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As the science program develops, confirmed speakers will be posted to the 2018 Sun-Climate Symposium website. A complete agenda as well as abstracts will be available in early January, after the January 12th abstract deadline. As of Jan. 5, 2018, the following speakers have been confirmed (speakers listed alphabetically within each session):

Session 1. The creation, significance, and applications of accurate Climate Data Records

John Bates, John Bates Consulting, Arden, North Carolina
Climate Data Records — History, Status, and Future

Alexei Pevtsov, National Solar Observatory, Boulder, Colorado
Continuity and Preservation of Long-term Synoptic Observations of the Sun

Bruce Wielicki, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Designing the Climate Observing System of the Future

Ann Windnagel, NSIDC/CIRES, University of Colorado – Boulder
Sea Ice Concentration CDR at the National Centers for Environmental Information

Session 2. The State of the TSI and SSI Climate Records near the end of the SORCE Mission

Luc Damé, LATMOS, IPSL/CNRS/UVSQ, Guyancourt, France
New Solar Reference Spectrum SOLAR-ISS and Variability from SOLAR/SOLSPEC — Nine Years of Observations of Solar Cycle 1

Thierry Dudok de Wit, University of Orléans, LPC2E, Orléans, France
Methodology for Creating a TSI Composite

Margit Haberreiter, PMOD/World Radiation Center, Davos Dorf, Switzerland
The New Observational Solar Spectral Irradiance Compite, Updates, and Related Activities

Natalie Krivova, Max-Planck Institute, Goettingen, Germany
Update on the SATIRE Model

Werner Schmutz, PMOD/World Radiation Center, Davos Dorf, Switzerland
PREMOS/PICARD TSI Data Version 2 and New TSI Absolute Value from First Light of CLARA/NorSat-1

Session 3. What was Learned about Solar Variability and Impacts on the Terrestrial Environment during Solar Cycle 24?

Gabriel Chiodo, Columbia University, New York, NY
Logged Correlation between the NAO and the 11-year Solar Cycle: Forced response or internal variability?

Lesley Gray, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Impact of the 11-year Solar Cycle at the Earth’s Surface

Gavin Schmidt, NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies
Improvements in Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Model Responses to Solar Activity

Session 4. What are the Expectations for the Next Solar Minimum and Solar Cycle 25?

Paul Charbonneau, University of Montréal, Canada
Mechanisms of Solar Cycle Fluctuations

Frank Hill, National Solar Observatory, Boulder, CO
Solar Cycle Activity Related to Local and Global Helioseismology

Scott McIntosh, High Altitude Observatory/NCAR, Boulder, Colorado
140 Years of the “Extended” Solar Cycle:  Predictability, expectations for SUNSPOT Cycle 25 and what is to follow

Dick Mewaldt, SRL, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Galactic Cosmic Ray Intensities During the Space Age and the Holocene

Ken Tapping, National Research Council, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Solar Behavioural Changes as Identified through Comparison of F10.7 with other Indices:  An Update

Session 5. Stellar Variability and Connections to the Sun

Jeffrey Hall, Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ
The Variability of Sun-like Stars

Adam Kowalski, University of Colorado – Boulder and National Solar Observatory
Magnetic Activity and Flares in the Near-UV of Exoplanet Host Stars

Travis Metcalfe, Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO
Magnetic Evolution of Sun-like Activity Cycles

Alexander Shapiro, Max-Planck Institute, Goettingen, Germany
How Typical is the Sun as a Variable Star?

Federico Spada, Max-Planck Institute, Goettingen, Germany
Modeling Intrinsic Luminosity Variations Induced by Internal Magnetic Field in the Sun and in Solar-like Stars

Eric Wolf, LASP/ATOC, University of Colorado – Boulder
Climate and Habitability of Earth-like Extrasolar Planets

Session 6. Next Generation of Solar and Atmospheric Observations

David Diner, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA): Observations, measurements, and science

Dave Harber, LASP, University of Colorado – Boulder
The Compact SIM (CSIM) and Compact TIM (CTIM) Instruments

Betsy Weatherhead, CIRES, University of Colorado – Boulder and NOAA
Designing the Climate Observing System of the Future

Jeremy Werdell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
The PACE Mission:  Status, science, advances