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2023 Workshop

CEDAR banner for 2023 San Diego Workshop

25 - 30 June 2023
San Diego, CA

The CEDAR workshop provides the community an opportunity to self-organize, exchange and foster new ideas. CEDAR thrives to be a safe space for all participants with a strong educational component.

The workshop includes community organized breakout workshops as well as grand challenge workshops, poster session with a student poster competition, a student day, plenary sessions with science highlights, agency updates and tutorials, a distinguished lecture, and a prize lecture.

Registration & Logistics

Register for the workshop.  (Early registration ends May 25.)

Students requesting workshop attendance support need to register & submit a poster abstract by April 3.

Workshop Venue

The meeting will be at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel
A limited number of hotel guest rooms are available in our room block.

Book your room or see more hotel options.

Lunch restaurants near the venue

Lunch options will be posted closer to the event.


The agenda will become available in late April/early May.

How to participate in CEDAR

See this brief overview of the CEDAR workshop components, this is helpful especially for first time attendees. 

Student workshop attendance support

CEDAR supports many students to attend the CEDAR workshop. 

For students enrolled in a US institution and traveling from a location within the United States, financial support will consist of registration fee, roundtrip travel to the CEDAR workshop venue, and housing. For students enrolled in an institution outside the US, financial support will consist of registration fee and housing. More information can be found at the Student Workshop attendance support page. To be eligible students need to submit a poster abstract (see below) and apply for support via the registration website by April 3. Students will be notified in April. After April 3 students can still request support via the registration process and will be wait listed. We will use the list in case funding becomes available.

Dependent care grants 

CEDAR helps community members with dependent care needs to attend the CEDAR workshop. Apply for the grant  by May 19.  Please read the dependent care grants information before filling out the form. 

Dependent Care Grant Form

Poster session

Posters can have a maximum size of 4x4 feet (1.2x1.2m). Students in the poster competition are required to upload their poster by the Friday before the meeting starts. Instructions will be send beforehand to the students. All others can upload their poster if they want to.

Poster abstract submission 

Abstract submission is open.

Students applying for workshop attendance support have to submit a poster abstract by April 3. We encourage students to participate in the student poster competition.

All others can submit poster abstracts till May 22. A maximum of two posters can be presented.

Workshop proposal submission

Please check out the Workshop proposal guidelines as they have changed. 
The final workshop agenda will be decided by the CEDAR science steering committee. Based on the range of the topics proposed and the availability of time slots for individual workshops, some proposed workshops may be consolidated. (see proposal guidelines)

All workshops will be in-person and no virtual component will be supported by the organizers.

Individual Workshops

Individual Workshops are 1 year efforts focused on a specific topic and the associated science questions. Most workshops are 1 year efforts.

Grand Challenge (GC) Workshops

Grand Challenge (GC) workshop addresses urgent, overarching questions which require a multiyear effort and are of high importance to the CEDAR community. GC workshops are 3 year efforts and should be organized by a diverse team of conveners with a clear schedule and specific goals and topics for the 3 years. Each GC workshop will introduce the topic to the CEDAR community in the plenary session in the first year and provide updates in the 2nd & 3rd, and a summary after year 3. 

Each year one new grand challenge workshop is selected by the CEDAR Science Steering Committee. List of Grand challenge workshops.

How to Propose a Workshop

The deadline for submitting workshop proposals for the 2023 Workshop has passed.

See all proposed 2023 Workshops.

CEDAR Prize and Distinguished Lecture nominations

Please nominate deserving community members by March 31. Information about the nomination criteria and process can be found on the respective sites for the CEDAR Prize Lecture and the CEDAR Distinguished Lecture.

Contact Information

For program information, please contact Liying Qian.

For logistics questions, please contact Michelle McCambridge.

March 31 Workshop proposals deadline (individual and GC)
March 31 CEDAR Prize and Distinguished Lecture nomination due 
April 3 Student workshop attendance support deadline (via registration) & required poster abstract submission
April 10 Notification to student recipients on travel support
May 19 Dependent care grant deadline
May 22 Poster abstract submission deadline
May 24 Hotel booking deadline
May 25 Early registration ends


Science Steering Committee
Larisa Goncharenko (chair)
Mark Conde (incoming chair)
Meghan LeMay (student representative)
Endawoke Yizengaw
Huixin Liu
Zishun Qiao (student representative)
Ying Zou (GEM liaison)
Tzu-Wei Fang
Matthew Zettergren
Jia Yue
Lindsay Goodwin
Andrew Pepper (student representative)
Katelynn Greer
Angeline Burrell
Titus Yaun
Tai-Yin Huang (NSF aeronomy ex-officio representative)
Alan Liu (NSF aeronomy ex-officio representative)
Liying Qian (CEDAR liaison, ex-officio representative)