Dear Colleague,

It is my honor to welcome you to the International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG 2012, which will be held in Vancouver from May 7th to May 11th, 2012.

INTERMAG is the premier conference on all aspects of applied magnetism, and all members of the international scientific communities interested in new developments in magnetism and associated technologies are invited to attend and submit their latest findings to INTERMAG 2012. The conference will provide a range of oral and poster presentations, invited talks and symposia, a tutorial session, and exhibits reviewing the latest developments in magnetism. Selected papers from the conference will be published in the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics.

We would like to cordially invite you to attend the conference, actively participate in its technical sessions, and contribute to the continued success of this conference series.

Vancouver, the site of this year’s conference, is well known for its majestic natural beauty, as it is nestled between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is frequently ranked as one of the "best cities to live in" and is certainly a beautiful destination to visit. The Convention Center is located right in Downtown Vancouver, and the four conference hotels are located within a short walking distance from the Convention Center. The Downtown area holds many of the city's attractions and is home to beautiful architecture, fine dining and world class shopping. For the many things to see and to do in and around Vancouver, please visit the official webpage of the tourism office, www.tourismvancouver.com.

On behalf of the Management Committee of Intermag 2012, I look forward to seeing you in Vancouver and to an exciting and enjoyable conference.

Jan-Ulrich Thiele
General Chair of Intermag 2012