Session Proposals Welcome for AAS 232 in Denver
Depending on when you read this, the 231st AAS meeting near Washington, DC, is yet to begin, still under way, or just passed. Yet, believe it or not, planning for the 232nd AAS meeting is already well along. AAS 232 will be held in Denver, Colorado, 3-7 June 2018, and the AAS Executive Office and Vice-Presidents are eager to receive proposals for Special Sessions, Town Halls, and Workshops. We already have two exciting multisession Meetings-in-a-Meeting planned: "Stellar Abundances in Dwarf Galaxies" (organized by 2017 Pierce Prize winner Evan Kirby) and "Low Radio Frequency Observations from Space."
Special Sessions last 90 minutes and may be held on any of the four meeting days, in parallel with regular contributed-oral sessions. They're intended for current space missions and ground-based facilities whose representatives wish to highlight new results. Special sessions can be a series of talks, a panel discussion, or some other presentation format. AAS 232 Special Session proposals are due on 21 January 2018.
Town Halls are intended for federal agencies and national observatories to present policy information and to solicit feedback from their user communities. They last 1 hour and are typically scheduled at lunchtime, from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm, or in the evening, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, on any of the four meeting days (though generally not on the final evening). AAS 232 Town Hall proposals are due on 21 January 2018.
Workshops normally concern education and/or outreach, software, or career/professional development. They can last anywhere from a half day to two full days and are generally scheduled on the Saturday and/or Sunday before science sessions begin. Speaker abstracts are not published for Workshops. Costs associated with catering and equipment rental are the responsibility of the Workshop organizer. AAS 232 Workshop proposals are due on 15 February 2018.