The 19th Annual International Mars Society Convention

The Mars Society convened the 19th Annual International Mars Society Convention on the beautiful tree-lined campus of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. September 22 – 25, 2016, with main conference events taking place at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

The four-day space conference brought together leading scientists, engineers, policymakers, government officials, entrepreneurs and journalists to address the significance of the latest scientific discoveries, technological advances and political-economic developments that could open the way to the human exploration and settlement of the Red Planet.

Convention highlights included a series of public debates on key issues and challenges facing Mars exploration and the future of the U.S. space program, as well as the final face-off of university student teams presenting designs for the Mars Society’s International Gemini Mars competition.


YouTube Playlist

To view all of the videos from the 2016 Mars Society convention, please click here.

Convention Itinerary

Access the convention program Itinerary on the web here or as a Word document here.