Additional Information and Commonly Asked Questions

When does registration open?

Registration for the 2020 Symposium is open. Sign up as Principal Investigator (faculty member, industrial scientist, national laboratory), Student & Postdoc, Sponsor, or Other (spouse, friend, visitor, etc.). Those intending to present a poster will contact directly. Those who are listed as Speakers (under Program) are invited participants.

Who do I contact to sponsor this event?

Please direct all sponsorship questions to

When should I book my room for the Menger Hotel?

The Menger Hotel is a popular tourist destination, so please book your room well in advance. Follow this link to ensure you get the block rate discount:

What is the length of the Plenary and Invited talks?

Plenary and Invited talks will be 35 minutes and 25 minutes, respectively, including time for questions. There will be five half-day sessions and an evening poster session.

What is the opening and closing time for the symposium?

The Opening Session will begin at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, February 5th, and the Closing Session will end at Noon on Friday, July 7th.

How should I arrange meals at the symposium?

For breakfast you are on your own. Lunch on February 5-7 for all registrants is provided at the Menger Hotel. The Conference Dinner is held on Wednesday, February 5th for those who have registered for the conference dinner. For dinner on Thursday evening you are once again on your own.