Annual User Group Meeting
Annually in Summer, there will be a workshop and meeting at Jefferson Lab to which all users are invited. The next workshop will be Mon-Wed June 6-8, 2011. For information, below we include the invitation for the previous one. Further information and archives of previous workshops can be found at http://conferences.jlab.org/ugm/index.html
The 2010 JLab User's Group Annual Meeting will take place on Monday, June 7 through Wednesday, June 9, 2010. The program includes a variety of physics talks, presentations from the User Group Board, lab management, and funding agencies, talks from our recent Prize Winners. This year we will have a session dedicated to a summary of users workshops, held in Spring 2010, that explored physics motivations of an electron ion collider. The session is entitled "Beyond the 12 GeV upgrade: an EIC at JLab?" Your participation is important, and we strongly encourage everyone to register now, and make plans to attend.
We particularly encourage graduate students to attend the annual meeting. The Jefferson Science Associates Initiatives Fund has again sponsored our waiving student registration fees. We will again have special lunch discussions for the graduate students, along with sandwiches, pizza, and sushi. The poster competition continues, with a first prize of $1200, a 2nd prize of $600, and a third prize of $300. The deadline for poster competition abstracts is Friday, May 28, 2010 - and you cannot win if you do not enter. For more information, contact Katherine Myers.
This year has been good for scientific research funding. Come find out more about the plans of DOE, NSF, and the laboratory in the coming years. The discussion will include both near- and long-term plans, and a variety of issue. The Annual User Group Meeting plays a central role in maintaining the coherence and effectiveness of our community. Your User Group Board has worked hard to put together a great meeting, and we very much hope to see you there!