2022 GLPA Conference: Buffalo, NY

58th Annual GLPA Conference - Buffalo, New York - Niagara Falls

October 18-22 in Buffalo, NY

Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium

Buffalo is known for wings and snow, but did you know that it used to be one of the richest cities in America? Along with impressive architecture, a rich Arts scene, and being less than 30 minutes to Niagara Falls, Buffalo is also known as "the City of Good Neighbors." Join us for the 58th annual GLPA conference and engage with delegates and sponsors, explore Buffalo and Niagara Falls, see how hot you like your wings! Register Now!

Everyone attending the conference needs to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or take a rapid test when you check in at the registration table. Fully vaccinated means you have received two doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, or AstraZeneca vaccines, or one Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. If you choose to test onsite, please bring your own rapid test. Note that submitting test results ahead of time is not an option. To provide proof of vaccinations, please either use CrowdPass by clicking HERE, or send a photo of your vaccination card to registrar@glpa.org.

Invitation Letter (PDF)

To begin the registration process, please look through the links listed in the "2022 Conference" menu at the left.

Conference Cost Quick-reference

Delegate Registration$250includes all meals except banquet
-or- Student / senior / honorary registration$150
Friday Banquet$50
Total (registration, all meals)$300
Conference Hotel$119/night
(additional bed tax 13.75%)
Some rooms can sleep up to 5, so consider distributing the cost
GLIPSA Registration$45

For sponsorship costs, please refer to the "Sponsors" page.


GLPA provides conference scholarships as well as child/dependent care grants for those who wish to obtain financial assistance in attending conferences. Please apply for a scholarship or child/dependent care grant so that you can join us in October!

Conference Deadlines:

  • August 15 - Scholarship Applications Due
  • September 3 - Deadline for paper / poster submission
  • September 3 - Regular Registration ends (late fees apply after this)
  • September 17 - Unbooked rooms at hotel are released
  • September 18 - Workshop registration deadline
  • October 4 - Late Registration ends
  • October 11 - Electronic text for papers & posters due to proceedings editor
  • October 18 - Conference starts
  • October 22 - Conference ends

List of attendees
Photos of attendees

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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.