We have started a vigorous effort to answer Office of Science Director Bill Brinkman's charge to Fermilab to find a path forward to reach the goals of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment in a phased approach. A steering committee led by Deputy Director Young-Kee Kim, with many of the LBNE stakeholders as members, will guide the study. The steering committee will have two working groups: the physics working group, led by Mel Shochet of the University of Chicago, and the engineering/cost working group, led by Mark Reichanadter of SLAC. The Committee is asked to deliver a preliminary report by June 1 and a final report by July 1. Detailed information can be found at http://www.fnal.gov/directorate/lbne_reconfiguration/
To inform the community, discuss the status of the work in progress and seek input, we will hold a workshop on April 25 and 26 that is open to all interested parties. ReadyTalk will be available for remote participation. Agenda includes:
* Initial studies done by working groups
* Community voice from LBNE collaboration (April 26)
* Community voice on NuMI options (April 25)
* Community voice: open mics (60' on April 25 and 60' on April 26)
* Discussion forum towards building concensus
If you would like to sign up for a time slot for the open mike sessions (up to 2 slides / 5' each), please send an email to Jon Bagger, Steve Vigdor and Mary-Ellyn McCollum (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
"Community voice from LBNE collaboration" and "Community voice on NuMI options" are organized by LBNE co-spokespersons and MINOS/NOvA co-spokespersons, respectively.