Missouri Chapter of the International Dark-Sky AssociationMissouri State University"Seeking The Dark: 
Nighttime Beauty, Biology, and Tourism"

2021 Annual Conference
Missouri Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association

Evening of Sunday, October 3rd - Monday, October 4th

Hosted by Missouri State University

Download PDF of Conference Schedule and Maps


  • Registration for the conference is FREE.  Participation can be "in-person" or virtually using ZOOM.   

We had a great conference with over 100 attendees  - we hope that you can join us next year!

Conference Location/Hotel Accommodations

  • Conference Location: Missouri State University, Plaster Student Union, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897: 
    • Campus Map and Conference Parking: Downloadable PDF
    • Building Map: Downloadable PDF
    • For specific event locations, refer to the "Conference Schedule" shown below)
  • Hotel Accommodations: Reduced room rates of $105/night are available through Friday, September 17th at University Plaza Hotel, 333 S. John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65806.  Once you have registered for the conference, you will get a confirmation email with details on how to get the hotel discount.   


  • To learn more about the speakers, click HERE 


In-person attendees will be required to follow COVID-19 protocols outlined by Missouri State University (see https://www.missouristate.edu/coronavirus/). For COVID-19 updates specific to Springfield, MO, please visit https://www.springfieldmo.gov/5068/Coronavirus.  For those not comfortable attending “in-person”, a virtual option is available to participate in the conference.  

Conference Schedule: