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Winter Conference Proposals



Proposal Instructions

Winter Aspen conferences are restricted to one week in length and are intended to discuss new ideas and new data in physics and related fields, including biology, climatology and oceanography.

Only one organizer, the designated contact person, should submit the proposal, which is due by January 15. You will be notified of your status by May. Your proposal application must include:
  1. Conference title. The topic should be related to physics.
  2. 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.
  3. A list of preferred, acceptable and impossible weeks for the conference covering the weeks in January through March, ranked by how many of the organizers are available for each week. Other scheduling notes you could add are:
    • potential timing conflicts with national or international meetings or other conferences
    • a preference for a time adjacent to another meeting to increase international participation
    • other serious constraints
  4. A list of organizers, with email addresses and institutions.
  5. The organizer responsible for working to ensure diversity in the group of people who apply to participate in the conference.
  6. A list of possible key speakers and key participants; bear in mind that winter conferences typically have around 80 participants. An effort should be made to include some percentage of under-represented groups in physics, as Aspen is committed to a diversified participant base.
Please direct inquiries and email your proposal to Cristina Marchetti, chair of the 2018 Winter Program committee. Her address is: mcmarche at syr.edu.

Please submit your proposal on this form.