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16-18 January 2019
IARC Building
US/Central timezone

This is the third annual collaboration meeting of the US Magnet Development Program (MDP CM-2019). It will be held from Wednesday, January 16th until approximate noon on Friday, January 18th in the IARC building at Fermilab, across from Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology Division (Technical Division).

At this meeting we will discuss the current status of the MDP active projects and plans for future activities and the possibility for expansion of the program.

General sessions will be held in the IARC Lecture Hall room at Fermilab. There will be a smaller conference room for management as shown in the timetable.

 Meeting Registration: There will be a registration fee of $110. Links in the menu at left take you to our secured registration site. The deadline for CM-2019 registration is January 6th. There will be no on-site registraiton.

There will be a FRA hosted reception the evening of January 16th on the 15th floor of Wilson Hall and a conference dinner the night of January 17th at Granite City, Naperville for a fee of $65. The registration fee includes working lunches on the 16 th and 17th.  as well as morning and afternoon coffee breaks each day.

Room Registration: A block of rooms have been reserved at the Hyatt House Warrenville for $88 per night until January 5, 2019.


We encourage you to book a room as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you at Fermilab!


IARC Building
Lecture Hall
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Batavia, IL

We have drafted some guidance for speakers and session moderators (see link to document above). A few key points:

  • Speakers:
    • There are a large number of talks and for the program to proceed smoothly it is critical that speakers stick to their allotted time. Please add as many backup slides as you would like (or upload backup information) for access during the discussion sessions, but keep the talk focused and on-schedule.
    • Keep in mind that this is a collaboration meeting - the goal is to understand progress, clarify plans/goals/milestones moving forward, and identify resources/expertise needed to accomplish those.
  • Moderators (toggle the "Detailed view" icon in the timetable to see session moderators):
    • Moderators have two major tasks, both of them difficult:
      • Keep the session on schedule. Monitor talk times and have presentations for the session lined up for minimum down time
      • Plan and moderate the discussion session. Keep the discussion focused on defining and summarizing goals, next steps, tangible milestones, and on identifying who will lead the efforts, and whose expertise and facilities should be used to accomplish them.