Large Facilities Workshop – 2021 Webinar

October 14, 2021 / 11:00 AM EST

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is hosting the Large Facilities Workshop – 2021 October Webinar on Thursday, October 14, 2021. This Webinar is expected to cover cybersecurity and will be held in coordination with the 2021 NSF Cybersecurity Summit. For more information about the 2021 NSF Cybersecurity Summit being held on October 12th and 13th, please visit

A final agenda for the 2021 October Webinar will be posted to this webpage soon. Registration will be free of charge and opens on September 22, 2021 at 12 P.M. EST.

For those who cannot attend the live Webinar, all recorded workshop sessions will be available on-demand in the Major Facilities Knowledge Sharing Gateway shortly after the event.

Why Attend?

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.

Technical Information

We will be using Zoom to host the LFW 2021 Webinar Series. We recommend that you verify the system requirements below prior to joining the webinars.

  • Access to Zoom
  • Most recent version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari
  • Operating system: Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.7+, or Ububtu 10+
  • Zoom’s Bandwidth Requirements are:
    – 2.0 Mbps up and down for single screen
    – 2.0 Mbps up 4.0 Mbps down for dual screen
    – For audio VoIP: 60-80kbps
    For more information please visit Zoom.

Other considerations:

  • It can help to close other tabs, browsers and programs while streaming the live webinar.  It also may help to hardwire your Internet connection, instead of using a wireless network connection.
  • If you are having trouble hearing the webinar audio, check the volume on your computer and on your video player.
  • If your computer screen freezes, please refresh your browser.

If you lose access to the event, please try to log back in before contacting IT support. All presentations will be recorded and made available in the Knowledge Sharing Gateway shortly after the webinar.

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