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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  • Abstracts are now being accepted through 2018-04-06 for SAS2018

    See the Abstracts page for more details.  Download abstract template (also in PDF format). Read More

  • Abstracts deadline has passed

    The abstracts deadline has now passed and we are now beginning to organize the sessions. Our abstract process is not automated, acknowledgment may take a few more business days.  You should receive a letter from the conference acknowledging your contribution by title and assignment of … Read More

  • Abstracts deadline extended to 2018-04-16

    The deadline for submitting an abstract has been extended to April 16. You may submit more than one abstract but only one abstract will be selected for oral presentation.  In exceptional circumstances, the organizers may choose to grant you more than one oral presentation.  … Read More

  • Registration is now open!

    The link for registration to attend SAS2018 is now open.  Please visit this page.  Early registration deadline is August 6.  Those who have submitted abstracts must register by this date to have their abstracts included in the conference book and scheduled for presentation. Read More


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