When and where

September 24-27, 2024. Santiago, Chile.

Meeting rationale and topics

Is there a link between the irregular accretion patterns seen in some young stars and the formation of planets? Do the mechanisms driving episodic accretion in eruptive stars hold clues to giant planet formation? What do observations of eruptive stars tell us about gravitational instabilities near young stars? This workshop is dedicated to exploring these emerging paradigms, aiming to connect planet formation with the dynamic world of episodically accreting stars. The workshop will facilitate collaboration among experts in eruptive stars, planet formation, and computational modeling. Through interdisciplinary discussions, we aim to nurture innovative solutions to age-old questions in the fields of star and planet formation.

Topics covered

  • Episodic accretion, FUor/EXor phenomena
  • Planet formation
  • Flyby interactions
  • Chemistry of FUor/EXor disks
  • Circumstellar environments
  • Theoretical modelling
  • AI-assisted analysis

Important dates

  • Early registration opens March 1, 2024 and closes June 15, 2024.
  • Normal registration opens June 16, 2024 and closes August 1, 2024.
  • Abstract submission deadline: May 1, 2024
  • Preliminary program: June 1, 2024


Thanks to the NAASC Support for Conferences and Workshop program, as well as the YEMS Millennium Nucleus, we have secured funding that allow us to support the participation of early career researchers (ERC) and students in need of financial aid to attend. We will do our best to support as many people as we can.

In person or hybrid?

We are currently in the process of determining the format and extent of our conference. While our current plan is to organize an in-person meeting, we are actively exploring the potential for a hybrid event. This involves assessing the availability of resources for hybrid setups at potential venues. We will keep you informed by posting updates here as we make decisions.

Code of Conduct

All participants must follow the NRAO Code of Conduct. The members of the Local Organizing Committee are designated as the contact points for all matters related to this code.

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

  • Sebastián Pérez (Universidad de Santiago)
  • Alice Zurlo (Universidad Diego Portales)
  • Philipp Weber (Universidad de Santiago)
  • Trisha Bhowmik (Universidad Diego Portales)
  • Dary Ruiz-Rodriguez (ALMA)
  • James Miley (Universidad de Santiago)
  • Antonio Hales (NRAO)

To contact the SOC or LOC write to: fireborn2024@gmail.com

Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC)

  • Lucas Cieza (Universidad Diego Portales)
  • Ágnes Kóspál (Konkoly Observatory)
  • Antonio Hales (NRAO)
  • Lynne Hillenbrand (Caltech)
  • Sebastián Pérez (Universidad de Santiago)
  • Michihiro Takami (Academia Sinica)
  • Jonathan Williams (University of Hawaii)
  • Alice Zurlo (Universidad Diego Portales)


  • TBD


The Eruptive Stars and Planet Formation Connection Workshop is organized with the financial support of the North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC) and the Millennium Nucleus on Young Exoplanets and their Moons (YEMS) an ANID - Millennium Science Initiative Program Center Code NCN2021_080.

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