NGSolve User Meeting 2020, Portland


This user meeting is the successor of the first three user meetings in Vienna and Göttingen and is the first user meeting outside Europe. The 2020 NGSolve User Meeting arrives in Portland, Oregon, USA from June 29 - July 1, 2020. We bring together newcomers and advanced NGSolve users. Scientists from different backgrounds are expected. Newcomers will benefit from tutorials providing a quick start into NGSolve and its python interface. Researchers at the frontiers of numerical methods will benefit from advanced tutorials.  Experiences will be shared, new features will be discussed, and extensions to the software will be  presented.


There is no registration fee, but filling out the registration form is required for participation. A quick login-making step is also necessary  to limit registration to humans.




All hands-on-sessions and presentations take place in the room called Parson's Gallery, found in the second floor of the Urban Center Building at Portland State University.

Street adress:  506 SW Mill Street, Portland, OR, USA.

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A block of rooms are held for this workshop at the Radisson Red, a 5-10 minute walk away from the venue, at 1455 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201 at the rate of USD 159 per night. Please use the link they have provided "NGSolve Conference 2020" to get this rate. If you prefer to call in to make your reservations, dial 1-800-333-3333 and use the code NGS to request the block rate. 


The conference venue is located at the southern end of downtown Portland where there are many more lodging options, all accessible by a quick internet search.




The conference venue is located in downtown Portland, about a 25 minute drive from the Portland International Airport (airport code PDX), serviced by all major domestic airlines. PDX's nonstop international connections include Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Reykjavík and Tokyo.


From the airport, a light rail transit line, called the MAX Red line, will get you to downtown for USD 2.50.  Taxis from airport to downtown costs between  USD 40-50. Uber and Lyft also provide pick ups from the airport. Comprehensive real time public transit information on multiple light rail lines, a separate streetcar system, and various bus lines is available at Trimet, and this information is tracked by apps like Google Maps in real time.


Regional participants can also travel by long-distance trains directly into the downtown Portland Amtrak Union Station (located at 800 NW Sixth Ave)  or by long-distance bus companies, like BoltBus, FlixBus, and Greyhound.




For questions on the user meeting contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You may also write directly to Jay Gopalakrishnan for clarifications on local arrangements. 



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