Nominate a Plenary Speaker
One of the central features of the AAS Summer and Winter Meetings is their plenary talks spanning the full breadth of astrophysics. The AAS VPs are soliciting nominations from the community for potential plenary speakers and/or topics. They seek dynamic speakers who can deliver engaging, visual-rich presentations to a general audience of astronomers, on topics that are of broad interest to the community.
Candidates from under-represented groups and institutions are especially welcome.
Self-nominations are accepted.
Nominations received by Friday, 15 December will be considered for the 240th AAS meeting, and unselected nominees will be considered for future meetings.
Session Proposal Information & Deadlines
The AAS Executive Office and Vice-Presidents are eager to receive meeting proposals.
- 1 Dec: Special Sessions
- 1 Dec: Meetings-in-a-Meeting
- 8 Dec: Town Halls
- 8 Dec: Workshops
- 9 Feb: Splinter Meetings
Due to cost constraints as we transition to a future hybrid meeting environment, we are not yet able to offer remote participation for speakers at AAS 240 in concurrent special sessions, contributed oral sessions, iPoster+ sessions, workshops, or splinter meetings.
All speakers in these sessions/workshops/splinters will need to be physically present in Pasadena. The policy for town halls will be determined on a case by case basis. We will revisit this policy as we move forward to conferences beyond AAS 240.
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300 E Green St, Pasadena, California 91101
Vaccination Verification Requirement
All participants at the in-person 240th meeting, whether a presenter, attendee, exhibitor, staff, guest, or vendor, will be required to be fully vaccinated. You must provide proof of vaccination to register for the in-person event. More information available soon.
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