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Workshop Format

This workshop intends to take a systems science approach of bringing a diverse range of interests together to foster interdisciplinary collaborations that will drive exoplanet science towards understanding and finding habitable worlds.

We will have plenary talks in the mornings to highlight the progress that our respective fields have made towards the goal of understanding and finding habitable worlds, and identifying the challenges we face. We will include a combination of review talks and topical talks selected competitively from abstracts.

These will be followed by breakout sessions in the afternoon for discussion, including some splinter sessions to draft plans on how to move our field forward. We have posted some ideas for break-out sessions but also welcome ideas from the community.

We will facilitate plenty of time for discussion, networking, and poster sessions to ensure you have the time and freedom to engage with your peers, and even “shop around” between breakout sessions and splinter sessions.

On the last day, we look forward to hearing reports from the breakout sessions and splinter groups to discuss their findings

Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  • What does it mean to be habitable?
  • Plenary talks
  • Breakouts
  • What conditions are needed for habitability and how do those conditions arise?
  • Plenary talks
  • Breakouts
  • What are the indicators of these conditions and their histories?
  • Plenary talks
  • Breakouts
  • Excursions
  • How can we observe these indicators?
  • Plenary talks
  • Breakouts
  • Wrap-up
  • Session summaries

 

The choice of breakout sessions will be driven by the proposals received. Teaming up to propose breakout sessions is encouraged.