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SU2 Conference 2020

Whether you are an SU2 user or developer, student or professional, everybody is welcome to participate in our upcoming SU2 Conference!

In just a few years, SU2 has grown from a small, open-source tool for aerodynamics, to a large community of users and developers with a passion for multidisciplinary optimization. As an open-source project, we believe in building a vibrant community, involving everyone in the spirit of open collaboration.

For four consecutive years, we have gathered some of the most active development teams from around the world for our annual developers meeting. This year, the SU2 Foundation would like to invite all of our community, whether you are a user or developer, a student, academic, or industry professional, to participate in our 1st Annual SU2 Conference.

Everyone is invited to join us at one of the most well-known locations for science and technology in the world: Princeton University. Our community will be sharing their state-of-the-art research, code contributions, ongoing developments, and any other SU2-related content that you would not normally see at thematic conferences.

This is what we have prepared for you:

  • A day full of basic and advanced workshops to develop your skills with SU2.
  • A series of presentation sessions on what you can do with SU2, from our experienced users and developers from all over the world.
  • Updates on SU2 Foundation activities and an open discussion on the future of our project.
  • Great networking opportunities.
  • An opportunity for contributors to submit a paper to the peer-reviewed proceedings after the conference.

More information on the venue and accommodation will be posted soon. Please register today!

Important Dates

Abstract SubmissionFebruary 28th, 2020Closing soon!
Application for Subsidized TicketsMarch 14th, 2020Closing soon!
Confirmation of Grants for Subsidized TicketsMarch 31st, 2020
Abstract NotificationsMarch 31st, 2020
Early bird RegistrationApril 30th, 2020
Presenter Registration

IMPORTANT: Please register by this date if you are presenting at the Conference!
April 30th, 2020
Regular RegistrationMay 31st, 2020
SU2 Conference 2020June 10th-12th, 2020Reception:
June 9th


Early bird*
(Feb. 05 – Apr. 30)
(May 01 – May 31)
Full Ticket (Senior rate) $400$500
Full Ticket (Student rate)$200$300
Combined Ticket (1 Full Ticket + 1 Accompanying Person)**$580$680
Listener TicketFree***Free***

Please note, the number of tickets is limited by the capacity of the Conference venue and the venues for social events. Thank you for your understanding.

* Early bird tickets are limited, so we encourage you to purchase them as soon as possible!

Full Ticket

A full ticket grants access to all talks and workshops, coffee breaks, lunch, and social events. Also, a full ticket is required to present at the SU2 Conference 2020. Student rates are valid upon presentation of a valid student ID or letter of registration in a PhD program.

At the SU2 Foundation, we are committed to build a community that embraces diversity and that does not exclude anyone from contributing to our project. That’s why we have launched a grant program that will subsidize a number of Full Tickets for our community to present their work at the SU2 Conference 2020. If you would be interested in participating in this program, please follow the instructions below and submit your application by March 14th, 2020!

Combined Ticket

A combined ticket includes one full ticket for the person attending the conference, plus one ticket for an accompanying person that grants access to the social events.

** Please note, the accompanying person ticket does not include lunch and is not valid to present at the Conference. Access to the talks and workshops for the accompanying person will only be possible upon presentation of a valid Listener ticket.

Listener Ticket

The SU2 Foundation pursues the promotion global software development and education to increase the pace of innovation in the engineering sciences. We truly believe in free access to state-of-the-art science for everyone, no matter their economic level. That’s why we have created the Listener Ticket, that will allow you to access all the talks and workshops for free, and also share a coffee with the rest of the community in between talks. When registering for a Listener ticket, you will also be able to donate to the SU2 Foundation. Your kind donation will help us organize future conferences and workshops and pursue our mission.

*** Please note, the listener ticket is not valid to present at the Conference, and does not grant access to lunch and social events. If you would like to present at the SU2 Conference 2020 but cannot afford a full ticket, please consider applying for a Subsidized Ticket.


The SU2 Conference 2020 will be held at Princeton University.

The full address is:
Convocation Room, Friend Center,
65 Olden St, Princeton, NJ,
08540 USA

Further details on accommodation and how to get there will be posted soon!


Social Events

We will hold some social events to encourage our community to mingle and get to know each other better. On the words of one of our attendees to last year’s meeting:

Great to get to know the people behind the github-usernames: what they work on, their experience with the code, etc, and also simply to get a drink together. ”

Attendee to the 4th SU2 Developers Meeting

A summary of this year’s social events are:

– Reception (Evening of June 9th, 2020)

– Conference Dinner (Evening of June 10th, 2020)

More details on the venue of the reception and conference dinner will be provided at a later date.

Apply for a Subsidized Ticket

At the SU2 Foundation, we are committed to promote global software development and education to increase the pace of innovation in the engineering sciences. We are also committed to build an open and welcoming community, that encourages the participation from everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Consistent with this premise, we have launched a grant program that will subsidize a limited number of Full Tickets for our community to present their work at the SU2 Conference 2020. It is very easy to apply! Please just fill out the form below with your name, e-mail, the title of your submitted abstract, and your application, by March 14th, 2020.

Your application consists of a one page document, where you explain the reasons for your application and why you would like to attend the SU2 Conference 2020. The documents will be reviewed by our board and you will be notified on whether your application is successful by March 31st, 2020. Some criteria that our board will take under consideration are for example, but not limited to:

  • You are currently unemployed
  • You are currently a student or researcher without ongoing funding
  • You are a researcher from a University in a developing country
  • You are a professional from a company in a developing country
  • You belong to a minority within the CFD community

Please note, subsidized tickets are only available to presenters at the conference. If you have not yet submitted your abstract, please do so before submitting your application by following this link to our Submission System.

Application form


Do you have any questions, comments or suggestions? Please, let us know via the form below!