverages are included. If you are vegetarian or have any intolerances you can specify it in the form provided during the ticket purchase process. There will be food also for you, don’t worry!

Dinners are not included.


Do I have to be in the aerospace industry to attend?

No, everyone is welcome.  Whether you are a student, an active or retired professional, an enthusiast, a teacher, or a certified space geek, you are welcome to attend the event!