The 2nd XRISM Community Workshop

The primary objective of this workshop is to prepare the astronomical community for the upcoming Cycle 1 General Observer (GO) Call for Proposals for XRISM. This workshop will consist of talks and hands-on sessions with experts from the XRISM team that will cover XRISM techniques and software relevant for Cycle 1 proposals, with the goal of maximizing the use of the unique high resolution spectroscopic and imaging data provided by XRISM.

General Information

Date: January 17 - 19, 2024

Location: University of Maryland, College Park
                Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
                Dorothy D. & Nicholas Orem Alumni Hall
                7801 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742

Online: A hybrid option will be available. Registration is still required to receive the link for hybrid attendance.

Parking: Riggs Alumni Center Guest Parking. Pay Parking is available in Stadium Drive Garage (SDG) just north of Riggs Alumni Center.


There is no registration fee for this workshop; however, registration is required. Please fill out the registration form by December 22.

For space reasons, in-person attendance at the meeting is limited to 60 participants. If more than 60 participants have registered by December 22, then participation will be determined by a lottery. We will send a notification email by the end of December to those who register for in-person participation. If the demand for online participation is high, we may have to cap the number for practical reasons.

Registration for in-person attendees will include coffee breaks (with light refreshments).

Limited travel support is available for those who would otherwise not be able to attend; see the registration form for details.



The Washington, DC suburb of College Park, MD, is home to the University of Maryland. The area is most easily accessed by flying into one of the three airports in the region: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), or Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

The area is also accessible via Amtrak, with the closest stops being BWI airport, New Carrollton, or Washington Union Station.

The University can be accessed via the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) metro system, with a stop at College Park on the Green line. It is approximately a 30-35 minute walk to the Riggs Alumni Center from this station.


There is no dedicated block of rooms for this event, but there are a few hotels that serve the UMD Campus.

The College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference center is approximately a 12-minute walk to the workshop venue.

The Hotel at the University of Maryland is approximately a 17-minute walk across campus, but provides more food options nearby.


Agenda TBD. Stay tuned...


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