CWDB 2019
CWDB 2019
Compact White Dwarf Binaries Conference in Yerevan, Armenia 2019
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Second Announcement

COMPACT WHITE DWARF BINARIES (CWDB 2019)

Yerevan 15th – 21h September 2019

https://cwdb2019.com

We are pleased to update you on the organisation of CWDB 2019. We have the following confirmed invited speakers:

Odette Toloza Simone Scaringi

Diogo Belloni Bill Wolf

Stuart Littlefair Matt Darnley

David Jones Deanne Coppejans

Ashley Ruiter Roberto Raddi

Steven Parsons Koji Mukai

Anna Pala Danny Steeghs

Alberto Rebassa Mansergas Yael Hillman

Registration: If you are interested in attending CWDB 2019, please register at https://cwdb2019.com/abstract-sumbission. For a list of registered participants, see https://cwdb2019.com/registered-participants. We would like to inform you that the registration for CWDB 2019 will be closing as soon as the limit of participants is reached. Please pay the registration fee by clicking "MAKE A PAYMENT" at the front page

https://cwdb2019.com to guarantee your participation. The registration fee is 300 $US at the moment and is due to increase to 350 $US soon (June 15, 2019).

Conference Venue: The meeting will be held in the Ararat ballroom of the Marriott Hotel Yerevan, located conveniently at the city's main Republican square. Daily lunch will be served for participants at the hotel.

Accomodation: The Marriott Hotel Yerevan is a luxury hotel in high demand, if you plan to stay at the hotel, you will need to book early. However, there are plenty of less expensive but similarly comfortable hotels in the immediate neighborhood of the conference venue. Popular airbnb.com and booking.com sites also offer a wide variety of accommodations. Please give preference to apartments in the newly (post-Soviet) built buildings in the city center.

Social events: We plan several activities that will allow you to both socialise with the participants, and to enjoy the Armenian culture and history, please see https://cwdb2019.com/social-events for full details.

Travel to Yerevan: Please note, that flights to Yerevan from the majority of European capitals take off late at night (redeye) and arrive the day after. Flights back to Europe leave early in the morning allowing to connect conveniently to other destinations. We found that jetradar.com offers rather convenient routes for reasonable prices.

Getting around: Most Yerevan hotels offer free pick-up from the airport or at a very reasonable price. Usually, hotels also provide abundant breakfast included in the price. WiFi is also routinely provided for no additional price by hotels, rental apartments, cafes, and restaurants.

Registration: If you are interested in attending CWDB 2019, please register at https://cwdb2019.com/abstract-sumbission. For a list of registered participants, see https://cwdb2019.com/registered-participants. We would like to inform you that the registration for CWDB 2019 will be closing as soon as the limit of participants is reached. Please pay the registration fee by clicking "MAKE A PAYMENT" at the front page

https://cwdb2019.com to guarantee your participation. The registration fee is 300 $US at the moment and is due to increase to 350 $US soon (June 15, 2019).

If you have a difficulty with logistics and/or plan to arrive earlier or depart later for some sightseeing we recommend to contact Nana (nana.hovhannisyan@actitour.com), a wonderful lady with the touristic organization ACTITOUR that helps us with this conference. They are very reliable and offer a variety of activities and excursions. She can also help you with the accommodation, and everything else.

Currency: There is a wide net of ATM machines of a variety of banks (including global HSBC) which will dispense the local currency, Armenian Dram. It is probably the most convenient way of obtaining local money. Credit cards are also widely accepted.

Financial support: At this moment, we cannot guarantee any financial support as we are still waiting to hear back from two funding agencies. We can offer a very limited number of beds (shared rooms) at the Yerevan State University (YSU) guesthouse. Please send your request directly to gag@astro.unam.mx.

Please feel free to forward this announcement to interested colleagues and students.

We look forward to welcoming you in Yerevan!

Gagik Tovmassian & Boris Gaensicke, on behalf of the organizers