Registration Form —
The registration form for LPSC opens today. You will notice that the registration fee has increased this year to $290 for early professional registration and $190 for early student registration. Unfortunately, the current fiscal restrictions passed down to us by NASA Headquarters have caused this increase to become necessary. Such an increase was needed for us to maintain the meeting format with which our community is so familiar. We regret the financial burden this may place on attendees, particularly students, but have worked diligently to minimize the impact. It is our intention to maintain this fee structure going forward, and hope that only minimal increases will be required in the next few years.
Overflow Hotels —
We have been working with the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau to obtain room blocks at some of the other hotels in The Woodlands area. These additional room blocks should open in the next few days.
Program and Abstracts —
The LPSC Program Committee met this week, and finalized the session assignments. While the number of submissions (1934) was down slightly from last year, we received an oustanding collection of abstracts, and the committee has done a great job of putting together many compelling scientific sessions. The program and abstracts are scheduled to be posted online on January 30.