NACTI 2019

The 2nd North American Conference on Trapped Ions (NACTI) will bring together the North American and international ion-trapping community in the spirit of previous European Conferences on Trapped Ions (ECTI) and the highly successful first NACTI 2017 in Boulder. It will highlight the various scientific fields covered by trapped ion research and encourage fruitful exchange between both 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.

When And How to Register

A link to online registration and payment instructions will be available shortly. Please note that registration will close on Saturday, June 15th.

Conference Site

The conference will take place in the Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center, Room 0202. Your conference fee includes two coffee breaks and lunch served daily in the common areas directly outside the classroom.

For attendees choosing to drive, parking lots to the Edward St. John Teaching & Learning Center are the Regents Drive Lot and the Union Lane Lot (visitor parking map available here.) Visitor parking rates are $3/hour. For more information, click here.

Lodging and Accommodations

The city of College Park offers a variety of venues for your stay.

  • 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, 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 rates of $139/night for single and double rooms.
  • The Best Western, College Park, 0.8 miles from Edward St. John, offers single rooms from $125/night and double rooms from $115/night.
  • The College Park Marriott is 0.9 miles from Edward St. John and offers single rooms from $179/night and double rooms from $209/night.

Transportation 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. Taxis from Dulles Airport can cost at least $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.

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