If you want to go back to school in a space-related field, the International Space University may be your best bet--but if you want the next best thing, you can go to SEDS's annual SpaceVision conference, billed as "the largest fully student-run space conference" in the United States (and sponsored in part by ISU).
SpaceVision began life as just the SEDS International Conference in 1982, then refocused as SEDS-USA in 1992 (while the UK branch started its own national conference in 1989). After a five-year gap in the U.S. from 1999 to 2003, things got even more confusing when SEDS held both national conferences in 2004, with the American one renamed to SpaceVision, and then held the international one as well in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Three conferences a year may have turned out to be a bit much for students juggling full courseloads; since 2008, SpaceVision seems to be the only one still running.
SpaceVision 2010 is the second event ever to feature the SpaceWiki sign-up/free-caricature table.
- First held in 1982
- Location: various
- Most recent event: SpaceVision 2010, November 5-7 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Sponsors: Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, International Space University, Odyssey Space Research, Space Frontier Foundation, Boeing Company, National Space Society