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     Date Submitted:19-01-2015
     Last Modified:06-11-2017 (12:09)
    Job information
     Current job:Content Manager
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsContent media communications event community

    Organiser/Event Manager
    Reinventing Space Conference

    The Reinventing Space (RISpace) conference is focused on innovation in the space sector. 2017 marked its 15th edition.

    I have been the organiser for this event since its relocation to the UK. The 2014 and 2016 events took place at the Royal Society, London. The 2015 event took place in Oxford and the 2017 event in Glasgow.

    RISpace is attended by delegates from all sectors of space from industry and agency, to academia and government. The conference takes place over three days and is organised into a single session including keynotes, panels and presentations.

    Keynotes and panellists come from the Director General/CEO/VP level. Presentations are generally chosen for a strong emphasis upon innovation.

    There is an exhibition and a parallel careers event at each conference.

    I have been solely responsible for
    -site visits to venues and selection
    -managing finances
    -obtaining sponsors
    -attracting and managing the attendance of keynotes; VIP liaison
    -designing and maintaining the conference website
    -all mailshots from design to dissemination
    -organising the exhibition
    -coordinating with printers, caterers, designers, venue staff and others
    -organising a Programme Committee
    -organising premium rates at local hotels
    -managing the conference dinner and all social events
    -firefighting and problem-solving at the event itself
    -making papers and presentations available to attendees after the event
    -editing and publishing the proceedings

    I organise the event on behalf of the British Interplanetary Society.


    Content Manager
    International Institute of Space Law, Netherlands (2008-present)

    The IISL cooperates with international and national institutions in the field of space law. I have been involved in all aspects of the creation and maintenance of IISL website – editing, writing and deployment. I started their social media channels on Twitter and Facebook. I was awarded with an IISL Certificate of Gratitude in 2011.


    European Space Agency, Noordwijk, Netherlands (2014)

    Editor with Human Spaceflight and Operations at the ESTEC facility in the Netherlands. During this six month fixed contract, I assisted in finalising the publication of the "European User Guide To Low Gravity Platforms"


    Community Manager
    Hague Institute for Internationalisation of Law (2012-2014)

    HiiL is an organisation, based in The Hague, dedicated to improving access to justice worldwide. As community manager and webmaster, I used social media, their websites and their newsletter to interface with their wider audience of professionals, innovators, students and the interested public.

    Content Manager
    International Astronautical Federation, Paris (2006-12)

    The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is the world’s foremost space advocacy organisation, a federation of international space agencies, industry, professional societies and universities.

    I was responsible for the IAF website from its inception – repurposing, writing and editing. I developed the Federation's social media strategy from scratch, and expanded its audience to thousands, selecting the correct channels to meet IAF needs and building the external reputation of the IAF.

    - Ran, wrote and edited the IAF website.
    - Managed logistics for annual conference programme of plenary events
    - Started and maintained the IAF’s various social networking and video sites
    - Established, wrote and produced the IAF newsletter
    - Managed the IAF news service sent daily to top industry subscribers
    - Edited on behalf of the IAF, the United Nations annual Highlights in Space publication
    - Represented IAF Secretariat on history, education and culture committees


    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Cologne (2006-08)

    DLR is Germany's national research centre for aeronautics and space. I managed DLR's English language web portal both preparing both commissioned and translated material. I also supported the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera image campaign in cooperation with FU Berlin and ESA


    Content Manager

    European Space Agency, Noordwijk, Netherlands (2002-2005) contract via EJR-Quartz

    Worked as part of the ESA Science team upon the portal on the SMART-1, Mars Express, Venus Express, Rosetta and Cassini-Huygens missions.

    Edited scientists’ writing to a format suitable for this public-facing website, commissioned and implemented graphics and multimedia and implemented portal material using ESA’s content management system.


    Other experience

    Before joining the space industry and after leaving university, I was involved in the following projects:-

    Marconi/GEC (Airborne Early Warning system software)

    London Underground (signalling systems)

    Scottish Power (power station safety testing)

    Scottish Blood Donation Service (donations database)

    Unisys/NCR (ATM and banking systems)

    Eolas (originated and managed the “Virtual Hebrides” project)

    KPNQwest (intranet management) (online bookseller software)



    BSc Astronomy/English (Open) - Open University 2006-2009

    University of Stirling (1978-81) (Economics)


    Further information

    I am the Chair (2013-9) of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Space Societies Committee (SSC) which looks after the community and outreach interests of space societies, and professional associations. I am Vice Chair of the IAF Space Museums and Science Centres Committee.

    I am a member of the IAF International Programme Committee which defines the technical sessions for the annual International Astronautical Congress.

    I edit the Proceedings of the Reinventing Space Conference (published by Springer Nature)

    I run the Astronautical News service to 10000+ subscribers over three platforms (Facebook, Twitter, daily email)

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