May 23-25, 2005
Purpose & Scope of Meeting and Workshops:
The NSLS Annual Users' Meeting is a forum for reporting new research results and advances in experimental capabilities that utilize synchrotron radiation, hosted and sponsored by the National Synchrotron Light Source Users' Association, an external organization representing the users of the NSLS. The NSLS community includes both scientists who only occasionally use the NSLS to supplement a laboratory-based research program and those whose programs are based at one or more NSLS beamlines.
The Users' Meeting brings together scientists from many diverse disciplines to share their recent accomplishments and visions of the future. It also provides them with the opportunity to visit with old friends and to forge new relationships. The focus of our meeting is on the science produced at the NSLS and we especially encourage the infrequent or new synchrotron user to attend. The Users' Meeting is an ideal time to interact with the wide variety of scientists who make the NSLS a most productive user facility.
Through workshops, invited talks, the poster session, and exhibits showing new advancements in equipment and instrumentation, and the informal interactions, there will be numerous opportunities to learn about new frontiers in synchrotron-based experimentation and how these will impact your research interests.
The annual meeting and workshops are supported by registration fees paid by the participants. Social events, lunches, coffee breaks and associated expenses are provided to registered attendees, primarily by our vendors and sponsors, and in part by the Brookhaven National Laboratory's Light Sources Directorate. The Users' Meeting Planning Committee consists of users and staff of the National Synchrotron Light Source. Administrative support for the meeting is provided by BNL's National Synchrotron Light Source Department.
The Users' Executive Committee (UEC) , the association's elected body, cordially invites all BNL employees to attend Tuesday's Early Morning Plenary Session, free of charge. All other sessions are dedicated to scientific talks (registration and a nominal fee are required). BNL employees and guests are warmly invited to register for these sessions, the workshops and other events.
We hope to see you at the 2005 NSLS Users' Meeting being held at Brookhaven National Laboratory, May 23-25.
Users' Executive Committee of the
National Synchrotron Light Source Users' Association
April 15: Foreign Nationals (including speakers and organizers) who plan to stay onsite at BNL must register in BNL's Guest Information System (GIS) no later than April 15 and must present identification documents at the Registration Desk. Approval, which can take 30 days or more, must be granted prior to attending the meeting and/or workshops. The link to the GIS will be provided to you after you submit this registration form. After April 15, offsite accommodations are required. Under Department of Energy directives, requests by citizens of Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria to stay onsite at BNL to attend the meeting and/or workshops require extensive review and approval by many agencies, including the Secretary of the Department of Energy. Approval may take a year or more. Citizens of these countries may wish to secure offsite accommodations.
April 29: Last day to register and pay (without a late fee). Payment in full for registration and social events must be received no later than April 29 to avoid a late fee. There will be no refunds for registrations cancelled after April 29. Registrations and payments made after April 29 will be assessed a $25 late fee.
May 6: Last day to register and pay (with a late fee). Payment in full (including late fees) must be received on or before May 6. After May 6, unpaid registrations will be cancelled and a new registration and payment in full must be made in person on May 23.