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Program and Presenter Information


The Low-Cost Science Mission Concepts Exploration workshop will be composed of topical panels, invited talks, contributed oral presentations, and interactive poster sessions. In-person attendance is strongly encouraged to maximize opportunities for creative interactions. Virtual capabilities are also provided to enable remote participation for those unable to attend in person.

Detailed information about the program is available by viewing the program and abstracts. Authors will not receive notification letters. Check the author index to see where presentations have been scheduled. Authors and session chairs should review their names in these products and, if updates are needed, e-mail them to [email protected].

The program times are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). For different time zones, use: Time Zone Converter.

Oral Presentations

All oral presentations will be projected from a central workshop computer. Presenters should email their presentation slides by March 24, as an attachment (in Powerpoint or PDF format), to [email protected]. Please put the phrase "LowCostMars2022 Presentation" in the email's subject line and include the presenting author's name, abstract # (if applicable), and day/time of the presentation in the body of the message.

Onsite updates can be accommodated no later than two hours before an assigned session.

Remote presenters should be logged in to WebEx at the start of the session and be prepared to provide verbal presentation via WebEx audio at the time of their scheduled talk. Detailed instructions for WebEx will be sent to all registered participants.

Poster Presentations

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The workshop program includes live poster sessions on March 29 and 30 for in-person attendees. In-person poster presenters will display a physical poster during the session and are also requested to upload an e-poster to enable offline viewing.

Immediately prior to each poster session, "Lightning Talks" are scheduled in which poster presenters (in-person and remote) will have one minute to present one chart as a brief introduction to their posters. Poster presenters should email their Lightning Talk chart as an attachment (in Powerpoint or PDF format), to [email protected] chart by March 24. Please put the phrase "LowCostMars2022 Lightning Talk" in the email's subject line and include the presenting author's name, abstract # (if applicable), and date of the poster session in the body of the message.

Poster Location The Westin Hotel in the presentation area
Poster Setup Posters can be hung any time before the poster session.
Poster Removal Upon conclusion of the workshop. Posters left behind will be discarded.
Poster Size 44" × 44" (110 cm × 110 cm)
Materials Provided Push pins


All poster presenters are requested to upload an electronic version of their poster(s).

E-poster submission is open.

Deadline to submit e-posters: March 24, 2022

E-Poster Instructions

To submit an e-poster:

  • Log in to the abstract submission page of the meeting portal: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meeting_portal/abstract_submission/.
  • Next to the listing of your Low-Cost Mars 2022 abstract that was assigned to a poster, click on the e-poster link in the action column to go to the e-poster upload page.
    • All e-posters must be submitted in PDF format.
    • The maximum file size allowed is 10.0 MB.
  • Use the browse button to locate the file containing the e-poster on your computer, acknowledge the copyright statement, click the “Submit” button once, and wait for the confirmation screen.
  • You will receive a confirmation email with a direct link to your e-poster.

To revise e-posters (before the deadline only):

  • Return to the abstract submission page of the meeting portal and click on the e-poster link that appears next to the title of the abstract you submitted.
  • Upload the revised version of your e-poster.

To view submitted e-posters:

  • Visit the “View E-Posters” link on the workshop website.
  • Use the abstract search function to find a particular abstract. Abstracts with e-posters will have an additional link in the search result that allows you to view the associated poster.
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).