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Venus Surface and Atmosphere Conference

January 30–February 1, 2023
Boulder, Colorado

Conference Location and Dates

The Venus Surface and Atmosphere Conference scheduled for January 30–February 1, 2023, has been moved from Boulder, Colorado, to the Lunar Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas. Changing the conference location enables a substantial reduction in meeting costs, which is passed on to attendees as lower registration fees. The conference format will remain as hybrid, with in-person and virtual attendance opportunities.

Purpose and Scope

The LPI's Venus Science Initiative aims to consolidate our understanding of Venus, explore new hypotheses, and encourage innovative ways to exploit measurements from the upcoming armada of spacecraft that will target Venus in the next decade.

The focus of the Venus Surface and Atmosphere Conference, the second in the LPI's Venus Science Initiative, is the state of Venus' current climate due to processes occurring in the atmosphere and the surface at all altitudes from approximately 120 km above the surface, including processes occurring in the surface-atmosphere boundary. The conference topics include volcanism, tectonism, surface weathering, surface mineralogy, atmospheric dynamics, composition and structure, and cloud microphysics. Presentations providing updates on future missions and instrument concepts (selected and pre-proposed) and modeling activity that will advance our understanding of the conference themes are welcomed and encouraged. The conference will provide a forum for scientific anticipation of coming spacecraft data.

The Venus Surface and Atmosphere Conference will focus on the following topics:

  • Tectonism
  • Volcanism
  • Weathering
  • Mineralogy
  • Composition and Structure
  • Dynamics
  • Microphysics
  • Mission Concepts

Code of Conduct

USRA/LPI is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, religion, or other protected status. We do not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. USRA/LPI expects that all participants will abide by this Code of Conduct, creating an environment free from harassment, discrimination, disruption, incivility, or violence of any kind. We expect participants to exercise consideration and respect in their speech and actions and refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior. Report issues, concerns, or violations of this Code of Conduct directly to USRA/LPI management at USRA-LPI Meetings Code of Conduct. The full USRA/LPI Code of Conduct can be found here.

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