Maximize the Potential of CAE at NAFEMS North America Conference

Engineering Simulation: A 2020 Vision for the Future

Sterling, VA, July 15th August 2012 – The NAFEMS North America Conference 2012 in Washington D.C. on September 11-12 is set to be the must-attend event of the simulation calendar. Bringing together the leading visionaries, developers, and practitioners of simulation-related technology to share experiences, the conference will provide insightful content and perspective to attendees on how their organization can realize the potential of engineering simulation now – and in the future.

Entitled ‘Engineering Simulation: A 2020 Vision of the Future’ the NAFEMS North America Conference 2012 will bring the engineering analysis and simulation together in a neutral forum to ensure they have the best possible overview of where engineering simulation is headed and ways they can maximize its potential.

“NAFEMS is becoming more and more active in North America and the number of member companies in this region has been increasing year on year. The regional conference gives many of our members, and the wider CAE community, an opportunity to come together and share their experiences. Building on the hugely success of last year’s World Congress in Boston, MA, this will be the only independent event in North America that is dedicated to engineering simulation.” Tim Morris, CEO


Conference Highlights

With over 50 cutting edge presentations scheduled to take place, in addition to three discussion panels and complementary training courses, the NAFEMS North America Conference 2012 represents the most comprehensive overview in current trends and themes in engineering simulation. As well as the highly anticipated keynote presentations from   Ahmed Noor (Old Dominion University) and Jon Riley (VP of Direct Manufacturing at the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences), the following plenary presentations are expected to be highlights of the conference – giving an insight into real industrial applications and challenges:

  • CAE and its Role 2020 and Beyond for the Engineering Community

Frank Popielas, Dana Holding Corporation

  • Physics-Based Simulation: Helping Shape Future Cat Products

Larry Seitzman, Caterpillar

  • Set Based Design Methods with Respect to Design Synthesis and Analysis Tools

Norbert Doerry, Naval Sea Systems Command

  • Making Simulation Business Relevant

Chad Jackson, Lifecycle Insights

  • Regulatory Perspectives on Computational Modelling

Tina Morrison, Food and Drug Administration

  • Computation, Measurement, and Standards

Andrew Dienstfrey, NIST

Abstracts for these and all of the conference’s presentations can be found within conference agenda.


Who Should Attend?

CAE end users, visionaries, researchers, educators, industry managers, and software and hardware developers, all have relevant experience and viewpoints that can help shape the future of engineering simulation.

All are invited to participate, but most importantly to articulate, interact, and evolve their thinking and planning of future activities proactively, enduring all the ingredients necessary to maximize the impact of engineering simulation in tomorrow’s product design environment.

Find out more about the NAFEMS North America Conference 2012 and REGISTER TODAY at:

  About NAFEMS

NAFEMS is a not for profit organization aimed at promoting best practices and fostering education and awareness in the engineering analysis community. In line with its objectives to promote the effective use of simulation technologies, NAFEMS is continually seeking to create awareness of new analysis methodologies, deliver education & training, and stimulate the adoption of best practices and standards by offering a platform for continuous professional development.


NAFEMS North American Representative

Michele Ringrose

Tel:  1-(703)-835-9025

Email: Email Contact


NAFEMS Press Contact

Nicola McLeish

Tel: +44 (0)1355 225688

E-mail: Email Contact

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