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Program and Presenter Information

The conference program consists of invited and contributed talks, panel discussions, and poster presentations. The program is supplemented by a special presentation on the local geology, a public lecture on Mars Polar Science, mid- and post-conference field trips, and social events that will be held throughout the conference.

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

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Program Overview

January 12 CADIC*, Bernardo Houssay 200, V9410 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
6:00 p.m. Special Presentation:  Glaciers and Glacial Landforms of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego — Dr. Jorge Rabassa (CADIC)
7:00 p.m. Icebreaker/Welcome Reception and Sign-In
January 13 Welcome
Oral Sessions
January 14 Oral Presentations
Evening Poster Session
January 15 Mid-Conference Field Trips
January 16 Oral Presentations
Public Talk (in Spanish):  El Hielo de Marte: La Glaciología Marciana visita Ushuaia — Patricio Becerra
January 17 Oral Presentations
Panel Discussions of Future Endeavors
Discussion of Priorities
Wrap-Up Discussion
Farewell Conference Dinner (not included in conference fee)
January 18–22 Optional Post-Conference Field Trip

*Centro Austral de Investigaciones Cientificas (CADIC) is a landmark in Ushuaia.


Oral Presentations

Contributed oral presentations are scheduled for 12 minutes per talk with an additional 3 minutes allotted for discussion. Extended presentations are for 25 minutes with 5 minutes of discussion. Discussion periods of 30 minutes are scheduled to end morning and afternoon before breaking for lunch or the end of day.

A PC laptop, LCD projector, and speaker remote will be available for presentations during the oral sessions. An HDMI cable will be available for presenters who need to connect their own laptops. In order to facilitate a smooth transition between speakers, all presentations will be preloaded and tested in advance. To aid the preloading process, create a folder on your flash drive called “marspolar2020” and place your PowerPoint presentation in that folder. Please include your last name in the presentation file name. An IT technician will be available each morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and each afternoon from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. to assist in loading your talk.

Regardless of the number of talks you have given, speakers are encouraged to read the excellent blog written by Emily Lakdawalla:  Speak Your Science:  How to Give a Better Conference Talk.

Poster Presentations

Location Foyer of Sala Niní Marshall
Set-Up January 13, 12:00 p.m. until January 14, 5:00 p.m.
Poster Session January 14, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Removal January 17, 5:00 p.m.
Poster Size 122 cm wide × 122 cm tall (approximately A0 size and approximately 48" wide × 48" tall)
Materials Provided Push pins

How to design an effective scientific poster
by Paul Byrne is an excellent resource for poster presenters. 

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