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Saturday October 5, 2013

Start Title Presenter
9:00 - 10:00 Introduction
9:00 AM Introduction/Welcome Scott Gaudi
9:15 AM NASA HQ Updates Gary Blackwood
10:15 - 2:15 Mini Workshop: Progress toward a coronagraph/occulter in space
10:15 AM AFTA-C Intro/Update Wes Traub
10:45 AM AFTA-C Coronagraph Recommendation Process Gary Blackwood
11:15 AM STDT - Exoplanet Direct Imaging: Coronagraph Probe Mission Study ‘EXO-C’
Karl Stapelfeldt - remote

Sara Seager
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
  ExEP Overview Gary Blackwood
1:00 PM SAG-9 Update: Exoplanet Probe to Medium Scale Direct-Imaging Mission Requirements and Characteristics Remi Soummer 
1:30 PM RV overlap with direct imaging surveys Nick Cowan
1:45 PM Discussion  
2:15 - 5:00 SAGs New and Old
2:15 PM SAG-4 Planetary Measurements Needed for Exoplanet Characterization Lisa Kaltenegger - remote
2:45 - 3:15 Break
3:15 PM SAG-8: Requirements and Limits of Future Precision Radial Velocity Measurements Peter Plavchan & Dave Latham
3:45 PM SAG-10: Requirements for the Characterization of Giant Planets Nick Cowan
4:15 PM SAG11: Preparing for the WFIRST uLensing Survey Andrew Gould
4:45 PM Discussion
5:00 PM Adjourn

Sunday October 6, 2013

Start Title Presenter
8:30 - 12:00 Mini Workshop: Toward a Robust Estimate of Eta_Earth
8:30 AM Why do we need to know eta_Earth and how do we define it? Ravi Kopparapu
9:00 AM Update on Kepler Nick Gautier, Ingolf Heinrichsen
9:30 AM Kepler Estimate #1 Courtney Dressing 
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 AM Kepler Estimate #3 Wes Traub
10:45 AM What is needed to measure eta_Earth from Kepler? Eric Ford
11:15 AM Prospects for measuring eta_Earth from WFIRST Matthew Penny
11:30 AM Prospects for measuring eta_Earth from RV Dave Latham
11:45 AM Discussion  
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 PM Starshade and Coronagraph technology gaps and paths to close them Peter Lawson & Nick Siegler
1:45 - 3:00  Toward an Exoplanet Roadmap
1:45 PM Roadmap Scott Gaudi
2:00 PM Discussion
3:00 PM Adjourn