Sochias

Third announcement

November 24, 2016

SOCHIAS  XIV Annual Meeting 2017­, ThirdAnnouncement.

Dear colleagues, below you will find some updated information regarding
the upcoming meeting at Hotel Marbella, Maitencillo. January 23-27, 2017.

Patricio Rojo (LOC's chair).

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+ Key Dates (UPDATED)

Abstract submission must be made at the time of registration. Note that
for qualifying to the membership rate, NEW members have to pay only the
2017 due. You can apply here: http://www.sochias.cl/info/membresia.
Please note that only applications for new members made before December
5th will be considered before the regular registration deadline. After
this date you can apply to be a member, but we cannot guarantee that
this will be processed in time to qualify for the member's regular fee.
Students that are not and do not want to become members have to pay the
student non-member fee.

2016-11-01: Early registration deadline.
2016-12-02: Oral contribution abstract submission deadline.
2016-12-05: New membership application deadline for regular registration.
2016-12-16: Regular registration deadline.
2016-12-16: Student grant request deadline.

+ Outreach activities (UPDATED)

In addition to a stargazing party on Wed 25th, we are looking for
interested volunteers for the following outreach talks (in Spanish)
   * Monday January 23, 19:00, at Marbella
   * Monday January 23, 19:00, at a nearby town (TBD).
   * Friday January 27, 18:00, at the Fonck Museum in Vinna del Mar
(co-organized with Explora)
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+ Student Travel Grants.

Accommodation at the conference hotel for about 90 students and some
travel grants will be available for those applying before Dec 16th.
Priority will be given to those offering to contributed talks
(preferred) and posters. It is expected for the recipients to help with
the stargazing party on Wed January 25th.

+ Student Prize lecture.

The Scientific Organizing Committee will select an outstanding oral
contribution by a graduate student to be presented on a plenary session.
To apply for this prize lecture, students must indicate that they wish
to be evaluated on the registration form and send a recommendation
letter to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. . Please encourage all students to apply.

+ Elections to the SOCHIAS Board of Directors

Keep in mind that this year we will be holding elections for a new
board. In a separate message, a call for candidates to promote
themselves will be issued.

+ Stands.

A VERY limited number of stands are still available for observatories
and institutions that wish to showcase their services, facilities and
opportunities. Remaining stands will be reserved on a first-come
first-served basis. For more information please send an email to
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+ Invited Speakers (UPDATED).

We have a very exciting line up of invited speakers confirmed for the
meeting:

Javier Alonso-Garcia (UA)
Joseph Anderson (ESO)
Manuel Aravena (UDP)
Loreto Barcos-Muñoz (NRAO-ALMA)
Claudio Caceres (UNAB)
Graeme Candlish (UV)
Luis Chavarria (CONICYT)
Lucas Cieza (UDP)
Yara Jaffe (ESO)
James Jenkins (UCH)
Keiichi Ohnaka (UCN)
Barbara Rojas-Ayala (UNAB)
Mario Soto (UDA)
Amelia Stutz (UDEC)
Mikko Tuomi (University of Hertfordshire)

+ Acknowledgements.

This event is possible thanks to the generous support of the
ALMA­-CONICYT Fund, project 31150016.

We look forward to see you in beautiful Maitencillo!

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