The 23rd Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-23), Manila, the Philippines, November 15-18, 2016
APRSAF Side Events
The following side events will be held in conjunction with the APRSAF-23. Further information will be provided in due course.
|The 3rd Asia-Pacific Space Generation Workshop (AP-SGW2016)|
|Organizer||Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)|
|Co-organizer||National SPACE Development Program of the Philippines|
|Date||12-13 November 2016|
|Venue||SEARCA Conference Facility, The University of the Philippines Los Baños|
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AP-SGW2016 is a two-day regional workshop for students and young professionals in the Asia-Pacific region to be held at the University of the Philippines Los Baños on November 12 (Sat.) and 13 (Sun.).
Students and young professionals below 35 years of age mainly from the Asia-Pacific region will discuss “approaches to promoting Asia-Pacific regional collaboration in the space sector — the next generation perspective”.
Eminent speakers from the region will be invited to provide opportunities for participants to learn from and interact with the current generation leading regional cooperation in the space sector.
|International Workshop on “Building Regional Space Policy Cooperation in Asia”|
|Organizer||The University of Tokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)|
|Co-organizer||National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)|
|Date & Time||9:30-12:00, 16 November 2016|
|Venue||Century Park Hotel Manila|
|Contact||Mr. Yuichiro Nagai
The University of Tokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI) and the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) jointly organizes an international workshop that addresses space policy in the Asian-Pacific region and how policy analysis can help identify possible areas of cooperation among Asian-Pacific nations.
Under the theme of “Building Regional Space Policy Cooperation in Asia,” the workshop invites several experts to examine space policies and programs of the Asian-Pacific nations, including Japan, India, and possibly China, Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and others.
We expect that space policy research helps to identify specific areas and activities where cooperative efforts in this region will not only bring mutual benefits to countries involved, but in a larger context, benefits the region on a whole.
|Innovative Space Enterprise & Space Gen Leadership Mentoring|
|Co-organizer||Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA),
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) of the Philippines,
U.S. Department of State (DOS)
|Supporters||Space Foundation, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)|
|Date & Time||17:00-20:00, 15 November 2016|
|Venue||Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila (Mindanao Room)|
While the space industry has been historically government driven, the current trend is that the commercial sector and ventures are acquiring the ability to make successful launches into space. As a result, the dynamics of the commercial space industry is evolving and providing new and exciting opportunities that were once performed only by the government. During the 1.5-hour special panel session, seven top and innovative space industry representatives from the United States, Japan and the Philippines provide an overview of their latest activities in transforming the commercial space sector, and discuss their vision of innovative ideas in driving the next decades in space travel and technology application. As these industry representatives come from a new and innovative mindset, this is a chance to engage and connect with the government and private sector on their evolving roles.
The session will be followed by a 1.5-hour student and young professional mentoring event. The New Gen Speed Mentoring Event provides a great chance to develop connections that will strengthen over time, and to meet students, early stage professionals, and experienced mentors in the space sector (from government, industry, to non-governmental organizations). Students and young professionals (between the ages of 18-35) share a table with top space sector representatives to ask questions, seek advice, and learn more about their personal experiences that shaped their professional careers.
A group of five to eight students or young professionals sits at one of the six tables with one or two mentors. At each table, the mentors have 15 minutes to talk about their personal career backgrounds, give advice on how to develop a career/life path, and answer questions (Examples: “What was one difficult challenge you faced in your career and how did you overcome it?;” “What are three tips you learned over the years that you wish you knew earlier as a student or young professional?”). After 15 minutes, the mentors rotate to the next table and meet a new group of students or young professionals.
This event is energizing for both the young space professionals as well as the senior mentors, providing both groups with a unique networking opportunity and a great way to kick off the rest of the week.
An “APRSAF Side Event” is a meeting, conference, or other similar event, relating to APRSAF goals and objectives, proposed and performed by APRSAF participating organizations during the APRSAF annual session. For details, please refer to the following documents:
- APRSAF Side Event Guidelines (PDF, 106KB)
- APRSAF-23 Side Event Request Form (PDF, 80KB) (Submission deadline: 10 July, 2016)