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Hotel & Lodging

ASC 2024 Housing Information

ASC has negotiated discounted group rates with the Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City hotel for ASC’24 attendees which is in close proximity to the Salt Palace Convention Center. Hotel reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Please make your hotel reservation early as space is limited and we anticipate very high demand in Salt Lake City.

Detailed lodging information and reservation procedures will be posted on May 15, 2024.

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City
170 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101

Group rate is $189/night plus 13.82% tax.

Government rate is $128/night plus 13.82% tax 

Housing Poaching Alert

Please be vigilant if approached by any company or service other than ASC 2024 and Centennial Conferences that implies or claims to be the “Official Housing Provider and/or Travel Agency” for the ASC 2024. We have been made aware of housing and trade show companies (Conventioneers, LLC) that may be aggressively pursuing you, or your company, to book your guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. These companies are typically trying to secure and steal your credit card information.

About Salt Lake City

About Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, with its bluebird skies and snow-capped mountains, is Utah’s capital city. With a population of 1.2 million, it still has the feel of a small-town. Downtown, where the Salt Palace Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City are located, is easy to get around and fairly quiet come evening.  It is a place where elevation meets aspiration. A modern city with every urban amenity set minutes away from spectacular mountains. A destination where you can experience the unique blend of traditional and progressive.

Salt is the central theme of the city. Its name comes from the high-salinity Great Salt Lake nearby. It is also the spiritual home of the Mormons, a Christian denomination whose idea of being “salt of the earth” has deeply touched lives. And just like salt adds flavor to food, the city makes life more interesting thanks to its variety of attractions.

For culture and learning, the highly-rated Natural History Museum of Utah is a must see. Liberty Park and City Creek Center, are for outdoors activities and amazing shopping. Foodies find much to love among the multitude of international and organic dining options. There is truly something for everyone in this welcoming and friendly city.

Places to Visit

The Natural Museum of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah, founded in 1969, is a fantastic museum detailing the natural history of the state of Utah.   If you want to visit fascinating historical, natural, and cultural attractions within the city, this museum is one of your best choices.  Nestled in the foothills above Salt Lake City, the Museum’s home—the Rio Tinto Center—is an architectural wonder that houses 163,000 square feet of breathtaking exhibitions exploring billions of years of natural history.

Twelve permanent exhibitions, explore billions of years of Utah’s incredible natural history.  Exhibitions include Native Voices, featuring indigenous peoples’ cultures and natural history, Past Worlds, taking you millions of years into the past to the time of dinosaurs. Utah is one of the world’s richest areas for dinosaur-fossil discovery, and the museum’s impressive exhibits of skeletal giant reptiles from the past make it a must-stop.  First Peoples, The story of Great Basin’s prehistoric peoples is told while putting visitors in the shoes of archaeologists who use science to interpret the past.

The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week and remains open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Liberty Park

Liberty Park is the oldest and second-largest public park in Salt Lake City with 80-acre.  Mulberry, cottonwood, and other trees make this one of the shadiest parks in the city. The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as is the Isaac Chase Mill (the oldest commercial building still standing in Utah) on the park grounds. Near the mill, you’ll find the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, where traditional artists from diverse Utah communities share crafts, dance, and music.

The park is also home to the Tracy Aviary, a bird sanctuary, home to over 300 birds from around the world, including many that are endangered or extinct in the wild. Enjoy interactive bird shows, keeper demonstrations, roaming animal encounters, and over a dozen nature play opportunities while you explore 8 acres of themed exhibits and botanical gardens.

Weekly drum circles, summer farmers’ markets, and the Seven Canyons fountain and splash pad, modeled after the canyons that flow into the Salt Lake valley from the Wasatch mountains are other attractions Libetrty park has to offer.

It is a spacious city park with walking/running paths, swimming pool, tennis courts, paddle boats, children’s amusement park, playground, picnic facilities, and plenty of room for recreation or relaxation.

Temple Square

Located in downtown Salt Lake City, Temple Square is one of the most famous sights and popular attractions in Utah. Covering 35 acres, it’s filled with a variety of things to see and do.  All tours at Temple Square are free, so check out some of the best things at Temple Square.

The Temple Square Tour is led by missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is the perfect introduction to Temple Square and the Mormon heritage.  Tours are available In-person or Live Virtual. You can book your tour online and choose from 40 languages!

