NIF Building

NIF Tour Registration

NIF tour registration is completed as part of the Conference Registration process. Please click here to proceed with Conference and NIF tour registration.

All attendees and guests must register BEFORE
April 8, 2011

After this date you will still be able to register for the conference, but you will not be able to attend the NIF Tour.

A tour of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will be part of the program on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 18. Multiple buses will depart San Francisco between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. for LLNL. The buses will take conference attendees to the LLNL badge office and then to NIF for a walking tour.

The NIF tour is limited to conference attendees (U.S. citizens and non-citizens) and their guests (companions and spouses). At this time, attendees under the age of 18 are not permitted. Participation on the tour will be subject to badging approval. Please note you must bring the proper identification to be admitted on the tour.

NIF tour registration will open in September 2010. Conference attendees wishing to attend the NIF tour MUST sign-up by February 15, 2011. Due to badging requirements these dates must be strictly enforced.

Clothing Requirements

The NIF site has several clothing requirements that have been implemented to protect individuals and personnel around them.

Such requirements include long pants that cover the ankle and shirts with sleeves. Short sleeve shirts are acceptable. Sleeveless shirts, tank tops, shorts, capri or cropped pants, skirts or dresses are not acceptable. Sturdy shoes that enclose the entire foot must be worn. Tennis shoes and loafers are acceptable. Footwear with open toes, open backs, moccasins, sandals or high heels are not acceptable.

Immediately following the NIF tour, buses will transport participants to the Conference Banquet in the Livermore Valley. Those not attending the NIF tour may take a later bus (~4:00 p.m.) that will go directly to the Banquet. Following the banquet, all buses will return to the Hyatt Fishermans Wharf Hotel in San Francisco.