2020 Society for Science at User Research Facilities Annual Meeting

The 2020 SSURF Annual Meeting was on November 9 – 10. We hosted a range of Laboratory leadership, User Administrators, U.S. Dept. of Energy leaders, scientists and facility staff, discussing the latest activities, status of research and best practices to help share the highlights and what was happening in the context of COVID-19 challenges.

See our agenda topics below. You can see each session’s details and videos of each on the 2020 Annual Meeting website.

DAY 1 AGENDA

  • Session 1 – Welcome and Meeting Overview
  • Session 2 – Dept. of Energy Basic Energy Science Update
  • Session 3 – National Science Foundation Update
  • Session 4 – COVID Impacts Across User Research Facilities: Best Practices Panel
  • Session 5 –National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory Tour
  • Session 6 – User Success Story: Ming Yi, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University
  • Session 7 – Creating and Maintaining an Inclusive Work Force at User Research Facilities
  • Session 8 – Data Management at User Research Facilities
  • Session 9 – Data Management Panel Discussion

DAY 2 AGENDA

  • Session 1 – New Board Member Highlights and Other Updates
  • Session 2 – COVID Research in User Research Facilities Panel Discussion
  • Session 3 – Engaging your User Community – Panel Discussion
  • Session 4 – Metrics for Success at User Research Facilities – Panel Discussion
  • Session 5 – Government Affairs and User Research Facilities
  • Session 6 – New SSURF Website Launch
  • Session 7 – Diversity in Scientific Research – Panel Discussion
  • Session 8 – Annual Meeting Wrap-up & Highlights Review