Upcoming Meetings

2021 Fall Meeting of OPAG

August 30–September 1, 2021


General Information
The next Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) meeting will be delivered virtually on August 30–September 1, 2021.

OPAG is NASA's community-based forum designed to provide science input for planning and prioritizing outer planet exploration activities for the next several decades. The focus of this meeting will be on aspects of the Decadal Survey that are relevant to OPAG. Decadal status reports, mission reports, and other presentations on items of interest to OPAG will be given. A virtual poster session will also be part of this meeting.

Call for Poster Abstracts

Posters are encouraged on topics relevant to outer planets, including (but not limited to) science, instruments, mission concepts, and technology. Accepted poster authors will upload an e-poster and give a virtual presentation in Gather.town on the evening of August 31, 2021. Poster author(s) should ensure that they are available to present during this time. Posters and abstracts will be archived on the OPAG website.

Abstract Deadline — August 2, 2021, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time (GMT -5)

  • No late poster abstracts will be accepted.
  • Abstracts sent by e-mail will not be considered.
  • Abstracts are limited to one page.
  • All abstracts must be submitted as PDF files.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in U.S. letter size format (8.5” × 11”) and include a one-inch margin on all four sides; A4 submissions will be rejected by the system.
  • Abstract file sizes must be no larger than 3 MB; larger files will be automatically rejected by the system.
  • If not using the template provided, leave a one-inch margin on all four sides of your document.

Authors are encouraged to start the submission process early so the LPI staff will have time to provide assistance in the event of technical problems. For technical assistance, contact Debbie Mitchell (281-486-2106) or send an e-mail to publish@hou.usra.edu.

Abstract Updates (prior to the deadline only): If you discover an error and need to replace your abstract file or correct the information submitted on the form, return to the abstract submission portion of the meeting portal and click on the “Update” link that appears next to the title of the abstract you submitted.

Preparation and Submission of Abstracts

Step 1: Download the appropriate template.
Step 2: Write the abstract (no more than one page) using the format shown in the template.
Step 3: Create a PDF file (no larger than 3 MB).
Step 4: Fill out the electronic abstract submission form and upload the abstract file.

If you plan to attend the virtual meeting, submit the Meeting Registration Form no later than August 25, 2021.

Registered participants will receive an e-mail from Houston Meeting Info prior to the meeting with virtual connection information.

For further information regarding the scientific content:

Jeff Moore
E-mail: jeff.moore.mail@gmail.com

Linda Spilker
E-mail: linda.j.spilker@jpl.nasa.gov

For further information regarding registration and virtual delivery:

Debbie Mitchell
Meeting and Publication Services
USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute
Phone: 281-486-2106
E-mail: dmitchell@hou.usra.edu

Code of Conduct

The LPI is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for participants regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, religion, or other protected status. While attending the meeting or any related ancillary or social events, participants should not engage in harassment in any form. All participants are expected to behave according to professional standards and in accordance with their employers’ policies on appropriate workplace behavior.

To report issues or concerns, contact LPI management at USRA-LPI Meetings Code of Conduct.