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Onsite Support for the 2022 Mars Society Convention - Arizona State University (Tempe) - Oct 20-23

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ORGANIZATION: MARS SOCIETY INC

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The Mars Society’s four-day international conference will bring together leading scientists, government policymakers, commercial space executives, science journalists and space advocates to discuss the latest scientific and technological developments and challenges related to the human and robotic exploration of Mars and the eventual human settlement of the Red Planet.

We rely heavily on volunteers to produce the event. We need folks that are willing to help with a variety of tasks such as holding a microphone for Q&A session, managing the A/V needs, managing the live stream (using Zoom Events), and runners to assist with various administrative tasks, or quick problem solving.

We will have 200-300 in-person attendees and 2000+ virtual attendees for this event, as well as over 150 speakers over the four days.

Here is the rough schedule:

Day 1 (Thurs Oct 20)
9am - Noon: Main Stage in ASU Memorial Union - Arizona Auditorium
1pm - 5pm: Track sessions (30 min talks, back to back) in 4 different rooms.
6pm-9pm: Evening Panel Session - open to the public

Day 2 (Friday Oct 21)
9am - Noon: Main Stage in ASU Memorial Union - Arizona Auditorium
1pm - 5pm: Track sessions (30 min talks, back to back) in 4 different rooms.
6pm-7pm: (Optional) Reception at ASU NewSpace
8pm-10pm: (Optional) Live Music Event off campus - Last Exit Live, downtown Phoenix AZ

Day 3 (Saturday Oct 22)
9am - Noon: Main Stage in ASU Memorial Union - Arizona Auditorium
1pm - 5pm: Track sessions (30 min talks, back to back) in 4 different rooms.
6pm-9pm: Banquet, special guest speaker, and awards ceremony

Day 4 (Sunday Oct 23)
9am - 1pm: Main Stage in ASU Memorial Union - Arizona Auditorium
[End of conference]

10 Shifts

  • Thu Oct 20, 2022 - morning / 08:45 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Thu Oct 20, 2022 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:45 PM
  • Thu Oct 20, 2022 - evening / 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Fri Oct 21, 2022 - morning / 08:45 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Fri Oct 21, 2022 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:45 PM
  • Fri Oct 21, 2022 - evening / 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Sat Oct 22, 2022 - morning / 08:45 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Sat Oct 22, 2022 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:45 PM
  • Sat Oct 22, 2022 - evening / 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Sun Oct 23, 2022 - morning / 08:45 AM to 11:45 AM
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About MARS SOCIETY INC

Location:

11111 W 8TH AVE, LAKEWOOD, CO 80215, US

Mission Statement

The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and the government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet. Our Founding Declaration describes our goals and our creed. In order to accomplish our mission, the organization actively seeks to: 1. Organize public outreach with the aim of fostering a deep interest in Mars, 2. Promote broad international support for government-funded Mars research and exploration, and 3. Advocate the establishment of commercial space ventures that will help achieve Mars exploration and settlement.

Description

Vision

We seek the permanent human settlement of Mars within the next decade. By utilizing the Mars Direct plan (or a similar one), a human mission could be accomplished cost effectively by taking a "living-off-the-land" approach. A large cargo mission could be sent prior to the first human crew, to establish a propellant factory to create fuel from the existing surface water ice and atmospheric resources of Mars. This approach is one that has been adopted by NASA and SpaceX as the primary method for beginning the human exploration and settlement of the red planet.

Programs & Initiatives

Society activities include Mars analog simulations Mars Desert Research Station in the Utah desert and Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station the Canadian Arctic, public outreach and educational programs such as the MarsVR virtual reality simulations, Marspedia online encyclopedia, the annual University Rover Challenge, political advocacy efforts, privately-funded research, chapter meetings and activities in the U.S. and around the world, and the annual International Mars Society Convention.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
International
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, International

WHEN

Thu Oct 20, 2022 - Sun Oct 23, 2022
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
This opportunity has 10 shifts

WHERE

301 East Orange StreetTempe, AZ 85281

(33.4177,-111.93436)
 

SKILLS

  • Event Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Sound Production
  • Video Production
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • We will ask volunteer to sign up for one or more shifts and one or more duties within each shift.
  • We will provide training sessions prior to the event.

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