Letters of Intent received in 2019

LoI 2021-2118
IAU Early Career Astronomer (ECA) 2021 Weekend

Date: 21 August 2021 to 22 August 2021
Category: Focus meetings (GA)
Location: Busan, Korea, Rep of
Contact: Maria Drozdovskaya (maria.drozdovskaya@csh.unibe.ch)
Coordinating division: Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage
Other divisions:
Co-Chairs of SOC: Maria Drozdovskaya (Center for Space and Habitability (CSH), Universität, Bern)
Fatoumata Kébé (L'association Ephémérides)
Chair of LOC: None (None)



This event is to be organized by the IAU EC WG of Junior Members and is tailored to the needs of early career astronomers for progressing along the professional paths in academia, industry, and beyond with inspirational speakers, small group trainings, and networking possibilities with representatives of astronomy-related companies and organizations. The organizers will account for the fact that the participants will be interested in sightseeing over the weekend of the GA, and will incorporate this with interactive networking activities.



This event will be a 2-day weekend as part of the IAU GA. This will be a conciser version of the IAU ECA Conference series (the first of which is to be held in summer 2020). The "weekend" and "conference" together will serve as a platform for the early career astronomers to interact with one another every 1.5 years.