ICEUM10/LEAG/SRR Cape Canaveral 2008
30 Jul 2008
10th ILEWG Conference on Exploration and Utilisation of the Moon
October 28-31, 2008
SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT - JULY 2008
Meeting location and date
The annual meetings of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG), International Lunar Conference 2008, the ICEUM ILEWG Conference on Exploration and Utilization of the Moon, and the Space Resources Roundtable (SRR X) will be combined and held October 28-31, 2008, at the Radisson Resort at the Port, in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Conference Website: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/leagilewg2008/
Purpose and scope
The renewed focus on the Moon and the ambitious vision for the next era of lunar exploration requires careful integration of scientific, engineering, international, and commercial interests to facilitate a sustainable program. This joint meeting brings these interests together to address key questions regarding roles of the various stakeholders in establishing sustainable lunar exploration that will ultimately lead to humans learning to live and work off planet. The joint conference will also build upon the topics from previous ILEWG/ICEUM conferences discussing new results and worldwide lunar activities. The meeting report and the ILEWG declaration will capture the presentations and ensuing discussions.
The meeting will consist of plenary and concurrent technical sessions. Morning and afternoon sessions will begin in plenary then move to concurrent sessions comprised of both invited and contributed talks. Each session will focus on questions pertinent to lunar exploration and will address the three themes of this joint meeting: Sustainable Moon, International Moon, and Productive Moon. Poster sessions reflecting these themes will be held on the evenings of October 29 and 30, 2008.
Call for abstracts
Researchers in scientific and engineering disciplines, entrepreneurs, and commercial companies appropriate to the purpose and scope of this meeting are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation.
All abstracts, whether invited or contributed, must be submitted electronically to the Lunar and Planetary Institute via the electronic submission form by 5:00 p.m. CDT (Central Daylight Time (USA) = UTC-5 hours) on Thursday, July 31, 2008.
The submission form is available on the conference website (see related links on right-hand side of this page)
Abstracts will be limited to one page, including graphics, tables, and references. Templates and detailed instructions for formatting and submitting your abstract are available from the conference website.
* NOTE * It is in your best interest to submit early to allow for possible technical problems or delays in transmission. Please do not wait until the last minute to access the system; access to the web form will terminate at 5:00 p.m. CDT (10:00 p.m. UTC), Thursday, July 31, 2008.
The program and abstracts will be available in electronic format and accessible via the meeting website by September 18, 2008. These files will be in PDF format. Author notifications will not be sent. Authors should check the online program to find out where their abstract has been scheduled.
Abstract Deadline: July 31, 2008, 5:00 p.m. CDT
Registration is possible through the conference website.
A fee of $350.00 for professionals and $275.00 for students will be assessed each participant to cover workshop services including a welcome reception, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, poster session receptions Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and a program and abstract volume. You must preregister and prepay by September 30, 2008, to avoid a $50.00 late fee.
Please return the downloadable registration form with your payment or use the electronic registration form if paying by credit card. Foreign participants who state on the registration form that they have difficulty with currency exchanges may pay in cash at the meeting (and avoid a $50.00 late fee) if they submit the form by September 30. Cancellations with requests for refunds will be accepted through October 13. A $25.00 processing fee will be charged on all cancellations.