Lunar and Planetary Institute






Sponsors

Conveners

Organizing Committee

KEY POINTS:

When: September 14–16, 2010
Where: Washington, DC

KEY POINTS:

Deadine for reduced registration fee:
August 20

KEY POINTS:

Deadline for Holiday Inn Capitol group rate:
August 14

When and Where

The 2010 Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group will be held September 14–16, 2010, at the Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street, SW, Washington DC. The hotel is conveniently located near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro (6th and Maryland Street exits) and within a short walking distance to NASA Headquarters.

Purpose and Scope

The focus of the meeting will be using the Moon as a target for solar system exploration, science, commerce, education, and technology development.

Workshop Format

The three-day meeting will promote community discussion and provide input to the questions to be addressed.  As in previous years the meeting sessions will be populated through a combination of invited and contributed talks, and will be a blend of science, exploration, resources, and commercial activities.

Questions that will be addressed include

The program is now available. Authors should check the author index to see when their presentation has been scheduled.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS —
Oral presentations are scheduled to allow 15, 20, 25, or 30 minutes for speaking. Presenters of contributed talks will be notified by e-mail and should also check the program to see how much time their talk has been allotted. All electronic presentations must follow workshop guidelines as detailed in the instructions for electronic presentations.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS —
Two dedicated poster sessions are scheduled on the evenings of September 14 and 15. Authors must be present to discuss their posters. Posters will remain on display throughout the workshop. Each poster display space is 44" × 44". Posters should be designed to attach to the panel with push pins, which will be provided.

Workshop Product

The product of this meeting will be a summary report as a record of community input that will be available on the LEAG website and will be sent to the requisite NASA mission directorates.  This input will be incorporated into the Lunar Exploration Roadmap and presented in a white paper to NASA and the broader community.

Registration

Through August 20 $200.00 Professional / $100.00 Student
August 21 – September 1 $225.00 Professional / $125.00 Student
After September 1 Onsite Registration Only
$250.00 Professional / $150.00 Student

Credit card registrations: Participants registering by credit card must use the secure electronic registration form.

Other methods of payment: Those registering using any other method of payment (check, money order, or traveler’s check) must use the downloadable registration form.

Cancellations: A $25.00 cancellation fee will be charged on all cancellations received before September 1, 2010. No refunds will be given after September 1.

Accommodations

A limited guest room block has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Capitol at the government rate of $229.00 plus Washington DC sales tax (currently 14.5%).  All reservations require a THREE-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY and must be guaranteed with a first-night room deposit with a major credit card.

All guest rooms have complimentary high-speed Internet access.

Cut-off Date:  Reservations must be made on or before AUGUST 14, 2010. Reservations made after this date will be subject to availability and prevailing rates.

Reservations:
By phone:  Call 1-800-HOLIDAY. Use Group Block Code 2010 Annual LEAG Meeting when making reservation.
Online:  To make an online reservation, access the group reservation page.
Note:  You must first enter the dates of the event (Check In Date:  September 13, 2010; Check Out Date:  September 16, 2010). Any other dates entered will disclose a “not available” message. After you enter those dates, click on the “Check Availability” button and the page on which you can make your reservations should appear.

Check-in/check-out:  Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 noon.  The hotel will make every effort to accommodate requests for early check-in or late check-out; however, it cannot guarantee its ability to so.

Cancellation Policy:  Individual cancellations must be made via phone (1-800-HOLIDAY) 72 hours prior to date of arrival to avoid a penalty of one-night’s room plus tax, to be charged to credit card provided. A cancellation number will be provided to confirm the cancellation.

Transportation

The Holiday Inn Capitol is located less than five miles from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Attendees flying into National Airport may take the Metro to the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station, located one block from the hotel.

Attendees who plan to fly into Dulles International Airport and rent a car should follow these directions:

Take I-95 North to I-395 North Washington DC. Follow I-395 North to U.S. Route 1 North (left two lanes on the bridge over the Potomac).  Follow U.S.-1 North to the second traffic light after the bridge.  Turn right onto Independence Avenue SW to 6th Street SW.  Turn right onto 6th Street SW to C Street SW, then turn left onto C Street SW.  The hotel is on the corner of 6th and C Street SW, with the main entrance on C Street SW.
Overnight parking at the hotel is $30.00 per night, plus 12% tax.

Contact Information

For more information about the scientific program, contact

Charles Shearer
University of New Mexico
Phone:  505-277-9159
E-mail:  cshearer@unm.edu

Clive R. Neal
University of Notre Dame
Phone:  574-631-8328
E-mail:  neal.1@nd.edu

For more information about logistics, contact

Elizabeth Wagganer
USRA–Lunar and Planetary Institute
Phone:  281-486-2164
Fax:  281-486-2125
E-mail:  ewagganer@hou.usra.edu

For more information about registration, contact

Linda Tanner
USRA–Lunar and Planetary Institute
Phone:  281-486-2142
Fax:  281-486-2125
E-mail:  ltanner@hou.usra.edu

Schedule

August 14, 2010 Deadline for hotel reservations at group rate
   
August 20, 2010 Deadline for registration at reduced rate
   
September 14–16, 2010 2010 Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, Washington DC

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