The conference will consist of three different ways of scientific interactions:
Shuffling splinters ( 3 sessions)
Topic-based splinter (1 session)
The plenary session will have three invited talks in frontier topics related to exoplanetary science. Each of the plenary talks will be for ~20 minutes including Q&As moderated by a chair.
The shuffling splinter sessions will be where most of the discussions will be taking place. We will have three episodes of shuffling splinters. Each episode will consists of a small group of people, randomly pre-assigned such that everyone should get to meet between 20 and 23 different people.
To facilitate collaboration and in-depth discussion on subjects of common interest we have a "Topic-based splinter" for about ~45mins towards the end of the conference. This session will be based on the six topics:
Direct and indirect detections
Planet formation & discs
Planetary interiors and habitability
Atmospheric modelling and characterisation
Tides and orbital dynamics
Stellar modelling, activity and characterisation
This session does not have a list of speakers or presentations but driven completely by a few sub-topics and questions suggested by you.
You can ask your questions to the moderators in advance by filling out this form -- Ask me anything.
If you have multiple question, then feel free to fill the form multiple times.
The deadline to fill this form is 18th April 2021.
Gather.Town - Posters sessions/social meeting
We will host a virtual poster session using Gather.Town, a virtual platform designed to emulate a real-world social experience. We will circulate a link to the registered attendees two weeks before the conference. Gather.Town allows you to walk around and video chat with attendees nearby. We plan to have the following poster rooms:
Share a plot/image: All the attendees will have an opportunity to just share a single image or a plot. To request a slot email email@example.com with a single JPEG version of your plot/image/poster (limit the file size to 3MB). Just like you would at a normal conference you will have an opportunity to stand near your plot/image/poster and interact and discuss with other attendees.
Institute/University posters: Each institution can present its group in a poster. The poster can represent /list the research undertaken, people involved and the facilities your institute/university has access to. The idea is to present your institute/ University since most of the audience might know one or two institutes. If you are interested in this session please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Job advert: If you have PhD funding, a postdoc position or a permanent position that will open at your institution/university. Please email to email@example.com. We will have a Job advert room with your listing.