Featured Speaker:

Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide

A conference program that evolves


Prof. Takashi Kubota

Head of Guidance and Control for the JAXA Hayabusa mission

Two awesome events!

SpaceUp NZ - a space unconference

New Zealand's first multi-disciplinary space conference. Collaborate, learn, share works-in-progress and mingle with other people working with space technologies and data in NZ. A weekend you'll never forget!

SpaceEd - Workshop for teachers

Join us for a 2-day workshop co-organised by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Space Education Center. Engage your students with a range of hands-on, multi-disciplinary activities.


  YOUR space conference

A SpaceUp is an unconference, where participants influence the topics, schedule, and structure of the event.

Check out this short intro video

  Dynamic & Participatory

Everyone is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel, or start a discussion. New sessions are proposed during the weekend, and the schedule is adjusted to accommodate trending topics, so the usual “hallway conversations” turn into full-fledged discussions.

All Ages

At school? University? Employed? Retired? It doesn't matter - SpaceUp NZ is open to all

Spread the word

Help us make SpaceUp NZ a success, and tell every space-interested friend you have about SpaceUp NZ.

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Help Wanted

KiwiSpace Foundation is a volunteer group, and we're looking for people to join the team to make this event a huge success.




$ 80

Unconference Ticket

Lunch & Snacks

SpaceUp T-shirt


Launch Crew

$ 120

Contribute a little extra to support running the event, and receive:

Exclusive Launch Crew t-shirt

Unconference Ticket

Lunch & Snacks

Extra goodies


SpaceUp & SpaceEd Workshop

$ 140

For educators

Both Events (SpaceUp and SpaceEd Workshop) at a discounted price



Tickets are no longer on sale.