Third Workshop for Quantum Repeaters and Networks (WQRN3)

August 19-21, 2022

Location: David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago, 1201 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637

We are pleased to invite you to Third Workshop for Quantum Repeaters and Networks (WQRN3), to be held in Chicago, Illinois, August 19-21, 2022. The workshop will be held in person only.

The 1998 proposal introducing a quantum repeater resulted in high-profile efforts on vital components needed to establish a multi-node quantum network. Quantum repeaters utilize quantum entanglement, quantum memories, techniques for suppressing quantum errors and quantum teleportation to dramatically enhance both the reach and bit rate of quantum communication. Various experimental schemes have been proposed and components developed, and early experimental efforts are working towards the realization of a quantum repeater. Despite the progress, significant challenges remain, first in proof-of-principle demonstrations and then in the development of practical systems adequate for deployment in the field.

The goal of this workshop is to bring the active research community together to discuss the progress, challenges and new possible directions for quantum repeaters and networks. We invite participation from researchers working on key enabling technologies and system integration, protocols for connecting repeaters across network links with high fidelity, architectures for large-scale networks, and applications of distributed quantum entanglement.

Detailed program coming soon. As in previous WQRN events, the program will be a mix of invited presentations and open workshop discussions. At this time, confirmed speakers include:

  • David Awschalom, University of Chicago
  • Johannes Borregaard, T. U. Delft
  • Sophia Economou, Virginia Tech
  • Dirk Englund, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Paul Kwiat, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Charles Lim, National University of Singapore
  • Mikhail Lukin, Harvard University
  • Tim Spiller, University of York
  • Jeff Thompson, Princeton University
  • Zheshen Zhang, University of Arizona

Venue: The David Rubenstein Forum is located on the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park. The Forum is 8 miles away from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and 26 miles away from O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Get details on how to get to the Forum, parking and public transportation.

Costs: The conference fee is $250. Registration fees are due before start of workshop, not at time of application..

Travel Information: The Chicago Quantum Exchange and Q-NEXT, the U.S. Department of Energy National Quantum Information Science Research Center led by Argonne National Laboratory, has partnered with The Study Hotel to offer onsite hotel accommodations at $239 per night. 

This event is sponsored by: 

  • Q-NEXT
  • Chicago Quantum Exchange

Sponsorship opportunities are available. To inquire about sponsorships, contact

To request attendance at WQRN3, with or without a poster presentation, please fill out the following application form, preferably by June 25:


Participation in the workshop will be capped to a limited number (about 100) of people; if interest exceeds that number, the steering committee will select applicants based on relevance of expertise, motivation, and a balance of various participation factors.

  • By June 30, we will provide initial notification of application acceptance, waiting list, or rejection.
  • By July 15, we will ask accepted participants to commit their attendance and begin collecting registration fees.
  • After July 15, we will notify the waiting list as spots become available.

Learn more about the Workshop for Quantum Repeaters and Networks.