2013 PONI Spring Conference

May 14 – 15, 2013

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The first conference of the 2013 PONI Series will be held on May 14 and 15 at Hill AFB, Utah, the location of the Program Office for the Minuteman III weapon system. Hosted by Northrop Grumman Corporation, the event will feature presentations by rising experts in the field as well as keynote addresses by prominent experts. It will also include an evening reception and dinner for participants at the conclusion of day one (May 14). The draft conference agenda (at right) provides a detailed schedule of presentations, selected speakers, and key events.

Regular registration is now closed.  We are only able to accommodate registration from from employees at Northrop Grumman/Hill AFB or individuals in possession of a DOD identification card. 


PONI has reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn (1651 North 700 West, Layton, UT 84041).  Our room block code is “NORTH.”  To book a room under the block, call the hotel at (801) 416-8899, press 4 to speak with the front desk (not reservations), and mention the hotel block code.  Alternatively, book through the website and type “NORTH” in the “group/convention” area.  The cut-off date for the block of rooms is May 6; you must book your room before this date.

The PONI Conference Series, now in its tenth year, offers an opportunity for rising experts in the field to present findings from their research in order to advance the broader discussion on nuclear weapons issues. It also seeks to provide a venue for interaction among people from different sectors and for mid-career and senior members of the community to mentor their junior counterparts. This year’s series will also include events at one of the national labs, the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC, and U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha, NE.