virtually, for half a day, on 22 April 2021

the 6th UK exoplanet community meeting

We look forward to welcoming you virtually to Birmingham, the first red-brick University and campus in the UK.

UKEXOM aims to showcase the dynamic research on any topic related with exoplanets that takes place in the United Kingdom, and foster discussion. The conference particularly encourages submissions by PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.

The virtual UKEXOM 2021 meeting requires registration but will be free of charge. It will take place over half a day on 22 April 2021. The conference will consist of four different ways of interacting:
  • Invited plenary talks (~20 minutes). Including Q&As moderated by a chair
  • Shuffling splinters ( 3 sessions)
  • Topic-based splinter (1 session)
  • Poster popups between sessions
  • The splinter sessions will be where most of the discussions will be taking place. Each splinter will consists of a small group of people, randomly assigned such that everyone should get to meet between 20 and 23 different people.

    Important dates
    Feb 16, 2021: Opening of registration and abstract submission
    Mar 10, 2021: Deadline for abstract for an oral contributed talk or poster
    Mar 20, 2021: Announcement of speakers
    Mar 31, 2021: Deadline to register
    Apr 10, 2021: Pre-recorded talks and posters submitted to LOC
    Apr 22, 2021: Virtual UKEXOM meeting

    Scientific Organising Committee

    Beth Biller - Edinburgh
    Amy Bonsor - Cambridge
    Raphaelle Haywood - Exeter
    Nathan Mayne - Exeter
    Farzana Meru - Warwick
    Amaury Triaud - Birmingham
    Lalitha Sairam (chair) - Birmingham

    Local Organising Committee

    Louise Barden
    Georgina Dransfield
    Vedad Hodzic
    Matthew Standing
    Daniel Sebastian
    Amaury Triaud
    Lalitha Sairam (chair)

    Code of conduct

    The organizers of UKEXOM2021 are committed to making this virtual meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Please follow these guidelines:

    • Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, or religion.
    • All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience of people from many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate.
    • Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees.
    Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organisers without a refund of any charge.
    Participants wishing to report a code of conduct issue, either as the affected individual or as an observer, may do so either by contacting a member of the LOC or by emailing:

    This code of conduct is adapted from the one used for the Cool Stars 20 conference in Boston; the latter was originally designed for an astronomy conference in London, adapted by Andrew Pontzen and Hiranya Peiris from a document by Software Carpentry, which itself derives from original Creative Commons documents by PyCon and Geek Feminism.