This is the inaugural year of SpaceUp San Francisco. The amazing space enthusiasm is going to happen on March 31 and April 1, 2012 at Citizen Space and is in partnership with the AIAA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Space is limited so register now to make sure you get a spot.

SpaceUp is a space unconference, where participants decide the topics to discuss and everyone is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel or start a discussion. Sessions are proposed and scheduled on the day they’re given, which means the usual “hallway conversations” turn into full-fledged topics.

If you’ve been to a SpaceUp elsewhere, then you know the fun and stellar ideas that are born there. It is truly the place for space enthusiasts, students, pros and wide-eyed kids. What makes SpaceUp SF unique is that we are also encouraging the strong SF culture of hackers, makers, artists, entrepreneurs, and web pros to attend. For example, organizer Sam is part of the steampunk culture, a bot maker and space tourism advocate. Crossing those ought to make for a really radical space movement! We hope to see the brilliance Bay Area people bring to startups, art and tech companies melded with the space community. Come to SF to see a new take on SpaceUp!

If you’ve never been to a SpaceUp, this is your chance! You will be amazed at what comes out of SpaceUp. Based on past SpaceUps, we expect to see businesses started, problems solved, projects kicked off, plans hatched, and amazing friendships born. Plus there is the amazing fun of Moonpie eating contests, the cool gadgets in the Artware Alley, and a chance to talk about the space topics that interest you! From rockets to space settlements, science projects to scifi, if you’re into it, it goes at SpaceUp!

We hope to have the Space Tweeps community in full force at SpaceUp SF. Get more information at www.spaceupsf.org. Please spread the word if you can! We are on Twitter and Facebook.