2023 SSURF Annual Meeting: In Person, October 19

Join us at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center in Maryland, we look forward to seeing you again!

2023 SSURF Annual Meeting
October 19, 2023
in Gaithersburg, MD

Join us in person, this year hosted at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, MD, USA. Get ready for a day filled with engaging discussions, informative presentations, and networking opportunities.

Whether you are a seasoned user or just starting your career, this meeting is an opportunity to connect with accomplished individuals across a spectrum of scientific research, as well as leadership, including user administrators, private sector technologists, federal agency officials, and other research stakeholders.

As in the past, the SSURF Annual meeting will provide critical updates and knowledge around user facilities and related areas of interest and the chance to develop valuable relationships with those across the user facility ecosystem.

Topics to include highlights from the U.S. Dept. of Energy, National Science Foundation, and other agencies, academic and facility researchers, laboratory communications and operational projects plus discussions on research security, industry relations, facility updates, advocacy and legislative themes, DEI in user facilities and research workforce development, other issues shaping the future of science at user facilities.

Note early-bird pricing – only $95 – is available for those who register before August 31st. 

See more info and register here. 

You can reserve your room at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center with our discount block room rate, shared with the ESnet Confab (more info below).


The SSURF Annual Meeting will be held following Confab23, the second annual gathering hosted by SSURF member ESNet, October 16-18, 2023. This conference is “designed for scientists across all disciplines who want to vastly improve their workflows and collaborations to accelerate time to discovery; for network engineers from national labs and universities who support science IT services for researchers on their campuses; and for the research networking professionals who partner with ESnet to move data across the world.”

SSURF is thrilled to host a free reception for Confab23 attendees and guests at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center on the evening of Tuesday, October 17th. Stay tuned for more details.




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