COFFIES (Consequences of Fields and Flows in the Interior and Exterior of the Sun) DSC members are gathering to kick-off Phase II!
The goal of this meeting will be to kick start our collaborations and develop more comprehensive milestones.
The main focus will be defining our specific Years 1-2 efforts and metrics of success.

The meeting will be held on January 18-20, 2023, at Stanford University.
Save the dates! We look forward to seeing you all at the Kick-Off!

Note, as of Jan 10, 2023, late registration fees apply.


Stanford University - Physics & Astrophysics Building (PAB)
Conference Room 102/103
452 Lomita Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
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In person attendance is strongly encouraged; however, we plan to support virtual attendance for those who cannot travel.

For in-person attendees, we will be hosting a Group Dinner on Thursday evening after the meeting adjourns for the day.
We hope you will join us for some good food and great company!

The registration fees are as follows: Registration Fees
Registration Types Regular Fee (through Jan 9, 2023) Late Fee (Jan 10 - Jan 18) Group Dinner (Thu, Jan 19)
In-Person Registration* $65 $100 registration + $60
Remote Registration free free N/A

Notice! The registration payment page is linked at the end of the registration form, on the confirmation page. Note that the payment link will re-direct you to a Certain.com webpage.

* For in-person attendees, be aware that registration is not complete until you have received payment confirmation.
If you have any questions about registration or payment, please contact us .

We do not have room blocks reserved at a specific hotel for the Kick-Off Meeting. We provide the following list of nearby lodging options, accessible to campus within a 10-minute walk and/or via the free Marguerite Campus Bus service.

See this Google Map for locations and proximity to campus or transit


Nearby Airports

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Driving to Campus: ~30 min
  • Uber/Lyft: $50-70
  • Public Transit (Bart+Caltrain+Marguerite): ~1hr, cost: $10.95

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
  • Driving to Campus: ~30 min
  • Uber/Lyft: $35-50
  • Public Transit (Bus+Caltrain+Marguerite): ~1hr 20min, cost: $8.50

Campus Parking
If you indicate that you will need Workshop Parking (via the registration form), we will contact you the week of the Meeting to collect the necessary information to provide you with a temporary digital parking permit ($5/day).
Note that there is ad hoc visitor parking on campus as well ($4.46/hour up to $35.68/day).

Click the button below for more transportation details. Primary public transit stops and parking locations are also indicated on the Google Map above.

See the block schedule below, or get the PDF here.

Note, this agenda may change slightly before the start of the meeting.
We will provide a more detailed agenda to registered attendees.

Science Organizing Committee Members [alphabetical]

  • Todd Hoeksema (Stanford; SOC Chair)
  • Bill Abbett (UC Berkeley)
  • Nic Brummell (UC Santa Cruz)
  • Nick Featherstone (SwRI)
  • Shea Hess Webber (Stanford; LOC Chair)
  • Irina Kitiashvili (NASA Ames)
  • Sasha Kosovichev (NJIT)
  • Dave Lauben (Stanford)
  • Bryan Mendez (UC Berkeley)
  • Lisa Upton (SwRI)

Local Organizing Committee Members [alphabetical]

  • Shea Hess Webber (Stanford; LOC Chair)
  • Ruizhu Chen (Stanford)
  • Todd Hoeksema (Stanford; SOC Chair)
  • Dave Lauben (Stanford)
  • Sushant Mahajan (Stanford)
  • Haruko Makitani (Stanford)
  • Savannah Perez-Piel (UC Berkeley)
  • Hao Thai (Stanford)
  • Lisa Upton (SwRI)
Contact the SOC and LOC chairs via coffies-info@sun.stanford.edu