The Salt Lake Temple holds the spotlight on the square.  The temple is constructed of quartz monzonite sourced from Little Cottonwood Canyon, located 20 miles away. Although the Salt Lake Temple took 40 years to complete, the area surrounding the temple became the center of the city. Salt Lake’s gridded street system places Temple Square as its origin; each address is an indication of how many blocks north, south, east or west that address  is from Temple Square.

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is composed of 360 volunteers and has performed in the Salt Lake Tabernacle for over 100 years.  It has also performed across the country and in 28 foreign countries, from acclaimed concert halls to inaugurations of U.S. presidents. The Tabernacle houses an organ, consisting of 11,623 pipes, which usually accompanies the choir.

SALT LAKE CITY WEATHER

More Places to Visit Around Salt Lake City

Snowbird

Escape the heat of the city and visit this gorgeous mountain resort.  Located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, only a short drive from Salt Lake City, Snowbird offers a variety of summer activities, including a scenic tram ride, hiking, mountain biking, alpine slides, swimming, dining, and more.

Scenic Tram Ride & Rooftop Balcony
Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views with a Summer Scenic Tram Ride, taking passengers along a 1.6-mile cable and up 2,900 vertical feet during the 13-minute trip to the top of Hidden Peak. At the top, you can enjoy refreshments at The Summit and take a photo with the Salt Lake Valley, Twin Peaks and Mt. Baldy as your backdrop.

Hiking
Snowbird’s extensive network of trails provides many opportunities for outdoor enjoyment. Whether you are exploring right from the Snowbird Center, enjoying the wildflowers in Mineral Basin or walking down after an Aerial Tram ride to Hidden Peak, you’ll find hiking in the Wasatch Mountains to be a rewarding experience.

The Cliff Spa
Enjoy this ultimate mountain spa experience, below the peaks of Mount Superior. Stunning views from an outdoor rooftop with a pool and hot tub on heated decks.   The gas-fed fire pits make for a hotel spa session like no other. Make reservations for manicures and facials or stone massages and body wraps.

Utah Olympic Park

Utah Olympic Park was built for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games. It is located 25 miles east of Salt Lake City in Park City. The venue is almost 400 acre and home to one of only four sliding tracks in North America, six Nordic ski jumps, a 2002 Winter Games museum, and a multitude of adventure activities including bob-sledding, rope-courses, zip-lines and scenic chair-lift rides.

Guided Tours
The best way to explore the venue and learn about the amazing stories of Olympic achievement is to take a guided tour.  The one-hour tour includes a shuttle bus ride to the top of the world’s highest Nordic ski jumps and one of the fastest sliding tracks in the world. The guides will inform, explain and entertain with stories about the Olympic Games – and some of the more peculiar tales of the Utah Olympic Park.

Museum
The Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center within the Utah Olympic Park, houses both the Alf Engen Ski Museum and the Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum.  The museums highlights the history of all skiing disciplines in the region and includes athletic equipment used during the games.  The museum can be experienced through touch screen displays, videos, a virtual reality ski theater, games and topographical maps. The 2002

This Is The Place Heritage Park

This is the Place Heritage Park is a Utah State Park, located on the east side of Salt Lake City.  Dedicated to the arrival of the Mormons in 1847, the park covers 450 acres.

The centerpiece is a living-history village, Pioneer Village, representing an early settlement in the Utah territory with 50 some historic homes either re-located from their original site or reconstructed for use in the park.

You can also visit the new Native American Village and see the largest teepee in America.

This is the Place Monument is a sixty feet high and eighty-six feet long granite structure.  It memorializes, in bronze sculptures, the Mormon pioneers as well as the traders, trappers, explorers, and others who were an important part in the development of the West.

The park offers many activities, including panning for gold, mini train rides with guided tours, pony rides and a petting corral, learn about Utah’s mining history, see a blacksmith, a tinsmith, a “spinster,” and Utah’s Heritage Quilt Display.

The Huntsman Grill, originally the Huntsman Hotel in Fillmore, Utah, one of the finest hotels in the Territory, offers food and delicious soft serve ice cream.

Salt Lake City Dining

Dining in Salt Lake City has earned a reputation for excellence that is well deserved, thanks to its blend of international flavors and local specialties. Many restaurants go beyond traditional cuisine, adding distinct twists that have become a Salt Lake trademark. Funeral potatoes, fry sauce and pastrami burgers are just a few of Utah’s contributions to the culinary world.

