To provide a venue for discussions among
representatives of high-intensity laser facilities
and members of user communities, on international
collaborative activities such as the development
of the next generation of ultrahigh intensity
lasers, exploration of new areas of fundamental
and applied research, and formation of a global
research network for access to advanced facilities
To promote unity and coherence in the field
by convening conferences and workshops dedicated
to ultrahigh intensity lasers and their applications.
To accelerate progress in the field by sharing
information, exploring opportunities for joint
procurement, and exchanging equipment, ideas
and personnel among laser laboratories world-wide.
To attract students to high-field science
by promoting their education and training, their
interactions with prominent scientists, and
access to the latest equipment, results and
To strengthen and exploit synergy with other
relevant fields and techniques, notably accelerator-based
free electron lasers.