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12/16/2020 - Don't forget to vote!

Click here for the agenda.  The first page has  a link to the google

12/15/2020 - 

The agenda is frequently being updated, Click here for the latest draft agenda.

12/14/2020 - Submissions are open for the special issue of HTPD.  You can go to: to submit your paper

The agenda is frequently being updated, Click here for the latest draft agenda.

Don't forget to look through the posters in the virtual environment, they will be up all week, and then will be available on the archive website. 

Click here to view the presentations for those that are not presenting during the conference

12/13/2020 - Click here for the latest draft agenda.

12/12/2020 -  Click here for the latest draft agenda.

12/12/2020 -  Click here for the latest draft agenda.

Check out the Virtual Environment page for a preview of what to expect on Monday


check out the speaker and presenter page for information

12/11/2020 -  Click here for the latest announcement.  Click here for the latest draft agenda

12/4/2020 - Click here for the latest draft agenda

12/3/2020 - Please click here for the latest email announcement.  Please click here for the latest draft agenda.  The presenter pages that are linked on the draft agenda are currently being built.

11/23/2020 - The video submission deadline has been extended.  Please submit your video by 12/04/2020

11/19/2020 - Please click here for the Draft agenda

11/17/2020 - The deadline for submitting your video is 11/30/2020

11/04/2020 - Watch our informational video on the poster presentation format (Click Here) or watch the video below.  Click here for poster presenter guidance.

10/21/2020 - The reduced registration fee will be $150 if registered by 11/30/2020

The late registration fee is $175

 If you already registered, partial refunds will be issued.  

10/01/2020 - Click here for HTPD 2020 Prize for Innovation in Scientific Communication Information

9/28/2020 - If you have confirmed your abstract submission it has been accepted by the local organizing committee.

If you have not confirmed your poster abstract, sent a revised poster abstract, or sent a poster abstract, please do so by Wednesday September 30, 2020.

Abstract submission and confirmations can be sent to

9/8/2020 - HTPD 2020 will be 100% virtual.  If you have not confirmed your previous abstract submission, sent a revised abstract or withdrew your abstract, please do so ASAP by sending an email to with your decision. 

3/31/2020 - HTPD2020 has been postponed, until December 13-17, 2020 due to global restrictions on travel 

Those who have already registered and plan to attend in December do not need to request a refund, your registration will be honored for the December meeting.

3/18/2020 - Registration for HTPD2020 is currently closed while the situation surrounding COVID-19 and how it will impact this conference is evaluated

3/10/2020 - HTPD2020 is still scheduled for May 31-June 4 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Currently, we have no plans to postpone this meeting.  We will continue to monitor the COVID situation and will react according to Deparmtne of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory guidance.  We will update the web site as we receive more information.

 2/3/2020 - The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Abstracts will be acknowledged, they will be acknowledged in about a week after submission.

12/18/2019 - To appear in the printed booklet, authors must submit their abstract and register by the early registration deadline of April 30th.  Abstracts submitted after this date will appear online only. 

12/16/2019 -  The key note speaker for HTPD 2020's banquet, is Los Alamos National Laboratory's Senior Historian, Alan Carr
The banquet will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 6:30pm

12/10/2019 - Invited talk nominations are no longer accepted

The invited nomination is extended to Monday, December 9, 2019



High-temperature plasma diagnostics and instrumentation is a growingly interdisciplinary field. The hardware couplings to software and data science are stronger than ever, driven in part by some of the most challenging problems in the laboratory and natural plasma environment. This biennial conference extends a long tradition in plasma instrumentation, provides an international forum  to showcase the latest advances and new possibilities that include but are not limited to plasma instrumentation hardware, software, and data science.  A broad spectrum of contributions are expected with impact on magnetic confinement fusion, inertial confinement fusion, space plasmas, astrophysics, industrial applications, and data science. The conference contributions will be peer-reviewed before archiving in a special issue of Review of Scientific Instruments.

Fee Schedule

Registration is open, with reduced registration fees.
Partial refunds will be issued based on the updated registration fee.

All Virtual Conference Participants: $150*

*add $25 for registration after 11/30/2020


  • When

  • Monday, December 14, 2020 - Thursday, December 17, 2020
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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