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Events

All events are included in the cost of the Conference registration. If you have already registered and would like to be added to the event roster, please contact Matthew Elliott at matthew.elliott@pnl.gov (509) 372-4191.

Vendor Reception

The Wednesday evening Vendor Reception (5:00-7:00 p.m.) will include wine, beer, assorted non-alcoholic drinks and light hors d'oeuvres. Displays will be set up around the room for attendees to peruse at their leisure. This is a great networking opportunity, as well! Hotel shuttles will be available before and after the reception.

Banquet

The Thursday evening banquet (6:00-9:00 p.m.) will be held at Stone Ridge Event Center. The buffet-style dinner will include a variety of entrée choices, including marinated tri-tip, sun-dried tomato spiced chicken breast, grilled vegetables, and a festive green salad. Wine, beer, and assorted non-alcoholic drinks will also be available. Transportation to and from the location will be provided.

Lunches

Lunch will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday. Lunch on Friday will be provided for the site contacts meeting only.

Tours

B-Reactor

Hanford's B-Reactor was the world's first large-scale plutonium production reactor. Located near the Columbia River, the B-Reactor was a graphite-moderated, water-cooled reactor, designed to operate at 250 million watts. With the facility completed in September 1944, B-Reactor plutonium was used in world's first nuclear explosion at the Trinity Test in Alamogordo, New Mexico, in 1945, and also in the "Fat Man" bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, August 9, 1945. B-Reactor tritium was used in the world's first test detonation of a hydrogen bomb on Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific in 1952. The plant, retired in 1968, has undergone environmental restoration, and is now open on a limited basis for special tours.

The B-Reactor tour bus will board at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, and return at 4:30 p.m. Attendees wishing to go on the B-Reactor tour will need to stay on or near campus following the close of the conference. Hotel/airport shuttles will be available immediately following the tour.

EMSL Tour

William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL): Located on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory campus, since it's inception in 1997, this 200,000-square-foot facility has played host to more than 7500 visiting scientists, professors, and other individuals who have requested use of the facility's resources through a peer-review proposal process. These individuals—commonly referred to as "users"—come to EMSL from academia, other research and development laboratories, and industry. Among its many attributes, EMSL houses one of the fastest supercomputers in the world, provides user access to 13 nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers and electron paramagnetic spectrometers, and houses a suite of powerful mass spectrometers, including one equipped with a 12-Tesla magnet, used for measuring the changes in the entire complement of proteins expressed in cells.

Two EMSL tours will available during the extended lunch period on Thursday, December 15.

If you have already registered for the conference but did not sign up for a tour at that time, please contact Matthew Elliott at matthew.elliott@pnl.gov (509) 372-4191 if you would like to be added to the roster.