On Saturday, May 25, 2024, there will be a guided tour of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) campus including the historic Graphite Reactor, Frontier and Summit Supercomputers, the High Flux Isotope Reactor, and the Spallation Neutron Source.
During the conference registration process, you must also register for the tour. Tour registration must be completed by March 22, 2024. Note: For foreign nationals, within a few days following registration an email will be sent with an invitation to visit ORNL. The invitation will ask for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) including your name (must match passport exactly/no nicknames), passport information, immigration information, education, and you also must provide a resume/CV that covers the last 10 years or until your 18th birthday with no gaps. This information is required per Department Of Energy – DOE Order 142.3B. Unfortunately, if you are from a country that is designated State Sponsor of Terrorism you may not partake in the ORNL tours. Please review the link for the most recent State Sponsor of Terrorism countries: https://www.state.gov/state-sponsors-of-terrorism/.
Buses will depart from the Omni Hotel in Nashville at 7:30 AM CST. The bus ride from Nashville to the ORNL campus will take approximately 2.5 hours. Snacks will be provided on the bus.
Once arriving at the ORNL campus there will be a final check-in for passengers and then lunch will be provided. Following lunch tours will begin with an estimated touring time of 4 hours.
Buses will depart from the ORNL campus at approximately 4:30 PM EST and arrive in Nashville at 6:00 PM CST. Again, snacks will be provided on the bus.
There are a limited number of seats available, and they will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis.