Large Facilities Workshop – 2021 Webinar

April 07, 2021 / 11:00 AM EST

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is hosting the Large Facilities Workshop – 2021 April Webinar on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. This two-part webinar is expected to cover the following topics: Facility Operations During COVID-19 – Challenges Overcome & Lasting Impacts and The Role of Communications, Education and Public Outreach During and After COVID-19. The sessions are tentatively scheduled to take place via Zoom at 11:00am – 12:30pm EST and 2:00pm – 3:30pm EST.

April 2021 Agenda


Registration is Open

Register for 2021 April Webinar Part 1
Facility Operations During COVID-19 – Challenges Overcome & Lasting Impacts
11:00am – 12:30pm EST

Register Part I


Register for 2021 April Webinar Part 2
The Role of Communications, Education and Public Outreach During and After COVID-19
2:00pm – 3:30pm EST

Register Part II


For those who cannot attend the live webinar, all recorded workshop sessions will be available on-demand in the Major Facilities Knowledge Sharing Gateway shortly after the event.

Why Attend?

The workshop is a collaborative forum for the National Science Foundation’s Large Facilities and Mid-Scale Projects and other complex scientific facilities and organizations. Desired outcomes to support NSF’s mission and promote the scientific endeavor include:

  • Provide a forum to collect and share best practices and lessons learned
  • Discuss new initiatives and collect community input
  • Demonstrate project management, operations, and business-related tools and techniques
  • Expand our community of practice by connecting colleagues across disciplines and organizations to promote collaboration between facilities

Attendance is especially beneficial for those who have a role in the development, planning, construction or operation of large complex scientific facilities.


Technical Information

We will be using Zoom to host the LFW 2021 Webinar Series. We recommend that you verify the system requirements below prior to joining the webinars.

  • Access to Zoom
  • Most recent version of Google, Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge or Safari
  • Operating system: Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.7+, or Ububtu 10+
  • Zoom’s Bandwidth Requirements are:
    – 2.0 Mbps up and down for single screen
    – 2.0 Mbps up 4.0 Mbps down for dual screen
    – For audio VoIP: 60-80kbps
    For more information please visit Zoom.

Other considerations:

  • It can help to close other tabs, browsers and programs while streaming the live webinar.  It also may help to hardwire your Internet connection, instead of using a wireless network connection.
  • If you are having trouble hearing the webinar audio, check the volume on your computer and on your video player.
  • If your computer screen freezes, please refresh your browser.

If you lose access to the event, please try to log back in before contacting IT support. All presentations will be recorded and made available in the Knowledge Sharing Gateway shortly after the webinar.

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