What is SpaceUp?

SpaceUp is a space unconference, where participants decide 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. Sessions are proposed and scheduled on the day they’re given, which means the usual “hallway conversations” turn into full-fledged topics. Find more details about SpaceUp Events.

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Keynote speakers

Irene Gallou, Partner Head of Specialist Modelling Group at Foster + Partners

Irene is the head of the Specialist Modelling Group, the practice’s research and development unit specialising in building physics, simulation, complex geometrical problems and digital fabrication. She joined the practice in 2006, and has been involved in innovation projects such as post occupancy evaluation of buildings, large scale 3D printing in steel and concrete, and 3D printed extra-terrestrial habitations for the Moon and Mars.

 

VIDEO CALL – Will Marshall, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Planet

Will Marshall is the Co-Founder and CEO of Planet. He leads overall strategy for commercialising new geospatial tools and analytics that are disrupting agriculture, mapping, energy, the environment, and other vertical markets. Prior to Planet, Will was a Scientist at NASA/USRA where he worked on missions “LADEE” and “LCROSS”, served as Co-Principal Investigator on PhoneSat, and was the technical lead on research projects in space debris remediation. Will received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oxford and his Masters in Physics with Space Science and Technology from the University of Leicester. Will was a Postdoctoral Fellow at George Washington University and Harvard.