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18 January 2011

International Symposium on Asteroid Mitigation and Exploration (ISAME) (04-06 April 2011, College Station, TX USA))

From the conference website...

The International Symposium on Asteroid Mitigation and Exploration, to be held in College Station, Texas, will bring together an international community of researchers and practitioners to discuss new research results, mitigation and exploration strategies, international collaboration, and public awareness. In additional to presentations from attendees, a round table will be held to discuss future international cooperation, public awareness, and public policy statements.

Dr. Simon "Pete" Worden, Director of NASA-Ames Research Center, and Bruce Betts, Director of Projects for The Planetary Society, will likely be giving keynote speeches at the symposium. There may be one other speaker. Stay tuned for updates.

Submission Policy: All papers must be submitted in English and are limited to 15 pages. Papers will be due the day of the presentation.

Link: Conference website

Link: Conference Flyer
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