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The massive-star community has an established track record of organizing influential conferences, many of them under the auspices of the International Astronomical Union. IAU Symposia are held about every five years. Their science themes incorporate the major hot topics on massive stars at the time of the conference. The past conferences have been:

The currently planned meetings are:

  • 2016 - Auckland, New Zealand: IAU Symp 329, The lives and death-throes of massive stars