8th OpenFOAM Conference 2020

October 13 - 15, 2020 - OpenFOAM Conference goes virtual

Join us for this exciting on-line experience

With so much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, ESI OpenCFD is pleased to announce that the currently scheduled in-person conference has changed to a virtual, on-line only, conference. If you would like to interact with other users and developers from across the world-wide OpenFOAM community, without the need for travel, and participate in the current and future governance of OpenFOAM, then join us for this exciting format.

This is the primary OpenFOAM event in all areas of CFD applications and process integration; useful for CFD engineers, managers, IT specialists, developers, consultants, researchers, students, and those seeking continuing professional development. Further details on this event format will be published here soon. Stay safe, look after yourselves and families and look out for your neighbours!


Several have been in contact requesting an extension to the "Call for Papers". We're happy to postpone the deadline to 15th July.

Submit your paper!

We invite abstracts on the modelling and applications using OpenFOAM® in the following areas: Turbulence, Multiphase (including VoF Eulerian Lagrangian and Particle physics), Transportation including Aerospace, Ground Transportation and Marine, Numerics, Meshing, HPC/Architectures, API and Infrastructural, Documentation and Tutorial learning, Optimization, Electrification, Combustion and Heat transfer. 

For industries and consultants, please complete the abstract template and send it to by 15th July, 2020.

For students and academics, please complete the student abstract template and send it to by 15th July, 2020. All student and academic research papers are eligible for the Academic Best Paper award.

All presentations will be pre-recorded and will be allocated a specific day and time on the Conference Agenda.  The speaker should be available during their allocated slot to take part in a live Q&A session at the end of their presentation.

Please note that the conference fee will be waived for all approved speakers.


Be in touch with the OpenFOAM Community

The OpenFOAM conference brings together industry, researchers and consultants in all areas of CFD applications and Process integration; useful for CFD engineers, Managers, IT specialists, Developers, Consultants, Researchers, Students, those seeking Continuing Professional Development. We offer three days of technical presentations and workshops, complemented by virtual exhibitor displays and opportunities for one-to-one meetings with experts in the field. The new digital format won’t prevent you from engaging with like-minded professionals and networking at our group discussions and live chats.



Meet the experts

„Meet the Experts“ is designed to offer virtual one-to-one chats with the OpenFOAM experts; developers, application leads, members of the OpenFOAM Steering Committee and Technical Committee chairs. Appointments are available through the registration sheet for the conference. Please prepare your questions and book your slot! 


Learn more about Application Best-Practices, Optimization or OpenFOAM made-easy in our digital workshops. The workshops are delivered by ESI OpenCFD and invited staff who have several years of experience at the sharp end of development and application, and in teaching fundamentals and higher-end practices.

What do the attendees have to say?

Why you should be part of it

  • Engage with experts from various industries and research bodies
  • Find out objectively about the range of applications throughout various industries
  • Discover synergies through the combination of development tools
  • Learn how you can use our solutions in your development projects and what they can achieve
  • As always, the program is embedded in an attractive supporting programme that inspires the exchange of ideas and networking with like-minded people 

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

We offer innovative sponsoring opportunities from which you can easily choose those appropriate for your company or combine various options. Please feel free to contact us for further information or individual sponsorship ideas. We are looking forward to receiving your order form. For all questions regarding our virtual exhibition and sponsorship please contact us.


Manuela Joseph

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