will take place at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead in Atlanta,
Sunday, June 1st to Thursday, June 5th, 2014. The meeting format will be similar to previous years: including registration and welcome reception on Sunday, concluding at mid-day on Thursday.
This biennial conference brings together plasma physicists from a variety of fields, including magnetic confinement fusion, inertial confinement fusion, space plasmas, astrophysics, and industrial applications, to discuss mutual problems in the development of instrumentation and experimental techniques for the characterization of high-temperature plasmas.
Visa Information: For those participants who require a visa in order to enter the U.S., we recommend that you begin this process as early as possible, but no later than March 1, 2014. Email Ted Biewer to request an Invitation Letter, which will be sent to you as quickly as possible. The participant should arrange for a U.S. Consulate interview in their home country. This action begins the visa process. Most participants should apply for a B-1 Visa, with the detailed steps described here. Due to recent changes in the visa application procedure, the processing time for a visa has increased significantly. Unfortunately neither the U.S. Department of Energy or the sponsoring organizers can guarantee a visa will be issued in time to attend the meeting.
Citizens of certain countries (visa waiver
countries) do NOT need U.S. visas for entry, but do need to apply for ESTA.
For verification on visa waiver countries see the following site: http://travel.state.gov/vwp.html.
Citizens of these countries must make sure that they
have machine readable passports (see the same site for more
details) and must apply through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) for travel to the US.
Conference (early) Registration deadline; May 1, 2014: Guidelines for registration will be provided. On-site registration will be possible for a higher fee.
Hotel Reservation deadline; May 8, 2014: In order to receive the discounted hotel rate, you must register at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead by this date. Guidelines for reservation are here.
A note on ground transportation: Transportation between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead is easily achieved via the direct MARTA rail link. The journey by commuter rail on the Red Line originates at ATL and requires ~TBD minutes to reach Buckhead Station, at a cost of $2.50 (one-way trip). The hotel is less than 2 blocks from the station. Taxi service is also readily available. More information will be available here.