A SpaceUp event is a space unconference
where participants decide the topics, schedule, and structure of the event. Unconferences have been held about technology, science, transit, and even cupcakes, but this is the first one focused on space exploration.
SpaceUp is your unconference
Everyone who attends SpaceUp is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel, or start a discussion. Sessions are proposed and scheduled on the day they’re given, which means the usual “hallway conversations” turn into full-fledged topics.
Since the first SpaceUp in San Diego in 2010, there have been dozens of SpaceUp events around the world. See the list of past and future SpaceUp events here: SpaceUp Near You – SpaceUp
To encourage the organization of even more SpaceUp meetings, the SpaceUp Foundation has been formed to provide advice and some initial funding to help organizers get an event off the ground.
The SpaceUp Foundation is holding a crowdfunding campaign to support five events this year: Sci-Five: 5 New SpaceUps for 2015 by SpaceUp Foundation — Kickstarter