XVII International Small Angle Scattering Conference - SAS2018

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Traverse City, Michigan,  October 7-12, 2018.

The United States has hosted this international conference three times (Syracuse, 1965; Gatlinburg, 1977; Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1999). Since the last conference in this series to be held in the U.S. was 1999, it is a great time to again hold this conference in the U.S.

Coincident with major facility upgrades with new or renewed small-angle scattering capabilities across the U.S. (Advanced Photon Source, High Flux Isotope Reactor, Linac Coherent Light Source, National Synchrotron Light Source-II, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Spallation Neutron Source) either complete or well-in-progress, the SAS2018 conference offers a timely opportunity to promote stronger scientific and personal interactions.

SAS2018 will serve to showcase the progress of small-angle scattering research in North America, including the many instruments at user facilities across the continent and the rich variety of research taking place.

We expect high-level researchers from around the world involved in all aspects of small-angle scattering research will attend and draw even greater participation in these conferences by U.S. researchers.

The conference will also help to raise the visibility of the importance of small-angle scattering investigations in research and industry.

We chose Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Traverse City, Michigan, as an ideal venue to help us promote strong interactions among the conference participants and to return this conference to a more intimate setting, in the style of a Gordon Research Conference.

Contact Us

For more information, questions, or to be added to our mailing list, please send your name, information, and questions to sas2018tc@gmail.com.


October 7–12, 2018


Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Acme, MI 49610
United States


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  • Register for leisure activity by Sept 19

    Remember, the deadline to register for Wednesday leisure activities is September 19. Also, we are checking to see if they have an email address to send the completed forms as an alternative to the stated FAX number.   Also, if you have not responded … Read More

  • Accompanying persons

    Accompanying persons who would like to participate in small group activities outside of Wednesday afternoon should contact Marlea Smith (marleas49@gmail.com). Read More

  • Demographics and Prize Eligibility survey

    We ask all SAS2018 conference attendees to complete an 11-question survey before the conference opens on Monday, October 8, 2018.  Start from this page.  It should take about 2 minutes to complete the survey. Current survey results for the conference attendees are … Read More


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