Call for Delegates for the 2019 YP IPMC Workshop now available!

EXTENDED DEADLINE! Now you have time to submit your application until Friday 7 June 2019


Call for Delegate Nominations for the 2019 IPMC Young Professionals Workshop


Goal: The International Project/Programme Management Committee (IPMC) Young Professionals Workshop seeks to gather input from young professionals in the international space community to gain the knowledge they need to better develop and empower the next-generation workforce.

We would like your organisation to nominate delegates for this workshop and represent your views in this international forum. The name, contact information, topic preference as well as a short motivation letter for your nominations are to be sent to the Workshop Organising Committee at before Friday May 24th 2019.


The delegates for this workshop are asked to be physically present at the day of the workshop as well as the International Astronautical Congress and would fit the profile of a young professional. Young professionals are typically defined as being age 35 and under and having at least one to two years of experience on a project team and/or in the aerospace industry. A diversity of backgrounds (e.g., engineering, management, science, etc.) is encouraged in order to produce thoughtful and well-rounded observations and recommendations that will be presented to the IPMC.

The delegates will be working in teams on the workshop topics via skype, email, webex, etc. prior to the workshop with kickoff foreseen first week of June. To each workshop topic, a mentor will be assigned to help the workgroups advance in their research.

The topics for the workshop have been defined by the Workshop Organising Committee and IPMC:

Topic 1 Earned Value Management in Project Management of Large Space Projects.

Topic 2 Fostering Project Management in the world of Diversity.

Topic 3 Challenges faced by teams working on space projects between emerging and legacy space economies.

Topic 4 Knowledge Management practices.

Topic 5 Project Management practices for encouraging rapid prototyping and short fused product life cycle for space projects.

The kick off meetings will be online and held on June 5 – 7. Your attendance is required.

For more details of the workshop, the topics and expected workload please see the Statement of Work.

The YP Workshop organisation does not provide grants for delegates to attend the workshop. Delegates are responsible for their own funding; nominating organisations are encouraged to financially aid their delegates.

Additional information on the IAF and the IPMC can be found at IAF as well as IAC 2019. Questions on the Young Professionals Workshop can be addressed to

Kind Regards,

2019 IPMC Young Professionals Workshop Organising Committee