The Young European Radio Astronomers Conference has been held almost every year since 1968, hosted by the various European Radio Astronomical Institutes.
The purpose of YERAC is for undergraduate, graduate and young post-doctoral students in radio astronomy from all over Europe to meet each other and present their work. ‘Europe’ includes any country from Russia in the East to Portugal in the west, plus affiliates of the European VLBI Network, RadioNet or other current bodies. For many of the participants, YERAC is their first international meeting, and it provides them with a good opportunity to get practice giving talks about their research. The conference sessions are therefore exclusively for their talks and posters.
Participation in YERAC is by nomination only. Directors of radio astronomical institutes and University Departments are invited to send one student.