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2024 Workshop

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The CEDAR Workshop is funded by the NSF.

9 - 14 June 2024
San Diego, CA

The NSF CEDAR workshop provides the community an opportunity to self-organize, exchange and foster new ideas. NSF 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.

What to do if you become ill at the workshop



March 15 Workshop proposal submission(including GC)
March 15 CEDAR Prize and Distinguished Lecture nomination due 
March 29 Student registration, poster abstract submission and travel support application
May 1 Early Bird registration ends (onsite registration available)
May 10 Dependent care grants
May 10 Poster abstract submission (general)
May 17 Hotel booking deadline. Book your room at the Wyndham San Diego Hotel.


Registration & Logistics

Register for the 2024 Workshop

Workshop Venue

The meeting will be at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel

Book your room at the Wyndham Hotel

Lunch restaurants near the venue

Lunch options will be posted closer to the event.



Agenda will be available in May.


How to participate in NSF CEDAR

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


Student workshop attendance support

NSF CEDAR supports many students to attend the NSF 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 NSF 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 March 29, 2024. Students will be notified in April if they have been selected to receive support.


Dependent care grants 

NSF CEDAR helps community members with dependent care needs to attend the NSF CEDAR workshop.  Please read the dependent care grants information before filling out the form. 

Apply for a Dependent Care Grant


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 

We encourage students to participate in the student poster competition.

A maximum of two posters can be presented by each participant.

Submit a Poster Abstract


Workshop proposal submission

Please check out the Workshop proposal guidelines
The final workshop agenda will be decided by the NSF 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 at the discretion of the NSF CEDAR Science Steering Committee (CSSC). (see proposal guidelines)

The 2024 CEDAR Workshop will be in-person, but conveners of individual and grand challenge workshops can choose to include virtual components. Conveners should include Zoom links in their online agendas if they choose to include virtual components.

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 NSF 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 NSF 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 NSF CEDAR Science Steering Committee. List of Grand challenge workshops.

How to Propose a Workshop

Submit a Workshop Proposal

See All Submitted Workshops


NSF CEDAR Prize and Distinguished Lecture nominations

Information about the nomination criteria and process can be found on the respective sites for the NSF CEDAR Prize Lecture and the NSF CEDAR Distinguished Lecture.

Nominations for the 2024 CEDAR Prize Lecture and Distinguished Lecture should be emailed to Jia Yue and Mark Conde. Nominations will be considered by the full CEDAR Science Steering Committee and are due 15 March 2024.


What to do if you become ill at the workshop

If you happen to fall ill at any time during the in-person meeting, due to any illness that could spread through social interactions during the Workshop (not just covid-19), it is your responsibility to exercise sound judgment.  Appropriate actions include isolating yourself while infectious, informing others whose health may now be known to be compromised, and participating virtually if you are not too fatigued.

Masks, hand sanitizer, and covid-19 tests (can be delivered to you if asked) are optional at this event, but will be available at the registration desk if needed.

Please visit for current state orders and updated information on covid19 related information.  Please remember that state and governmental orders provide a minimum standard, and responsible behavior may require measures that exceed these standards.


Contact Information

For program information, please contact Liying Qian.

For logistics questions, please contact Michelle McCambridge.

Science Steering Committee
Mark Conde (Chair)
Angeline Burrell
Federico Gasperini
Tzu-Wei Fang
Nathaniel Frissel
Lindsay Goodwin
Katelynn Greer
Kristina Lynch
Andrew Pepper (student representative)
Sophie Phillips (student representative)
Danny Scipion
Titus Yuan
Jia Yue
Matthew Zettergren
Ying Zou (GEM liaison)
Tai-Yin Huang (NSF aeronomy ex-officio representative)
Alan Liu (NSF aeronomy ex-officio representative)
Shikha Raizada (NSF aeronomy ex-officio representative)
Liying Qian (UCAR CPAESS CEDAR CO-PI, ex-officio representative)