The 2020 EMER-GEN program for young professionals and students interested in space careers will be held as a virtual event this year, beginning Aug. 26. EMER-GEN is a joint initiative of the AMOS (Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies) Conference and Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).

With the help of advisers from industry, government, academia and NGOs, attendees will get mentoring with renowned space specialists, networking opportunities, technical courses and professional development sessions.

EMER-GEN was originally a two-day program but has grown to include pre- and post-event webinars to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. During the program, participants will be challenged to solve a problem that creates new opportunities for space-based technologies

Registration is available online until Aug. 5 for a reduced fee of $95. Scholarships are available for Hawaiʻi residents.