Satellite Events 2021

VSS welcomes satellite events at this year’s virtual meeting! A satellite is an event held during the V-VSS meeting but is not an official VSS event. V-VSS 2021 Satellites are 1-2 hours in length and may be presented twice at the meeting to target different time zones. Examples of satellite events include special interest group meetings, user group meetings, committee meetings, workshops, tutorials, social events, or scientific meetings.

Planning a Satellite Event for VSS 2021

All satellites must be approved by VSS. An application form must be completed and submitted by March 22. Scheduling is at the discretion of the VSS Board of Directors.

Fees for satellite events are as follows:

Applicant Satellite Fee
VSS member $200
Non-profit organization $200
Commercial company FREE – Included with V-VSS Silver and Gold Sponsorships (see Sponsorship)

V-VSS satellites will be included in the V-VSS program PDF and on the V-VSS event website. VSS staff will assist with Zoom links (if applicable) and promotion in VSS media. All further planning and coordination is the responsibility of the event organizers.

Organizers must be a VSS member, a non-profit organization, or a V-VSS Sponsor. All commercial companies must be a V-VSS Sponsor to hold a satellite event. For more information on sponsoring V-VSS 2021, go to  V-VSS 2021 Sponsor.

Organizer Responsibilities

Organizers must:

  • Work directly with the VSS executive director or designated staff regarding all event logistics.
  • State clearly in all communications about the event, including written materials and emails, that the Satellite Event is neither sponsored nor endorsed by VSS.
  • Announce at the beginning of the event that the event is not sponsored or endorsed by VSS.


Applications Accepted: March 1, 2021
Applications Deadline: March 22, 2021
Satellite submissions are now closed.