Potential hosts are invited to submit a proposal to the CS17 SOC to hold the next workshop, CS18. Please answer the questions below to the best of your ability. The proposals will be evaluated by the SOC prior to CS17, and you will be asked to make a presentation of your proposal at an SOC meeting during the CS17 workshop. The winning proposal will be announced at the CS17 banquet.
This meeting has certainly grown from the original small group of attendees at CS1, and now attracts about 400 scientists. It has become one of the (if not the) foremost meeting to discuss advances in cool stars. Attendees now expect features such as email access and banquets, in addition to the ever outstanding scientific results. Generally rooms are required for a plenary session, for breakout sessions, and a poster display area that could run to at least 350 posters. A group of dedicated people is needed to produce the Workshop. It has been traditional that the Chair of the SOC comes from the host institution.
Generally funds in excess of the registration fees from the participants are required to aid the attendance of some speakers, young postdocs, and graduate students. Support for the publication and group activities is also usually sought from outside sources. Such funds are obtained from the host institution, national resources, professional societies, and the commercial sector.
The meetings have traditionally alternated between both sides of the Atlantic (United States and Europe),
but we are hoping to extend this tradition and proposals from other countries/continents are strongly
To apply, please email a pdf file with answers to the following questions to Mercedes López-Morales, chair of the CS17 SOC, SOCchair@coolstars17.net
Name, address, email, fax:
Proposed dates of meeting:
Proposed site of meeting:
Meeting/Facility considerations (Hotel, conference center, observatory?)
Transportation considerations (Airports, public transportation, travel time, ease of access etc.):
Rooming/Hotel considerations (Range of facilities/cost):
Potential sources of financial support in addition to registration fees:
Science themes to be emphasized at CS18:
Previous experience in hosting meetings of this size (either within institution oramong lead scientists proposing):
Why should CS18 be held here?
Anything else we should know:
Submissions received by May 10, 2012, will receive first consideration.
Previous Cool Star Meetings
CS 17- Barcelona, Spain - June, 2012
CS 16 - Seattle, WA, USA - August, 2010
CS 15 - St. Andrews, Scotland - July, 2008
CS 14- Pasadena, CA, USA - November, 2006
CS 13- Hamburg, Germany - July, 2004
CS 12- Boulder, CO, USA - July 2001
CS 11 - Tenerife, Spain - October 1999
CS 10 - Cambridge, MA, USA - 1997
CS 9 - Florence, Italy - 1995
CS 8 - Athens, GA, USA - 1993
CS 7 - Tucson, AZ, USA - 1991
CS 6 - Seattle, WA, USA - 1989
CS 5 - Boulder, CO, USA - 1987
CS 4 - Santa Fe, NM, USA - 1985
CS 3 - Cambridge, MA, USA - 1983
CS 2 - Cambridge, MA, USA – 1981
CS 1 - Cambridge, MA, USA - 1980