SpaceUp is a space unconference, meaning it is a participant-driven meeting where participants guide the topics, schedule, and structure of the event.

Everyone who attends SpaceUp is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel, or start a discussion.

A few ideas: amateur astronomy tips and tricks, your specific area of expertise, the science behind a SciFi TV series, your PhD thesis presentation, a space-themed travel diary, a typical workday as a rocket scientist, an astrophotography pictures gallery, the challenges faced by science communicators, your top 10 SciFi movies, the presentation of a research facility, an ethical question you’d like to debate, an ISS experiment or spacecraft instrument you helped design, a start-up idea, the latest book by your favorite SciFi author or astronaut…

All subjects are welcome, as long as they share one theme: space.

The programme includes three different kind of sessions:

Presentation of the scheduled grid sessions
  • Plenary or “VIP” sessions, during which a guest will host a talk followed by a Q&A session.
  • T-5 sessions, a succession of fast-paced 5-minutes talks. Click here for more information.
  • Grid sessions, around 20 min each. These are proposed and scheduled on the day they’re given, which means the usual “hallway conversations” are welcome to turn into full-fledged topics. Write the subject of your talk on a post-it note, stick it in a time slot on the SpaceUp grid, and as simple as that, you are added to the SpaceUp programme. Click here for tips and tricks for your talk!

Samedi 20 mai

HoraireHallSalle 1Salle 2Salle 3
9:00 – 10:00Registration and morning coffee
10:00 – 10:15Welcome keynote by SpaceUp France and Espace Air Passion
10:15 – 10:45T-5 min talks (5 slots of 5 min each)
10:45 – 12:15Special guest: Lieutenant-colonel Vincent (French Space Command)
12:15 – 12:30Grid session: how it works
12:30 – 13:30Lunch break & Fill the grid
13:30 – 13:45Presentation of the scheduled grid session talks
13:45 – 15:45Grid sessions (5)Grid sessions (5)Grid sessions (5)
15:45 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30Special guest: Gabriel Tobie, planetary scientist at CNRS, attached to the Laboratory of Planetary Geosciences (Nantes), Jupiter icy moons specialist, involved in the JUICE (ESA) and Europa Clipper (NASA) missions.
17:30 – 18:15Grid sessions (2)Grid sessions (2)Grid sessions (2)
18:15 – 18:45Wrap-up session and evening plans

Dimanche 21 mai

HoraireHallSalle 1Salle 2Salle 3
09:00 – 09:30Morning coffee & Fill the grid
09:30 – 10:00T-5 talks (5 slots of 5 min each)
10:00 – 10:15Presentation of the scheduled grid session talks
10:15 – 11:00Grid sessions (2)Grid sessions (2)Grid sessions (2)
11:00 – 12:30Special guest
12:30 – 13:30Lunch break & Fill the grid
13:30 – 14:30Special guest
14:30 – 14:45Grid sessions presentations
14:45 – 15:30Grid sessions (2)Grid sessions (2)Grid sessions (2)
15:30 – 16:00Wrap-up session
16:00 – 17:00Coffee and goodbyes

Times are indicative only, we reserve the right to reconfigure the planning depending on the number of T-5 talks proposed and special guest requests. 

Lunches and coffee breaks are included in the entrance fee and taken on site.