"Mars, The Next Frontier"

             August 4-7, 2011  •  Embassy Suites Grapevine  •  Dallas, Texas                     

THE MARS SOCIETY INVITES YOU to attend the 14th Annual International Mars Society Convention in Dallas, Texas.  The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, as well as the State of Texas, are considered by many the heart of the aerospace industry in the United States.  Lockheed-Martin, maker of the F-16, F-22 and F-35 fighter jets, is headquartered in Fort Worth, while Bell Helicopter is located in the DFW area.  SpaceX’s McGregor propulsion test grounds is a short drive south of DFW, and NASA's famed Houston Space Center is also a few hours driving from the DFW metropolitan area. 


CONVENTION SPEAKERS - As always, we will have an impressive lineup of speakers to bring you the latest news and information about the Red Planet and other related research.  Please click here to see a list of our confirmed convention speakers.   Click here to see the full conference schedule.


                                                                                          Member      Non-Member 
            Full Convention (including Banquet)                            $210.00            $270.00
            Student/Senior 65+ (does not include Banquet)               70.00             105.00
            Banquet (adult)                                                             50.00               50.00
            Banquet (child)                                                             25.00               25.00

                                                                                           Regular      Student/Senior 
            Day Pass                                                                     60.00                30.00

  For PayPal checkout, please go here: REGISTER. Contact our Convention Assistant if you have any    questions. You 

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Go here first to become a member of the Mars Society.  Thank you for your support.

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HOTEL: The Embassy Suites Hotel located in Grapevine, Texas will offer a first-class setting for The Mars Society's International Convention.   Grapevine is a thriving community in the DFW Metroplex, and is in close proximity to DFW International Airport.  The locale offers many dining and shopping opportunities.

With complimentary airport shuttle provided by The Embassy Suites hotel, attendees can enjoy the conference without the expense of a rental car. DFW International airport offers many direct flight from all over the world.  

Embassy Suites is offering a great rate of $119.00/night and each room comes with the following:

  • Bedroom and separate living area with sleeper sofa
  • Refrigerator, microwave oven, wet bar and coffee maker
  • Two flat screen televisions with on demand movies
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Work desk
  • Cooked to order breakfast buffet
  • Manager's reception each evening

TO BOOK YOUR ROOM on line click here or call them directly at 972-724-2600 and identify yourself as being with the Mars Society Convention.  Rates are good for 3 days before and 3 days after the convention, based on availability.

VOLUNTEERS - We are currently seeking volunteers, graphic specialists, event coordinators, etc. If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area or will be traveling there during the time of our conference and want to help out with creating this wonderful event, please contact: Mina Mukhar, Convention Volunteer Coordinator.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to welcoming you to Dallas. 
Come to Texas in 2011… Come to the next frontier - Mars!