2023 Biannual Meeting at the University of Texas at Austin

CISTAR is busy planning the details of the 2023 CISTAR Biannual Meeting, September 28-29, 2023 at the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas. The meeting will be held at the Commons Conference Center located in the Pickle Research Campus in Austin.

We look forward to another great and productive meeting! Below is a high-level agenda:

  • CISTAR Fellows Bullock Museum Tour (Wednesday, September 27, 2023): Fellows will tour the Bullock Museum’s “Texas Oil and Gas” exhibit on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 27th.  Details to be announced, but we expect the visit will begin between 2:00 PM CT - 3:00 PM CT.  Please indicate your availability to attend on the RSVP and make your travel plans accordingly. Admission will be provided for CISTAR students and DCI/EWD staff who RSVP
  • Wednesday, September 27: Informal welcome dinner at Maggiono’s 
  • Thursday, September 28: Breakfast will start at 7:00 AM followed by a brief welcome and presentations. The Poster Perfect Pitch competition and poster session will take place after lunch. 
  • Friday, September 29: Industry, CISTAR faculty, and fellows will participate in breakout sessions. CISTAR Fellows will attend a session on Ethics while industry and faculty gather feedback from the breakouts. Meeting will adjourn at 12:00 PM CT and boxed lunches will be available. 

 Lodging and Transportation

Information about available hotels and rates close to the Commons Conference Center can be found at https://commons.utexas.edu/meetings-and-events/area-hotels. The hotels listed are all within a 3-mile radius of the meeting site. Parking is available at the conference center for a low daily rate. Each participant is responsible for their lodging and transportation arrangements, expenses will be reimbursed through their home university. 

Please use this link to RSVP by August 30, 2023.  Please RSVP even if you cannot attend any activities. Students and post-doctoral researchers should consult with their faculty advisors before responding.