In a notice in today’s Federal Register the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office announced that it will be holding a public workshop on July 13-14, 2010, for the purpose of giving stakeholders (defined as representatives of the research community, the private sector and NGOs and members of the general public) a forum for presenting their input regarding updating the US National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan, last updated in 2007. Specifically, the Federal agencies that take part in the NNI are seeking input on the objectives of the strategic plan and on the approaches to achieving those objectives.

Pre-registration is required, since it’s on a "first come, first served" basis. Those planning to attend the workshop, to be held at the Hotel Palomar in Arlington Virginia, may register online at, via e-mail at or via regular snail mail at Strategic Planning Workshop, c/o NNCO, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Stafford II, Suite 405, Arlington, VA 22230. Registrations must be received by 4PM July 7, 2010.