The CTA Consortium includes 1,350 members from 210 institutes in 32 countries. This group of institutions is currently responsible for directing the science goals of the observatory and is involved in the array design and supplying components (as in-kind contributions). Its internal authority, the Consortium Board, includes representatives from each of the Consortium institutes and is responsible for endorsing all major Consortium decisions.
The Speakers and Publications Office (SAPO), which is responsible for reviewing all CTA publications and contributions to conferences (i.e. abstracts, talks and proceedings), also falls under this group. Learn more about CTA publications in the Library.
The Consortium meets bi-annually. The next meeting will be 15-19 May 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.