Professional Development and Public Engagement Events at the 53rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

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The 53rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) will be a hybrid conference on March 7–11, 2022. With in-person and global virtual participation, attendees will have the opportunity to share their research and network with colleagues. Engagement opportunities for scientists, students, and the public will take place during the 2022 conference. For more information, visit or contact [email protected].

LPSC Early-Career Presenters Help Desk

February 2022

Students, postdoctoral fellows, and other early-career scientists are invited to stop by a virtual Help Desk for assistance in planning their oral or poster presentations. Participants will receive feedback on presentation content before the submission deadline. Registration and details will be posted in January 2022. To volunteer as a reviewer or to request more information, please email [email protected].

LPSC Early-Career Networking Event

Sunday, March 6, 2022, Time TBD

This new event is an opportunity for students and other early-career scientists to meet with planetary scientists, learn about career paths, and develop personal connections. This event will support both in-person and virtual attendees. Details for this event will be announced in January 2022.

LPSC Insights:  Get Connected, Stay Connected

Monday, March 7, 2022, Time TBD

Are you a student attending LPSC for the first time? Are you unsure how to navigate the conference? Are you nervous about networking? This mentoring program is for you! First-time student attendees who register for this program will be paired with a mentor. Registration is required and will open in January 2022. If you are an experienced LPSC attendee and would like to mentor a first-time attendee, please email [email protected].

Public Event:  Live from LPSC

Thursday, March 10, 2022, Time TBD

The public is invited to hear from planetary scientists in this webinar event about the latest research and discussions occurring during this annual conference. More details will be available in February 2022.

LPSC Daily Wrap-Up:  LPSC Networking Events

March 7–10, 2022, Time TBD

Conference attendees and the public are invited to join this daily evening discussion of conference presentations. Conference attendees can join in person or online; the public is welcome to join online. More details will be available in February 2022.





Spotlight on Education highlights events and programs that provide opportunities for planetary scientists to become involved in education and public engagement. If you know of space science educational programs or events that should be included, please contact the Lunar and Planetary Institute's Education Department at [email protected].