Events

ELF is about celebration, of ideas, people, life, exploration and new ways of being. EarthLight events are not your typical…anything…. We provide the intellectual and spiritual campfire around which this new tribe can gather, to learn, to trade ideas, to show what we can do, and yes, to party!

Space Cowboy Ball

A fundraiser, barbecue, awards ceremony, and off the hook costume dance party, honouring our space heroes and leaders of STEAM space education blends with a party that’s been called “Burning Man on a rocketship”. Past winners of the prestigious Space Cowboy Award include Jeff Bezos, Buzz Aldrin and the Former Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg.

Space Cowboy Ball
New Worlds Conference Speaker

New Worlds Conference

One of the hottest events in the global space calendar and the tribal gathering of those who will Go. Blending technical sessions, space business plan competitions, TED style talks with space art and music, New Worlds is unlike any other space event – a “must attend” gathering of anyone really opening space and those who want to join the space tribe.

Pioneering Space Summit

Our first event, the Summit was held in Washington D.C. in early 2015. We brought together US top space leaders, from left and right, private space and NASA to unite under the idea that the human development and settlement of space was the prime goal of America’s human spaceflight program. The event was the harbinger and partial cause of a sea change in NASA and US space policy, as permanence, space resources and commercial space activities are now central to the government space program and agenda.

Pioneering Space Summit
STEAM Space Education

STEAM Space Education

Starting alongside the “adult” track at New Worlds, the Cities In Space conference was designed to create interaction between those “doing space” today and the young people who dream of making space happen tomorrow. The event features an inclusive approach, engaging students of all types with all types of interests to design their own Cities in Space. With over 2000 students having participated, STEAM Space Education was spun off into its own organization in 2019, while still holding its leadership event parallel to New Worlds.