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Monday, May 6 | 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
a series of fast-paced TEDx-style inspirational talks from aerospace innovators and leaders

Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders.  This year’s SGx program was built in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF), and promises to be one of the most engaging and compelling events at SATELLITE 2019! In addition to the speed talks, SGx will be hosting its first networking breakfast. This is the perfect opportunity for students and young professionals to ask questions and learn from experienced aerospace industry leaders while everyone is still fresh and full of energy! The networking breakfast is only open to SGx registrants, so add SGx to your registration today!


SGx 2019 Speakers:

  • Sirisha Bandla, Business Development and Government Affairs Manager, Virgin Orbit
  • John Conafay, Business Development and Operations Manager, Astranis
  • Chris Davenport, Space Correspondent, Washington Post
  • Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, UN Office of Outer Space Affairs
  • Alissa Haddaji, Senior Researcher, Harvard Business School/COSPAR
  • Antonio Abad Martín, Chief Technical and Operations Officer, Hispasat
  • Eleanor Morgan, Senior Crew Systems Engineer, Bigelow Aerospace; Air Force Reserve Pilot, US Air Force
  • Peter Platzer, CEO, Spire
  • Melissa Sampson, Senior Manager Advanced Systems, Ball Aerospace
  • Mandy Sweeny , Vice President Operations, Museum of Science Fiction
  • Gautham Viswaroopan, Chair of Council of Chapters, SEDS
  • Ryan Whitley, Director for Civil Space, National Space Council
  • Ali YounisHead of Business Development, Astranis
  • Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator, NASA Science Mission Directorate

SGx 2019 Schedule:

  • 8:30AM – 9:30AM: Networking Breakfast | Sponsored by 
  • 11:00AM – 12:15PM: SGx Sessions
  • 12:15PM – 1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30PM – 3:30PM: SGx Sessions
  • 3:30PM – 3:45PM: Afternoon Networking Break | Sponsored by 
  • 3:45PM – 5:15PM: SGx Sessions
  • 5:15PM – 5:30PM: SGx Closing Remarks
  • 5:30PM – 7:00PM: SATELLITE Lunar Ball Welcome Reception

SGx 2019 Registration

This year SGx tickets are available through the SATELLITE 2019 registration system. Register in 2 easy steps!

  1. Register for SATELITE 2019
  2. Add SGx to your registration!
    • Pricing is as follows:
    • $45 – Young Professionals/Students under the age of 35
    • $145 – All other Industry Professionals

That’s all it takes! Email if you have any questions.

Interested in sponsoring SGx 2019?
View the 2019 Prospectus and contact Clémentine Decoopman or Clay Mowry for more details.