Asteroids and Enzymes: The 2017 Annual Dinner!

Each fall a dinner is held in a city with a large concentration of SSPers. Join us!

2015 dinner at MIT
2015 Dinner at MIT Media Lab

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, sync up with other SSPers of all ages and their families for a fun, interesting, and surprising event (kind of like SSP itself, no?). Reconnect with old friends and make new ones who shared this adventure, last summer or last century. We will gather at the Crowne Plaza Foster City – San Mateo. You’ll enjoy great conversation and networking with some of the most intelligent and interesting people in the world, a buffet dinner with cash bar, and an edifying program.

  • 3:00 Optional tour of Google’s Mountain View campus led by a Googler / SSPer. Details to come!
  • 5:45 Welcome & sign-in
  • 6:15 – 7:00 Conversations & Networking (cash bar)
  • 7:00 – 7:45 Dinner (vegetarian options available)
  • 7:30 – 9:00 Program: Executive Director’s report on SSP ’17 including the first in Biochemistry; Trustees weigh in on future expansion plans; plus a panel discussion on SSP’s impact spanning three generations


Advance tickets are required – get them here – and sponsorships are available. Reserve your spot by Oct. 15 for a $10 earlybird discount. Final deadline: Oct. 31.

buy your tickets here


2016 dinner in Los Angeles

For those spending the night, we’ve arranged for a discount at the Crowne Plaza: $149 king bed w/sofa bed or $159 two queen beds. Children under 18 stay free with a parent. Parking is free. Airport shuttle is free. WiFi is free.

Book a room online using this custom link, or call 888-233-9527 and ask for the Summer Science Program rate. This discount expires after Oct. 21.

Questions? Want to volunteer? Email sspalum [at]