On behalf of the organisers of the Nanotech2008, I suggest you have a look here: http://www.nsti.org/Nanotech2008/symposia/Nanoscale_Characterizatio...
If you are interested in sharing your vision of characterization, either in the direct space (TEM, SEM, AFM etc...), by spectroscopy or in the Fourier space, it is the place for you to come along!
I hope to have the privilege to meet some member of this newly born network in the nice town of Boston and exchange there more lively!
Pierre Panine, PhD
co-chairman Nanoscale characterization symposium
Senior Scientist, Xenocs SA, Sassenage, France
Former beamline scientist at European Synchrotron Radaiation Facility, Grenoble, France