EUROPEAN ROVER CHALLENGE

CONFERENCE & LIVESTREAM

During ERC, leading experts, astronauts, and visionaries converge to explore the cosmos and its impact on our past, present, and future. Whether you’re passionate about space exploration, sustainability, or the applications of space technologies on Earth, this conference & livestream offer a unique opportunity to be part of the conversation shaping the future of space exploration.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM: Q2 2024
Each day of the ERC Conference is crafted with a specific theme, providing a comprehensive and insightful exploration of space, from reaching Mars to the practical applications of space technologies here on Earth. The event’s program includes interdisciplinary debates on the future of human settlement on the Moon and Mars, projects and missions to the Silver Globe being developed by NASA and ESA in the coming years, as well as important topics related to sustainability & commercialization.

What to expect?

The first day of ERC is dedicated to Earth. Topics related to AI, technology transfer, environmental protection and climate change will be covered. It will be a day full of workshops for schools and mentoring meetings of investors and startups as well.
The emphasis of the second day will be on exploration of the Moon, ongoing projects and plans to create a lunar base, the challenges of living in space, as well as human spaceflight and the Artemis mission.
The third day will be dedicated to Mars, and ERC audience will be able to enjoy inspiring conversations with the Human To Mars Summit Europe Edition’s guests on topics related to the space exploration, as well as more social-focused issues: professions of the future, equality and diversity in space sector.

Debates, presentations & lectures

The ERC brings together leading experts, astronauts, and visionaries to discuss and explore various aspects of space exploration and its broader impact. The conference’s value lies in its ability to bring together diverse perspectives and expertise, contributing to the ongoing dialogue on the exciting and rapidly evolving field of space exploration.   In previous years, the ERC has hosted speakers such as Robert Cabana – NASA Associate Administrator, Steve Jurczyk – former NASA Associate Administrator, Robert Zubrin – founder of The Mars Society, Harrison Schmitt – geologist, NASA astronaut and member of the last mission to the Moon in 1972 – Apollo 17, and Tim Peake – European Space Agency astronaut.
LUKASZ WILCZYNSKI
ERC Founder
In previous years, we have hosted, among others, Harrison Schmitt, a NASA astronaut and member of the last mission to the Moon, and Tim Peake, an astronaut of the European Space Agency. These are true legends, so we are not surprised that meetings with them are always very popular and abound with many questions from the audience.

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Speaker lineup

Each year, we bring together top-notch experts, industry leaders, astronauts and scientists from across the globe, and provide a platform for university students, space enthusiasts, and potential employees in the space sector to share knowledge. Who will you have a chance to meet at the ERC this year?
Maria Antonietta Perino
Thales Alenia Space
Director for Space Economy Exploration and International Network
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Justyna Średzińska
European Space Education Resource Office ESERO-Poland
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Szilvia Szilagyi
Drone Consulting/ Drone Design Lab
CEO and Founder
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Shelli Brunswick
SB Global LLC
CEO and Founder
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Prof. Grzegorz Wrochna
Polish Space Agency
President
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Dr. Joanna Jurga
Spatial Designer. Researcher. Lecturer.
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Artemis Westenberg
Explore Mars Europe
CEO
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Justyna Redelkiewicz
EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)
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Janet Ivey-Duensing
Janet's Planet, Inc.
CEO and Founder
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Raphael Roettgen
E2MC Ventures /Prometheus Life Technologies
CFA, FRM
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Anna Krzyżanowska
Danish Technological Institute
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Joe Cassady
L3Harris Technologies
Director for Civil Space Programs
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Dr. Eng. Daria Serafin
Łukasiewicz – Warsaw Institute of Technology
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Jarosław Chojnacki
Krakow Technology Park
ESA Technology Broker. Project Manager. Mentor & Speaker
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3-day livestream

Don’t miss out on the live online coverage of the ERC conference, catering to a global audience over three insightful days of discussions, presentations, and lectures. Follow the ERC robotics competition finals on the Marsyard and enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes view of the exhibitor zone and the grand finale! Engage in expert discussions, gain valuable insights, and cheer for your country’s representation in the competition.

Become a Partner

Discover sponsorship opportunities for Europe’s largest space competition on a simulated Martian surface!

ERC STEM Resource Library

Through the years the ERC has gathered countless video recordings, articles, interviews, debates & presentations on the space sector.

Map & Directions

How to get to the event venue? Where to find a car park? Helpful tips & directions on how to navigate at the event.