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Meeting venue

The 12th IACHEC meeting will be held between March 27 (Monday) and March 30 2017 (Thursday) at the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead (California, USA).

Scientific Program

The meeting will have the usual 3.5 days structure, split between plenary session and Working Group meetings:

27/3, AM: Calibration status of operational and future missions
27/3, PM: Working Groups meet
28/3, AM: Working Groups meet
28/3, PM: Special session I: Hitomi scientific payload: ground-based calibration and in-flight performance
29/3, AM: Special session II: The effective area concordance project: status
29/3, PM: Working Groups meet
30/3, AM: Working Groups report

Prospective participants are encouraged to submit a talk title and abstract together with their registration (to open on December 15, 2016).

Fees and accomodation

The participation fee is expected to be about 1380 USD. It will cover accommodation, all meals and coffee/tea breaks during the meeting, as well as access to broadband wireless Internet network over the whole premises of the venue.

The bulk of the reserved accommodations at the UCLA Conference Center are condolet style rooms. Each condolet has 2 independent bedrooms with attached bathroom/shower and a shared living room area. At registration it will be possible to specify the name of a person with whom one wishes to share her/his condolet.

An approximate breakdown of the registration fee costs is as follows:
- accommodation: 775 USD
- breakfasts and meals: 250 USD
- meeting registration fee: 350 USD

Financial support

Grants will be available on a competitive basis to partly cover the accomodation and registration costs, thanks to a generous sponsorship by COSPAR. Colleagues requiring financial support will be asked to specify it in the registration form.

"Expression of interest" form

We ask prospective participants to confirm their intention to attend the meeting by filling the "Expression of interest" form, and send it to Karl Forster and Trish Dobson by November 30, 2016. Please do!

Important Dates

Co-sponsorship by COSPAR is gratefully acknowledged. Smiley face


The 12th IACHEC meeting will be held at the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead (California, US) from Monday, March 27 to Thursday, March 30 2017.

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