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QWG2016: Visitor Information

Visiting the Tri-Cities

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is located in Richland, Washington. Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick make up the Tri-Cities, where the Columbia, Snake, and Yakima Rivers meet. The area is home to about 250,000 people.
Unlike the Pacific coast of Washington state, the climate is hot and dry. Temperatures in June range from a low of 50-60F (10-15C) at night to 75-90F (25-32C) during the day. Summer monthly rainfall is typically half an inch (~1cm).
In addition to the laboratory, the Tri-Cities are known for wineries and agriculture, the Hanford site B Reactor and its role in the Manhattan Project during World War II, and the LIGO Observatory. The nearby Hanford Reach, Cascade Mountains, and Columbia River gorge offer scenic outdoors opportunities.

Visiting PNNL

The laboratory maintains an open campus. Most visitors will not require special security measures to attend the workshop and its selected venues. Access to other buildings will be appropriately restricted. Please contact the conference organizers if there are any concerns. Visitors requiring an invitation letter for visa purposes should contact the organizers before registration and as soon as possible.

Grid Modernization Summit

24-25 January, 2019



Multi-omics for Microbiomes

24-26 July, 2019