The 2017 User Committee meeting and workshop will be held October 19 (workshop) and 20-21 (UC meeting) in Gainesville, FL, USA.

  • Overview

    The National MagLab's Users Committee represents the lab's broad, multidisciplinary user community and advises the lab's leadership on all issues affecting users of our facilities. This year, the User Committee will meet on the beautiful campus of the University of Florida, home of two of the MagLab’s seven facilities: The Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (AMRIS) Facility and the High B/T Facility.

    The workshop preceding the 2017 MagLab Users Committee Meeting will focus on recently developed technologies for probing quantum materials and biological systems in high magnetic fields. Presentations will highlight advanced optical spectroscopy techniques to characterize quantum states of materials and dynamic nuclear polarization to enhance measurements of biomolecular species. The Workshop is open to all past, current, and future MagLab users.

  • Important Dates

    Workshop preceding UC meeting October 19, 2017
    User Committee Meeting October 20-21, 2017
    Discount hotel reservation ends Sept 22, 2017
    Online Registration closes October 9, 2017
     
  • Venue

    Emerson Alumni Hall at the University of FloridaEmerson Alumni Hall at the University of Florida

    The workshop and first day of the UC Meeting will be at UF'S Emerson Alumni Hall. Some dinners and the second day of the UC Meeting will be at the Holiday Inn in Gainesville.

     
  • Workshop Agenda

    The workshop preceding the 2017 MagLab Users Committee Meeting will focus on recently developed technologies for probing quantum materials and biological systems in high magnetic fields. Presentations will highlight advanced optical spectroscopy techniques to characterize quantum states of materials and dynamic nuclear polarization to enhance measurements of biomolecular species.

    The Workshop is open to all past, current and future MagLab users. Confirmed invited speakers include Brad Ramshaw (Cornell), Tom Wenckeback (Paul Scherrer Institute), Peder Larson (UCSF), Lloyd Lumata (UT Dallas), Jim Kempf (Bruker), Aaron Rossini (Univ. of Iowa and Ames Lab), Stephen McGill (MagLab), Guillaume Gervais (McGill University), and Nick Curro (UC Davis). Local experts will also talk on the MagLab capabilities in these techniques.

  • Registration

    Registration fees are as follows:

    • $225 Workshop and UC Meeting
    • $175 UC Meeting only
    • $75 Workshop only

    Registration link will be coming soon. Registration is open until October 9, 2017.

  • Travel to Gainesville

    Flying into the Gainesville airport (GNV) is the most convenient way to get to the city. Gainesville is also within driving distance of three major airports: Jacksonville (JAX; 1.5 hr drive), Orlando (MCO; 2 hr drive), and Tampa (TPA; 2 hr drive).

  • Transportation within Gainesville

    The Holiday Inn offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the Gainesville Regional Airport.

    Emerson Hall, the conference venue, is an easy walk (0.6 miles) from the Holiday Inn. The Holiday Inn complementary shuttle may also be used for transportation between Emerson Hall and the hotel.

    There are limited parking spots available near Emerson Hall; if you will need a parking voucher, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Accommodation

    Holiday Inn in GainesvilleHoliday Inn in GainesvilleA block of rooms is set aside for conference attendees at The Holiday Inn in Gainesville at a rate of $139 per night for the nights of October 18-October 20, 2017.

    To make a reservation, and enter your arrival and departure dates. Select the More Options button to make sure the group code (MLU) is listed and then proceed with your reservation. If you prefer to book via telephone, please call 352.376.1661 and ask for the booking code: MLU

    Lodging reservations must be made by September 22nd; availability and price are not guaranteed after this date.

  • Visa

    Please refer to Visa Information page for more information.

  • Contact Us

    For questions regarding conference logistics, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 352-294-4786.

    For questions regarding UC member travel reimbursement, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Last modified on 25 July 2017