Time for SocialSpace at German Aerospace Day
Recently, ESA and the DLR German Aerospace Center rebranded our SpaceTweetup concept as ‘SocialSpace’. Now it’s time for our first SocialSpace.
We are inviting 60 of our followers on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other platforms to a SocialSpace as part of German Aerospace Day on 22 September in Cologne, Germany.
A SocialSpace is an informal gathering of people who use various social media platforms to interact with DLR and ESA.
Participants on Sunday, 22 September will have an exclusive programme, with a variety of exciting topics in European space and aeronautics. The huge campus of DLR’s research site in Cologne, shared with ESA’s European Astronaut Centre, offers the ideal location. German Aerospace Day takes place here every two years.
This year’s event will feature a variety of attractions with exclusive access for DLR and ESA social media followers.
The programme includes:
- Meet the Astronauts: a chance to meet a number of European astronauts;
- Meet the Scientists: short presentations from DLR and ESA scientists and project managers, with time for lively Q&A;
- Guided tours of DLR research aircraft, DLR’s Envihab research lab, ESA’s European Astronaut Centre, and the Rosetta comet lander control centre;
- Chance to meet the social media teams from DLR and ESA.
SocialSpace is dedicated to Bloggers and users of social media platforms following or interacting with DLR and ESA channels on a regular basis. The aim of this joint event is to give participants an exclusive insight into the world of space and aeronautics and gather social media users with an interest in space.
How to apply Registration at DLR.de is available with immediate effect, in German and in English
Register by 26 August 2013, at 12:00
The number of participants is limited to 60. Additional registrants may be placed on a waiting list. A separate registration is required for each person. Please do not submit multiple applications. All participants must be at least 18 years of age.
Neither DLR nor ESA can contribute towards the cost of travel, board and lodging. The SocialSpace will take place on Sunday, 22 September 2013, 09:00–18:00 CEST at the DLR site in Cologne, Germany. The SocialSpace will be held predominantly in English. Questions and posts are of course welcome in any language.
The Twitter account for this SocialSpace is @Social4Space (formerly @SpaceTweetup). The hashtag is #SocialSpace. DLR and ESA will be disseminating news about the event using this hash tag, and via Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.
Confirmation of acceptance
The deadline for registration is 26 August 2013 at 12:00 CEST. Once all of the applications have been processed, confirmation emails will be sent to the selected participants, as will additional information for those on the waiting list. This will be done by 4 September 2013. Those invited must confirm their participation by 9 September at 16:00 CEST. We will keep you updated on Twitter at @Social4Space. Invitations are not transferable.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.