Format

Space Science in Context is operated under a flipped-classroom model. The content—the invited presentations and e-posters—were made available on this website on the 7th of May, when registrants could use a provided password to access this material. On the day of the conference (14th of May), we held several virtual text- and audiovisual-based chats using Microsoft Teams so attendees could interface with presenters.

All audio questions were transcribed into the text chat; all text questions were read aloud. Two dedicated moderators plus additional moderators were active throughout the day to assist with needs and to control screen-sharing and other security issues. Meeting links were sent to participants per the email addresses provided at registration. Please consult our conference policy about access provisions.

Most of the content will remain online, but some posters were removed on the 29th May at the request of their contributors.

Invited Presentations

The speaker sessions (Computing, Technology and Space; Space & Society; and Decolonizing Space) involved a one-hour scaffolded discussion amongst the panel, built around the questions shared with us through the form in advance, and questions asked during the session. We also opened time for questions during the session itself.

Poster Sessions

The parallel poster sessions hosted 20-minute spotlight chats, where we encouraged participants to engage in smaller discussions with presenters about their work. They received the advance questions by this time, which could help guide these conversations. There were around five people in parallel during 20 minute slots, meaning that speakers could attend all four other short poster discussions.

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