11-13 February 2020

Charlottesville, Virginia, USA


This meeting will bring together technical experts to discuss development of the next ALMA correlator.  The goal is to encourage and inform designs for the next ALMA correlator.  More information is available from the workshop website.



02-03 March 2020

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

Alan Turing Building, The University of Manchester

Manchester, UK


Large programmes, defined as programmes requesting more than 50 hours of observing time, have been offered since Cycle 4 and can be used to perform major surveys.  Prior large programs have targeted protoplanetary discs, evolved stars, nearby galaxies, gravitational lenses, and deep fields.

This workshop will discuss ALMA large programmes that are currently being observed or have been observed. This will include descriptions of the publicly accessible data available from the programmes as well as the opportunity to propose new programmes and the requirements for successful large programme.

There will also be the opportunity for hands-on training and support to work with staff at the ARC Node on data from large or other ALMA programmes after the workshop as well as support for the preparation of proposals for ALMA Cycle 8. Support for work with other interferometric datasets is also available.

The proposal deadline for ALMA Cycle 8 is 15 April.



11-13 March 2020

NAOJ Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan


One of the main priorities for future ALMA upgrades is increasing ALMA's bandwidth.  This technical workshop will bring together instrumentation experts to discuss improvements of the ALMA digitizer, backend, and data transmission system.  More details are available on the workshop website.



30 March - 01 April 2020

Hotel Le Saint Paul

Nice, France


New developments in sumbillimeter and millimeter instrumentation in the past few years have led to great advances into the detection of molecular and atomic lines, which has fueled new research into the interstellar medium.  This conference will bring together astronomers from a broad range of fields to discuss new research in both galactic and extragalactic submillimeter/millimeter astronomy as well as provide perspectives on future research.



20-24 April 2020

University of Exeter, Exeter, UK


Building on both advancements in multiwavelength interferometry and new developments in time-domain astrophysics, this meeting will bring together people from both optical/near-infrared backgrounds and subimillimetre/millimetre/radio backgrounds to discuss the current research and future potential of interferometry for studying topics including exoplanets, planet and star formation, the Galactic centre, and AGN.



03 July 2020

Leiden, Netherlands


This special session at the 2020 meeting of the European Astronomical Society will bring together both users and EU ALMA Regional Centre staff.  The discussion in this session will include the latest scientific results from ALMA, the latest software and tools from ALMA, and the support available to ALMA users.  Additional emphasis will be placed on exploring and developing new collaborations between the EU ARC and the broader astronomical community.



28 September - 02 October 2020

Puerto Varas, Chile


This meeting is the seventh in an ongiong series of symposia on the interstellar medium that have been held every five yeas since 1988.  The conference covers a broad range of subjects ranging from high-redshift galaxies to local star forming regions.  The numer of participants is limited to 250 people.  More information is available from the conference website.