Events

Capitol Hill Exhibition: UPDATED date/location

April 25, 2018
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.

The Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee has invited SSURF to hold a User Science Exhibition in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 366. Like previous user science expos organized by the National User Facility Organization (NUFO) and DOE’s National Lab Day events, the SSURF expo will seek to raise awareness in Congress of the U.S. user facility network and its many contributions to U.S. scientific leadership, economic competitiveness, and national security. In conjunction with this event, SSURF will also organize user visits to congressional offices.

This year's expo, with a theme of Science as Infrastructure, will demonstrate that user facilities—like roads, energy systems, airports, and other critical infrastructure systems—constitute a network that fosters U.S. prosperity, enabling innovation at the heart of U.S. economic competitiveness, scientific leadership, and national security. The expo will showcase a diverse set of research projects and capabilities contributed by SSURF's member facilities and is open for all to attend.



SSURF Annual Meeting 2018

June 26-28, 2018
Location: The American Center for Physics, College Park, Maryland
Early Bird registration is available until April 15, and all attendees must pre-register by June 1.

This year’s annual meeting will focus on user facilities as a critical and under-recognized component of the nation’s infrastructure. Like roads, energy systems, airports, and other critical infrastructure systems, user facilities constitute a network that fosters America’s prosperity; they enable the innovation at the heart of U.S. economic competitiveness, scientific leadership, and national security. For details, the tentative agenda is available on the meeting website.

The meeting will highlight new and evolving tools, approaches, and partnerships that are underway to address the needs of a changing scientific landscape and strengthen communication to stakeholders about the scientific discoveries taking place in the user facilities and their impact on our nation. In addition, a limited number of SSURF-sponsored Congressional office visits will take place on June 28. Note that Early Bird registration is required for individuals interested in participating in these visits.

For more information and to register, please visit SSURF Annual Meeting 2018.