Over the past decade, Salt Lake has become a legitimate destination for food lovers, with award-winning restaurants, minimalist cafés, and trendy bars. In this mountain-ringed city, you can taste flavors from all over the world, sample small plates, or share family portions in every neighborhood.

A list of Yelp’s best-reviewed Salt Lake restaurants as presented by Visit Salt Lake can be found here. 

Throughout recent years, Utah has been modernizing its liquor laws. Given the state’s past, the alcohol landscape of today is worlds different than it’s traditionally been. Some liquor laws in Utah are just like everywhere else. For more information, click here.

TO DO IN UTAH

For a full list of things to do in and around Salt Lake, please go to: www.visitsaltlake.com. | For things to do around the State of Utah, please go to: www.visitutah.com.

WELCOME TO SALT LAKE CITY

Welcome to a place where elevation meets aspiration. A modern city with every urban amenity set minutes away from spectacular mountains. A place for open minds and fresh perspectives. Experience our unique blend of traditional and progressive.

Ancillary Meetings

Ancillary Meetings

We anticipate that a number of ancillary meetings will be held in conjunction with ASC 2024. If you would like to arrange a meeting during the Conference, please contact the ASC 2024 Conference Manager, Paula Pair, by email for assistance.

Limited space at the Salt Palace Convention Center is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please provide the following information pertaining to your meeting:

Date
Time (start and end times)
Anticipated attendance
Setup (U-shape, conference style, etc.)
Audio visual requirements
Internet requirements
Electrical requirements
Food and beverage requirements
Subject/Title of Meeting
Organizer’s contact information (with email address)
On-site point of contact (if not the Meeting Organizer noted above)

Upon receipt of the information above, meeting organizers will receive a meeting space request confirmation from Paula Pair. Once a meeting room is assigned, Paula will send an e-introduction to the meeting organizer and the proper point of contact at the Hawaii Convention Center by email.

In all cases, the meeting organizer will be responsible for setting up direct billing arrangements with the convention center’s point of contact. ASC 2024 is not responsible for ancillary meeting related expenses.

ASC Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Applied Superconductivity Conference Meetings

It is the policy of the Applied Superconductivity Educational Foundation (ASEF) that all participants, including attendees, exhibitors, staff, volunteers, officers, and all other stakeholders involved in Applied Superconductivity Conferences (ASC) will conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from inappropriate behavior, including any form of discrimination, harassment, bullying, violence or retaliation. Participants will treat each other with respect and consideration to create a collegial, inclusive, and professional environment at ASC meetings and activities related to meetings. Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse at ASC meetings is the responsibility of all participants.

Participants will not exhibit any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, religion, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law. Actions inconsistent with this code of conduct, including disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, offensive images, and stalking.

Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to a Board member or a member of the ASC diversity and inclusion committee as soon as possible. Identities of Board members are on the ASC websites. If a participant observes inappropriate comments or actions and personal intervention seems appropriate and safe to correct the problem, they should use their best judgment in determining appropriate intervention. In the case of any threat of violence, venue security personnel or appropriate law enforcement authorities should be contacted.

Sanctions for violations may include, but are not limited to, verbal or written warning, ejection from a meeting without refund, exclusion from other ASC activities, and/or action by security personnel or appropriate authorities. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated.

Travel & Visa

Travel

GETTING TO Salt Lake City:

Salt Lake is a great mix of metro and mountain — a modern city with a small-town feel.  It is not called the crossroads of the west for nothing; getting to Salt Lake City is easy, thanks to convenient access by road, rail and air.

Before securing a flight to Salt Lake City, please review the Travel Requirements on the Visit Salt Lake website page.

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is one of the West’s major hubs, served by 12 airlines. More than 300 flights depart daily to 90 nonstop destinations.

Address: 3920 W. Terminal Dr., Salt Lake City, Utah 84122

Phone: 801-575-2400

GETTING FROM SLC to Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City.
Conveniently located in the heart of Salt Lake City—connected to the Salt Palace Convention Center—Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City is just seven miles from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).

By Lightrail
You can take the TRAX lightrail from the Salt Lake City airport to Downtown. The Airport TRAX station is located on the ground level outside the terminal on the east side. Passengers should exit door 1A and go east.

Uber $17 – $21

Car Rentals – Nine rental car companies, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National, Payless and Thrifty are located on airport.  Six others provide off-airport car rentals. Rental car counters are located in the Gateway Center, which is adjacent to the parking garage and accessible from the terminal by using the two bridges in the baggage claim area.

Visa Requirements

Conference participants should familiarize themselves with visa requirements well in advance of the conferences. The 2024 Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC’22) organizers encourage you to apply for your visa as early as possible, at least 3 to 4 months prior to this conference.

Please note: Some consulates may have backlogs in scheduling visa interviews. Visa Wait Times for Interview Appointments and Processing by City are available here.

ASC’24 CANNOT INTERVENE with U.S. Embassies abroad or the State Department on behalf of any participant. However, if you need a personal letter of invitation to attend the Conference, please contact Centennial Conferences and provide the following information:

Full Name
Complete Mailing Address (to include affiliation, department, street address, city, state, postal code (all as applicable)
Fax Number (if you wish to receive a faxed copy of the letter)
Abstract Control ID(s) or Presentation ID

The letter we provide you will reflect your status as known to us at the time (abstract accepted and a place in the program assigned; paid registration received, etc.). The letter does not imply financial support from the conference. Your letter will be EMAILED to you. A hard copy will be faxed and mailed to you via regular airmail only if requested. Any fees for sending letters via express mail must be paid for by the requester.

Please note that letters of invitation can only be sent to presenting authors of accepted abstracts or registered and paid attendees and exhibitors.

The majority of oversees attendees will be eligible for the “Visa Waiver Program”. Details can be found here.

IMPORTANT WEBSITES

PROBLEMS
If any problems are encountered in the visa applications or in the admission process, please submit your report to the International Visitors Office by completing the questionnaire on their website. To help the International Visitors Office to identify you as a participant, please be sure to include the 2024 Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC’24) in the “Purpose of Visit” field on the questionnaire. The International Visitors Office can inquire at the Department of State about the status of visa applications that have been pending for more than 21 days.

DISCLAIMER
Please note that this information is given in good faith but that the regulations may change, and the only authoritative sources of information are the U.S. Government websites.

Salt Palace Convention Center

Conveniently located in downtown Salt Lake City and only minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, the Salt Palace is easy to get to.

Many of the convention center’s most striking visual features were obtained through the creative use of hollow structural steel in exposed applications. The entrance towers, delicate snowflake chandeliers, and grand five-story main concourse make the Salt Palace part architectural showpiece, part modern art sculpture, and ready to be all business.

Location:

100 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

TO DO IN SALT LAKE CITY AND BEYOND

For a full list of things to do in and around Salt Lake, please go to: www.visitsaltlake.com | For things to do around the Sate of Utah, please go to: www.visitutah.com.

WELCOME TO SALT LAKE CITY

Welcome to a place where elevation meets aspiration. A modern city with every urban amenity set minutes away from spectacular mountains. A place for open minds and fresh perspectives. Experience our unique blend of traditional and progressive.

Future & Past ASC’s

Future ASC Conferences

ASC 2026 Pittsburgh, PA September 6 – 11

Past ASC Conferences

ASC 2022 Honolulu, HI October 23 – 28
ASC 2020 Virtual October 24 – November 7
ASC 2018 Seattle, WA October 28 – November 2
ASC 2016 Denver, CO September 4- 9
ASC 2014 Charlotte, NC August 10 – 15
ASC 2012
Portland, OR October 7 – 12
ASC 2010 Washington, DC August 1 – 6
ASC 2008 Chicago, IL August 17 – 22
ASC 2006 Seattle, WA August 27 – September 1
ASC 2004 Jacksonville, FL October 3 – 8
ASC 2002 Houston, TX August 4 – 9
ASC 2000 Virginia Beach, VA September 17 – 23
ASC 1998 Desert Springs, CA September 13 – 18
ASC 1996 Pittsburgh, PA August 25 – 31
ASC 1994 Boston, MA October 16 – 21
ASC 1992 Chicago, IL August 23 – 28
ASC 1990 Snowmass, CO September 24 – 28
ASC 1988 San Francisco, CA August 21 – 25
ASC 1986 Baltimore, MD September 28 – October 3
ASC 1984 San Diego, CA September 10 – 13
ASC 1982 Knoxville, TN November 30 – December 3
ASC 1980 Santa Fe, NM September 29 – October 2
ASC 1978 Pittsburgh, PA September 25 – 28
ASC 1976 Stanford, CA August 17 – 20
ASC 1974 Oakbrook, IL September 30 – October 2
ASC 1972 Annapolis, MD May 1 – 3
ASC 1970 Boulder, CO June 15 – 17
ASC 1968 Gatlinburg, TN October 28 – 30
ASC 1967 Austin, TX November 6 – 8
ASC 1966 Brookhaven, NY November 9 – 11

