WIA-E/SGAC/YOUNG ESA/IAF Speed mentoring: call for applications is open!

Dear WIA-E members,

as you may know, this year there will be cohosted a speed mentoring event during the IAC 2018. The IAF has taken up the event and is going to make it an integral part of their activities during the IDEA Diversity day. You can find a draft programme attached here. IDEA is the International platform for Diversity and Equality in Astronautics and 3G Diversity includes Geography, Generation, and Gender.


The IAF IDEA 3G Diversity Afternoon is organised in cooperation with and participation of Young ESA, SGAC and WIA-Europe.

All cohosting organisations have been asked to call for mentees to take part in the event. This is necessary to ensure a balanced and professional participation of Young Professionals to the event, and will allow all participating organisations to be represented equally.

Young professionals are encouraged to respond to this call for application. Apply to be selected to represent WIA-Europe at the IAF IDEA Mentoring Session with Young ESA / SGAC / WIA-E & Networking reception.


  • Time of event: Wednesday, 3 October 2018  – 16:00 – 17:45 GMT
  • Deadline for applications: 14 September 2018

WIA-Europe members can apply via this link.

WIA-Europe will select 6 winners to attend this event as WIA-Europe representatives and will sit at a table with a high-level space expert in order to get one-on-one speed mentoring.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • WIA-Europe membership: registration on the WIA-Europe website above 18 and below 35 years of age
  • Must already be registered to attend IAC 2018 in Bremen, Germany
  • Must be available Wednesday, 3rd October from 16:00 – 18:00 (i.e. you can not be presenting on your paper at this time on this date – you need to be available for the whole 2 hours)
  • Must complete the 3 questions for consideration and selection process: Why would you like to participate in the IAF IDEA Mentoring Session? / What does diversity in the space industry mean to you? / How do you think your selection would support representing WIA-Europe at this event?

The winners will be announced on September 17th!


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