The next GoldSim User Conference will be held in Seattle on September 10-12, 2018. GoldSim user conferences provide great learning and networking opportunities for both expert and novice users.
- Network with and learn from other GoldSim users from industry, government and consulting.
- Attend special sessions to learn advanced modeling techniques from GoldSim experts.
- Attend and participate in panel discussions and poster sessions focusing on interesting GoldSim applications and topics.
- GoldSim conferences are fun. To facilitate networking opportunities, we always host several fun social events.
Read about the previous User Conference.
The Conference will be organized as follows:
- Monday, September 10: Pre-Conference Basic Training (Introduction to GoldSim and Probabilistic, Dynamic Modeling). This day is intended for novice users (and could also serve as a refresher course for more experienced users who have not used GoldSim recently). This training opportunity is particularly valuable since after attending the training you will then be able to meet expert users from around the world during the conference.
- Tuesday, September 11: User Conference Day 1. Advanced Training Sessions. Two parallel sessions will be held. Each session will consist of a series of 1 hour training workshops on advanced GoldSim applications and modeling techniques. Attendees will be able to move between the two sessions in order to select the workshops that best align with their interests. Topics will be based on attendee requests specified on Registration Form.
- Wednesday, September 12: User Conference Day 2. Presentations. This day will consist of a number of invited papers by GoldSim experts, panel discussions, and a poster session. Attendees are strongly encouraged to present a poster, as this provides one of the most effective ways for attendees to share technical knowledge. Poster presenters will be entered into a drawing for a $500 Amazon gift certificate.
To facilitate effective networking opportunities, the Conference will host two fun social outings in Seattle. On September 10 we will enjoy a fun evening of Irish food and drink in our own private room at Kell’s Irish Restaurant and Bar in the heart of Seattle’s Pike Place Market. On September 11 we will enjoy two large adjacent private luxury suites at Safeco Field (with plenty of food and drink provided) to see the Seattle Mariners play the San Diego Padres. These events will not only provide a great opportunity to meet and socialize with other GoldSim users and GoldSim staff, but also allow you to enjoy the sights of Seattle. Spouses/partners are invited to attend these events (for a nominal fee).
The Conference will be held at the Washington Athletic Club (WAC) in the heart of downtown Seattle. The WAC is walking distance from shopping, the historic Pike Place Market, the waterfront, and other tourist attractions.
A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are available at the WAC. Other accommodation options are also available nearby (generally within walking distance). See lodging options.