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ATF Program Advisory Committee and ATF Users' Meeting

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Meeting Locations & Directions

Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY 11973 USA

Meeting will be held at:
Berkner Hall (Bldg. 488), located on Brookhaven Avenue.

  • Rooms A,B,D

Directions: Meeting (, Brookhaven National Laboratory (

Igor Pogorelsky (BNL)
Bus: 631-344-5801
Fax: 631-344-3115

Food at BNL

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

Staff and visitors on site have access to food for purchase—some freshly prepared, some frozen—24 hours a day, seven days a week at BNL's micro-market. The micro-market is located in the Research Support Building ( (Bldg. 400). There, anyone on site can purchase beverages and food, including sandwiches, salads, soups, and frozen and prepackaged meals around the clock. After making selections, patrons pay at the self-checkout kiosk, which accepts cash as well as debit and credit cards.

Vending machines (including sandwiches, salads, beverages, coffee, ice cream, and microwaveable foods, as well as a selection of toiletries) are also located in the Post Office ( (Bldg. 179). A small eating area and microwave oven are also provided at both of these locations.

Overnight guests can prepare these items in the 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, micro-market, 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 meeting, 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 meeting. This conference key is only valid during the actual days of the meeting. Please use this conference key in place of the BNL-assigned life or guest number.

Note: 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.

Windows Users: Only computers running Windows 7 and higher will be able to get internet access

If you have the conference key for your meeting 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.

Weather Conditions at Brookhaven

Please always dress accordingly. If there is very inclement weather, please check the BNL homepage for possible delayed opening or closing information. You may also call 1-631-344-4636 (INFO) from any off-site telephone or cell phone and extension x4636 (INFO) from an on-site BNL telephone.

Access to Brookhaven

  • Non-U.S. Citizens must complete the Additional BNL Guest Registration form and be approved in the BNL Guest Information System (GIS) if they would like to attend this meeting.

    If you have a current BNL Appointment and a valid BNL Guest Number or you have a pending BNL Guest Registration (GR) Number, it is not necessary to complete the Additional BNL Guest Registration form again.
    Go to BNL Guest Registration Go to Guest Registration:
  • Proper visitor identification ( is required.

Visa Information

Participants should check if they require a visa to enter the United States on the U.S. Department of State's U.S. Visas website.

Foreign travelers, who are citizens from certain eligible countries, may also be able to visit the U.S. for business (e.g. attend a scientific conference) or tourism for 90 days or less without a visa if they meet the Visa Waiver Program requirements. All eligible travelers who wish to travel under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for authorization on-line through ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization).

If you require a visa to enter the U.S., we strongly recommend that you start the visa application process as soon as possible. View visa appointment and processing wait times.

Participants who require a letter of invitation for this event should contact Igor Pogorelsky ( and provide the following information:

  • Your full name (as it appears in your travel documents)
  • Your home institution name and address
  • Your position at your institution

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Last Modified: June 11, 2015