Exoplanets Orbiting Hot Stars

June 20-22, 2018 ♦ Vanderbilt University


In the era of TESS and Gaia, many of the brightest and best characterized exoplanet hosts will be hot stars. Recent advances in technology and methodology have enabled the discovery and study of exoplanets around hot stars. This meeting will bring together experts on such planets, the stars they orbit, and the many different observational and theoretical methods used to study them. Join us in Nashville in June 2018 for hot stars, hot planets, hot weather, and hot chicken.

Registration and abstract submission:

Registration and abstract submission are now open. The deadline for abstract submission is May 4, 2018.

Registration fees:

  • Faculty/Professional: $200
  • Postdoc: $100
  • Student: $50

Registration includes lunch and coffee/snacks on each day of the meeting. The registration fee is payable by credit card at the time of registration, or by personal check upon arrival at the conference. Registration fee waivers are available to those with financial need. We also have some limited funds available for travel support. If you require travel support, please email johnson dot 7240 at osu dot edu and the request will be considered by the SOC, with preference to early career participants.

Meeting email list: if you wish to be kept informed of conference news but do not yet wish to register, click here to sign up for our email list.

Code of Conduct: We expect meeting attendees to adhere to professional standards of conduct. We have adopted a Code of Conduct for this meeting; please familiarize yourself with this document, which can be read in full here.

Meeting logistics: The meeting venue will be in Wilson Hall on the Vanderbilt University campus. We plan to begin the first session at 10:30 AM on Wednesday June 20, and end the last session at 3:00 PM on Friday June 22, in order to accommodate those who wish to arrive in Nashville on the morning of the first day and/or depart on the afternoon/evening of the last day.

Lodging: We have secured a block of reserved rooms at the Spring Hill Suites, at 1800 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, just a few blocks from the meeting venue. We have a negotiated rate of $176 per night, which includes free continental breakfast and hotel wifi. The hotel block has reserved rooms June 20-22. Click here to reserve your room. The deadline to reserve a room is May 25, 2018.

The reserved room block only goes from June 18-22, and you can only reserve within those dates through the link above. If you would like to arrive earlier or depart later, reserve the nights that you would like through the link above. Once you receive your confirmation number, send that number and your name to Melissa dot Porter at marriott dot com, and ask for the additional nights that you want to be added to your reservation. If you do that, you will get the negotiated rate, so long as there are rooms still available. The reason we had to do it this way is that with the high demand for hotel rooms in Nashville, we had to promise that the rooms would be occupied, and pay a penalty if we missed the mark, and we don't know how many people would be coming early or leaving the day after. Please do book at this hotel - it is likely to be cheaper than most other places in the area, and we will incur a penalty if we don't get enough of the rooms booked. You are also more likely to get rooms on dates outside of June 18-22 if you book early.

Parking: If needed, the Terrace Place Parking garage across the street from Wilson Hall has metered parking spots for $15/day.

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Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  • Brendan Bowler (Texas)
  • Joleen Carlberg (STScI)
  • Andrew Collier Cameron (St Andrews)
  • Kaitlin Kratter (Arizona)
  • Anne-Marie Lagrange (Grenoble)
  • David Latham (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
  • Simon Murphy (Sydney)
  • Ruth Murray-Clay (UC Santa Cruz)
  • Eric Nielsen (Gemini)
  • Don Pollacco (Warwick)
  • Jamie Tayar (Ohio State)
  • Andrew Tkachenko (KU Leuven)
  • Siyi Xu (Gemini)

Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • Karen Collins (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
  • Scott Gaudi (Ohio State)
  • Marshall Johnson (Ohio State)
  • Keivan Stassun (Vanderbilt)
  • Joshua Pepper (Lehigh)

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Michael Lund (Vanderbilt)
  • Ryan Oelkers (Vanderbilt)
  • Keivan Stassun (Vanderbilt)