Program and abstracts for DPS/EPSC 2011 now online
The program and abstracts for the next big space meeting have now been posted, and there's a lot of great stuff to look forward to. The meeting is jointly hosted by two organizations, the European Planetary Science Congress and the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, and I'll be referring to it as "DPS" because that's just too many words to write out every time. It'll take place in Nantes, France from October 2 to 7 and thanks to the wonderful DPS Prize Committee I'm going to be attending all week!
I found the block program a bit difficult to decipher, so I reorganized and reassembled it into the schedule below that I hope will be helpful to others as well. Every time I go to a meeting I have the same problem: because I'm interested in all the planets and other stuff in the solar system, there are always conflicts where I want to be sitting in more than one session at the same time. But for this meeting the problem will be worse than usual; at times there will be as many as eight oral sessions going on at the same time! I've never heard of a DPS meeting with that many concurrent sessions. I hope all the rooms are close to each other. I'll have to wear sneakers so I can dash between them. And session chairs had better keep people to their scheduled times or I'll be really annoyed.