2015 GoldSim User Conference Draws Attendees from Around the Globe
Issaquah, WA (USA) September 29, 2015
The 2015 GoldSim User Conference was held September 24th and 25th in Seattle. Prior to the conference, a two-day basic training workshop for novices was attended by over 30 users. The conference was a great success, with almost 60 attendees from six countries. 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 agenda can be found here).
The invited speakers provided presentations on critical subjects such as providing transparency and defensibility when building GoldSim models, avoiding cognitive biases in models, time-tested techniques for building complex water management models, and using GoldSim for simulating large, complex projects.
The conference also provided a preview of the upcoming major GoldSim release (code-named "Newton"). The upcoming Newton release, scheduled for early 2016, features a redesigned and updated user interface and a new more powerful and flexible licensing system.
A key highlight of the conference was the poster session, which consisted of 17 presentations over a range of GoldSim applications, including water resource management, mining, forestry management, ecology, complex project simulation, evaluation of energy projects, and radioactive waste management.
“It was amazing to see the wide range of applications that GoldSim is used for and the creativity of the approaches,“ said Mr. Rick Kossik, President of GoldSim Technology Group. “As a company, 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 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.