Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently asked questions (under construction)

What is the registration cost, and what does it include?

Registration is $149 CAD for students and $199 CAD for professionals. This includes admission to all three days of the conference, lunch, and a bag of space gear. A limited number of student travel grants will be available again this year; applications will open later this year.

If you would like to make a donation to our student travel grant fund, contact us. Donations from professionals in the field resulted in two of our seven total student travel grants that we were able to provide last year.

Can I submit an abstract for a talk and a poster session?

All are welcome to apply for talks and/or posters . Please keep in mind that the audience for this conference will be highly transdisciplinary, and as such your abstracts and presentations should be written in language geared toward educated non-experts in your field. Avoid unnecessary jargon when possible.

Who is welcome to attend?

Anyone is welcome to register and attend.

We encourage attendance and abstract submissions from anyone interested in joining the conversation, regardless of gender identity.

We highly encourage graduate students, undergraduate students, post-doctoral researchers, professors, industry professionals, and government employees to attend.

How do I get to the conference venue?

The Canadian Space Agency is located at 16767 Route de l’Aéroport, Saint-Hubert, Quebec. This location is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Montreal via car. Free parking is available on site, but we do encourage carpooling or Uber or Lyft if possible.

Is the event venue wheelchair accessible?


Is there food nearby?

There is a cafeteria on the premises. Lunch will be provided each day of the conference as part of your registration fee. If you have dietary restrictions, please specify them on the registration form when it becomes available.

Can I obtain a refund on my registration if I am no longer able to attend?

Unfortunately, there are no refunds once payment for registration has been accepted.

Is there a conference hotel?

We are working on securing room blocks at this time. Please check back later or fill out our Indication of Interest form to stay updated.

Who is organizing this conference?

This conference is organized by Professional Martian, a space outreach company aimed at getting science out of the echo chamber to reach a broader audience. Lead organizers this year are Dr. Tanya Harrison and Dr. Sara Mazrouei.