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 by users.
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 techniques.
To strengthen and exploit synergy with other relevant fields and techniques, notably accelerator-based free electron lasers.