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Second Announcement for “The Next Generation CFHT (ngCFHT) Workshop” 27-29 March 2013, Hilo, Hawaii

Registration is now open for “The Next Generation CFHT (ngCFHT) Workshop”, to be held at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai’i, 27 – 29 March 2013. This workshop will be a forum for discussion of the science cases and technical status that has emerged from the ngCFHT feasibility study. It will last for 3 days, with summary talks discussing the science drivers and current technical status. Contributed talks and posters can now be submitted and are encouraged to highlight synergies with current and future facilities and to propose opportunities for subsequent development. A large amount of time will be made available for discussion. This will be a key opportunity to define a strategic roadmap for the scientific and technical development of the project, and establish a foundation for the growth of the new partnership that will deliver this unique scientific facility to the international community.

Registration and abstract submission: http://ngcfht.cfht.hawaii.edu/registration.php

Preliminary program: http://ngcfht.cfht.hawaii.edu/scheduleprogram.php

Confirmed invited speakers (as of December 3 2012):

Wako Aoki, NAOJ, Japan
Martin Asplund, ANU, Australia
Michael Balogh, University of Waterloo, Canada
Laura Ferrarese, NRC-Herzberg, Canada
Ken Freeman, ANU, Australia
Guenther Hasinger, Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii/USA
Joss Bland-Hawthorne, University of Sydney, Australia
Rodrigo Ibata, Observatoire de Strasbourg, France
Myung Gyoon Lee, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Yen-Ting Lin, ASIAA, Taiwan
Mario Mateo, University of Michigan, USA
Swara Ravindranath, IUCAA, India
Kendrick Smith, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada
Raghunathan Srianand, IUCAA, India
Else Starkenburg, University of Victoria, Canada
Michael Strauss, Princeton University, USA
Sivarani Thirupathi, IIA, India
Catherine Turon, Observatoire de Paris, France
John Tonry, Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii/USA
Tinggui Wang, USTC, China

Lodgings, transportation, visa requirements:

A favorable room rate has been obtained for this event at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, and participants are encouraged to reserve rooms in advance of the February 15 2013 reservation deadline. Details on the venue, transportation, lodgings, and visa requirements, can be found at http://ngcfht.cfht.hawaii.edu/venue.php

Important Dates:

December 3 2012: Registration opens (including abstract submission for contributed talks and posters).
February 15 2013: Deadline to take advantage of block booking rates at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.
March 27 – 29 2013: Workshop
(March 28 2013: Workshop dinner)

SOC and LOC:http://ngcfht.cfht.hawaii.edu/socloc.php

SOC contact: