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Update: Mars Society to Hold 2020 International Teleconvention

6 Apr 2020, 15:21 UTC
Update: Mars Society to Hold 2020 International Teleconvention
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The Mars Society is pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual International Mars Society Convention will be convened Thursday-Sunday, October 15-18, 2020, all over the world via internet!

Through the use of unique technology provided by the TMRO company (Anaheim, CA), it will be possible not only hold debates, panel discussions and presentations, but to allow people from all countries to participate, posing questions and interacting with each other, creating a global teleconvention of a type never before seen.

Commenting on the decision to hold a virtual worldwide forum, Mars Society President Dr. Robert Zubrin said, “A few weeks ago we were set to announce a traditional convention to be held at the excellent facilities offered by the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the coronavirus epidemic intervened, making such as event impossible. But necessity is the mother of invention, so we are going to try something totally new. If it works, it could become a model for how scientific congresses can be conducted worldwide from now on, with much lower cost and much wider participation. So let’s make it work!”

The four-day space conference will be free of charge and bring together prominent scientists, policymakers, entrepreneurs and space ...

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