• Pasadena Convention Center
  • 300 E. Green St.
  • Pasadena, CA 91101
  • United States
  • Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Mars Exploration

    This year’s Mars Society Convention is shaping up to be their biggest ever as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Mars Society in August 1998. The Mars Society Convention will cover the future of U.S. Mars exploration, an update on the Mars InSight mission, the debate over planning for the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, the past, present and future of Mars rover missions, the use of VR for exploring Mars, NASA’s search for exo-planets, SpaceX plans for the Red Planet and a full review of the Mars Society’s Mars Desert Research Station and the most recent University Rover Challenge.


    Convention Registration for 1 Regular Member | $240

    Convention Registration for 1 Non-Member/Expired | $300

    Convention Registration for 1 Student/Senior (65+) Member | $105

    Convention Registration for 1 Student/Senior (65+) Non-Member/Expired | $140

    1 Adult Banquet Ticket | $50

    1 Child Banquet Ticket | $25

    The Mars Society

    The purpose of the Mars Society is to further the exploration and settlement of the red planet.

    Venue & Parking

    Mars Society Convention will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center. Parking is $15 per day for up to 16 hours or $18 per day for in and out privileges (Cost is subject to change).  The convention center’s subterranean parking structure is shared with the Sheraton Pasadena; the entrance is located on Euclid Avenue between Green Street and Cordova Street. Additionally, parking is available in several private structures around the convention center, most of these parking facilities are operated by Paseo Colorado and not the convention center. More info→

    Metro Gold Line

    The Metro Gold Line is a light rail train system that runs from Downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena. There are two train stations within walking distance, (1) Del Mar Station is three blocks away, it is about ten minutes to walk to to the Pasadena Convention Center and there is a small hill. Memorial Park Station is four blocks away, it takes about eight minutes to walk to the convention center and there are no hills on this route. Cost is $1.75 per person each way.

    Nearby Dining

    There are several dining options to explore in nearby Old Pasadena, the Playhouse District, and the South Lake District.  Visit our directory  for more information.

  • Venue Information

  • Pasadena Convention Center
  • T: (626) 793-2122
  • Venue Website
  • Organizer Information

  • The Mars Society
  • T: (303) 980-0890
  • Organizer Website
  • Event Information

  • Event Website