Today starts the First Landing Site (LS)/Exploration Zone (EZ) Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars. The workshop considers where and how to explore Mars with humans. “Existing and future robotic spacecraft will be tasked with gathering data from specific Mars surface sites” chosen.
If you’re not attending the workshop in Houston (probably not unless you work in the space industry) you can try streaming the event on USRA Houston’s UStream channel. The workshop is happening October 27–30, 2015, at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas. The flight to Mars… not sure when that’s happening.