Dear ARM/ASR Community,
As we announced previously, the 2020 Joint ARM User Facility/ASR Principal Investigators Meeting will be a “virtual” meeting this year. We have developed a streamlined agenda for the remote meeting that still captures some of the critical elements of the ARM/ASR meeting. The meeting will still contain programmatic updates, plenary presentations, poster abstract talks, and breakout sessions. We will also be hosting a session on the next ARM Decadal Vision plan.
Please see the draft meeting agenda on the meeting website at https://www.orau.gov/2020armasr/. We will be updating this website with more details as the agenda is finalized. In the next couple of weeks, we will also send out more information regarding participation in the breakout and working group sessions.
Please note that, while participation in the virtual meeting is open to the ARM/ASR community and other interested scientists, you will still be required to register for the meeting. This will help us keep the meeting more secure and help us plan the required meeting support. We will provide more information on the registration process on the meeting website in the next few weeks.
This will be our first time holding a large virtual meeting, and there are bound to be a few bumps along the way. While we are doing everything we can to ensure that this is a productive meeting, we do ask for your patience through this process. We also ask that you work with the breakout session organizers and respond to their requests in a timely manner to ensure that the breakout sessions go smoothly.
While we regret not being able to see you in person, we hope to see you “virtually” in June.
Sally McFarlane and Rick Petty, DOE ARM Program Managers
Shaima Nasiri and Jeff Stehr, DOE ASR Program Managers