2020 Large Facilities Workshop

The health and safety of our community is of paramount importance. Out of an abundance of caution in response to COVID-19, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is postponing the 2020 Large Facilities Workshop until September 2020. We are tentatively rescheduling the workshop for September 1-3, 2020. The workshop will be at The Westin Alexandria Old Town, a short walk from NSF. Registration for the new dates remains open! The fee to register for the event is $390.

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We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we navigate the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep the community informed of any changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at lfworkshop@nsf.gov.

What If I Already Registered for the Original April Dates?

We will automatically move your registration to the new date for your convenience. If you cannot attend, you may cancel your registration by August 14, 2020 for a full refund. After that time, a refund cannot be issued. Registrants may transfer their registration to a colleague within the same institution at any time without penalty. Transfer requests should be directed to lfworkshop@nsf.gov.

If you have made a reservation with the group hotel, your reservation will be moved to the new date. If you cannot attend the new date, you must also cancel your reservation at the group hotel.

About the Workshop

Workshop sessions will address various themes of large facilities management including: Award Management and Guidance, Budget and Cost, Education & Public Outreach, Environment Safety & Health and Organizational Development. In addition, the special track offered this year will focus on Operations Management.

The workshop is a collaborative forum for the National Science Foundation’s Large Facilities and other complex scientific facilities and organizations. Desired outcomes to support NSF’s mission and promote the scientific endeavor include:

  • Provide a forum to collect and share best practices and lessons learned
  • Discuss new initiatives and collect community input
  • Demonstrate project management, operations, and business-related tools and techniques
  • Expand our community of practice by connecting colleagues across disciplines and organizations to promote collaboration between facilities
  • Attendance is especially beneficial for those who have a role in the development, planning, construction or operation of large complex scientific facilities. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in various networking events with their colleagues.

Attendance is especially beneficial for those who have a role in the development, planning, construction or operation of large complex scientific facilities. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in various networking events with their colleagues.

For additional information regarding program content, click here or contact us. To sign up for notifications about the 2020 Large Facilities Workshop, click here.

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