See the week at a glance. The full program and the program booklet is posted online. Please note that scientific sessions will include Friday afternoon and that there will be a workshop on Saturday. All talks were recorded and are available to registered participants. An e-mail from LPI on behalf of the organizers has been sent to your e-mail address that you used to register for the meeting. E-posters can be still viewed. 

Instructions for presenters are now available. All talks were recorded by our broadcasting provider and will be available end of September 2021. In-person and remote participants can still upload their e-poster until September 15, 2021. The online poster session was held on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, the week before the main meeting.


MetSoc Check-in (3rd floor Hilton Chicago)

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

Wednesday, August 18, 2021: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Scientific Sessions

August 16-20, 2021

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: mornings and afternoons, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM; 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

Meeting rooms are Waldorf and Williford on the 3rd floor of the Hilton Chicago  

The final program and author index is now available:

All in-person talks (10 min + 5 min Q&A each) will be broadcast live to all online viewers. The prerecorded talks (10 min each; Q&A will be live in the block following all 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. A link to the virtual meeting and instructions for remote participants will be provided before the meeting.

Poster Sessions

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

Tuesday, August 17, 2021: 5:30-7:30 PM. Williford C. Please note that the Thursday posters was merged into the Tuesday poster session.

View: E-posters

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

Monday, August 16, 2021, 6:00 PM, Waldorf.

Townhall: OSIRIS-REx Sample Analysis

Monday, August 16, 2021, 12-1 PM, Waldorf.

Townhall: Status of the Mars Sample Return Campaign

Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 12-1 PM, Waldorf.

Meteoritical Society Award Ceremony 2020 and 2021:

Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 8:30 AM-12 PM, Waldorf.

Meteoritical Society Business meeting:

Thursday, August 19, 2021, 12-1 PM, Waldorf.

Workshop on "Meteorite Ownership and Legal Issues"

Saturday morning, August 21, 2021, ~8:30-12:00 (more info), Field Museum of Natural History, Founders Room.

Social events:

  • Welcome reception, Hilton Chicago, North of lobby stairs up (Blvd A and Foyer), Sunday, August 15, 2021, 4-6 PM. 

  • Banquet, Field Museum of Natural History, Stanley Field Hall, Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 6 PM.

  • Guided visits to the Field Museum's meteorite and fossil collections, Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 2-5 PM. Sign-up before August 9, 2021 required. Meet in West Lobby of Field Museum.

  • Adler Planetarium, August 21, 2021, 12:00-1:45 PM

  • Coffee/tea/water 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM