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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Monday, October 26, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science will host a Symposium on Accelerators for America's Future in Washington, DC.  The symposium--drawing participants from science, industry, medicine, and the national security community--will focus on challenges and opportunities in maximizing the potential of next-generation accelerator technologies to energize the U.S. economy, strengthen American competitiveness, and help the nation achieve more in science, industry, medicine, energy and the environment, and national security.

Organized by the department's Office of High Energy Physics, the symposium will be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel.  Registration is free and open to all at the symposium web site. The conference will feature prominent speakers from industry, universities, and national laboratories and will conclude with a poster session and reception.  A draft agenda is available at the symposium web site.

Registration closes on October 1, 2009.

Norman Augustine, former Chairman of the Lockheed Martin Corporation and of the National Academy of Engineering, and currently Chairman of the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee, will deliver the keynote address.

Media interested in attending the symposium may contact Elizabeth Clements,, 630-840-2326 for additional details.

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