The Advancing IDEA in Planetary Science virtual conference scheduled for April 25–29, 2022. Abstracts are due February 23, 2022.

Recently, there has been a transformation of thought in the planetary and astrobiological sciences regarding the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA). NASA and other planetary science stakeholders have committed to fostering IDEA principles throughout their agencies and funded programs. NASA has added language to standard Announcements of Opportunity, requested information and feedback from the community on agency practices, and added inclusion as a core value. Additionally, for the first time, the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey requested white papers on the state of the profession from the community and will include those findings and recommendations in the survey report. The Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, which partially includes planetary science, has already released IDEA-related recommendations to advance the field. In the wake of these activities, the LPI’s IDEA conference aims to leverage this momentum to ensure that the planetary science community can take giant leaps in advancing IDEA principles in the workforce over the next decade.

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