March 30, 2020
NAFEMS Americas and Digital Engineering (DE) have announced that CAASE20 (the Conference on Advancing Analysis & Simulation in Engineering) will be presented as a virtual conference June 16-18, 2020. The conference was originally planned as a live event in Indianapolis this summer. Concerns around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic led to the decision. A number of other industry conferences have also shifted to a virtual format. (For more on COVID-19-affected conferences, see our ongoing coverage.)
According to a statement issued by the event organizers:
“Over the past several weeks, NAFEMS and Digital Engineering magazine have explored numerous scenarios and options with the safety and best interests of our community in mind. We came to the decision to bring CAASE20 'online.' Many of us are dealing with a significant amount of uncertainty at the present time, and we wanted to take the decision to travel (or not travel) off the shoulders of our CAASE20 participants. Our hope is that transforming CAASE20 into a Virtual Conference will create a safe and robust alternative for bringing together the leading visionaries, developers, and practitioners of CAE-related technologies to share relevant trends, discover common themes, and explore future issues. Based on the preliminary discussions we’ve had, the community is extremely excited by this decision and support has been overwhelmingly positive. We will have more information to share in the coming weeks, which will be posted on nafems.org/caase20.”
Digital Engineering will provide updates on the CAASE20 virtual program as details are made available.
For more information, or to address questions or concerns, contact NAFEMS at firstname.lastname@example.org.