The ALS community participates in and hosts a number of events (conferences, activities, workshops, etc.) that may be of broader interest. Upcoming deadlines are also listed here. Find more information at the following links.
Seminars: View list of colloquia, seminars, and special talks
ALS User Meeting
August 15–17, 2022
Visit the User Meeting website for the latest updates.
National Energy Storage Summit (NESS)
March 8–9, 2022
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Berkeley Lab is hosting a summit on March 8–9, 2022 to discuss harnessing science, technology, and policy to accelerate energy storage solutions for our nation. This virtual public summit will convene and connect national and regional thought leaders across industry, government, communities, and the research enterprise to catalyze solutions and partnerships around specific challenges in this area, and enable our nation’s just transition to a clean, affordable, and resilient energy future, in line with the goals of our Berkeley Lab Energy Storage Center. For more information on the summit and to register, please visit national-energystorage-
Users’ Executive Committee (UEC) Election
November 5–22, 2021
Make your voice heard! Read candidate statements and vote for your 2022–2024 representatives.
Application Period for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
2021 ALS User Meeting
August 10–13, 2021
The 2021 ALS User Meeting was held online. For the first time, we had a Nobel panel, featuring Ada Yonath and Stanley Whittingham, along with an array of keynote talks and an award talk from Shirley Award recipient David Prendergast. We also had an update from the ALS director, an ALS-U Project update, awards presentation, a poster slam and student poster competition, along with a general poster session and workshops and tutorials on a variety of topics. See more details here.
User Town Hall on the Long-Term Shutdown Schedule
January 26, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m.
ALS online user forums and town halls provide updates on the ALS operating status, ALS capabilities and developments, the ALS-U Project, plans for the upcoming User Meeting, and other issues relevant to users and staff. The forums are offered in a virtual, web conferencing format to engage with our many non-local users. Questions and discussion following the presentations are welcome.
- UEC welcome, Johanna Nelson Weker, UEC chair
- ALS update, Steve Kevan, ALS director
- ALS-U project status, Dave Robin, ALS-U project director
- ALS shutdown scheduling and needs, Steve Rossi, deputy for business operations
- Closing remarks, Steve Kevan