The full program is now posted online. Please note that scientific sessions will include Friday afternoon and that there will be a workshop on Saturday. Please plan your travel accordingly.

Instructions for presenters are now available. All online talks will be prerecorded before the meeting by our broadcasting provider in the next weeks. In-person participants will also have the option to upload their e-poster. We will hold an online poster session on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 (the week before the main meeting) starting 8:30 AM Chicago time (CDT). This session will provide an opportunity for Q&A discussions for each poster. Please consult the instructions here.


MetSoc Check-in

Sunday, August 15, 2021: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Monday, August 16, 2021: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday, August 17, 2021: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Scientific Sessions

August 16-20, 2021

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: mornings and afternoons. 

The full program and author index is now available:

All in-person talks will be broadcast live to all online viewers. The prerecorded talks will be played back in the session after the in-person talks. At the end of each session there is a live Q&A session for in-person and online participants. All talks (in-person and prerecorded) will be available after the session for viewing for a year after the meeting. This will enable participants to view all talks. 

Poster Sessions

Wednesday, August 11, 8:30 AM Chicago time: virtual poster session.

Tuesday, August 17 and Thursday 19, 2021: evenings.

Barringer Lecture: Prof. Leslie Rogers, The University of Chicago: Glimpsing the Exoplanet Composition Distribution

Monday, August 16, 2021, 6:00 PM

Townhall: OSIRIS-REx Sample Analysis

Monday, August 16, 2021, lunch hour

Townhall: Status of the Mars Sample Return Campaign

Tuesday, August 17, 2021, lunch hour

Meteoritical Society Award Ceremony 2020 and 2021:

Wednesday morning, August 18, 2021

Meteoritical Society Business meeting:

Thursday, August 19, 2021, lunch hour

Workshop on "Meteorite Ownership and Legal Issues"

Saturday morning, August 21, 2021, ~8:30-12:00 (more info)

Social events:

  • Banquet, Field Museum of Natural History, Stanley Field Hall, Wednesday, August 18, 2021, evening.

  • Guided visits to the Field Museum's meteorite and fossil collections, Wednesday, August 18, 2021, afternoon. Sign-up before August 9, 2021 required.

  • Coffee/tea/water, snacks in breaks during sessions