Professional Development and Public Engagement Events

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The 54th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) will be held as a hybrid conference on March 13–17, 2023. With in-person and 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 2023 conference. For more information, visit 54th LPSC or contact LPI Science Engagement.

Seminar: Optimizing Your LPSC Experience

Tuesday, February 28, 3:00 p.m. CST

Planning to attend LPSC and looking for information on how to prepare? Join the LPI for a virtual, 90-minute program that will explore topics like networking, time management, in-person and online presenting, and more. You’ll hear from planetary science experts and LPSC veterans about how to get the most out of the conference experience. To register, visit LPI Webinar Registration. The recording, slides, and resource document from the 2022 seminar are available.

LPSC Early-Career Presenters Virtual Help Desk

Session 1: Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. CST

Session 2: Thursday, March 2, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. CST

Session 3: Friday, March 3, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. CST

Students, post-doctoral researchers, and early-career scientists preparing to attend LPSC are invited to stop by a virtual Help Desk for assistance in enhancing their oral or poster presentations. Participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback from experienced scientists prior to submitting their files for the conference. To register, visit LPSC Early Career Presenters Help Desk. To volunteer as a reviewer or to request more information, email Andy Shaner.

LPSC Insights: Get Connected, Stay Connected

March 13, 2023 — In person

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 introduced to an experienced LPSC attendee, and the pair will spend time attending sessions and networking together. Spaces are limited. To register, visit 2023 LPSC Insights. To volunteer as a mentor or for more information, email Andy Shaner.

Public Event: Live from LPSC

Thursday, March 16, 6:00 p.m. CDT

The public is invited to tune in for a virtual conversation with planetary scientists who will share some of the latest news, exciting discoveries, and cutting-edge research being presented at LPI’s annual science conference. We hope you’ll join us! Visit LPI Webinar Registration to register.


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].