We are pleased to announce the first annual Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science Symposium (ERES) to be held May 28 & 29, 2015 at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA. ERES is aimed at early career scientists (graduate student, postdoc, advance undergraduate) working in all branches of exoplanetary science and related disciplines (e.g., brown dwarfs, protoplanetary disks, star formation, related instrumentation and theory). Its purpose is to give these emerging researchers the opportunity to present their research to an interested audience, to provide plenty of opportunities to network with peers, and to enhance collaborations within exoplanet community. ERES will be held annually on a rotating basis between partner institutions. The 2015 meeting is graciously supported by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute

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Registration is now closed.


Videos of Talks and Panels

Conference Poster

Abstract submission is now closed. However, you may submit a late abstract as a poster presentation here

Travel and Accommodations

The conference rate booking deadline has passed.

Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations

All talks are 10 minutes long, with an additional time for Q&A.
Your talk session chair will contact you soon to provide information on how to submit your materials for presentation.
You will need to submit your presentation materials to your session chair at least one week before your talk.

Poster Presentations

Posters should be no more than 36 inches in width and 44 inches in hight.
All poster presenters will also be invited to give a Poster Pop presentation. Poster Pops are 60 second long advertisements for your poster that you will present to the rest of the participants.
Your Poster Pop can have one slide with information on your research or a figure that will be shown while you talk about your poster.
Your poster session chair will email you soon with more details about how you can submit your slide for your poster pop. Submissions must be made at least a week before the poster session.
Any queries about the poster session or Poster Pop session can be sent to eresposterpop@psu.edu

Future Meetings

2016 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2017 Yale University, New Haven, CT

Frequently Asked Questions

Latest News

Hi all! This is Kim Cartier, your ERES live-blogger for the conference. I will be posting summaries of talks and panel sessions as soon as possible after the sessions end, so if you can’t make it to the conference you can still keep up to date.

Natasha Batalha will also be live-tweating the conference under #ERES15. If you’re at the conference and tweating, make sure to use that hashtag!

All of the blog posts will show up here on the ERES website and on my own Astronomy Blog, Astrolady.

Stay tuned for more updates. See you tomorrow!

Things are ramping up for the First Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science Symposium (May 28th & 29th). We have over ninety participants registered, and more than 70 abstracts submitted, so we are expecting an exciting and vibrant conference! If you didn’t get your abstract submitted before the deadline, you can still submit a poster presentation, just visit the abstract submission page before the final registration deadline of May 8th. We are hard at work on the final science program schedule and will post it soon.

When planning your trip to State College, keep in mind that the group rates for both hotels expire on April 27th, so it is important to book your stay before then. We encourage attendees, especially those receiving travel grants, to find a roommate to share hotel rooms with. We have set up room share matching form on the Travel page to help you find a roommate.

The booking infomation for the conference hotels is below. More details can be found on our Travel page at http://eres-symposium.org/

##The Nittany Lion Inn (The Conference Site)
$125.00 plus hotel occupancy tax for both single/double occupancy
Book your room at www.pennstatehotels.com or by calling 800-233-7505
The block code is PENE15H

Update April 20th
The Nittany Lion Inn has no more rooms for Friday evening. If you plan to stay in State College overnight on Friday the 29th, you may want to book at the Days Inn.

##Days Inn State College Days Inn (a twenty minute walk to the conference site)
$86.00 a night plus taxes (The price goes to $116.00 for Friday night)
To make your reservation, call the hotel directly at 814-238-8454.
The block code is CGERES. This code will not work online, unfortunately.

We are looking forward to seeing you in May at Penn State!

Do you have questions about ERESS? Now The answers can be found on our shiny new FAQ!

But, wait, what if my question isn’t in the FAQ? We got you covered! Shoot us an email at L-ERES-2015-QUESTIONS@lists.psu.edu

See you in May!

-The OC

Registration for the first annual Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science Symposium (ERES) is now open! We are encouraging interested participants to register by January 30th, 2015 to receive a discounted rate. The normal registration deadline and deadline for abstract submission is March 26, 2015.

You can find a PDF of the conference poster at eres-symposium.org/ERESS_Poster.pdf to advertise ERES around your department.