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2011 FLOW-3D World Users Conference


Join us in Santa Fe, New Mexico for the 2011 FLOW-3D World Users Conference!

The 2011 FLOW-3D World Users Conference will be held September 15-16, 2011 at La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Join Flow Science staff and FLOW-3D users from around the world for insightful presentations, engaging conversations and a chance to pose your questions to Flow Science's developers and support staff. Every users meeting ends with the opportunity for all attendees to give their input for the future development of FLOW-3D in the open forum.

The conference will begin with an Opening Reception, Wednesday, September 14 in the Santa Fe room at La Fonda, from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. The reception is hosted by Flow Science.

Conference Agenda now available >

Speakers and Poster Authors Announced!

An exciting, international lineup of FLOW-3D users from industry and academia will present their latest work with FLOW-3D. Engineers from Alion Science and Technology, Lexmark, Hydro-Quebec, URS, Littler Diecast, Manitoba Hydro, Yukang Industries, and Los Alamos National Lab are some of the many speakers and poster authors at this year's conference.

Online Registration Now Available!

Online registration for the conference is available through September 2, 2011. Conference registration will be waived for one presenter per presentation or poster author. The registration fee for the two-day conference, opening reception and conference dinner is 150 USD plus tax.

Social Events

Conference dinner at the 2011 FLOW-3D World Users Conference
Outside La Terraza, location of the conference dinner.

Opening Reception - Wednesday, September 14

On Wednesday evening, Flow Science will host an opening reception in the Santa Fe room in the conference hotel. The reception will begin at 6:00 pm and appetizers and drinks will be served. All conference attendees and their guests are invited.

Conference Dinner - Thursday, September 15

On Thursday evening, all conference attendees and their guests are invited to the conference dinner. Champagne will be served at 6:30 pm on the terrace outside La Terraza at La Fonda. The dinner will start at 7:00 pm. If you did not RSVP for the dinner on your registration form, please contact us.

Both of these events are in La Fonda Hotel.

Accommodations: La Fonda Hotel - Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, August 24

La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, NM: Official hotel for the 2011 FLOW-3D World Users Conference
La Fonda's exterior during a Santa Fe sunset.

La Fonda's ballroom, future home of the 2011 FLOW-3D World Users Conference
The Ballroom at La Fonda: Future site of the 2011
FLOW-3D World Users Conference

La Fonda's La Plazuela restaurant is located in an indoor courtyard.
La Plazuela: one of La Fonda's restaurants, located
in an indoor courtyard.

The aspens in Santa Fe's mountains turn yellow
The aspens on Santa Fe's mountains turn yellow.
Courtesy the Santa Fe New Mexican.

The official conference hotel is La Fonda, located on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. We have negotiated a special rate of $159/night + tax, which includes high-speed internet access and a special parking rate of $5.00/day. This rate is good from September 10-19. When making a reservation, please identify yourself as part of the FLOW-3D World Users Conference or use Group Code: #672177

Book Your Reservation Online!

Reservations can also be made by calling La Fonda's Reservations Department at:

U.S.: 1-800-523-5002 and then choosing #1
International: 1-505-954-3500 or 1-505-982-5511

Please call between the hours of:

Monday-Friday: 7am-8pm MST
Saturday: 8am-5pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm

For faxed reservations, the number is: 1-505-954-3599.

La Fonda Hotel
100 East San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

About Santa Fe

September is a very special month to visit Santa Fe. Depending upon the season, the aspens on the mountains will be turning yellow, the monsoon season will be at its end and the summer light will continue to be magical. Read an article from the Santa Fe New Mexican about experiencing the fall colors in the mountains.

Red or Green?

Visitors will inevitably be forced to answer the perennial question, "Red or Green?" while dining out in Santa Fe. Red or green refers to the color of chile that is typically served on top of New Mexican cuisine. If you don't know which one you prefer, or if you like both, the requisite answer is "Christmas" which gives you both colors (i.e., flavors) of chile on your plate.

Information for Presenters and Poster Authors


FLOW-3D users who submitted an abstract will be notified if their presentation has been accepted on Friday, August 5. If your abstract is accepted, we will contact you with the proposed time of your talk.

Presentation formats can be either a PowerPoint file or a file format that can be opened in PowerPoint. Presentations are due Tuesday, September 6. If you have any questions about your presentation or would like to request an upload link, please contact Flow Science.


FLOW-3D users who submitted a poster idea will be notified if their idea has been accepted on Friday, August 5.

The poster session will be held in the afternoon of the first day of the conference. Once the conference is over, the posters will then travel around the world to be displayed at the FLOW-3D user conferences in Asia.

Poster participants will need to bring their final printed posters to the conference. If Flow Science is printing your poster, it is due no later than Tuesday, September 6. Please contact Flow Science to request an upload link for your poster or for any questions you might have.

Making a Poster

Do you want to make a poster, but don't know where to start? Here's a poster website where you can download free templates and tutorials about how to create a poster. Posters should be no larger than 4 feet wide by 3 feet high. Flow Science will provide adhesives to apply your poster to the posterboards at the conference. If you would like to use the Flow Science poster template, please contact us.

Travel/Airport Information

Santa Fe Municipal Airport (Airport code: SAF): American Eagle® offers daily non-stop flight service from Dallas, TX (DFW) to Santa Fe (three daily flights) as well as daily non-stop flight service from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Santa Fe. 

Albuquerque International Sunport (Airport code: ABQ): This is the more frequented airport and it is located about 60 miles from Santa Fe. You can rent a car and drive to Santa Fe, or take the Sandia Shuttle. Driving directions are provided below. 

Directions to Flow Science

Albuquerque Sunport Airport to La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe

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Invitation Letters

Do you need to apply for a visa in order to visit the United States to attend the conference? Please email us to request an invitation letter to attend the conference. If registering online, simply check the 'Invitation Letter' box on the form.

Sponsors for the 2011 FLOW-3D World Users Conference

CEI - Green chile sponsor for the 2011 FLOW-3D World Users Conference

Intelligent Light - Red & Green Chile Sponsor for the 2011 FLOW-3D World Users Conference