As for space prizes, the schedule includes a talk on Thursday by X PRIZE Foundation President Peter Diamandis. It also includes a whole track on the Mars Society University Mars Rover Challenge (linked as long as the challenge exists on the right under Student Space Prizes).
Details taken from the schedule:
2:00 p.m. –Peter Diamandis, President of the X-Prize Foundation
Track 5 – The University Mars Rover Challenge - Grand Horizon B-D
3:00-3:30 K. Sloan - The University Rover Challenge: 2007 Review & 2008 Preview3:30-4:00 The University Rover Challenge: Experiences of the University of Nevada, Reno
4:00-4:30 Experience of BYU team at the 2007 University Rover Challenge
4:30-5:00 UCLA 2007 University Rover Challenge Team