Events Across the SSURF Network

Conferences, User Meetings, Symposiums, Webinars and More

Upcoming Events of SSURF Members

We’re building our event calendar, have an event you’d like to share? Send your event details to ideas@ssurf.org. We track events of interest to the national research labs, universities and user communities that make up our network.

August 29 - 31, 2022

The JGI convenes this annual gathering of leaders from diverse disciplines to highlight how they are addressing the world’s most pressing energy and environmental challenges. Many of these presenters have been supported by the research infrastructure – DNA sequencing, synthesis, metabolomics, data analysis, and new technology developments – that the JGI offers through its User Programs on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis to the worldwide scientific community. This year’s Meeting, to be held August 29 – 31, will be a hybrid event ­– in person at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) – and virtually through the Social27 platform.

August 15–17, 2022

Mark your calendars for the 2022 User Meeting, which will take place virtually August 15–17. Registration is free!

In addition to the science and facility updates, workshops and tutorials, and poster session, we will have a tribute to ALS Director Steve Kevan, who is retiring this year. You are invited to submit a short video greeting. Snippets will be played during the User Meeting, and a full video gallery will be available online.

Previous Events of SSURF Members

August 10 – 13, 2021

The Advanced Light Source (ALS) held its annual user meeting August 10–13, 2021, co-chaired by Users’ Executive Committee (UEC) members Alex Frano and Hope Michelsen. Like the 2020 virtual meeting, this year’s event was on the now-familiar Zoom platform with the elements of in-person user meetings. A benefit of the virtual platform was the increased number of people who could attend; almost 400 attendees on six different continents joined the plenary sessions.

June 08 – 11, 2021

The Annual RHIC & AGS Users’ Meeting will be held online on June 8–11, 2021. The meeting will highlight the latest physics results from the STAR and PHENIX experiments and provide an outlook with the continuation of the STAR beam energy scan, the sPHENIX program, and the EIC.

August 09 – 12, 2021

The Executive Committees for the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) User Group and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) User Group are pleased to announce the 2021 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting to be held online from August 9-12, 2021, with workshops held during the weeks of August 2 and August 16.

December 14 - 16, 2021

Information and Statistics in Nuclear Experiment and Theory (ISNET) 8 is in-person at Michigan State University, December 14 – 16, 2021. The purpose is to maintain ISNET’s mission of bringing the nuclear physics and statistical sciences communities together to report on the latest progress and to provide a vehicle for educating and enlightening the nuclear physics community in regards to the application of statistical methodologies that enable nuclear physics to reach more quantitatively rigorous scientific conclusions.

While this is designed as an “in-person” meeting, all talks will be delivered on-site but sessions will also be broadcasted via ZOOM for remote participants.

December 13 - 17, 2021

Science is Society is the AGU Fall Meeting 2021 theme. In New Orleans, LA December 13 – 17, 2021. AGU Fall Meeting is the primary gathering for Earth and space scientists, students, and those in affiliated fields to share scientific findings and identify innovative solutions. With in-person and worldwide online participation, attendees will have numerous opportunities to network with government regulators, scientific visionaries, and industry thought-leaders.

AGU Fall Meeting 2020 had more than 25,400 attendees from around the world engaged with the online meeting. View more statistics on the Fall Meeting.

December 01 - 08, 2021

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will be hosting the 2021 Chemical Security Seminars virtually on December 1, 8, and 15, from 11 am to 3 pm ET (8 am to noon PT) in lieu of the in-person Chemical Security Summit.

October 19 - 20, 2021

The conference will be held in person, at the Indianapolis Marriott, October 19-20, 2021.The 14th MEGA Symposium returns in 2021 with a focus on the transition of the electric power industry to cleaner and climate resilient electric power that can remain cost-effective and reliable. Electric power energy issues abound as the nation and the industry address climate change, air quality, waste and water policy and technology issues related to energy production and delivery. The Dept. of Energy was the 2020 Sponsor.

October 14, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is hosting the Large Facilities Workshop – 2021 October Webinar on Thursday, October 14, 2021. This Webinar is expected to cover cybersecurity. A final agenda for the 2021 October Webinar will be posted soon. Registration will be free of charge and opens on September 22, 2021 at 12 P.M. EST.

For those who cannot attend the live Webinar, all recorded workshop sessions will be available on-demand in the Major Facilities Knowledge Sharing Gateway shortly after the event.

November 09 – 10, 2021

Save the date: Nov. 9 – 10, 2021. Check the LANSCE website for updates.

For more than 30 years the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) has provided the scientific underpinnings in nuclear physics and material science needed to ensure the safety and surety of the nuclear stockpile into the future. In addition to national security research, the LANSCE User Facility has a vibrant research program in fundamental science, providing the scientific community with intense sources of neutrons and protons to perform experiments supporting civilian research and the production of medical and research isotopes.

November 03 – 05, 2021

This conference will be held as a virtual event on November 3–5, 2021. After decades of intense theoretical and experimental effort, a number of fundamental questions remain open in particle physics and cosmology. The BF2021 scientific program will aim to explore new conceptual frameworks and experimental methods that can help establish innovative approaches to addressing those questions and arriving at a deeper understanding of Nature, in the coming years. Talks will be arranged in both plenary and parallel sessions, on virtual platforms.

This Brookhaven Forum 2021 is open to the public. To be eligible to attend, all participants must register online by October 19, 2021.

September 21 – 23, 2021

The 2021 CINT Annual Meeting is an opportunity for our user community to join together with CINT scientists and leadership, share ideas and scientific results, and help to decide future directions for the CINT user program.

This year the Meeting will focus on three exciting and timely topics:

  • Advanced Optical Microscopy
  • Emerging Nanoscale Materials Research Aided with Ion Beams
  • Hybrid Photonic and Quantum Low-Dimensional materials

Together these topics represent growing areas of impact for the CINT program and users.