SSoCIA leadership has decided that we have no choice but to cancel SSoCIA 2020. We are truly sorry for all the inconvenience this will cause everyone, but we simply aren’t willing to risk contributing to the spread of a disease that endangers members of our community. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the U.S. National Institute for Infectious Diseases, summed it up perfectly yesterday when he said, “Don’t wait for community spread. Now is the time to do social distancing, whether there is spread in your community or not.”
We ask for your patience over the next couple of weeks as we try to anticipate all the issues and work through them as quickly and fairly as we can (and please email me if you have suggestions or encounter problems we haven’t thought about). Currently, we plan to reschedule SSoCIA for mi-March of 2021 in the same venue. Please stay tuned for updates.
Kelly C. Smith, M.S., Ph.D., Da.D.
The website for the 2020 SSoCIA conference at the University of Mississippi is now live. Follow the link for details about the conference, including the program, accommodations and registration information.
The SSoCIA 202o Conference will be held at the University of Mississippi from 26 – 29 March 2020. The Call for Proposals for presentation abstracts will be active until 15 October 2019. To visit the conference website, please use the link here.
We have just published our first issue of the SSoCIA Newsletter, which has updates related to conferences and other matters of interest to members. Follow the menu item for Newsletters to read updates from our Fearless Leader, Kelly Smith!
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SSoCIA is committed to developing international channels of communication among scholars interested in astrobiology and space exploration. A main goal of the association is to promote discussion, exchange ideas, and share information related to social and conceptual implications of seeking and, potentially, finding life on other worlds.