Friday’s Federal Register carried two notices of public meetings sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. The notices may be accessed here and here.

The first meeting, a "Nanotechnology Primer" pre-meeting, will be held October 5th from 7-8:30PM at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn-Key Bridge in Arlington, VA and will focus on providing background information about nanotechnology and Federal nanotechnology research and development projects. The Primer meeting will serve as a preparatory meeting for a workshop and public meetings on (1) nanomaterials and the environment and (2) instrumentation, metrology and analytical methods, also to be held at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn-Key Bridge on October 6th and 7th, from 8AM-5:30 PM and 8AM-4PM respectively. Considering the starting time for these meetings, one hopes that they have plenty of coffee available.

Pre-registration for both the Primer meeting and the workshops and public meetings is required. The main sessions of the workshop and public meetings will be webcast.