Plenary Application - THE NEXT GENERATION PLENARY: Next Destinations for Human Space Exploration
Application to be a panelist at the INTERNATIONAL ASTRONAUTICAL CONGRESS in Beijing, China.
Calling students and young professionals! If you could choose humanity's next destination in space, where would you choose? We want to hear what you think should be the next destination for humans to explore and why your destination is the best. As today's 21- to 35-year-olds, you will be the senior engineers and mission managers who will be carrying out and leading the next human missions to explore space, and we want your input. Why wait 10 years to be heard?! We invite you to share your ideas with space leaders in government, industry and academia at the International Astronautical Congress in Beijing, China, 23-27 September 2013!
This is a wonderful opportunity for you to address and possibly influence the international space community. We are proposing a plenary event to hear concrete ideas from 21-35 year olds on what the next destinations for human space exploration should be. If approved, this event will take place the week of 23-27 September 2013 in Beijing, China at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) (www.iafastro.org). The Plenary participants will engage in a panel discussion and interact with the audience while sharing their ideas on the possible future destinations for human space exploration including discussing the benefits, risks, and challenges of each location. The plenary will be moderated in a talk show fashion interweaving clips from the panelists’ audition videos with questions and comments from the moderator, other panelists, and the audience. The video clips will be used to enhance the audience’s understanding of the ideas of the plenary participants. This is an exciting opportunity that you do not want to miss!
Applicants will be notified on 22 January 2013 of their status from round 1.