DPS Meetings Exploration Team (2022)
In 2022, the DPS Committee convened a DPS Meetings Exploration Team (DPS-MXT/”DPS mixt”) to identify options for future DPS fall meetings and options for such meetings’ structure, so as to best serve the full DPS community. In particular, this team will consider hybrid meeting structures (i.e., a meeting with both in-person and remote participants) and identify risks/costs/resources/benefits associated with such design. This team will then recommend next steps to the DPS Committee for effective development of future DPS meetings, including—but not limited to—those with hybrid structure. Output from this team will be delivered to the DPS Committee and DPS community via a few interim reports and then a final written report by the end of calendar year 2022.
To gather input, DPS-MXT has sent out a short survey to the DPS community (linked below). They also will invite some community members to participate in DPS-MXT telecon discussions (July-Sept 2022) and learn from 2022 meeting experiences, including with the hybrid 2022 DPS meeting. If you’d like to volunteer information—such as your experiences with organizing/attending or future forecasts regarding different meeting structures—please add that information to the survey or email the DPS-MXT chair (Serina Diniega, JPL) directly.
July 2022: The survey will take 5-30min to fill out (depending on your level of answer detail) and is at: https://bit.ly/3R6XUgD. Thank you for your help!