Chicago Society for Space Studies (CSSS) is proud to be a sponsor of SpaceVision – the annual conference of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS).

This year’s SpaceVision is being held at Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago on November 10-12, 2022.

Begun in 1989, the SpaceVision conference brings together students and space industry professionals for the opportunity to network, attend presentations, and engage in discussions about space exploration and space development.

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that was founded in 1980 as a chapter-based organization by Peter Diamandis (MIT), Scott Scharfman (Princeton University), and Richard Sorkin (Yale University). As an organization, SEDS assists students with their technical and leadership skills development through a variety of programs and opportunities. One such opportunity is the annual SpaceVision conference.

SpaceVision conference programming includes a combination of panels, workshops, lectures, and walk ins.

Lecture topics include

  • The Human Body in Space
  • Machine Learning in Astrophysics
  • Quantum Engineering

Panel topics include

  • Artemis/SLS
  • Financing Space
  • From CMBR to Dark Energy
  • Graduate School
  • International Cooperation
  • Living There: Habitats and Society
  • Next-Gen Rockets
  • Off The Record
  • Public-Private Cooperation
  • Research through Instrumentation
  • Robotic Exploration
  • Space Fellowship
  • Space for Everyone: DEI
  • Space Sustainability
  • Space Telescopes

Workshops include

  • Astrophotography
  • How to Network
  • Resume Forum
  • SciFic Worldbuilding

Walk-in activities include

  • Business Pitch Competition
  • Career Fair
  • Keynotes
  • Research Symposium
  • Scicomm Fireside Chat

The conference will conclude with a banquet.

In addition to Chicago Society for Space Studies being a conference sponsors, other sponsors include:

  • Astro Scale
  • Advanced Space
  • Limitless Space Institute
  • Blue Origin
  • Virgin Galactic
  • Integrate
  • BCG

For additional information about the conference, which will be Nov. 10-12, 2022, visit the
SEDS SpaceVision 2022 conference web site. To attend the conference, you must register to attend SpaceVision.