Dear Colleagues,

We hope everyone engaged in the SiD Design Study will be able to attend the upcoming SiD Workshop, to be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder on September 17-19, 2008.

Note that we have changed the dates for the workshop, delaying it by one week to avoid overlapping with the CALICE and ILD meetings, and to solve some logistical problems of our own as well. We apologize if the change causes you some inconvenience.

Everyone working on SiD or interested in the SiD Concept is welcome. This meeting marks an important point in SiD’s preparation of its Letter of Intent, where we plan to freeze subdetector designs for the new SiD baseline, ready SiD’s updated Geant4 description, review the readiness for physics benchmarking, and organize LOI writing assignments. There will be lots to learn and discuss.

Please register ASAP at . We’ll be competing for rooms at the local motels with U of Colorado football fans, so everyone is urged to make their travel and lodging plans soon. We thank the Workshop organizers for securing very reasonable rates at the local motels.

SiD especially welcomes new groups and individuals who want to learn about the SiD Concept, and join the LOI process. There will also be time for informal discussions.

Hoping to see you all at Boulder,

Harry Weerts and John Jaros
for the SiD Concept Study