Applications for IAC Next Generation Plenary Panelists Open

Applications for IAC Next Generation Plenary Panelists Open

Calling on students and young professionals with experience in social media and with concrete ideas of how social media tools can improve space operations, space exploration, space science, and Earth observations from space -- your ideas could shape the future of the global space program! As such, it is time to socialize your experience and ideas with space leaders in government, industry and academia at the International Astronautical Congress in Naples, Italy, 1-5 October 2012!

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to address and possibly influence the international space community. The Space Education and Outreach Committee in conjunction with the GEOSS Subcommittee and the Space Operations Committee are organising a plenary event to hear concrete ideas from 21-35 year olds on how social media and citizen science can be used presently and in the future to enhance space missions and technology. If appropriate candidates are identified, this event will take place the week of 1-5 October 2012 in Naples, Italy, at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). Plenary event participants will engage in a panel discussion and interact with the audience while sharing their ideas on the myriad of benefits that social networking tools offer space endeavors. 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.

ROUND ONE: 15 Seconds of Fame!

By 21 December 2011, create a 15 second video telling us why you should be chosen to address the IAC and post it on www.youtube.com then complete the application at http://surveyor3.org/survey.php?id=X3MEUE94

ROUND TWO: Three Minutes!

The selection panel will select the Round Two subset of candidates from the above and notify all entrants by 9 January 2012. Specific details of Round Two requirements will be sent to the candidates in the notification. Selected candidates will be asked to create and post a three minute video by 31 January 2012.

FINAL SELECTION:

The selection panel will select the finalists from these entries based on their creativity, efficacy of messages and relevance to the plenary topics. They will be looking for concrete ideas on how social media and citizen science can advance space operations, space exploration, space science, and Earth observations from space. All entrants will be notified of IAF’s decision on their applications by 15 February 2012.

The IAF will make the final selection of Plenaries for the IAC in Naples the week of 12 March 2012 and will notify the finalists of its decision by 31 March 2012.

Any questions? Send your email to youthplenary@iafastro.org