AUGUST 15-21, 2021



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UPDATE June 7, 2021:

You are cordially invited to Chicago to attend the 84th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society on August 15–21, 2021. We are planning for an in-person meeting and are excited to host those willing to travel. Travel awards will be available. Online attendance and participation will be possible for those who cannot travel to Chicago including talks and posters.

The meeting will be an excellent opportunity to present and discuss your research and learn about the state-of-the-art advancements in our fields. We encourage you to register today. We look forward to welcoming you to Chicago this summer!

Important Dates


May 7, 2021                 Indication of interest deadline

June 3, 2021                Abstract deadline

June 4, 2021                Travel award deadline

                                                       (Late travel award applications, submitted after June 4th,

                                                       will be accepted and evaluated from eligible applicants on a continuous basis.)

June 15, 2021              Early registration deadline at a reduced rate

July 2, 2021                 Program posted online

August 15–21, 2021    84th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society in Chicago

Take advantage of the early registration fees. A full refund will be provided until July 30, 2021 if you cannot travel.

A block of rooms at a preferred negotiated rate has been reserved at the Hilton Chicago. A link for room reservations and information on alternate accommodations will be provided in shortly on this website. 


The meeting venue is the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, located downtown with views overlooking Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and the Museum Campus. The venue is within walking distance of many major attractions. Chicago is a top tourist destination in the U.S., as it is a world-class, cosmopolitan city with two frequently served international airports.


COVID-19 precautions for an in-person meeting:  The event organizers and venue staff will make every possible effort to minimize the risk of attendee exposure to COVID-19. The hotel has implemented industry-leading cleaning procedures to reduce the risk of exposure. Chicago has reopened cautiously and has implemented comprehensive guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The organizers and the hotel will provide the safest and most enjoyable meeting possible. More information about COVID-19 precautions and other information will be posted on the meeting website in May. 

The MetSoc 2021 meeting is being organized by the Field Museum of Natural History, the University of Chicago and the Lunar and Planetary Institute. Chicago is the birthplace of The Meteoritical Society, which was founded at the Field Museum in 1933 as the Society for Research on Meteorites. Chicago has a long history of pioneering work in meteoritics, cosmochemistry, and planetary science. Local Chicago organizers and several international colleagues serve on the program committee.  


We look forward to resuming this annual event and the stimulating interactions that The Meteoritical Society enables.