Here is exactly where to go. Onsite conference registration (badges, meal tickets, parking passes, etc.) will be open Sunday 3-6 pm near the lodging registration area (the red pin in the map); that building at the top of the horseshoe driveway seems as though it ought to be the main administration office, and so it is. Please join us for light hors d’oevures 4-6 in this area.

Beginning Monday morning, conference registration will move to the vicinity of the Joseph Wood Krutch Theatre, the site of our opening plenaries.

Arriving outside normal business hours? No worries. The registration desk for Clark Kerr Campus lodging is open from 7 am-11 pm. There is a conference clerk on call for off-hours arrivals. Guests can use the call box (located to the right of the entrance to the lobby) to call the clerk, who will then meet them and check them in to their rooms.

California is on Pacific Daylight Savings Time (GMT/UTC -7).

Here is the current and predicted weather.

New: Are you traveling with children or incurring expenses for their care back home while you attend SORMA? You may be eligible for an IEEE-NPSS child care reimbursement grant. The page also has suggestions on educational and fun things for kids to do in the area.

Just now learning about SORMA? You can still register in advance through the Web (preferred) or on a walk-up basis. Read on to learn more…


SORMA West 2016 focuses exclusively on radiation detection for homeland and national security applications — their challenges, the advances, and the lessons learned throughout the demonstrations of recent years.

The technical program includes both oral and poster presentations as well as plenary talks you won’t want to miss. Industrial exhibits will showcase solutions to your technology needs.

For 2016, SORMA West returns to its roots at the University of California, Berkeley. We’ll be in the conference facility at the Clark Kerr Campus, just off the main campus. Conveniently accessible from the OAK and SFO airports via public transit, this venue will offer affordable dormitory style housing on-premises, as well as nearby hotel options. To further cultivate interaction, breakfast and lunch will be provided on-site for all registered attendees.

Taking full advantage of our location in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, we’ll also have a lively social program, as well as suggestions for exploring on your own.

We look forward to seeing you in Berkeley for an interesting and rewarding Symposium with a new focus on some of the most important motivations and applications of our work.

Keep In Touch

To receive occasional e-mail updates about SORMA West 2016, or to be removed from the list, send us a message at sormawest@lbl.gov.

Mailing Address

SORMA West 2016
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
MS 50-4037
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA

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