Berkeley Lab

Propose a symposium for the 2019 User Meeting

Have a good idea for a User Meeting symposium in 2019? We want to hear it!

Submit your ideas here by January 28, 2019

You don’t have to volunteer to organize the session, but that is encouraged. Symposia are typically half-day sessions with six to ten speakers, though there’s a fair amount of flexibility in that model.

For reference, here are symposium titles from the past three years:


  • Quantum Information Science at the Nanoscale (link)
  • Rational Design of Photo-Electrochemical Energy Materials (link)
  • Multimodal In Situ Characterization of Hard/Soft Materials Across Interfaces and Multiple Scales (link)
  • Semisoft Matter: Preparations and Possibilities in Hybrid Nanomaterials (link)
  • Ultrafast and Ultrasmall: From Spatio-Temporal Dynamics to Emergent Phenomena (link)
  • Perovskite-Based Optoelectronic Materials (link)
  • Industry Research at the Foundry (link)


  • Far from Equilibrium: On the Synthesis and Design of Low-Dimensional Materials (link)
  • Biohybrid Materials for Energy Transduction (link)
  • Capturing Dynamic Behavior by Low Dose-Rate Electron Microscopy (link)
  • Big Data in Microscopy or Extracting Useful Information from Large Microscopy Datasets (link)
  • Architectures for Control and Manipulation of Quantum Matter (link)
  • Soft Material Synthesis, Imaging, and Analytical Techniques (link)
  • Responsive and Reconfigurable Materials (link)
  • Ultrafast Characterization and In-Situ Microscopy (link)


  • Biological and Soft Material Assemblies (link)
  • Making, Measuring and Manipulating Two-Dimensional Matter (link)
  • Structural and Functional Diversity in Porous Soft Materials (link)
  • Tackling Challenges of Imaging Materials Functionality (link)
  • Energy Storage Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Modeling (link)
  • Playing with Photons at the Nanoscale (link)
  • Product-Driven Research at the Molecular Foundry (link)