Alcatraz Island – San Francisco


June 27, 2009 Authors were notified of paper acceptance no later than
June 27
July 3, 2009 NIF Tour registration deadline for US Permanent Residents and for Foreign Nationals
August 7, 2009 Deadline for advance registration payment
August 8, 2009 Late/Onsite registration with higher fees after this date
August 7, 2009 NIF Tour Sign Up, U.S. citizens including those with DOE Standard Badges
August 7, 2009 Deadline for hotel reservation with special conference discounted rate
September 6 – 11, 2009 IFSA 2009 Conference
October 26, 2009 Final papers due for review. (01/21/2010 Manuscript submission is closed.)
Spring 2010 Proceedings available on-line



Cancellations must be received either

  1. in writing and faxed to 1-415-908-2651, attention Pam Hawkins or
  2. e-mailed to

A full refund will be provided for cancellations received prior to 11:59 pm PST on Monday, August 31, 2009.  Cancellations received between 12:01 am PST on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 and 11:59 pm PST September 5, 2009 will be subject to a $200.00 cancellation fee.

Cancellation requests after 12:01 am PST September 6, 2009 are not eligible for a refund except for very unusual circumstances. However, a substitute attendee can participate in your place with a communication request to either (1) or (2) above.  

* Please note: your substitute will not be eligible to participate in the NIF Tour.

IFSA09 policy for abstract authors not able to attend the conference

The IFSA09 policy is that each abstract presented must have a unique author identified as a paid registered conference participant.  This policy helps to ensure that the meeting is well attended, that there are at least as many conference attendees as abstract papers being presented, and that there is a unique author to each paper included in the conference proceedings.

For abstract authors who are not able to attend the meeting, the following two options are provided:

  1. Author A (not able to attend) can request Author B (who has his/her own oral or poster) to present Author A's oral or poster provided that both Author A and Author B pay their individual conference registration fee.
  2. Author A (not able to attend) can request a paid registered IFSA participant, who is not presenting an oral or poster, to present Author A's oral or poster without Author A having to pay the conference registration.

In both cases, Author A will be able to submit a paper to the conference proceedings.