2018 Winter Topical Meeting

Precision Engineering for Micro and Nanotechnology

Thursday – Friday, February 1-2, 2018
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, California, USA

Meeting Chairperson:
Robert M. Panas, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Everyone can participate! Involvement and Guidelines for Attendees

The ASPE 2018 Winter Topical Meeting,  Precision Engineering for Micro and Nanotechnology, is timed to coincide with the end of Photonics West in San Francisco CA and will consist of a Thursday night pre-conference socialization with tours of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and an evening welcoming dinner at the Poppy Ridge Golf Course. The Friday schedule will consist of the main conference, with an opportunity for each attendee to present on his or her group’s focus during lightning sessions, interspaced with featured presentations. The conference will also give each attendee the option to present a poster or hardware highlighting his or her group’s focus. Here are some details to get you started:

What is the lightning talk all about and how can I participate?

All attendees (including featured speakers) registered for the conference by December 15 will have the option to give a 3 minute lightning talk (1 slide) on their work areas and capabilities. ASPE will provide lightning talk slots for presenters who register after December 15 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Below is the PowerPoint template to use for your lightning talk – just choose ONE slide from the template; choose the best slide that matches your work/group area of interest.  Complete the slide and send it back to Wendy Shearon.

The lightning session presenter will generate ONE slide as a “business card” to describe his or her group’s focus area. Please focus on the precision micro/nano work and capabilities that your group or company has or is developing, so as to inform the community how it should remember you. Please also note any opportunities for collaboration or partnerships in upcoming micro/nano work so the community will know what to reach out to you about.

What is the poster or hardware presentation all about and how can I participate?

All attendees registered for the conference by December 15 also have the option to bring a poster no larger than 4 feet x 4 feet OR bring hardware to display on a  3 foot table (there is an opportunity to choose which option you prefer when registering online). ASPE will provide poster space or hardware space to those who register after December 15 on a first-come, first-serve basis. ASPE would like to give all attendees and easy way to show their work focus in order to facilitate networking. Poster and Hardware guidelines can be found here.

What are the featured presentations all about?

Featured speakers have already been selected by the committee.  These were selected from the abstracts that were submitted as a result of the call for papers. There is no longer an opportunity to be selected for a featured presentation.

How do I get the opportunity to tour LLNL?

Because of the security clearance required at LLNL, all attendees wishing to tour LLNL, must be registered by December 15.  ASPE must provide a list to LLNL, and the clearance window is about 6 weeks.

December 15, 2017 is an important date!

Those who register by December 15 will be eligible for the LLNL tours, a lightning presentation and space for a poster or hardware. Those registering after December 15 will not be guaranteed any of these components of the conference.

Key Dates

  • November 27, 2017
    Deadline for abstract submission if you want to be considered for a featured presentation
  • December 1, 2017
    15 minute presenter notification of acceptance
  • December 15, 2017
    Deadline for full access registration
  • January 15, 2018
    Deadline for lightning talk slides
  • January 15, 2018
    Last day to register for the conference at the reduced rate
  • February 1-2, 2018
    Conference Dates