[gmx-users] 'Gromacs Symposium' ?

Kay Gottschalk kay.gottschalk at weizmann.ac.il
Wed Jan 14 14:47:00 CET 2004

I think a mixture of tutorial and presentation would be best. Perhaps 
one could make parallel panels with algorithm development and tutorial, 
assuming that the people who develop don't need tutorial... 
Furthermore, I very much favor Greece or so - think of the weather!
Altogether, great idea.

On Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at 03:37 PM, Erik Lindahl wrote:

> On Jan 13, 2004, at 7:34 PM, Anton Feenstra wrote:
>> >>PS. Are there any plans to setup a GROMACS users symposium,say in 
>> Gronigen,
>> >>where it all started! There are quite a few users now and will def. 
>> help the
>> >>exchange of ideas etc.
> It has been discussed before, and in principle I think everybody's for 
> it, it just needs to be organized :-)
> I've been in the US for the last two years, so it's been kind of hard 
> for me and David to co-organize something, but I'll be in Paris for 
> the next eight months, so if there's interest we might want to try and 
> put something together.
> Groningen is a nice place, but it might be cheaper to have it e.g. in 
> Southern Italy or Greece, or at least some place where there are cheap 
> charter flights. (I know that at least in Sweden it tends to be pretty 
> expensive to organize things in the University towns...)
> Just because we've discussed it before without any result I would 
> strongly suggest we go for a relatively informal "workshop" where 
> everybody pay their own travel and accommodation, and we just bring an 
> LCD projector to a medium-sized room. If that works we can turn it 
> into more of a conference in the future.
> To get an idea about interest & expectations, it would be great if 
> people replied to this thread with some thoughts on:
> 1. Would you want to come?
> 2. What do you think it should be focused on? (E.g.: tutorial stuff, 
> algorithm development, presentation/discussion of simulation research 
> results)
> 3. Would it be better to have it in summer or during the university 
> terms?
> Cheers,
> Erik
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