2020 Virtual GLPA Conference

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October 12-16


In October 2020, GLPA plans to hold a virtual conference which you can enjoy from your home using video conferencing (Zoom) and video streaming (YouTube). The in-person 2020 conference has, unfortunately, been cancelled, but we are looking forward to seeing everyone virtually this October.

The virtual conference will take place from October 12-16, and the scheduled times vary throughout the week in order to make it possible for a maximum number of people to participate. In addition to the option to attend live, plenary sessions will be recorded and streamed to YouTube so you can watch them later if you have a time conflict. The specific time/date for each events is still being planned at the moment, and more information will be added as it becomes available.

While you do need an active GLPA membership ($20 or $10), there is no additional cost to attend the conference live or view recorded sessions later.

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conference!

To begin the registration process, please look through the links listed in the "2020 Virtual Conference" menu at the left.

Conference Deadlines:

  • September 23 - Deadline for paper / poster submission
  • September 28 - Registration deadline to receive a "goody box"
  • September 30 - Notification of accepted papers / posters
  • October 12 - Conference starts
  • October 16 - Conference ends

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The Great Lakes Planetarium Association is supported by a number of fine companies and organizations. Their generosity has enriched the experiences of countless persons in the planetarium profession.

Thank you to the following, who sponsored the 2020 Virtual GLPA Conference at the "Earth" level:

Thank you to the following, who sponsored the 2020 Virtual GLPA Conference at the "Moon" level:

Thank you to the following educational partners, who contributed to the conference "goodie bag":