It is a great honor and pleasure to be hosting a symposium by the International Astronomical Union in Potsdam. IAUS 379 is titled “Dynamical Masses of Local Group Galaxies”, and will bring 150 participants to Potsdam, 85% of those in person but others remotely. This conference has been in the making for a year, and I’ve been heavily involved as both a co-chair of the Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), so it took up a big chunk of my time. But now that the program is ready, the logistics are prepared, and the details of running the meeting are planned, I am very much looking forward to welcoming many wonderful friends, collaborators, and colleagues for what will be an exciting, interesting, and interactive conference.
Press release by AIP about the symposium: “Galaxies put on the scales at IAU Symposium in Potsdam”
Conference website: https://iaus379.aip.de