************************* Ron-fest: Sixth Official Announcement ***********************

Dear Participants,

I am writing with a couple of updates before we all gather on Mykonos in about a week!


As announced earlier, Thursday morning is free talk sessions and two social events are offered to all participants and their guests: one includes a guided tour of Delos and a boat tour of beaches (65euros per person) and the other includes only the Delos tour (55euros per person). Descriptions are provided in the attached PDFs.

It is recommended that, if interested, you book either of the two upon hotel check-in (cash payment is required), during the Monday evening Welcome Reception, or at the latest on Tuesday before the lunch break.


If you are *NOT* staying at the St.John Hotel and you have guests (family members or other) who will attend either the Monday Reception or the Wednesday Banquet you need to pay for them (note: your own participation is covered by your registration fee). To do so please use the hotel form at:


and FILL IN ONLY the NON-PARTICIPANT AND PAYMENT INFORMATION and fax to the hotel fax number.


The relevant info has been circulated already, but you can find it at the conference web site along with all latest updates:


See you at the Welcome Reception on Monday evening or at the beginning of the conference on Tuesday morning!

Best regards,



Matthew Bailes - Swinburne University of Technology

Luciano Burderi - University of Cagliari

Tiziana di Salvo - University of Palermo

Peter Eggleton - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Zhanwen Han - Chinese Academy of Sciences

Vicky Kalogera - Northwestern University

Andrew King - University of Leicester

Gijs Nelemans - Radboud University

Fred Rasio - Northwestern University

Hans Ritter - MPA Garching

Mike Shara - American Museum of Natural History

Chris Tout - University of Cambridge

Ed van den Heuvel - University of Amsterdam

Ron Webbink - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dayal Wickramasinghe - Australian National University

CIERA - Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics
Northwestern University