SWF Supports Space Generation Congress 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

SWF Project Manager Josh Wolny helped plan and participated in the Space Generation Advisory Council’s (SGAC) 2019 Space Generation Congress (SGC). This year’s SGC took place from Oct. 17-19 at the Lockheed Martin facility in Crystal City, Virginia and was attended by over 150 students and young professionals participating in three days of high-level lectures, working groups, cultural events, and networking opportunities. The Secure World Foundation is a Gold Level sponsor of SGC and all delegates were presented with a copy of the Handbook for New Actors in Space.

Secure World Foundation is pleased to have been able to sponsor the Working Group on Space Policy, with the goal of exploring how space innovations can impact global health. Mr. Wolny served as the working groups subject matter expert/liaison to guide discussions of policy, while he was also able to bring Dr. Victoria Gammino of Disaster Intelligence and Dr. Tanya Harrison of Planet to share their experiences of using space data for health impacts. Dr. Anthony Yuen, of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, served as the group's moderator and is an active member of the UNCOPUOS Working Group on Space and Global Health. A full report of the groups findings will be developed in the coming months as part of SGAC’s presentation to the UNCOPUOS next year.

In addition to engaging in the working group, SWF President and Founder, Cynda Collins Arsenault was honored with SGAC's inaugural SpaceGen Ambassador Award at the closing banquet.

Last updated on November 13, 2019