The GACMAC Social Committee is hosting a number of social events that will coincide with the conference.  As the social scene is constantly evolving under COVI-19 restrictions, these events may be modified and cancelled where necessary. Please check frequently for updates prior to the conference. 


*Registration for these events will be in the Fall

*All registered attendees will be provided a free bus pass

*All Public Talks are posted on the Outreach and Education page.


GAC-MAC Icebreaker 

A conference opening reception on Tuesday evening. Cash bar.

When: November 2, 2021, Evening

Where: Western University 

Cost: FREE  

Planet – an Earth observation Scavenger Hunt  

Learn how to Explore the Earth through time and spacein a fun Scavenger hunt exercise hosted by Ingenium and Western University, and sponsored by Planet. Planet has the largest constellations of Earth observation satellites that image the Earth every day, making change visible, accessible and actionable. Here we will give you special access to Planet data and its exploration software for the week of the conference to experience the Earth from above first hand. 

To participate in this event, you must register no later than October 11th

When, Where, Cost: TBD 

Cronyn Observatory Night

Get the view of the night sky during an evening at the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory hosted by knowledgeable astronomers. This includes a tour of the 1940 and 1967 period rooms and the vault in the basement of the observatory, and of course, a look through the telescope(s) with your own eyes. Note: If indoor restrictions are in effect, telescopes will be brought outdoors to enjoy.

When/Cost: TBD 

Where: Hume Cronyn Observatory, Western University campus

Informal Closing Reception 

A conference closing reception/networking event on Friday evening. 

Details TBD

COVID-19 Statement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the London 2021 Local Organizing Committee is closely following updates from regional and national authorities, and planning accordingly for this fast-evolving situation. The health, safety, and well-being of all participants is our priority consideration in our decisions, and we will provide updates on this site as needed.

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