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2013 FLOW-3D World Users Conference

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.

Conference proceedings available for download

Check out the conference album on the Flow Science Facebook page

Speakers and Poster Authors Announced!

Flow Science is pleased to announce that the speakers and poster authors have been selected for its 2013 FLOW-3D World Users Conference. FLOW-3D users from around the world will be presenting their simulation results from a variety of application areas. Represented companies include Hydro-Quebec, MWH Global, LANL, Baird and Associates, Littler Diecast Corporation, and the HPC Advisory Council. In addition to user talks and the poster session, the latest developments for both the FLOW-3D solver and graphical users interface will be presented by Michael Barkhudarov, VP of R&D and Amir Isfahani, Director of Business Development at Flow Science.

Flow Science Development Talks and User Presentations

Poster Authors

Download the Tentative Conference Schedule

Free Training

Flow Science will offer a 1/2 day of free training on FlowSight™, FLOW-3D’s future visualization tool, Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the conference hotel directly preceding the conference. Attendees can sign up for the training session when they register online.

A beta version of FlowSight™ will be made available in advance to conference attendees who sign up for the training. Attendees will be encouraged to download and install this beta on their laptops, to bring to the training. Flow Science will provide results files for use in the training exercises.

Social Events & Poster Session

Opening Reception & Poster Session

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.

Conference Dinner

The Weber GrillOn Thursday, September 19, all conference attendees and their guests are invited to the conference dinner. This year's dinner will be held at the Weber Grill, a short walk from the conference hotel. Directions will be provided in the conference material. The dinner will start at 7:00 pm. If you did not RSVP for the dinner on your registration form, please contact us.

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Registration Fees:

Before or on July 5 $100
July 6 - September 6 $150
After September 6 $200
Guests (per person)
Social events only

Important Dates

  • 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: FlowSight™ Training
  • September 18: Opening Reception & Poster Session
  • September 18: Poster deadline: Bring your poster with you to the reception
  • September 19: Conference Dinner

Conference Hotel

The Allerton Hotel
The historic Allerton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

Located on Michigan Avenue in the middle of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, The Allerton Hotel is ideally situated.

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 

Main Hotel: 
Tel: 1.312.440.1500 
Fax: 1.312.284.6607
E-mail: fdesk@theallertonhotel.com

Travel/Airport Information

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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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.

Call for Presentations & Posters

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 2. 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 Friday, 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 presents his FLOW-3D poster
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 - developer of EnSight visualization softwareCEI 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.


Past FLOW-3D World Users Conferences2011 FLOW-3D World Users Conference Proceedings

2012 FLOW-3D World Users Conference
San Francisco, California
Download the conference proceedings

2011 FLOW-3D World Users Conference
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Browse the conference album on FLOW-3D's Facebook page.

2010 FLOW-3D World Users Conference
Montreal, Canada
Browse the conference album on FLOW-3D's Facebook page.

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