The meeting will take place on 15‐16 December 2015, at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, 640 South Shaw Lane on the MSU campus. An updated preliminary agenda can be found here: https://indico.fnal.gov/getFile.py/access?resId=2&materialId=8&confId=10522.
 
A tour of FRIB has been organized for conveners on Thursday, 17 December in the morning.  FRIB is now in its construction phase and the tour will give you the opportunity to see the construction site, the new SRF processing and testing facility, and the main linac components in their production phase. If you would like to attend the tour, please confirm it by marking yes when logging into the JACoW SPMS at https://appora.fnal.gov/pls/linac2016/profile.html and registering for the SPC-1 Meeting.
 
The selection of oral presentations will be done in four parallel sessions, corresponding to four main classifications (01- Electron accelerators and Applications; 02 - Proton and ion accelerators and applications; 03 - Technology; 04 - Beam dynamics, extreme beams, sources and beam related technologies).  The larger the number of conveners representing different countries, the easier it will be to provide an interesting and well balanced program.
 
If you did not register yet, I encourage you to do so soon by logging into the JACoW SPMS at https://appora.fnal.gov/pls/linac2016/profile.html. Check “Propose invited orals” and click on “Submit” to access the LINAC 2016 Abstract List page. If you need an invitation letter for requesting a VISA, please check the dedicated button in the user profile page and submit your request. Then click on “SPC-1 Meeting Registration” and complete the SPC-1 Meeting Registration Form. Submission of proposals will be enabled in mid October.
 
I remind you that we have reserved a block of rooms in the Hyatt Place Lansing at the rate of $91 USD/per room per night.  Rooms can be reserved by calling +1-888-492-8847 and be sure to mention the “LINAC16 SPC Meeting”.  We can arrange your airport transportation from the Lansing, MI airport (LAN) to the Hyatt Place as well as to and from the meeting each day. Please complete the flight information when registering for the meeting if you need us to arrange your airport transportation.
 
I look forward to seeing you at MSU.
Best regards, 
 
Alberto Facco
Linac16 SPC Chair