Working Agenda

APSUO Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 17, 2008
Advanced Photon Source
Building 401, Room A5000

Tim Graber, Chair

9:00 a.m.
  Executive Session: User Meeting Planning
  • Overall Schedule -- L. Lurio
  • Workshops -- L. Lurio
  • Banquet -- L. Lurio
  • Budget -- S. Strasser
  • Franklin Award and Poster Prizes -- S. Strasser
  • Nominating Committee -- L. Young
  • Social Events -- L. Lurio/S. Strasser
11:00 a.m.
  Routine Business
  • Approval of minutes from 10/22/07 APSUO Steering Committee Meeting
11:10 a.m.
  Report Topics
  •  APS Update -- J. M. Gibson
    • DOE Review Closeout -- J.M. Gibson
  • Budget Impact on 2008-2 Run Cycle -- J.M. Gibson
    • Cutbacks at Other Synchrotrons - J.M. Gibson
    • Future of the SPX Project -- J.M. Gibson
  • Formation of XOR Beamline Advisory Committees -- G. Srajer
  • Proprietary Rate Update -- D. Mills
  • APS Response to the Structural Biology Cross-cut Review Report -- D. Mills
  • Argonne Smoking Policy -- R. Gerig
12:10 p.m.
  Group Photo
12:20 p.m.
  Report Topics and Discussion (cont'd)
(boxed lunches will be served)
1:20 p.m.
  Discussion (Some of these topics will be raised during the management session)

Budget impacts on the APS User Community; options for user assistance such as assembling a list of high-profile users as media contacts and contacting the ANL Communications and Public Affairs Division

Possibility of a near-term upgrade for beamlines at the APS similar to the proposed ESRF upgrade as an intermediate step on the path to an ERL
2:00 p.m.
  Close-out with APS Management
2:30 p.m.