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Welcome to the SSRL/LCLS Users' Meeting

Save the Date: September 27-29, 2017

Register to attend the annual SSRL/LCLS Joint Users' Meeting, at
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, September 27-29, 2017


The annual users' meeting of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) and the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) is a unique opportunity to gather together the lightsource community in a single scientific event that includes numerous presentations in plenary, poster and parallel sessions. Participants are able to learn about current/future facility capabilities and the latest user research as well as to discuss science with colleagues from academia, research laboratories, and industry worldwide.

A plenary session with facility updates, invited talks, and exhibits will be held on September 28, with several focused half day workshops on September 27 and 29. The User Science Poster Session and reception will be on Thursday, September 28, 5-7 pm, with the presentation of the Joe Wong Outstanding Poster Awards at 7 pm.

Register to attend the annual users' meeting, share your latest results, and participate in the Joe Wong Poster Award Competition  (the registration fee is waived and lunch will be provided for students presenting posters).


Submit nominations for the Klein and Lytle Awards (to be presented at the annual users' meeting).


Invited Speakers -  Plenary Session, Thursday, September 28:


  • Henry Chapman (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron)
  • Serena DeBeer (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion):  High resolution x-ray spectroscopic studies of intermediates in biological methane oxidation

Parallel Workshops -  Wednesday, September 27 & Friday, September 29:


The joint annual users' meeting will be held at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. We will update the website as more information becomes available and the program is finalized.  Check back later for more details.

Meeting Organizers:

  • Christoph Bostedt (ANL, LCLS UEC Vice Chair)
  • David Bushnell (Stanford, SSRL UEC Vice Chair)
  • Axel Brachmann (SLAC AD)
  • Sergio Carbajo (SLAC LCLS)
  • Dimosthenis Sokaras (SLAC SSRL)

We look forward to seeing you at the joint SSRL/LCLS users' conference!



The High Power Laser Workshop will be held at SLAC concurrently with the users' conference on September 27-28, 2017 (separate registration required).


The annual users' meeting of the Advanced Light Source (ALS) will be held at LBNL the following week, October 2-4, 2017 (separate registration is required).