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Young Researcher Symposium 2013

Attendee & Symposium Information

Symposium Locations & Directions

Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY 11973 USA

Meeting will be held at:
Berkner Hall (Bldg. 488)
- Oral Sessions (Auditorium)
- Poster Sessions (Lobby, A/B/C)
Located on Brookhaven Avenue
Directions: Meeting (, Brookhaven National Laboratory (

Diane K. Zhong
Bus: 631-344-4360
Fax: 631-344-5815

Welcome Reception

Registered attendees are invited to attend the Welcome Reception on Thursday, November 14, 2013, starting at 5:00 PM in the Berkner Hall Lobby (Bldg. 488).

Poster presenters will have an opportunity to display their posters at this time. Directions

Food at BNL

There is no evening dinner, nor any weekend food service available on-site. Food Options

Vending machines (including sandwiches, salads, beverages, coffee, ice cream, and microwaveable foods, as well as a selection of toiletries) are located in the Post Office ( (Bldg. 179) and the Research Support Building ( (Bldg. 400) and are available 24-hours 7 days per week. A small eating area and microwave oven are also provided at these locations.

There is also a limited mini-mart located in the Research Support Building (Bldg. 400) next to the Housing Office and is open when the Housing Office is open...Monday to Friday from 8 AM to midnight and Sundays from 4 PM to midnight. It offers canned soups and frozen and pre-packaged meals which can be prepared using the microwave or toaster oven located in Bldg. 400's vending machine area. Overnight guests can also prepare these items in the on-site dorms and apartments, where they have access to full kitchens.

For guests arriving on-site when the cafeteria and Starbucks Café aren't open, the Housing Office and the Guest, User, Visitor Center also provide a list of restaurants in the local area that will deliver on-site without charging extra fees.

Guests planning to be on-site without vehicles for more than a day or two can also take advantage of the Lab's shopping shuttle service, which runs on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, dropping off and picking up at Southport Plaza Shopping Center in Shirley. There, they can buy groceries at the Stop & Shop supermarket, and other necessities at Kohl's department store and more than 30 other stores.

Detailed information about the Cafeteria, Vending Machines and other on-site services can be found in the online Guide to Brookhaven National Laboratory (

Computer Access

Three computer terminals are located in Berkner Hall (Bldg. 488) for internet access or accessing your email. You may also use the local network jacks to connect your own laptop as well.

If attendees bring laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. that will require internet access during the symposium, then these devices must be registered in BNL's Network Access Registration database in order to access the internet.

Show Access Instructions

Registering your computer device can be done via the device's web browser upon first connecting to BNL's network; however, the registration process will require a BNL life or guest number.

If you do not have a BNL-assigned life or guest number, a specially generated conference key will be provided to you on the first day of the symposium. This conference key is only valid during the actual days of the symposium. Please use this conference key in place of the BNL-assigned life or guest number.

Note: Only computers running Windows 7 and higher will be able to get internet access. Attendees will only have 15 minutes to complete their computer registration. Computers will be blocked if registration is not complete in time. Please make sure you understand the process before starting or ask for assistance.

If you have the conference key for your symposium and still experience connection problems, please contact the ITD Helpdesk ( (631.344.5522, for assistance.

Faxing Documents

Fax machines are located in Berkner Hall (Bldg. 488) for those who require faxing services. The phone number for Berkner Hall's fax machine is 631-344-5568.

Access to Event

  • When you arrive at BNL's main gate, please inform the guard you are attending the Young Researcher Symposium 2013 symposium.

    You may be requested to check in at the security trailer. Proper Visitor Identification ( will be required.

Weather Conditions at Brookhaven

Please always dress accordingly. If there is very inclement weather and you think there is a possibility of BNL either having a delayed opening or being closed for the day, you may call extension x4636 (INFO) from an on-site BNL telephone.

If calling from an off-site telephone or from a cell phone, please call 1-631-344-4636 (INFO).

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Last Modified: August 12, 2013