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OSC2024 conference logoWe kindly invite you to send us your suggestions for Mini-Symposia for the 2024 SCAR Open Science Conference.

The Mini-Symposia concept was incorporated into the program of the SCAR Open Science Conference to encourage cross- and trans-disciplinary interactions and to expose a wide audience to science they might not otherwise encounter. Mini-Symposia are dedicated, interactive interdisciplinary events that highlight the timeliest and most cutting edge topics proposed by the community. To this end, no competing presentations, meetings, or events are scheduled during the Mini-Symposia.

The Mini-Symposia format is flexible but usually includes the convenors and 3 to 5 topical experts. Audience participation is encouraged through a following question and answer session.

Send us your proposals using this form:

Please send us your feedback by Monday, 25 September 2023. If you have any additional comments or would like to reach out to us, please write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to seeing you in Pucón in 2024!

About the 2024 SCAR Open Science Conference

The SCAR Open Science Conference 2024 “Antarctic Science: Crossroads for a New Hope” will be held in Pucón, Chile from 19-23 August 2024. The conference will a feature a comprehensive programme of plenary lectures, mini-symposia, parallel sessions, panel discussions, posters and various opportunities for social activities and excursions in and around beautiful Pucón.

The Open Science Conference, established over 20 years ago, has in many ways become the premier activity of SCAR that supports its mission to promote and facilitate international Antarctic and Southern Ocean science. These biennial meetings have become fertile ground for the exchange of the latest and highest profile Antarctic research outcomes and a place where future collaborations are born.