The 2nd North American Conference on Trapped Ions (NACTI) will take place 22-26 July 2019 at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, USA. It will bring together the North American and international ion-trapping community following the highly successful first NACTI 2017 in Boulder, Colorado. The conference will highlight various scientific fields covered by trapped ion research and encourage fruitful exchange between junior and senior members of the different groups. Topics will include quantum computing, quantum simulation, precision measurements and frequency standards, quantum networking, trapology, chemistry and more.
For general questions, please contact Samantha Suplee or Norbert Linke.

Conference Photo

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Conference Program

The detailed program including talk and poster abstracts can be downloaded here:
Conference Program (pdf)

Lab tours

Lab tour participant schedule.


Registration is now closed. Note that there will be no on-site registration.

There is a limited amount of funding for hardship travel available. For information on how to apply, please contact Qudsia Quraishi.


The conference will take place at the Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center. Presentations will be held in Room 0202, basement level. Poster sessions and breaks will take place on the ground floor.


There are many accommodation options available in College Park.

  • The Hotel, located directly across Route 1, has 80 rooms set aside from Sunday, July 21st to Friday, July 26th for NACTI conference attendees. Rates are $159/night for singles and doubles, $169/night for triples and $179/night for quadruples. To make a reservation, use this link or call (844) 954-6835 and reference the North American Conference on Trapped Ions. Please note the cutoff date for room registration at The Hotel is Friday, June 21st, 2019. 
  • The Cambria is located 0.8 miles from Edward St. John and offers single and double rooms.
  • The Best Western, College Park, 0.8 miles from Edward St. John, offers single rooms.
  • The College Park Marriott is 0.9 miles from Edward St. John and offers single and double rooms.

Travel Information

For participants traveling by plane, the University of Maryland is easily accessible from both Ronald Reagan National Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Taxis from DCA typically cost around $40; taxis from BWI cost around $65. Taxi fares from Dulles Airport can exceed $80.

The College Park Metro Station is served by both Washington, D.C.’s public transportation system and the state of Maryland’s MARC train, Camden Line. UMD’s free Shuttle 104 runs between the College Park Metro and the University of Maryland campus, with buses arriving every ten minutes.

For attendees choosing to drive, the closest parking lot to the Edward St. John Teaching & Learning Center is Lot 1. (Visitor parking map available here.) Parking passes can be purchased via the registration website for $15/day; otherwise, visitor parking rates are $3/hour. For more information, click here.

Organizing Committee

Chris Monroe (UMD, conference co-chair)
Norbert M. Linke (UMD, conference co-chair)
Joe Britton (ARL)
Qudsia Sara Quraishi (ARL)