Summer Workshop Proposals
Aspen workshops provide a format for the
investigation of unsolved problems in
physics and related fields, including
biology and climatology.
If you are interested in submitting a summer
workshop proposal, we recommend you to send
a Letter of Intent by May 15. Only one
organizer, the designated contact person,
should submit the Letter of Intent, which
should contain at least the title of the
workshop, and the name of one organizer,
his/her affiliation and email address.
Please submit a Letter of Intent using
For full consideration, proposals must be
submitted by June 15. Only one organizer,
the designated contact person, should submit
the proposal. You will be notified of your
status by the second week of August. More
than 3-4 organizers is strongly discouraged.
Flexibility in dates will enhance the
likelihood of the success of a proposal.
Your proposal should include:
- Workshop title. The topic should be
related to physics.
- A three-page-or-less
description/abstract and justification
that presents a compelling case aimed at
all members of the selection committee,
not only specialists in the topic of the
proposal. This should include a
discussion of the timeliness of the
proposed topic and potential impact for
- A list of preferred, acceptable and
impossible weeks for the workshop,
ranked by how many of the organizers are
available for each week, and the
preferred workshop length (generally
workshops are a minimum of three weeks).
Other scheduling notes you could add
- potential timing conflicts with
national or international meetings
or other workshops
- a preference for a time adjacent
to another meeting to increase
- other serious constraints
- A list of organizers, with email
addresses and institutions.
- The organizer responsible for working
to ensure diversity in the group of
people who apply to participate in the
- A list of about 40 possible
participants. An effort should be made
to include under-represented groups in
physics, as Aspen is committed to a
diversified participant base.
A confirmation email will be sent to the
organizer who submits the proposal. That
organizer can then share it with the other
Please submit your proposal using this
particularly liked the loose
structure of the workshop, which
allows participants time to actually
implement ideas that come up during
discussions rather than attempting
to remember the details of a
suggestion after the fact.