CERN Council Open Symposium on
European Strategy for Particle Physics
10 - 12 September 2012
and Satellite Closed Meetings
9, 12, 13 September 2012
→ Live broadcast from CERN webcast site
Organized under the aegis of
the European Strategy Preparatory Group
The M. Smoluchowski Scientific Consortium, Kraków
Foundation for the AGH University of Science and Technology
From the January/February 2012 issue of the CERN Courier (Volume 52 Number 1):
During its December meetings, the CERN Council announced that an Open Symposium will be held in Kraków on 10-12 September 2012 for the purpose of updating the European Strategy for Particle Physics. The Council adopted Europe's current strategy for the field in July 2006 with an understanding that it be brought up to date at appropriate intervals of typically five years (CERN Courier September 2006 p29).
The Open Symposium is part of a process designed to get the maximum input from the particle-physics community, as well as from other stakeholders both inside and outside Europe, as Europe's strategy forms part of a global whole. Opinion will be solicited from the individual scientists who carry out the research, the communities that stand to benefit and the research ministries that will foot the bill. With help from the local organizing committee, the Open Symposium will be arranged by a preparatory group appointed by the Council and provide an opportunity for the global particle-physics community to express its views on the scientific objectives of the strategy.
The complete article is available here.