Hi Caleb -- I wrote about Speed2Design in an earlier blog -- I think you are going to have an amazing time -- I so wish I was going with you -- make sure to take lots of pictures (assuming you are allowed to do so) -- and HAVE FUN!!!
Up to 60 countries involved in some way, that truly is international cooperation. At the same time, the long-awaited and very important step is that of commercial space systems, which are apparently starting to appear as is the case with SpaceX. That may be the best way to break from reliance on the multiple space agencies from multpile countries which, while a great sign of international cooperation, must be cumbersome in some ways.