Annual User Group Meeting

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Annually in Summer, we have a workshop and meeting at Jefferson Lab to which all users are invited. The next workshop will take place May 29-31, 2013. Please mark your calendars!

Our 2012 meeting took place June 4-6. Meeting Poster


All talks have been posted at

Here is the announcement for the 2012 meeting:

Your participation is important, and we strongly urge everyone to 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 where free food is available. The poster competition continues, with a first prize of $1000, a 2nd prize of $500, and a third prize of $250. The deadline for poster competition abstracts is Wednesday, May 23, 2011 - and you cannot win if you do not enter. For further information please contact Rakitha Sanjeewa Beminiwattha (

Please come and find out more about the plans of DOE, NSF, and the laboratory in the coming years. The main theme of this year's meeting is "The end of the 6 GeV era at Jefferson Lab". On the final day, there will also be a party to celebrate the end of 6 GeV running.

The Annual User Group Meeting plays a central role in maintaining the coherence and effectiveness of our community. Your User Group Board is working hard to put together a good meeting, and we very much hope to see you there! Sign up early - registration fees go up after May 25.

Further information and archives of previous workshops can be found at

Here are some hghlights:

  • Monday June 4, 2012 all day: Talks by L. Cardman, M. Anselmino, H. Weller and Lab Management, followed by UG business meeting, Postdoc Prize winner and a special presentation by S. J. Gates, Jr. The day concludes with Poster Session + Reception
  • Tuesday June 5, 2012 all day: Talks by Renee Fatemi about RHIC, presentations from the last three experiments running in the 6 GeV era, and from recent APS fellows, as well as reports from the funding agencies.
  • Wednesday June 6, 2012 until 3 p.m.: Overview talks on JLab results from the 6 GeV program and a report from the NSAC Subcommittee on Implementing the 2007 Long-range Plan. Afterwards, there will be an "End of 6 GeV running" party/reception.

The meeting will be streamed online for those who cannot attend in person - connect at mms:// Note: this is a "windows media stream", so you will need a viewer that is capable of playing .WMV files.

Here is the detailed program. The party is on - Wednesday, June 6, 3:30 p.m. (right after the last talk) there will be a celebration of the end of 6 GeV running at Jefferson Lab.