Piecing Together the Complete Puzzle of Planet Populations

November 9-12, 2020

Hameetman Auditorium

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

The exoplanet field has transitioned rapidly from discovery to characterization. As the numbers of known exoplanets grows, our ability to discern and understand the underlying populations and planets that produce the observed distributions we see also grows. This conference will bring together community members working both theoretically and observationally on understanding exoplanet demographics.

Conference Themes:
  • What are the current limitations on our ability to discern the true underlying planet population from the observed distribution?
  • What can the size and/or mass distribution of exoplanets teach us about the dominant planet formation, migration, and evolution pathways?
  • What properties of stars affect the types of planets that form, and how can we use the properties of stars to study planet formation?
  • What can we learn from planetary systems or disks around stellar remnants and substellar objects?
  • How will upcoming missions advance our understanding of exoplanet demographics?

Link to Register and Submit Abstracts

We are accepting abstract submissions for three kinds of presentations as described below; note that the deadlines are different for the Review Talks vs. the Contributed Talks/Posters. If you want to submit more than one abstract, please re-register separately for each submission.

Selection criteria: The SOC is committed to building an inclusive conference agenda, and is looking for ways to facilitate vibrant, thoughtful, and respectful discussions between all participants. Submissions are widely solicited and encouraged. Abstracts will be anonymously ranked in three career stage categories (student, postdoc, and staff) using three criteria: originality of the work, relevance to the conference themes, and results.

  • Review Talks: deadline for abstract submission May 8, with notifications expected by May 22

    Review talks are longer (~30 minute) presentations that are intended to address one or more of the conference themes listed above. The review talks will provide the framework for the conference agenda, and therefore the submission deadline for review talks is May 8 and speakers can expect to be notified by May 22 about the outcome.

  • Contributed Talks: deadline for abstract submission is July 9, with notifications expected by August 6

    Contributed talks are shorter (~15 minute) presentations. We hope to accommodate as many requests as possible.

  • Poster Presentations: deadline for abstract submission is July 9, with notifications expected by August 6

    Poster presenters will have the opportunity to present a 1-2 minute poster POP during the conference. There will also be dedicated poster sessions. Each poster will have a 4' x 4' (1.2 m x 1.2 m) area for display.

Local Information (coming soon)
Important Dates
  • March 18: Registration and Abstract Submission page available
  • May 8: deadline to submit abstracts for Review talks
  • May 22: notification to submitters of Review Talks
  • July 9: deadline to submit abstracts for Contributed Talks and Posters
  • August 4: conference agenda published
  • October 1: coffee ordering site available (due to NASA rules, we cannot provide free coffee)
  • October 7: deadline to reserve a room in Hotel Constance conference room block
  • October 23: deadline to register
  • November 9-12: Exoplanet Demographics conference

Scientific Organizing Committee
Local Organizing Committee

Jessie Christiansen, Chair (Caltech/NExScI)

Ellen O'Leary (Caltech/IPAC-NExScI)

Andrew Howard (Caltech)

Eric Mamajek (JPL)

Eric Nielsen (Stanford)

Sean Raymond (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux)

James Owen (Imperial College)

Johanna Teske (Carnegie Observatories)

Jennifer Yee (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard-Smithsonian)

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