18th Meeting of the Venus Exploration and Analysis Group (VEXAG)

In light of COVID-19 and NASA directive, the 2020 VEXAG meeting will be conducted virtually. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG) Meeting #18 will be held virtually November 16–17, 2020.

Program Committee

Darby Dyar, Planetary Science Institute, Mount Holyoke College
Noam Izenberg, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory
Megan Andsell, NASA Headquarters
Natasha Johnson, NASA Goddard
Jennifer Jackson, California Institute of Technology
Jim Cutts, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Tommy Thompson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Call for Abstracts

No more than one oral presentation per first author. There will be a limited number of oral presentations (5–10 minutes), all others will have the opportunity for a 1–2 minute “lightning” presentation.

Abstract Deadline — September 1, 2020, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time (GMT -5)

  • No late abstracts will be accepted, regardless of the reason.
  • Abstracts sent by e-mail will not be considered.
  • Abstracts are limited to two pages.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in PDF format.
  • 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 Linda Garcia (281-486-2142), or send an e-mail message to

Unable to Produce PDF Files? Authors who are unable to produce a PDF file may send their source files (must be in Word or PostScript format) to the LPI no later than August 25, 2020. A PDF file will be created and returned to the author, but it is the author’s responsibility to submit the PDF file by the time of the abstract deadline. Source files should be sent to

If you need to revise your abstract (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 two pages) 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.

Registration/Intent to Attend

If you will be attending the virtual meeting, please submit the Meeting Registration Form before November 2, 2020.