2018 GoldSim User Conference Draws Wide Variety of Attendees from Around the World
Seattle, WA (USA) September 21, 2018
The 2018 GoldSim User Conference was held September 11th and 12th in Seattle. Prior to the conference, a one-day basic training workshop for novices was attended by over 30 users. The conference was a great success, with almost 60 attendees from North America, South America, Australia and Asia. The first day of the conference consisted of a series of advanced training sessions. The second day of the conference included invited speakers and a panel discussion.
The conference featured five invited papers describing interesting GoldSim applications and modeling advice from some of the most experienced GoldSim modelers. The abstracts and shorts bios of the invited speakers can be viewed here. The full presentations can be downloaded here.
In addition to the invited papers, the conference featured a panel discussion on the "Best Practices for Building, Maintaining and Reusing GoldSim Model Components". This panel consisted of four very experienced GoldSim modelers. This discussion addressed how organizations can most efficiently leverage their resources so as to build, maintain and reuse models. It was a lively discussion with lots of excellent ideas ranging from maintaining internal model libraries to developing "style guides" for model development.
A key highlight of the conference was the poster session, which is traditionally one of the of the most popular portions of the user conference. This provided an opportunity for attendees to describe (in detail) interesting GoldSim applications and/or modeling approaches. Abstracts of the posters can be found here. The actual posters can be downloaded here.
“As always, it was exciting to see the wide range of applications that GoldSim is used for,“ said Mr. Rick Kossik, President of GoldSim Technology Group. “For us, it is very rewarding to us to see how the GoldSim user community continues to grow and the software is being used to address a growing number of complex issues worldwide."
About the GoldSim Technology Group
The GoldSim Technology Group is a privately held software company dedicated to delivering software and services to help organizations understand complex systems and make better decisions. GoldSim software is used by over 600 organizations in over 50 countries worldwide to support risk management, strategic planning, and policy analysis in many industries, including waste management, water resources, mining, energy, manufacturing and aerospace.