October 7, 2015
Last day to apply to register

October 9, 2015
Last day to book hotels at the group rate


First Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars

Program and Presenter Information

Meeting Agenda

NOTE: Due to late program changes, times posted are approximate.

Detailed information about the agenda is available by viewing the program and abstracts. Authors will not receive notification letters, so they should check the author index to see where their presentation has been scheduled.

Oral Presentations —
A PC laptop and LCD projector will be available for presentation of oral presentations during the scientific sessions. In order to facilitate a smooth transition between speakers, it is preferred that all presentations be preloaded and tested in advance. To aid the preloading process, create a folder on your flash drive called “MARS LANDING 2015” and place your PowerPoint presentation in that folder.

Please include your last name in the naming of your presentation file. 

PC Hardware: PC Software:
Lenovo ThinkPad Z40
Core i7 4510Mu / 2.60 GHz
Operating System:  Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
Memory:  8 GB RAM Microsoft Office 2010 (including PowerPoint 2010)
Video:  1024 x 768 resolution Internet Explorer 10, Windows Media Player 12, QuickTime 7, Adobe Acrobat Reader X, FireFox 64

A technician will be in the room to assist with loading and testing of presentations per the schedule below:

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday:
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
5:15 – 5:45 p.m.

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Presenters are requested to use the workshop template available here. Additional presentation information can also be found in the supplemental paper provided.

Poster Presentations —
All posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference.

Poster Setup: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 27 
Poster Removal: 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 30
Poster Size: 44" × 44" (110 cm × 110 cm)
Materials Provided: Pushpins



Any posters left after noon on Friday, October 30, will be discarded.