Welcome to the Live, Interactive Planetarium Symposium website! 

UPDATE: Attendee and sponsor registration are now open!

LIPS 2023 will be held September 12 through 14. Our host will be the Michigan Science Center in Detroit.

Basic information about LIPS:

What: LIPS will specifically focus on live, interactive planetarium lessons: connecting with your audience; enhancing performance skills; classroom management techniques; sample activities; etc. LIPS' goals include:

LIPS is different from other planetarium conferences in several key ways:

The audience size is limited to 40 to 60 attendees, based on host capacity. This limit is so that all attendees participate in all events together; there are no session tracks. This leads to a unique sense of cohesion by the end of each LIPS. For 2023, the cap is set at 60 attendees.

LIPS 2023 information:
If you are curious about what happens at a LIPS, this information will give you a taste. The LIPS 2023 schedule will be posted on the  sessions page once available (likely in August). Session proposals will open in early June.

Key information:

Days/dates: Tuesday through Thursday, September 12-14. Sessions will run from about 9 am to 6 pm on Tuesday-Wednesday, September 12-13, and from about 9 am to 3 pm on Thursday, September 14.

Host: Michigan Science Center in Detroit, Michigan. https://www.mi-sci.org/ 

Contact Karrie Berglund, karrie@DigitalisEducation.com , with any questions or for assistance. 

Special events for 2023:

We will kick things off with an opening reception from 5 to 7 pm on Monday, September 11. There will be hearty hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. This reception is included in the LIPS registration fee. Please contact  Karrie Berglund, karrie@DigitalisEducation.com , if you would like to bring guests.