Applied Superconductivity Conference 2024

The Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC 2024)

ASC 2024 Conference Chair Welcome

Welcome to ASC 2024 and welcome to Salt Lake City, Utah! On behalf of our organizing team, we are excited to invite you to join us at the Salt Palace Convention Center for the 2024 ASC Conference to be held September 1 – 6, 2024. Salt Lake City is a wonderful venue for our conference! The city is vibrant and offers numerous good restaurants, welcoming hotels and housing opportunities, and sights to explore (Utah is home to several, breathtaking national parks).
Our program chairs, Tiina Salmi and Hélène Felice, are preparing an excellent and exciting scientific program focused on the present and future of applied superconductivity and the numerous impacts our scientific endeavors can have on society at large.
In parallel, Anna Fox is leading our effort with the ELEVATE program offering opportunities for all participants for growth of both technical and professional skills. The ELEVATE program offers numerous opportunities for students and early career scientists to network and discover what a career in applied superconductivity might look like.
Overarching themes dear to us and connecting both the technical program and the ELEVATE program are our commitment to sustainability and to promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the scientific realm.
I hope to see you all at ASC 2024 in Salt Lake City!
– Luisa Chiesa

Announcements

ASC 2024 Program Chairs' Welcome

We are very proud to welcome you at the ASC 2024 in Salt Lake City! The conference will offer a forum for sharing and discussing the latest updates and news in the field of applied superconductivity.
As the world is in a transition period regarding future energy systems and our life choices (the way we live, move, eat, build and power things), we would like to instigate discussions on how superconducting solutions can contribute to a more sustainable world and what can be done as a scientific community. If relevant, we encourage you to consider highlighting sustainability in your own presentations, whatever the category of your contribution.
We are working together with the conference chair, the Large Scale, Materials and Electronics topical chairs and with the scientific program committee members to create an inspiring technical program and a welcoming event for all attendees. We encourage your suggestions, so feel free to contact us! Check back for updates as the program develops, and our wholehearted welcome to Salt Lake City!
PS. Abstract submission will open in December 2023.
– Tiina Salmi and Hélène Felice

ASC 2024 ELEVATE Chair Welcome

Welcome to the ASC 2024 ELEVATE Program. We are excited to host a series of events for students and early career professionals to facilitate networking, education, and visibility in Applied Superconductivity. As a preview, we look forward to offering the following events:

  • Pre-conference virtual workshops on topics including preparing abstracts, writing and reviewing manuscripts featuring professionals in our community
  • Programs in preparing graduate students for conference planning
  • Programs in oral session moderating
  • Short Courses at ASC 2024
  • Early Career Plenaries
  • Interactive student and YP/industry networking event
  • DEI-themed storytelling event in collaboration with The Story Collider

Please visit the ELEVATE section for more information.  Again, we look forward to hosting an exciting and informative ASC 2024 ELEVATE Program.

– Anna Fox

Important Dates

ASEF Board Nominations Due May 1, 2024
Registration and Hotel Reservation Open May 15, 2024
Early Fee Registration Deadline June 27, 2024
Exhibit and Sponsorship Registration Deadline July 1, 2024
Pre-Conference Registration Deadline August 22, 2024

Want to be part of this event? Contact us for possibilities!

Salt Palace Convention Center

Conveniently located in downtown Salt Lake City and only minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, the Salt Palace is easy to get to.

Many of the convention center’s most striking visual features were obtained through the creative use of hollow structural steel in exposed applications. The entrance towers, delicate snowflake chandeliers, and grand five-story main concourse make the Salt Palace part architectural showpiece, part modern art sculpture, and ready to be all business.

Location:

100 S West Temple

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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