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Early Registration 
Member: $100
Non-Member: $125
Student: $25
K-12 Teacher: $35


Meeting Information

Associated Universities Incorporated (AUI)  proposes to host a collaborative 2.5-day, hands-on conference bringing together approximately 90 researchers, educators, policy makers, indigenous and philosophical knowledge holders and others to explore solutions to society’s greatest challenges through interdisciplinary lenses and convergence science approaches. With the conference theme “Our Changing Planet”, we have the following goals:

  • Promote deeper understanding of convergence science processes

  • Empower new cross-disciplinary collaborations to advance earth-space-data convergence

  • Increase capacity and membership for the NSF-supported Network for Earth-space Research, Education & Innovation with Data (NEREID)

  • Connect with current and future NEREID members to better understand and provide effective platforms, services, and information resources

This "Our Changing Planet" conference will serve as a space for participants to forge unanticipated new connections and collaborations while envisioning challenges and projects that can only be tackled by working outside of conventional disciplinary structures. Participants will leave the conference with an enhanced perspective on our changing planet, specific and innovative ideas on convergent solutions to big questions and challenges (i.e. climate change, water/food shortages, potential space-related catastrophes, etc.), and new connections for authentic collaborations outside of and on the fringes of their disciplines. 


Abstracts must be submitted HERE by XXX date. Lightening Talks will be 7 minutes with 3 minutes for questions and transition. 


Register HERE by November 4th to get the best rates.

If you are not yet a member, please review the Benefits of NEREID and consider joining us. Membership is free applying takes a few minutes.

Full Meeting Rates - Early Registration 

Member: $100

Non-Member: $125

Student: $25

K-12 Teacher: $35
Registration Rates after double after November 4th. Onsite registration will be available.


Registration Assistance

If the registration fee poses a barrier to participation, please apply for one of the following opportunities. Please note the deadlines for each, after which requests will be evaluated in a fair, consistent and transparent manner. A limited pool of funding is available for both of these opportunities. [diversity language] 

1.)General Registration Assistance: please apply by XXXXXXX.

2.)Students and Early Career: Please apply by 6/17/22.

3.)Dependent Care:

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive conference for all. We encourage


COVID-19 Policy

The health and safety of our community participants is our highest priority. Our goal is to hold a safe event and although we recognize that you cannot remove all risks, we are committed to providing a safe environment for our meeting attendees.  

NEREID asks that all in person participants be fully vaccinated.  We also encourage our participants to wear masks whenever they feel the need to.  We will have masks available for our participant’s comfort. We will closely monitor and follow local guidance on masking. If transmission rates are high at the time of the conference, indoor masking may be required for the conference. 

We also ask that if you start to feel unwell during the meeting that you remove yourself immediately.  NEREID’s staff will have a limited number of rapid COVID tests available to anyone who starts to show symptoms.  If you test positive for COVID, you will not be allowed to further participate in person and the staff will do our best to notify any meeting participants you have had contact with. 

Failure to comply with all safety protocols and requirements as listed above or related directions from NEREID representatives on-site may result in the loss of the right to attend or participate in this event, including forfeiting any registration fees paid.

This policy may change based on the CDC recommendations and guidelines, which can be found HERE.

NEREID Community Participation Guidelines

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