THANK YOU to the following organizations for their support of the Visions 2050 Workshop.





February 28-March 1, 2017
Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop

Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop


Abstract Deadline Extended — Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Standard Time

Authors are encouraged to start the submission process early so the USRA staff will have time to provide assistance in the event of technical problems. For technical assistance, contact Debbie Saffeels (281-486-2106), or send an e-mail message to

Unable to Produce PDF Files?  Authors who are unable to produce a PDF file may send their source files (must be in Word or PostScript format) to USRA no later than December 1, 2016. A PDF file will be created and returned to the author, but it is the author’s responsibility to submit that PDF file by the time of the abstract deadline. Source files should be sent to


If you discover an error and need to replace your abstract file, or correct the information submitted on the form, return to the abstract submission portion of the meeting portal and click on the “Update” link that appears next to the title of the abstract you submitted.

Preparation and Submission of Abstracts

Step 1:  Download the appropriate template

Step 2:  Write the abstract (no more than two pages) using the format shown in the template

Step 3:  Create a PDF file (no larger than 3 MB)

Step 4:  Fill out the electronic abstract submission form and upload the abstract file.  Note: On the abstract submission form, you will be required to provide a statement regarding what is most compelling about your presentation and participation at this workshop.


Note: All electronic submission forms are part of the USRA Meeting Portal, which requires users to set up a personal profile to access our electronic forms (setting up a profile is quick and easy, requiring only a few minutes of your time).