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Monday, 23 September 2013 through
Thursday, 26 September 2013


Residence Inn Idaho Falls 
635 W Broadway
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
                                                   +1-208-542-0000                                                              If contacting the hotel by phone please identify yourself as participating in the "HotLabs" meeting.

To Book a Studio Room Click Here

Driving Directions 

Additional hotels close to venue:

Hotel on the Falls
475 River Parkway
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(866) 599-6674
Group Name to receive per diem rate is "HOTLABS".

Hampton Inn
645 Lindsay Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 523-1400
Group rate not arranged for this hotel.  Request per diem rate, if available.

Hilton Garden Inn
700 Lindsay Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 522-9500
Group rate not arranged for this hotel.  Request per diem rate, if available.


Tandy Bales 
Idaho National Laboratory 

50 Years of HOTLAB: Preparing for Tomorrow 


Half a century ago the first meeting of the working group “Hot Laboratories and Remote Handling" was held in Cadarache, France. Over the years, the working group HOTLAB became the major contact forum for technicians, operators, engineers, researchers and managers working at and for nuclear R&D facilities.  Starting off on a European basis and with a limited number of participants we now welcome more than 100 participants coming from all over the world each year at our meeting.

50 years of HOTLAB working group also means more than 5 decades of operating and managing hot laboratories. It seems that we have now come to a point where we should reflect on the past, describe our journey and prepare for tomorrow! 

Please allow us to extend a warm welcome to you at this special anniversary meeting.

Ann Leenaers

Chairwoman HOTLAB working group

The 50th annual meeting of HOTLAB will be hosted by the Idaho National Laboratory and will be held in Idaho Falls, ID, September 23-26, 2013.  Venue information is posted to the left. This meeting is organized in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

for Agenda 
Sunday Evening:  Opening Session (sponsored by Merrick)
Monday AM:  Welcome/invited speakers
Monday-Wednesday:  Technical Presentations
Tuesday Evening:  Dinner
Wednesday Evening: Reception (sponsored by Premier Technologies)
Thursday:  Technical visit to INL facilities
Friday:  Yellowstone National Park Guided Tour (Optional - $65 USD per person)

For a brief overview of the events as well as local information please CLICK HERE.
The fee for HOTLAB 2013 is $400 USD.  The fee includes the opening session (Sunday night), technical sessions and lunches, HOTLABS dinner (Tuesday evening), and INL tour and lunch.  Additional fees are required for identified guests attending the Opening Session (Sunday evening  TBD), HOTLABS  Dinner (Tuesday evening), and INL Tour (Thursday lunch).  10% of the fee will be allocated to cover associated unallowable costs per government policy. The fee for the Yellowstone National Tour is $65 USD per person in addition to the event fee.  
The IAEA offers a limited number of travel grants which contribute to meeting the grantee’s travel and accommodation expenses. The grants aim to stimulate the attendance of selected professionals in the HOTLAB community who would have difficulties attending HOTLAB2013 without this assistance. The IAEA invites particularly young people to apply for a travel grant.

The criteria for selection are:

  • The candidate must be a national from an IAEA Member State eligible to receive assistance under the Agency’s Technical Co-operation Programme;
  • The candidate must present an oral paper or poster accepted by the Programme Committee

This form (CLICK HERE) should be returned to by 1stof July 2013. 

Exhibition space is available. For participation and sponsorship, please contact Adam Robinson, Heather Chichester or Tandy Bales at the emails listed at the bottom of this webpage.

If you plan to go on the INL Tour, please CLICK HERE to access the INL Tour Visitor Information Form. Fill out the form and email it to Barbara Taylor at or Tandy Bales at no later than 9 August 2013.

Abstract Submission  Deadline: 1 July 2013
Registration Deadline: 15 September 2013
INL Tour Visitor Information Form Deadline: 09 August 2013
Presentation/Paper Submittal Deadline: 06 September 2013

We would like to encourage everyone to register early in order to facilitate the generation of your visa letters as it can take many weeks for visa processing.

For information about the technical agenda please contact Adam Robinson at or Heather Chichester at
For logistic information please contact Tandy Bales at

A tour of Yellowstone National Park and Jackson, Wyoming is planned for Friday, September 27, 2013.  The fee for the Yellowstone National Park/Jackson tour is $65 USD per person in addition to the event fee.  The tour is limited to 50 participants, and only 8 seats remain.  If you wish to attend the Yellowstone National Park/Jackson tour, please register at the link below.

                              FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENT CLICK HERE                               

Attendees must fill out a Registration Form regardless of payment method.

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