LPSC 2022

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The 53rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) will be held as a hybrid conference on March 7–11, 2022. We are very excited about this long-awaited opportunity to gather again in person. Our highest priority for the conference remains the sharing of planetary science knowledge and information in a safe environment for our participants. Based on recent events and extensive community input, we will require proof of full vaccination for all in-person conference attendees. If you are not comfortable attending in person for whatever reason, we invite you to consider virtual participation. More information about specific processes and conference safety measures will be posted on the conference website as it becomes available. Mark your calendars and join us for the 53rd LPSC!

COVID-19 Protocols

LPSC organizers are actively monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as guidance for large gatherings and travel. All participants are encouraged to remain informed about safety precautions for gatherings and travel as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All in-person attendees must provide proof of full vaccination to attend LPSC. For more information about the precautions and protocols implemented by The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, visit their website.

COVID-19 Protocols

To receive more information about LPSC, submit an Indication of Interest.

Important Dates

January 11, 2022 Deadline for abstract submission
January 12, 2022 Deadline for Dwornik Award applications
Deadline for Career Development Award applications
February 3, 2022 Program and abstracts available on this website
March 7–11, 2022 53rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

About LPSC

About LPSC

Since its beginning in 1970, when it was called the Apollo 11 Lunar Science Conference, the conference has been a significant focal point for lunar and planetary science research. Over the years, it has grown tremendously, with over 2,000 planetary scientists and students who present their findings that provide new insights and a better understanding of the solar system.

LPSC features oral and poster presentations organized by topical symposia and problem-oriented sessions based on abstracts. Over 2,000 abstracts are submitted from a global scientific community. These abstracts are peer-reviewed, and selections for presentation are based on the overall relevance to the conference and the quality of the science. Special sessions and other events are scheduled throughout the week of the conference.


LPSC is a joint effort between the Lunar and Planetary Institute and NASA.

Conference Co-Chairs

Lisa Gaddis

Lisa Gaddis
Director, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Eileen Stansbery

Eileen Stansbery
ARES Division Chief, NASA Johnson Space Center

Program Committee Chairs

Walter Kiefer

Walter Kiefer
Associate Director, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Justin Filiberto

Justin Filiberto
ARES Branch Chief, NASA Johnson Space Center

Meeting Coordination

Mayra De Leon - Meeting Planner

Mayra De Leon
Meeting Coordinator, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Ingrid Dudley - Meeting Planner

Ingrid Dudley
Meeting Coordinator, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Linda Garcia - Registration and Abstracts

Linda Garcia
Registrar/Abstract Coordinator, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Debbie Mitchelly - Meeting Planner

Debbie Mitchell
Meeting Coordinator, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Code of Conduct

The LPI is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for participants regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, religion, or other protected status. While attending the meeting or any related ancillary or social events, participants should not engage in harassment in any form. All participants are expected to behave according to professional standards and in accordance with their employers’ policies on appropriate workplace behavior.

To report issues or concerns, contact LPI management at USRA-LPI Meetings Code of Conduct.

Intellectual Property and Use of Information

Protection of intellectual property is a responsibility of the individual presenter, and presenters are cautioned not to present information (e.g., figures, text, speech) that is not clearly marked with name, affiliation, date and preferred standard of public usage. Presenters may choose to mark information with labels such as “proprietary,” “no photo,” “do not distribute,” “confidential,” or some other language indicating a usage restriction. Some guidelines and information, including possible digital watermarking or explicit proprietary content labeling of figures and text, can be found in the publication linked below.

For attendees of meetings hosted by USRA/LPI, photographs or screen shots of copyrighted slides and text, as well as text or images that are labeled as confidential and/or proprietary or in any way indicate restricted usage, are expressly prohibited. Information presented may be used solely for personal, informational, educational, or non-commercial purposes, and no work may be copied or reproduced without express permission of the author. Information may not be modified or altered in any way. Removal of any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in information presented also is prohibited.

National Research Council. 2000. The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/9601.