Call for Applications: The SGAC 21st Edition of Space Generation Congress

Source: SGAC

The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) invites interested delegates to apply to attend its 21st Edition of Space Generation Congress (SGC) themed “Building a space community to inspire, connect, and support humankindbetween 28 – 30 September 2023, in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Working Group Moderator Applications

SGAC invites experienced delegates who wish to take on a more active role in the SGC to apply for its working group moderators applications. In addition, during the event, moderators will support, lead, and facilitate discussions within their respective working groups. 

Furthermore, interested delegates must visit the working groups’ tab on the SGC 2023 website for more details about this year’s potential topics.

  • Work with subject matter experts, working group speakers, and delegates and set the stage for a productive and efficient discussion;
  • Ensure the discussion stays on topic and does not deviate into irrelevant or unrelated areas;
  • Encourage all participants to contribute to the discussion and ensure that everyone has an opportunity to express their ideas;
  • Keep track of time and ensure the discussion stays within the allotted time frame;
  • Address any conflicts or issues arising during the discussion and work to resolve them constructively;
  • Manage disruptive behaviour or comments during the discussion and ensure everyone behaves respectfully and appropriately;
  • Encourage participants to continue the discussion or follow up on any action items identified during the conversation;
  • Lead the outline of key points and conclusions of the discussion at the end of the session; and
  • Coordinate with the rapporteur to draft the final report for their working group to be delivered one month after the SGC.

Estimated time commitment: Ten hours cumulative before the SGC, three days during the SGC and ten hours cumulative post-SGC.

Period of Performance: 1 August 2023 – 1 December 2023


The SGC organising team will organise a dedicated SGC moderators workshop for successful applicants to ensure they are fully equipped. In addition, the mandatory workshop for all moderators is designed to provide valuable training to improve verbal and written communication skills, as well as leadership abilities and collaboration strategies, which are essential for effective moderation.

Furthermore, selected SGC moderators will receive a discounted registration ticket fee for SGC 2023. However, selected individuals should note that SGAC will not provide funding for attending the event.

  • Applicants must be a member of SGAC between the ages of 18-35 during the period of performance; and
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, with good grammar, writing and communication skills.

Apply for the 2023 Space Generation Leadership Award

Through the Space Generation Leadership Award (SGLA), SGAC aims to foster insightful perspectives during the Space Generation Congress by facilitating the attendance of outstanding international delegates. To this end, the SGLA will select 5 top applicants to attend the 21st Space Generation Congress, between 28 – 30 September 2023 and the 74th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), between 2 – 6 October 2023, in Baku, Azerbaijan.    

Additional Information

Previous recipients of the Space Generation Leadership Award or the Global Grant Programme are not eligible to apply. 

  • SGAC membership (free registration on the SGAC website required, and aged 18-35 years old during the period of performance);
  • Fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Dynamism and organisational skills;
  • Interest in working with international cultures and diverse backgrounds; and
  • Prior experience as a moderator of other events or in attending an SGAC event is preferred.
Additional Note

If you are not an SGAC member, please register here. The SGAC registration and membership are free. 

Selection Process

Applications will be evaluated based on your motivation to attend SGC, your breadth and depth of experience, your ability to contribute to the overall event, and your insights and passion for space.

For guidance on how to optimise your application, please check the application information page on the SGC 2023 website. In addition, all decisions made by the selection committee are final.

Furthermore, the SGC 2023 selection process for SGC is competitive. Thus, applications must feature the following:

  • Motivation to attend SGC 2023;
  • Interests and insights;
  • Demonstrated team-working skills; and
  • Perspectives on this year’s theme;

In addition, all applicants are encouraged to share their experiences and passion without restrictions.

  • Applications open: 1 April 2023;
  • Application deadline: 30 April 2023
  • Application revision: 1 – 22 May 2023;
  • Selection outcome: 22 May 2023;
  • Early Bird tickets on sale: 22 May – 5 June 2023
  • Full-price Regular tickets on sale: 6 – 26 June 2023;
  • The ticket sale is open to everyone on the waiting list: 27 June 2023; and
  • SGC 2023 in Baku: 28 – 30 Sept 2023.
How to Apply

To apply, click here.

For more information, please contact the SGC Delegates Team here.

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