Call for organizing the next massive star meeting (2017)

Dear colleagues,

this is a reminder that the Organizing Committee of the Massive Star Working Group will consider
proposals for the organization of the next Massive Star Symposium after October 15.

after the fantastic meeting in Rhodes (thanks to Alceste Bonanos and
Danny Lennon as organizers) we have to start preparing the next
Massive Stars Meeting. We foresee that this meeting will probably take place in 2017.

With this call the Organizing Committee of our Massive Stars Working Group
invites any interested people to send an email before next October 15th
communicating his/her interest in organizing the next meeting.
The email shall be sent to me as chair of the OC (

We do not want that anyone spends too much time and effort with
the proposals. A short email indicating the willingness to organize the meeting
with some comments about the adequacy of the proposed place will
be enough.

The OC will consider all proposals and select one of the proposed places
before end of the year, based on criteria like:
- the meeting location (traditionally, our group prefers locations near a beach where
a relaxed atmosphere favours personal contacts)
- the availability of hotels with large conference rooms (at least 200 people)
and meeting facilities at affordable prices
- the support of a local astronomical community
- the balance of locations hosting our meetings

best regards,
Artemio Herrero
chair of the Organizing Committee of the IAU Massive Stars Working Group