On behalf of the organizing committee, I am pleased to welcome you to Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, for the 2017 International Beam Instrumentation Conference (IBIC 17).
IBIC is a fruitful and successful gathering of the world's beam instrumentation community and it reflects the maturity of international collaboration in the field of beam instrumentation for accelerators. IBIC is dedicated to exploring the physics and engineering challenges of beam diagnostic and measurement techniques for particle accelerators worldwide. The conference program will include tutorials on selected topics, invited and selected talks, as well as poster sessions. An industrial exhibition and a tour to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will also be included.
IBIC 17 is hosted by the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) which is scheduled for completion in 2022. FRIB will be a scientific user facility for the Office of Nuclear Physics in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) and is funded by the DOE-SC, Michigan State University (MSU) and the State of Michigan. Supporting the mission of the Office of Nuclear Physics in the DOE-SC, FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications for society, including in medicine, homeland security, and industry.
The venue is the Amway Grand Hotel and Conference Center, voted “Best Service” (Meeting/Event Venue) by Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine in 2016, in the heart of the city and surrounded by a wide offering of hotels and restaurants.
Grand Rapids, the second largest city in Michigan, is located on the Grand River about 30 miles east of Lake Michigan. Grand Rapids is known for its industry and more recently for the arts.
We look forward to welcoming you to Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Steve Lidia, IBIC 17 Conference Chair