Event Name

The 1st African Light Source Conference and Workshop

Start Date 16th Nov 2015
End Date 20th Nov 2015
Description

There has been a long history of a global conversation around the need for a Light Source in Africa. Starting in early August 2014, many of the participants of this conversation collectively advertised as widely as possible for nominations to the Interim Steering Committee for the African Light Source. 

The set of nominations received were taken as constituting this Committee, which was electronically launched on the 18 August 2014, coinciding with the Furum Day of the African School of Physics, being held in Senegal. 

There needs to be a mandated vehicle to take the conversation forward.
The Interim Steering Committee for the African Light Source has the limited mandate to initiate a transparent, inclusive and democratic process, incarnated finally in a Workshop, where it can dissolve itself as the more representative and inclusive Steering Committee for the African Light Source is born.
With that foundation, the vision for an African Light Source will gradually be able to take form and mature, attracting support.

Participation
Participants will be African scientists, colleagues, students who have conducted research at Light Sources and friends of Africa who support the vision for an African Light Source.

Programme Outline
Scientific Conference Session - Presentations of African work at Light Sources and presentations of highlights and status globally. The Workshop will be able to review the status of the African User Base at international light sources.
Strategy / Policy Part  Workshop Session- Discussions on the Roadmap for Africa
Election and Founding of the new, fully mandated Steering Committee for the African Light Source.  The Interim Committee will dissolve itself as the Steering Committee for the African Light Source is born.​

Financial
There is no registration fee. The only costs are International Travel, Local Travel, Accomodation and Subsistence. 
Accomodation options  and information are provided on a separate page. 
Should you require support, please write to the Conference Secretariat and provide the following: Motivational Letter, CV, two Letters of Reference and your abstract (if you want to also present). 

Students also welcome
It will be the young leaders who will ultimately achieve the goals of this event. Students ... make sure you participate. Student participation is the main target of the conference financial support. 
Location Grenoble
France
Contact Jürgen Härtwig
haertwig@esrf.fr
URL http://indico.saip.org.za/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=61
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Category Conferences | Workshops
Topics Synchrotron radiation