UPDATE: Conference Date Change, May 14th-15th, 2021

Due to COVID-19, we have moved the Symposium from May 15th-16th, 2020 to May 14th-15th, 2021.  Please be on the lookout for an updated Agenda.  We will update the confirmed speaker list as changes are confirmed. 

Conference Schedule:

Friday May 15th

8:00-8:30 am –  Site access and visitor badge pick-up at ORNL Visitor Center

8:45 am –  Welcome address

9:00 am – Symposium start

1:00 pm –  Spallation Neutron Source Tour (optional: please register)

5:30 pm –  Adjourn

6:30 pm – Working dinner – Calhoun’s Oak Ridge


Saturday May 16th

9:00 am –  Resume symposium

5:00 pm –  Adjourn and travel home


Confirmed Invited Speakers:


Brent Fultz California Institute of Technology
Budko Sergey Ames National Laboratory
Cesar Barrero The University of Antioquia
Charles Johnson University of Tennessee Space Institute
Elisabeth Cottrell Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (tentative)
Hillary L. Smith Swarthmore College
Johan van Lierop University of Manitoba
Lorenzo Stievano University of  Montpelier
Michael Hu Argonne National Laboratory
Ralf Röhlsberger Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Wenli Bi University of Alabama
Yisong “Alex” Guo Carnegie Mellon University
Susannah Dorfman Michigan State University
Dennis Brown Northern Illinois University
Yuming Xiao Argonne National Laboratory

There is no public transportation in the Oak Ridge area; thus, planning on a rental car is advisable.

Please contact the organizers for additional questions on transportation.

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