The Akatsuki team and community in Japan will host the International Venus Conference 2018 from September 11-14, 2018. The conference will be held in Niseko on the island of Hokkaido. The conference is intended to cover all areas of Venus science with special focus on new results obtained from Japan’s Venus Climate Orbiter “Akatsuki”. Results from previous missions, from ground-based observations, numerical computations, and theoretical works are all welcome.

Abstract and Early Bird Registration Deadline: 19 April 2018, 12:00 UTC (21:00 JST, 08:00 EDT, 05:00 PDT)

U.S. Student/Early Career Travel Support

Travel support for U.S. Students and Early Career Professionals (less than 5 years from PhD) may be available from the Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG).

Provide your Travel Support Request by Friday, April 20, 2018 to containing:

    1. A short (<1 page) description of how your participation in this meeting will benefit you professionally and contribute to NASA’s explorations of Venus,
    2. Your abstract for the Conference, and
    3. Your resume.