The SCAR Open Science Conference 2024 “Antarctic Science: Crossroads for a New Hope”


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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  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 conference website is available at

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.

The conference is planned as an in-person conference with limited hybrid facilities. The opening and closing ceremony, plenary lectures and mini-symposia will be live-streamed. The Business Meetings (17-18 & 24-25 August) and Delegates Meeting will be hybrid. The Science Group Business Meetings (21 August), poster and parallel sessions will be in-person only.


24 January 2024 Abstract submission opens
19 March 2024 Abstract submission closes
20 June 2024 Early Bird Registration closes
16 August 2024 Regular registration closes
17-18, 21, 24-25 August 2024 SCAR Business Meetings in Pucón
19-23 August 2024 11th SCAR Open Science Conference in Pucón
26-28 August 2024 XXXVIII SCAR Delegates’ Meeting in Punta Arenas



In order to mitigate the global economic situation, and to facilitate the participation of students and young professionals, a great effort has been made to ensure that registration fees are not a constraint to attendance.

These exceptionally low fees ensure accessibility without compromising the spirit of the meeting: bringing the global Antarctic community together in person after 6 years.

Students are defined as undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students.

Non-student Student
Early Bird (until 20 June 2024) $140 USD $100 USD
Regular (20 June – 16 August 2024) $175 USD $130 USD
On-site (during conference) $200 USD


The participant registration fee ncludes:

  • Mini- Symposia
  • Parallel sessions
  • Side Events
  • Workshops, Cofffe breaks
  • Access to the exhibition area
  • Conference materials.

The registration desk is located on the first floor of Gran Hotel Enjoy.  All registered delegates will receive a separate email with a unique QR code.  You will be asked to scan the provided QR code at a dedicated kiosk upon your arrival to the registration area. Scanning the QR code will enable you to pick up your conference badge and other materials. Delegates who have not yet settled the registration fee in full will be asked to pay their dues before badge pick-up.

  • Please note that all participants are required to wear their badges at all times when attending conference sessions and official conference events.

Local organizing institutions



Additional information

Type of Ticket

Non-student, Student

Event Details

  • *Arrive 30 minutes early for the accreditation process

Start date: August 19, 2024

End date: August 23, 2024

Start time: 08:30 -04

End time: 19:00 -04

Venue: Hotel Enjoy, Pucón, Chile

Directions: C. Clemente Holzapfel 190, 4920861 Pucon, Pucón, Araucanía, Chile