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 9 September 2009
 8:30 - 10:00  Registration + Coffee
   10:00 - 10:15  Opening
10:15 - 11:00  Invited talk: BD formation, an introductory review (I. Bonnell)
 Session 1: Observations of Brown Dwarfs
Chairman:   E. Mouraux
   11:00 - 11:30   Invited talk: BD identification and characterization (K. Luhman)
 11:30 - 12:30  Talk contributions
   Surveying the substellar Component of the Orion Dispersed Populations (C. Briceno)
   SONYC: Searching for the Bottom of the IMF (V. Geers)
   Latest news from the Canada-France-Brown-Dwarf Survey (C. Reyle')
   Discovery of utracool subdwarfs using VO tools  (E. Solano)
   12:30 - 13:00  Poster session
 13:00 - 14:30  Lunch break
 Chairman:  M. Meyer
 14:30 - 15:00  Invited talk: Theoretical and observational differences between BDs and free-floating planets (C. Helling)
 15:00 - 15:30  Talk contributions
   Methane imaging of T dwarfs in the Pleiades (S. Casewell)
   Methane Imaging of Brown Dwarfs and Planetary Mass Objects in Rho Ophiuchi (K. Haisch)
 15:30 - 16:00  Invited talk: The substellar IMF (J.Bouvier)
   16:00 - 16:15  Talk contributions
   Probing the low-mass end of the IMF in the rho Ophiuchi Molecular Cloud (C. Alves de Oliveira)
   16:15 - 16:45  Coffee break
 Chairman:   P. Andre'
16:45 - 18:00  Talk contributions
    The substellar IMF from the UKIDSS Large Area Survey (B. Burningham)
   Is the IMF universal? Latest results from the UKIDSS Galactic Clusters Survey (N. Lodieu)
   Distinguishing Brownies from Fudge: Sub-stellar IMF vs. CMRD (M.R. Meyer)
   A search for pulsation in young brown dwarfs and low mass stars (A.M. Cody)



 10 September 2009

 A. Scholz

   9:00 - 9:30   Invited talk: Brown dwarf multiplicity and kinematics (V. Joergens)
  9:30 - 10:15  Talk contributions
   Brown dwarf binarity using laser-guide adaptive optics systems (B. Goldman)
   The Brown Dwarf Multiplicity Fraction: Are Most Brown Dwarfs in (Tight) Multiples? (A. Burgasser)
    Higher Order Multiplicity Amongst Widely Separated Brown Dwarf Companions to Stars (J. Faherty)
10:15 - 10:45  Coffee break
 Chairman:  V. Joergens
10:45 - 11:15  Invited talk:  Accretion Disks in the Sub-Stel lar Realm: Properties and Evolution (R. Jayawardhana)
 11:15-12:15      Talk contributions
   A Spitzer Search For Disks Around Young Planetary Mass Objects (P. Harvey)
   Brown dwarfs discs sizes as a clue to their formation model (J.L. Monin)
   Protoplanetary discs of isolated VLMOs discovered in the IPHAS survey (L. Valdivielso)
   What do discs tell us about brown dwarf formation? (S. Goodwin)
12:15-12:45  Invited talk: Accretion process onto BDs (A. Natta)
 12:45-14:00     Lunch break
  Chairman:  A. Whitworth
14:00 -15:00  Talk contributions
   Accretion and disks in brown dwarfs: The variability perspective (A. Scholz)
   Disk Accretion in Young Stars and Brown Dwarfs with Multipole Magnetic Fields (S. Mohanty)
   Proto-Brown Dwarf Populations Inferred from Spitzer and NEWFIRM (T. Huard)
   Searching for bona fide proto brown dwarfs (A. Palau)
 15:00 - 15:30  Coffee Break
  Session 2: Theory of Brown Dwarf formation
15:30 - 16:00  Invited talk: BD formation from turbulent fragmentation in clouds (P. Padoan)
 16:00 - 16:30  Invited talk: Pre-main sequence evolutionary models for BDs and the gravoturbolent formation scenario (P. Hennebelle)
 16:30 - 16:45  Talk contributions
   Forming brown dwarfs at high redshift and low metallicity (S. Glover)
16:45 - 17:15

 Invited talk: BD formation from early ejection: results from recent SPH simulations (M. Bate)

 17:15 - 17:30  Talk contributions
   Constraint on brown dwarf formation via ejection: radial variation of the stellar and sub-stellar mass function of the young  open cluster IC 2391 (S. Boudreault)
 17:30 - 18:00  Invited talk:ALMA (L.Testi)
 20:00   Social dinner



 11 September 2009
Chairman:   M.Bate
 9:30 - 10:00   Invited talk: BD formation from fragmentation of massive disks  and SPH simulations (A. Whitworth )
 10:00 - 10:15   Talk contributions
   The predictions of the disc fragmentation model (D. Stamatellos)
 10:15 - 10:45  Invited talk: BD formation from gas filaments infalling onto stars (P. Clark)
 10:45 - 11:15   Coffee Break
 Chairman:  C. Briceno
 11:15 - 12:00


 12:00 - 13:00   Poster session
 13:00 - 14:00   Lunch break
   Session 3: Future perspectives
Chairman:  T. Huard
 14:00 - 14:30   Invited talk: Surveys for BDs - IR imaging (M.R. Zapatero Osorio)
14:30 - 14:45  Talk contributions
   VISTA microlensing survey of free-floating brown dwarfs towards the Galactic Center (H. Zinnecker)

14:45 - 15:15

 Invited talk: CoRoT (M. Fridlund)
15:15 - 15:45  Invited talk: Observing brown dwarfs in the ELT era (F. Comeron)
15:45 - 16:15  Coffee break
16:15 - 16:45  Invited talk: Searching for low-mass prestellar cores with Herschel (P. Andre)

    16:45 - 17:30

 Summary talk by M. McCaughrean and Discussion