Research Retreat

Photo of people in a workshop


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 Sean and Brett: History and look ahead for CPSH; Overview of the goals for the day; Introduction to facilitators
12:45 – 1:15pmOne-minute elevator pitches: Attendee introductions and interests in planetary habitability
1:15 – 1:30pmCulture mapping – Warm-up activity
1:30 – 3:15pmBreakout groups: Defining the theme area and ideation exercise
3:15 – 4:00pmReport outs
4:00 – 4:10pmMaintaining momentum: Resources and thoughts from the VPR and CNS
4:10 – 4:15pmFinal remarks from Sean and Brett and transition to Happy Hour
4:15 – 5:30pmHappy Hour


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.