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24 - 26 September 2019

Please note that applicants need to register and purchase a ticket to attend the conference.

Call for Abstracts (Posters and Papers) for Science: Inspiration, Innovation and Impact

Submit an abstract for one of the four sessions which will focus on inspiration, innovation and impact at the UK Space Conference 2019

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to deliver an oral presentation or poster in a number of sessions at the UK Space Conference 2019. This year, it’s an open call for abstracts within the theme of Science: Inspiration, Innovation and Impact.

The sessions seek contributions focusing on the wider benefits of science missions and showing how they provide inspiration, innovation and impact. We encourage contributions highlighting new opportunities, the technical challenges, and the economic benefits from space science programmes.

This is an opportunity to present exciting new work to a larger space community than would normally be present at specialist meetings. Presentations will need to be pitched to appeal to a non-scientific audience.

Please submit your abstracts (no more than 300 words) to by Friday 10 May.

The key dates for the submission and acceptance process are listed below. Please specify whether you are applying to for an oral presentation in a session or a poster display. As there is limited time available for presentations, some authors may be offered the chance to present a poster instead. During the conference there will be a dedicated poster session where authors can discuss their work with the conference delegates.

Submissions will be reviewed by an expert panel. Successful authors will be notified whether they have been given an oral presentation or a poster slot at the conference by the end of June.

Key dates

Deadline for abstract submissions: Friday 10 May 2019

Presentations due: Tuesday 10 September 2019

Conference: Tuesday 24 – Thursday 26 September 2019

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Innovation Zone

The UK Space Conference 2019 will feature a dynamic and collaborative Innovation Zone in the heart of the Exhibition Hall. Organisations are invited to showcase leading technology, revolutionary solutions and the latest applications.

The Innovation Zone will include:

  • Showcase plinths
  • Display cases

If you are interested to showcase your product or solution in the Innovation Zone, please download and complete this application form and return to no later than Friday 14 June 2019.

Applications will be reviewed by the UK Space Organising Committee and organisations will be informed of outcome by Friday 28 June 2019.

There will be no fee charged to UK Space Conference 2019 exhibitors and your stand number will be profiled alongside your product /solution. A modest fee of £200.00 plus VAT will be charged to non-exhibitors and contact information can be displayed.


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This year the soapbox will be held in the heart of the exhibition on the spotlight stage.

Speakers will have just five minutes and five slides each to convince delegates the merits of their innovative idea, after which, the audience questions will be answered in an open forum.

To formally apply, please email with a 100 word paragraph of your innovative idea / solution.

Selected speakers will be notified on Monday 20 May. The winner will be awarded at the Gala Dinner on Wednesday 25 September.

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Pitch to the Primes

A fantastic opportunity for SMEs and Startups to showcase their innovations to a panel of influential space industry leaders.

The conference is looking to select candidates from upstream and downstream technologies to identify potential new supply chain opportunities.

“Pitches” will take place in an open forum to a judging panel of industry primes. 

Next Steps:

  • Download, complete and submit the application form along with any relevant supporting documentation to 
  • Closing date for applications is 09:00 on Monday 06 May 2019
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Monday 17 June 2019
  • If you are offered a pitching slot you will need to register to attend the conference.

Download application form