Available for download: the abstract book, with schedule (PDF)

Sunday, June 8

Evening : Opening Reception

Every day, June 9-13

Continental breakfast available at HCCC at 7:30am

DAY ONE: June 9 - Cool Star Formation, Structure and Evolution

Morning : Opening Plenary Session

Invited speakers:
Laurent Gizon (MPS Goettingen) Helioseismology in a stellar context: from SDO to PLATO
Adam Kraus (UT-Austin) The Fundamental Properties of Cool Stars
Daniel Huber (NASA Ames) Asteroseismology of Cool Stars

Contributed speakers:
Ruth Angus (University of Oxford) Calibrating Gyrochronology using Kepler Asteroseismic Targets
Trent Dupuy (University of Texas at Austin) Testing Models of Substellar Evolution with Dynamical Masses
Ilaria Pascucci (LPL/U Arizona) The EUV Luminosity from Young Cool Stars: Implications for the Dispersal of Protoplanetary Material

Afternoon : Splinter Sessions:

Cool Cloudy Atmospheres: Theory and Observations (1899 Ballroom)
Cool Stars and Space Weather (HCCC)
Touchstone Stars: empirically determined parameters of cool stars (Prochnow)

DAY TWO: June 10 - Cool Stars as Dynamic Objects

Morning : Plenary Session

Invited speakers:
Jeff Hall (Lowell Obs.) Sixty Years (and Counting) of Stargazing: Synoptic Observations of Sun-Like Stars
Bart De Pontieu (Lockheed-Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab.) The Solar Chromosphere and Transition Region as Viewed by the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)
Moira Jardine (Univ. St. Andrews) The Long and the Short of It: Timescales for Stellar Activity

Contributed speakers:
Daniel Apai (University of Arizona) The Physics and Chemistry of Brown Dwarf Clouds: Results from HST and Spitzer Phase Mapping Programs
Kyle Augustson (High Altitude Observatory - NCAR) Simulations of Cyclical Dynamos and Grand Minima in Sun-like Stars
AA Pevtsov (National Solar Observatory) SOLIS: Reconciling Disk-Integrated and Disk-Resolved Spectra from the Sun

Afternoon : Splinter Sessions

Galactic Archaeology with Cool Stars (1899 Ballroom)
Magnetic Fields, Dynamos and Aurorae from Brown Dwarfs to Exoplanets (Prochnow)
Stellar surfaces with high spatial and temporal resolution (HCCC)

DAY THREE: June 11 - Cool Star Abundances

Morning : Plenary Session

Invited speakers:
The Cool Stars 18 Debate
: "The Ins and Outs of Solar Abundances", Martin Asplund (ANU) & Marc Pinsonneault (OSU)

Contributed speakers:
Natalie R Hinkel (San Francisco State University) Variations in the Composition of Cool Stars
Michael Line (UCSC) Determination of Temperatures and Abundances in Brown Dwarf Atmospheres
Andrew West (Boston University) Wide Stellar Binaries and a Photometric (griz) Metallicity Calibration for Cool Stars

Afternoon : Free time

Tours to Grand Canyon, DCT/Anderson Mesa, Sedona, Walnut Canyon

Evening: Public lecture

Lucianne Walkowicz (Princeton), "Kepler and the Exoplanet Revolution"
Sponsored by The Barringer Crater Company

DAY FOUR: June 12 - Cool Stars as Planet Hosts

Morning : Plenary Session

Invited speakers:
Kaitlin Kratter (U. Arizona) Planet (or binary?) Formation Around Cool Stars
Nuccio Lanza (INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania) Star-Planet Interactions
Guillem Anglada-Escude (Queen Mary University of London) Planetary Systems Around Cool Stars : a Window Towards Characterization of Small Planets

Contributed speakers:
Megan Ansdell (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii) The Intrinsic UV Luminosity Distribution of M Dwarf Stars
Antoine Strugarek (Université de Montréal) Close-in Planets and Magnetic Torques: What Impact on Stellar Evolution?
James Davenport (University of Washington) Using Transiting Planets to Model Starspot Evolution

Afternoon : Splinter Sessions

The accretion process in young stars (1899 Ballroom)
Portraying The Hosts: Stellar Science from Planet Searches (Prochnow)
Upgrading the Solar-Stellar Connection: news about activity in Cool Stars (HCCC)

Evening: Conference Banquet

DAY FIVE: June 13 - Observational Frontiers

Morning : Closing Plenary Session

Invited speakers:
Sofia Randich (INAF - Osservatorio di Arcetri) The Gaia-ESO Survey
Fabienne Bastien (Vanderbilt) Observing Convection in Cool Stars through Light Flicker
Carsten Denker (Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam) Progress in High-Resolution Solar Physics

Contributed speakers:
Tabetha Boyajian (Yale) Size Matters
Jacqueline Faherty (Carnegie Institution of Washington) Young Brown Dwarfs at the Exoplanet Mass Boundary
Viki Joergens (Max-Planck-Institut for Astronomy) The Coolest 'Stars' are Free-Floating Planets

Afternoon: Closing Reception at Lowell Observatory