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Tenth International Conference on Mars

Optional Events

Several optional events are available for conference attendees. Additional informal events organized by conference attendees can be advertised on the Announcements board, located near the registration table.


The 10th International Conference on Mars is being sponsored by NASA through the Mars Exploration Program. Due to NASA policy; however, we are unable to use NASA funds to provide refreshments for conference attendees. We have worked to arrange for fresh coffee, tea, and cold water throughout the day for conference-goers; however, we must ask attendees to pay for refreshments during the week if they wish to partake. A modest fee will provide you with liquid refreshments throughout the week. Note that water fountains are otherwise available at the conference venue for no charge.

Refreshment fee per person: $15.75

Accepted form of payment: credit card only

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July 23, Evening, Gene Reflecting Pool ($36.75 fee)
Conference Social Event

After the conference day ends, we are planning an evening social event at the Gene Reflecting Pool featuring dinner, drinks, and jazz entertainment. The Mars party will include multiple local LA food trucks (tacos, Korean BBQ, vegetarian, and more), beer, wine, sparkling waters, and other non-alcoholic beverages. All participants are invited to join in the festivities!

Fee per person: $36.75

Accepted form of payment: credit card only

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July 24, 7:00 p.m. PDT, Beckman Auditorium (no charge)
Public Talk: Journeys at Mars: Discoveries and Future Exploration

A public 90-minute panel discussion covering 30 years of continuous Mars exploration from those involved in its past, present, and future. The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. PDT in the Beckman Auditorium. It will be preceded by an hour-long celebration of Mars through visual displays, 3-D models, and multimedia presentations for the public and conference attendees.

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).