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The 2018 Sagan Summer Workshop will gather leaders in the field to focus on follow-up work to validate and characterize exoplanet discoveries. The follow-up needs for direct imaging, astrometry, and microlensing, radial velocity and transit detections of planets are similar but differ in the details. These differences will be discussed and explored covering what each method can detect and the shortcomings of each, with particular focus on the transit and radial velocity techniques. Attendees will participate in hands-on group projects applying tools to real data in order to validate planets. They will have the opportunity to present their own work through short presentations (research POPs) and posters. The Sagan Summer Workshops are aimed at graduate and post doctoral level students, however anyone who is interested in learning more about the field is welcome to attend.