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Meeting Format

The 2020 Annual LEAG Meeting will be held virtually due to COVID-19 and will be composed of invited and submitted talks, panels, breakout poster sessions, and extensive discussion. The meeting will follow the main theme: The value of a sustained human presence on the surface of the Moon. The meeting will consist of three half-day (4 to 4.5 hours) virtual meetings.

Day 1 will focus on updates from NASA mission directorates, including the Science Mission Directorate’s Lunar Discovery and Exploration Program, the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, and Space Technology Mission Directorate Project Artemis plans, followed by community discussion time. The day will conclude with lightning talks of submitted posters and a virtual poster session.

Day 2 will focus on updates from the Decadal Survey, international partners and collaboration, and findings from the first two Lunar Surface Science Workshop meetings. The day will conclude with lightning talks of submitted posters and a virtual poster session.

Day 3 will focus on the science that can be achieved at the lunar south pole from the Artemis Base Camp and will consist of invited and submitted talks that highlight the value of the Artemis Base Camp followed by an extensive community discussion. The day will conclude with lightning talks of submitted posters and a virtual poster session.

Note: All electronic submission forms are part of the 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).