Join us in Chicago for the 2013 FLOW-3D World Users Conference!
The 2013 FLOW-3D World Users Conference will be held at the Allerton Hotel in Chicago on September 19-20, 2013 preceded by a 1/2 day of free training and poster session at the opening reception on September 18. We invite you to join Flow Science staff and FLOW-3D users from around the world for insightful presentations, engaging conversations and a chance to pose your questions directly to Flow Science's developers and support staff. The conference offers an excellent opportunity to interact with other experienced users of FLOW-3D, discover new modeling approaches, learn about the latest software developments, and hone your simulation skills.
The conference will begin with an Opening Reception and Poster Session, Wednesday, September 18. The reception is hosted by Flow Science.
Are you thinking about becoming a FLOW-3D user and want to learn more about the software? Contact our sales team to learn how you can attend this year's conference.
The call for abstracts for oral presentations and posters is now open. Share your experiences, present your success stories and obtain valuable feedback from your fellow FLOW-3D users and Flow Science staff. The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, July 26, 2013. Notifications of presentation acceptance will be sent out on Friday, August 2, 2013. If you are interested in presenting or creating a poster, please email your abstract to us.
Flow Science will offer a free FLOW-3D training focused on the integration of EnSight into FLOW-3D. Attendees can sign up for the training session when they register online.
Online registration for the conference is now available. Conference registration will be waived for one presenter per presentation or poster author. The registration fee includes the two-day conference, opening reception and conference dinner as well as morning and afternoon coffee breaks.
Early-bird registration ends Friday, July 5, 2013.
On Wednesday, September 18, the conference will begin with an opening reception and poster session. The event will begin at 6:00 pm and appetizers and drinks will be served. All conference attendees and their guests are invited.
On Thursday, September 19, all conference attendees and their guests are invited to the conference dinner. The dinner will start at 7:00 pm. If you did not RSVP for the dinner on your registration form, please contact us. More details to follow soon.
|Before or on July 5||$100|
|July 6 - September 6||$150|
|After September 6||$200|
|Guests (per person)
Social events only
- July 5: Early-bird registration ends ($100)
- July 26: Abstracts due for presentations and posters
- August 2: Acceptance notifications for presentations and posters
- August 21: Last day to book your hotel reservations
- August 30: Posters Due (if Flow Science is printing it for you; if not, bring to the conference)
- September 6: Regular registration ends ($150)
- After September 6: Registration fee ($200)
- September 6: Presentations Due
- September 18: Opening Reception & Poster Session
- September 18: Poster deadline: Bring your poster with you to the reception
- September 19: Conference Dinner
The historic Allerton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.
Located on Michigan Avenue in the middle of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, The Allerton Hotel is ideally located.
- Conveniently located near the Chicago-Red metro line
- Only 10 miles from the Chicago Midway International Airport
- Just blocks from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Galter Pavilion, Northwestern University Chicago Campus, and the Navy Pier
We have negotiated a special group rate of $165 plus tax per night, including complimentary wireless internet in the guestrooms. Wireless internet will also be available for no charge in the meeting room space. Rates apply for September 17-September 20, 2013. Once our room block is full, we cannot guarantee the $165 rate, so please make your reservations early!
The hotel booking deadline is Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Please note that the rate of $165 is good for a standard room (one queen or double bed). 2 double beds or king-sized beds are available for an extra cost. If you need assistance booking room nights outside the Flow Science room block, please contact us.
The Allerton Hotel Chicago on Magnificent Mile
701 North Michigan Avenue
Corner of Michigan & Huron
Chicago, IL 60611
The Allerton Hotel is only 10 miles from the Chicago Midway International Airport. Additional contact information and directions from both Midway and O'Hare airports to the hotel can be found on The Allerton's website.
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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.
Abstracts should be 250 words or less and include the title of the presentation or poster, author(s) name(s), job title, and company/institution name. Presentations should focus on benchmarks, validations, practical examples, and case studies using FLOW-3D. If there are multiple authors, please list the presenter first. MS Word format is preferred. The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to Friday, July 27, 2012. Notifications of presentation acceptance will be sent out on Friday, August 2, 2012. The conference fee for one presenter per presentation will be waived. To submit your abstract for either a presentation or a poster, please email it to Flow Science.
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 3. If your abstract is accepted, we will contact you with the proposed time of your talk. Each presenter will be allotted a 30-minute time slot, which allows for a 20 minute presentation and 10 minutes for Q & A. 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.
Yu Che Lin of JONSHIN Mold Industrial Studio at the
poster session at the 2012 FLOW-3D World Users Conference.
FLOW-3D users who submitted a poster idea will be notified if their idea has been accepted on Friday, August 2, 2013. The poster session will be held concurrently with the opening reception on Wednesday, September 18. 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 opening reception/poster session on Wednesday, September 18 before 5:30 pm. If Flow Science is printing your poster, it is due no later than Friday, August 30. Please contact Flow Science for a template for your poster or with 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.
Other Poster Resources: http://www.postersession.com/
CEI - Exclusive Visualization Sponsor
CEI is the Exclusive Visualization Sponsor of the 2012 FLOW-3D World Users Conference. CEI's EnSight 10 features an all-new structured volume rendering capability and a streamlined user interface for analyzing and communicating complex simulation results. Offering exceptional customization options and ease-of-use with intuitive drag-and-drop and right-click capabilities, it allows users to build custom toolbars, similar to the Windows Ribbon, based on the options, features and functionality needed.
2012 FLOW-3D World Users Conference
San Francisco, California