Why is the conference offered in a hybrid format rather than fully virtual or fully in person?
We realize that many people will be unable to travel to The Woodlands, TX, due to travel restrictions, financial considerations, or safety concerns. We also recognize that the social and professional interactions at an in-person conference cannot be replicated in a virtual format. Therefore, we are excited to announce that the 53rd LPSC will be delivered in a hybrid format, which will allow the widest possible participation. Whether you join us online or in person, we can’t wait to see you!

What does it mean that LPSC 2022 is a hybrid conference?
The 53rd LPSC is being planned as a hybrid conference, with attendees having the option of registering to attend in-person in The Woodlands, TX or virtually. All registered attendees (in-person and virtual) will have access to streamed in-person content and on-demand oral sessions, iPosters, press conferences, and plenary sessions.

Both in-person and virtual registration include access to on-demand content on the virtual platform until April 11, 2022.

Do virtual attendees need to download or install any software to participate in the conference?
No, attendees just need a standard web browser and a stable internet connection to access the virtual conference website.

In what time zone is the 53rd LPSC?
All times are listed in U.S. Central Standard Time (CST). For time zone conversion, visit Worldtimebuddy.com.

What COVID-19 protocols will be in place for in-person attendees at the 53rd LPSC?
Our highest priority remains the health and safety of everyone attending the conference. We are closely monitoring news and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local health agencies regarding travel and large events. Please visit LPSC COVID-19 Protocols to learn more.

Do I need to register to attend the 53rd LPSC?
Yes, whether you plan to attend in person or virtually, all attendees are required to register for the 53rd LPSC.

Where can I find information on hotel accommodations?
Hotel accommodations for the 53rd LPSC can be found here.

Will there be food available for purchase nearby or in the convention center?
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center has a restaurant onsite and a Starbucks with grab-and-go items. There are also restaurants just outside the convention center doors. You can learn more here.

Will there be networking opportunities for attendees?
We are planning for virtual and in-person networking opportunities. The LPI will be conducting activities for planetary scientists, students and early-career scientists, and the public. First-time attendees should check out the Education Events here. Other networking activities will be announced as we get closer to the conference dates.

When will the full conference program be available?
The full conference program will be released on February 3, 2022. To be added to the mailing list to receive program information, submit an Indication of Interest form by January 11, 2022.

What will the schedule for 53rd LPSC look like?
A schedule overview can be found here. The comprehensive conference schedule will be available online by February 3, 2022.

What special sessions will be presented during the 53rd LPSC?
The 53rd LPSC special sessions are listed on the Special Sessions page of the conference website.