19th Topical Conference
High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics
Monterey, CA, May 6-10, 2012

Deadlines:
Invited Talk nominations extended to: December 16, 2011
Contributed Posters: February 17, 2012

Overview:
This biennial conference brings together plasma physicists from a variety of fields, including magnetic confinement fusion, inertial confinement fusion, space plasmas, astrophysics, and industrial applications, to discuss mutual problems in the development of instrumentation and experimental techniques for the characterization of high-temperature plasmas.

The conference format will be similar to those of the past, consisting of seven sessions of invited and contributed papers. The contributed papers will be presented in the poster format. Two of the meeting days will have morning and evening sessions, with the afternoons free for individual discussions and activities. To further encourage participant discussions and interactions, no parallel sessions are being planned.

Venue:
Hyatt Regency Monterey
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940
+1 888 421 1442

For hotel reservations during the conference (Sunday, May 6, 2012, through Thursday, May 10, 2012) you may make your reservation by calling the phone numbers listed above. If you would like to extend your stay at the hotel prior to Sunday or after Friday, please call the hotel directly at +1 888 421 1442. A reservation specialist will be able to assist you.

Invited Papers:

The Conference Organizing Committee requests nominations for invited talks in order to provide representation from the entire plasma research community. Submission of nominations online is preferred. If not submitted electronically, please send by post,
, or fax the name of the nominee, the title of the talk, and a 25-word summary of the proposed talk. The nomination deadline has been extended to December 16, 2011. Self-nominations are welcome.

Submission of Papers:

Contributors will be required to prepare an abstract in a format suitable for direct reproduction. A program book with all the contributed and invited abstracts will be distributed at the meeting. Details for submitting can be found on the conference website. Deadline for contributed abstracts is February 17, 2012. We strongly encourage submitters that require visas to enter the United States to submit as early as possible (prior to the deadline) to allow for visa applications to be processed on time.

Conference Contacts:

Conference Chair:
Robert Kauffman, LLNL
Joe Kilkenny, General Atomics

Conference Administrator:
Trina Voelker, LLNL -