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2007 NSLS/CFN Joint Users' Meeting

Brookhaven National Laboratory

May 21-23, 2007

Purpose & Scope of Meeting and Workshops:

The Joint NSLS and CFN Users' Meeting is a forum for reporting new research results and advances in experimental capabilities that utilize synchrotron radiation and highlight nanoscience. The meeting brings together scientists from many diverse disciplines to share their recent accomplishments and visions of the future. It also provides an opportunity to visit with old friends and to forge new relationships. The Joint Users' Meeting is hosted and sponsored by the National Synchrotron Light Source Users' Association, the Center for Functional Nanomaterials Users' Association, and external organizations representing the users of the NSLS and the CFN.

These user communities include scientists who only occasionally use the facilities to supplement a laboratory-based research program as well as those with programs based at one or more NSLS beamlines and/or CFN facilities.

The focus of the Meeting is on the science produced at the NSLS and at the CFN, and we especially encourage infrequent or new facility users to attend. The Users' Meeting is an ideal time to interact with the wide variety of scientists who carry out research enabled by the NSLS and the CFN, and thus have a stake in the development, capabilities and operation of these facilities. Through workshops, invited talks, the poster session, and exhibits showcasing new advancements in equipment and instrumentation, there will be numerous opportunities to learn about new developments in synchrotron-based and nanoscience experimentation and how these advances will impact your research interests.

This joint Meeting and associated workshops are supported by registration fees paid by the participants. Social events, lunches, and coffee breaks are provided to registered attendees primarily by our vendors and sponsors, and in part by the NSLS and CFN's Brookhaven Science Associates funding. The Users' Meeting Planning Committee consists of users and staff of the National Synchrotron Light Source and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Administrative support for the meeting is provided by BNL's NSLS and CFN Departments.

The Users' Executive Committees (UEC), the associations' representative bodies, cordially invites all BNL employees to attend the Early Morning Plenary Session on Monday, May 21, free of charge. BNL employees and guests are warmly invited to register for other sessions dedicated to scientific talks, the workshops, and other events (registration and a nominal fee are required).

We hope to see you at the 2007 Joint NSLS and CFN Users' Meeting being held at Brookhaven National Laboratory, May 21-23.

Kind regards,

Users' Executive Committees of the National Synchrotron Light Source and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials Users' Associations

Important Deadlines
April 21: 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 21 (the link is also provided on your electronic invoice after you submit this form). You 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. After April 21, 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.

May 5: Last day to register and pay (without a late fee). Payment in full for registration and social events must be received no later than May 5 to avoid a late fee. There will be no refunds for registrations cancelled after May 5. Registrations and payments made after May 5 will be assessed a $25 late fee.

May 12: Last day to register and pay (with a late fee). Payment in full (including late fees) must be received on or before May 12. After May 12, unpaid registrations will be cancelled and a new registration and payment in full must be made in person on May 21.