Research Retreat

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We invite members and friends of the Center for Planetary Systems Habitability to join our 2024 research retreat! Our aim is to spark research collaborations between members, refine and identify new areas of research, and map funding opportunities.

Workshop: 12:15 — 4:15 p.m.
Happy hour: 4:15 — 5:30 p.m.
Location: AT&T Hotel & Conference Center
Mezzanine, MZ1 & MZ2
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705


12:15 – 12:30pmArrival/Lunch
12:30 – 12:45pmLunch/Remarks from co-Directors: Sean Gulick and Brett Baker
History and look ahead for CPSH; Overview of the goals for the day; Introduction to facilitators
12:45 – 1:00pmRemarks from unit Associate Deans for Research: Andreas Matouschek and Michael Young
1:00 – 1:30pm45-second elevator pitches: Current and future interests in planetary habitability
1:30 – 2:15pmActivity 1: Moonshot Activity
2:15 – 2:45pmReport outs & reshuffle based on interest
2:45 – 3:30pmActivity 2: Team Formation & Project Development
3:30 – 4:00pmReport outs
4:00 – 4:10pmClosing thoughts from UT’s Vice President for Research: Dan Jaffe
4:10 – 4:15pmFinal remarks from Sean Gulick and Brett Baker
4:15 – 5:30pmHappy Hour & Gallery Walk of Ideas


The AT&T Hotel and Conference Center is located downtown on the northwest corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and University Avenue, at the south entrance to The University of Texas at Austin.
For a map and parking instructions visit the Conference Center’s website.


Please direct questions to co-Directors, Sean Gulick or Brett Baker.