Meeting Information


The conference sessions will be held in the southern portion of the University of Colorado - Boulder campus in the Kittredge Complex.  Some events will also be held in the Fleming Building.  Daily lunches will be provided through a lunch plan and will be held at the CU Center for Community (C4C).  Please visit the Travel Logistics tab of our webpage for additional information on getting to Boulder, housing, and other details on the Boulder area.  Note that travel grants are available for early career researchers!

Icebreaker and Conference Dinner

There will be an icebreaker event on Monday (9 July) evening between 5:00-6:30 pm.  Come join your colleagues to celebrate the opening of ISARRA 2018 and catch up on current research.  Beer and wine will be served.

There will additionally be a conference dinner held at the NCAR Mesa Laboratory on Wednesday evening (11 July).  This event will offer a multi-course meal, and beer and wine will be served.  The laboratory, a Boulder landmark designed by I.M. Pei, won the 1997 AIA Colorado 25-Year Award.  Its poured-concrete towers, tinted by native red sandstone to blend with their dramatic mountain backdrop, rise above southwest Boulder from their mesa top site offering visitors a unique perspective of the city and surroundings. Transportation will be provided between the Kittredge Complex and the Mesa Laboratory for attendees and guests.  Please note that tickets for the banquet are sold in addition to the conference registration.

Abstracts and Registration

Those wishing to present their ongoing work at ISARRA 2018 are requested to submit an abstract through our online submission system.  There is no abstract fee and abstracts are due by 15 February, 2018.  

Conference registration is now open!  The early bird rate of $300 is available until May 31, after which the rate will increase to $375.  

Participants can register for the meeting online by following this link.  For any questions related to the registration process, please contact CU conference services directly at 303-492-5151 or by email at

Program and Agenda

A draft conference program, including a detailed agenda is now available for viewing.  It can be viewed by following this link.


Oral presentations should be prepared as either Microsoft Powerpoint or as a pdf file -- for either format, a 16:9 aspect ratio is preferred.  Please note that most presentations are scheduled for 20 minutes.  We have a very full schedule -- therefore, speakers should plan on a 15 minute presentation, with 5 minutes for questions and transition time.

Poster presentations should have a maximum dimension of 48"x48" (121x121 cm), but smaller sizes are ok.

Conference Organizing Committee

The local organizing committee for the conference includes participants from the University of Colorado, NCAR and NOAA, including (in alphabetical order):