Annual AGORA Workshops

In addition to online collaboration within smaller groups, Project-wide conferences are organized annually to keep ourselves and the Project as a whole on track. 



We are delighted to announce that the 11th Workshop for the AGORA Project will be held 11-12 August 2023 at the University of California, Santa Cruz, at the heels of the annual Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop.  


Please fill out the registration form by July 5 if you wish to participate in the AGORA Workshop -- in-person or online[Registration is now closed; if you still wish to join the Workshop either way, please contact the AGORA Project Coordinator.]

In-person participation is encouraged for the Collaboration members who have been actively engaged in the ongoing projects and those who are willing to contribute more in the future.   Do talk to us if you are a student or a postdoc who is interested in helping the future AGORA analysis.  If you cannot make it in person, you are most welcomed to join us on Saturday 12 via remote connection (registration required to receive a Zoom link).  [Click to Read More]  

    Please feel free to forward this page to anyone potentially interested, especially to the young numerical astrophysicists who are looking for opportunities to participate in the science comparison in AGORA.  

    If any question, please do not hesitate to contact the AGORA Project Coordinator


● On Friday 11 the Workshop will be in the Simularium, Rm 180 of the Engineering 2 (E2) Building (map) in the northwest corner of the UCSC campus.  This will be a joint session with the annual Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop.  On Saturday 12 the Workshop will move to Rm 221 of the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB; map).   

● There may be a nominal registration fee to be collected on site, in order to cover the breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday 12 (note: different from the Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop registration fee).   [Click to Read More] 

    For a detailed direction to the meeting venue and the parking nearby, please go to the "General Info" tab in the Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop 2023 webpage.  You may find it useful to visit the link for visitors by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at UCSC. 

    Parking on campus is free on weekends.  However, on weekdays you will need to display a parking permit which you can purchase during the Galaxy or AGORA Workshop registration.  If you do not wish to purchase your permit through the Galaxy Workshop registration, please do so at the campus main entrance.  If you plan to use public transportation, please check out the Santa Cruz Metro bus schedules to and from the UCSC campus.

    We recommend that if you plan to attend the Workshop, you arrange for lodging early.  Although hotel policies vary, ask if there is a special rate for UCSC.  You may find information about local lodging options in the "General Information" tab in the Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop 2023 webpage.


● On Friday 11, the Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop and the AGORA Workshop will hold joint sessions on high-resolution galaxy simulations.  On Saturday 12 , we will have a live discussion on the ongoing and future projects in the Collaboration.  To accommodate remote participants, we plan to broadcast the Saturday session via Zoom.   You are welcomed to stay and work in Rm 221 on Sunday 13, too.  

The discussion agenda/meeting note is available in the latest Collaboration progress report (membership required).  What follows is a tentative program of the Workshop.  Please also feel free to send any suggestion about the Workshop program to the Project Coordinator.  Registered online participants will receive Zoom links for the Saturday sessions.   

● If you are joining us in-person, and wish to join any part of the Galaxy Workshop in-person, too, during the main week Aug. 7-11 and/or the preceding and following week Jul. 31-Aug. 4 and 14-18, please talk to Avishai Dekel now.  If you plan to come only for the AGORA Workshop, or to come for only part of the Galaxy Workshop, please inform the Project Coordinator.    [Click to Read More] 

    08/11 (Fri)  - Rm 180, Engineering 2 Bldg.  (a.k.a. Simularium)

    08/12 (Sat) 09:00AM -  Rm 221, ISB

    08/12 (Sat) 17:30PM - Workshop Dinner 

    08/13 (Sun) Rm 221, ISB

    All simulation talks will be on Friday 11 during the joint session with the Galaxy Workshop.  We do not plan to have any talks on Saturday.  If you'd like to give your talk between Aug. 7-11 during the Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop (joint sessions on Friday 11), talk to the Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop 2023 organizers.  If you are coming only to the AGORA portion of the week, but want to give your talk on Friday 11, please contact the AGORA Project coordinator.  


● Participants can join the workshop in person or online.  Remote participants should also register (see "Registration" above) in order to receive a Zoom link so they can participate in our live discussion on Saturday 12 (see "Program" above).  [Click to Read More] 

    On-site Participants

    Remote Participants  [weekend session only]


● The annual Workshop is organized by the AGORA Steering Committee and the Local Organizing Committee.  [Click to Read More]   

   AGORA Steering Committee

+ Ji-hoon Kim (Seoul National University,  Project Coordinator)

    Local Organizing Committee


● Here is the list of AGORA Workshops, annually organized since the Project's launch in 2012.  [Click to Read More] 

   AGORA Workshop 2023:  [webpage]

   AGORA Workshop 2022[webpage]

   AGORA Workshop 2021:  [webpage]

   AGORA Workshop 2020:   cancelled due to COVID-19

   AGORA Workshop 2019:  [webpage] [archived] 

   AGORA Workshop 2018:  [archived] 

   AGORA Workshop 2017:  [archived] 

   AGORA Workshop 2016:  [archived] 

   AGORA Workshop 2015:  [archived] 

   AGORA Workshop 2014:  [archived] 

   AGORA Workshop 2013:  [archived] 

   AGORA Workshop 2012:  [archived]