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Volunteer or Attend Escape Velocity 2018

Support a Unique Non-Profit Over Memorial Day Weekend


Escape Velocity partners with NASA to create a 3-day convention that combines real science with pop culture to engage and inspire learners of all ages.  This event also includes hands-on STEAM activities for kids. Last year, over 4,000 people came to the event! This year, the weekend includes over 100 speaker panels, tech and arts workshops, a film festival, museum gallery, cosplay, and a full size Millennium Falcon cockpit from Star Wars!


Escape Velocity will be held at the Gaylord Convention Center in Oxon Hill MD from May 25 to May 27. We have two great opportunities to get involved this year!


  • VOLUNTEER: Escape Velocity is 100% volunteer run! Choose a shift (or multiple shifts!) that work for your schedule. Simply fill out the volunteer form to indicate your availability: Volunteers must be 18 or older. All volunteers will receive a free weekend pass to enjoy the event when not on duty. This will be a joint community service activity with the Harvard Club of Washington!
  • ATTEND: Can't volunteer, but still want to attend? Get a day pass, or a weekend pass, and meet us for some excellent speaker panels, evening events, and family-friendly kids activities! ANHW Members can purchase discounted tickets with the code 'HARVARD20' at Feel free to bring family and friends! Kids 10 and under are free.

ANHW will have the following meet ups over the event:

  • Saturday, 11AM: Literature Panel Discussion: 

    Female Embodiment in the Post-Apocalyptic Survival Narrative

  • Saturday, 2PM:

    The 50th Anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey,

    Lecture, Film Screening, Book Signing, and Gallery Tour

  • Sunday 12pm to 3pm: 

    Families Meet Up in the Exhibit Hall Kids Zone (kids of all ages are welcome!)

Escape Velocity is a local, 100% volunteer-run nonprofit organization. 


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