Special Tours: Friday, November 16, 2018

Please note: The lab tours are being offered as an extracurricular activity for delegates and not as an integral part of the conference. The University of New Mexico and the National Labs organized the tour after the conference is over, and visitors need to adhere to the process established by the US National Labs. Thank you. 

Sandia National Laboratories and the Air Force Research Laboratory will each offer a special tour for attendees of WEEF-GEDC 2018.  Space is limited and security protocols will be in place.  The tour cost is $195 which includes bus transportation, lunch, museum admission and two guided tours. ON SALE NOW! BOOK YOUR TOUR FOR ONLY $75!

Deadline Dates:

U.S Citizens –  October 15, 2018 
Foreign national attendees – REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

All individuals attending the tour will be subject to a background check.  You will be asked to provide your date of birth, passport number and visa number.

Tour Date and Times

Friday, November 16th, 2018

8:30 am (US Citizens)
9:00 am (Foreign Nationals)
9:30 am ( US Citizens)

Excursion will last approximately seven hours.  Participants can choose to be returned to the Hyatt after the tour or lunch if they do now wish to attend the full day. 

Pick up/Drop Off Location 

In front of Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Tour Schedule

Guided Facility Tour:  3 Hours
Lunch: 1 Hour
Docent Guided Tour of National Museum of  Science & History:  2 Hours 

About Sandia

Sandia National Laboratories is a multiprogram engineering and science laboratory for the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations. Keeping the U.S. nuclear stockpile safe, secure and effective is a major part of Sandia’s work as a multidisciplinary national security engineering laboratory, however,  Sandia’s role has evolved to address the additional complex threats facing our country.  A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia’s mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant potential impact.

About AFRL

The Air Force Research Laboratory is the Air Force’s only organization wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace. AFRL is comprised of nine directorates located across the country. AFRL New Mexico is the proud home of two of those directorates: Directed Energy and Space Vehicles.

About the Museum

The mission of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is to serve as America’s resource for nuclear history and science. The Museum strives to tell the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of the technology. The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the only Smithsonian Affiliate Museum in the city of Albuquerque. The Museum was chartered by Congress in 1991 as the official Atomic Museum of the United States. The Museum is nationally accredited through the American Alliance of Museums.