Space Access 2019

April 18 - 21, 2019

Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley

Fremont, CA

(510) 413-3700


Conference Background

Space Access 2019 will be the next round of Space Access Society's conference on the technology, business, and politics of radically cheaper space transportation, brought to you this year by the Bay Area's own Experimental Rocket Propulsion Society in cooperation with SAS.

And it's coming up fast! In less than a week, SA2019 gets underway. The Marriott is 10 miles from the San Jose Airport, 24 from Oakland.

Hotel accommodations: Our $130 Marriott discount room rate has expired, but rooms at the hotel or nearby are available.

Online registration for the conference is now closed. If you missed it, you can register at the conference, starting 8am, Thursday, April 18.

Also, we've run into local budget problems with putting on our traditional Hospitality suite spread - Learn How You Can Help!

SA2019 will feature a cross-section of the growing cheap access community, talking about what's going on now and what happens next, in an intensive informal atmosphere, single-track throughout so you don't have to miss anything. Space Access has been described as a "Hackers" conference for rocket people, with better content than other space conferences costing many times more. It's three days of total immersion in making the future happen.


SA2019 Conference Program - Presentations Schedule
updated 4/14/19

This presentations schedule now has detailed start-times and durations. There are now three major focus areas over the three days of the program: On Thursday, we feature the current Entrepreneurial Revolution in Smallsat Launch. On Friday, the near-future transition to Reusable-Rocket Transport Networks in Earth-Moon Space. And on Saturday, the eventual transition to Getting There Faster: Advanced High-Energy Space Propulsion. Minor schedule tweaks may still happen as we try to accommodate all our excellent presenters.

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Keep up on the latest overall conference info at SA2019 Info.


Conference Registration

Conference Registration includes: all programming, Exhibit Hall/Hospitality access.

Type Early Reg Starting Mar 27 One
Regular $180 $220 $80 Regular membership
Exhibitor $300 $400 -- As above plus an 8' table in the Exhibit Hall and 2 chairs
Patron $400 $500 -- All the Member benefits and your bio in the Program Book/Proceedings
Student  $60 $80 $40 Special discount rate

Online registration closed on Yuri's Night, April 12. The same conference rates will be available at the door.  If you registered online, you can breeze thru badge pickup when the conference opens. In fact, badge pickup will be available on Wednesday night, 6pm - 9pm; look for a sign in the hotel lobby.

Register at the door


Hotel Rooms

Conference Hotel is the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley, 46100 Landing Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538.

(Note that we are not at the nearby Courtyard by Marriott on Lakeview.)

Our SA2019 $130 per night discount Marriott room rate has expired, but rooms at the hotel may still be available at reasonable rates. To check directly with the hotel in Fremont, call (510) 413-3700, hit "1" for Reservations, and mention "Space Access 2019".

Hotel Note: Rooms at the Marriott are available for most nights of the conference. If they are out of affordable rooms for your desired nights, you may find other accommodations nearby at this link. Even if you need to stay elsewhere for a night we would appreciate your booking at the Marriott the rest of your stay, for your added convenience and to help us meet our contractual room-nights obligation.



SA2019 features a group of unique exhibitor projects, products, and vision. We will have a combined Hospitality space and Exhibitor Room in the Fremont mini-ballroom, right across the foyer from the main SA2019 Presentations Ballroom. Exhibitors get one Regular membership, an 8' display table, and two chairs. 

"Help Make Our Hospitality Hospitable!"

Previous Space Access conferences have been known for their lavish Hospitality spreads. We've been able to do that on our customary shoestring budgets only because we were able to bring in our own food & beverage rather than pay typical ten-times higher Hotel f&b prices.

Unfortunately, this Marriott is serious about allowing only their own food & beverage in hotel function spaces. And our hotel bill this year is already impressively steep, the Bay Area being what it is. On available budget our Hospitality area this year would be a sparse and spartan experience (aside from the reliably sparkling company there you all so generously provide.)

Unless, that is, you Donate To The SA2019 Hospitality Fund! (Fully tax-deductible as ERPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.) Any size donation gratefully accepted, but you can be a listed Hospitality co-sponsor for a day for $500, and a full sponsor for a day for $1000. (Any donations in excess of our final Hospitality food & beverage bill will be applied toward the rest of our large Marriott tab for function space etc. Any donations in excess of that will go towards other ERPS 501(c)(3) compatible activities in development and promulgation of liquid fuel rocket technology.)


Live Stream

As with past years, we will be providing a live stream of the video and audio of the Presentations to the Exhibits Room and Hospitality. We hope to record the presentations for posterity.


Volunteer Help

No conference can run smoothly without the help of lots of dedicated people. If you'd like to help organize and run this conference, we'd like to hear from you!

Send us a note at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.