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NAFEMS assess congress

The NAFEMS ASSESS congress brings together key leadership participants including experts, industry analysts, software providers, researchers, simulation users, and others in the community of model- based analysis, simulation and systems engineering with the goal to to guide and influence the ASSESS initiative’s efforts related to software development and deployment strategies.

The NAFEMS ASSESS Congress is not a traditional conference, but an opportunity for thought leaders to work together on moving Engineering Simulation forward. The theme of the NAFEMS ASSESS Congress is “The Future of Engineering Simulation”. The NAFEMS ASSESS Congress will be held March 26-28, 2023 at The Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, GA USA.

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Preliminary Program

Attire for the duration of the NAFEMS ASSESS Congress is casual.

Sunday, March 26 2023

6 PM

Registration and Badge Pick-up Opens

6 – 9 PM

Welcome Reception & Cocktails

Please join us for food, drinks, and networking opportunities. You’ll have a chance to meet and talk with the other NAFEMS ASSESS Congress participants. We ask that all participants try their best to attend this reception.

Monday, March 27 2023

9:00 AM

Keynote Presentation: TBD

9:45 AM


10:15 AM

Notes from the Front Presentations 1

11:30 AM

ASSESS Presentation: “An Update on the Unified Model Characteristics for Engineering Simulation UMC4ES”

Joe Walsh, CEO/Co-Founder ASSESS Initiative LLC,CEO/Founder INTRINSIM LLC

12:00 AM

Lunch, Networking, & Discussion

1:15 PM

Working Session Breakout 1

We will be breaking into a set of working groups to discuss focused questions for each ASSESS Theme:

2:45 PM

Break & Transition to Notes from the Front Presentations 2

3:00 PM

Notes from the Front Presentations 2

3:45 PM


4:00 PM

Working Session Breakout 2

We will be breaking out into the second set of working groups to discuss focused questions for each ASSESS Theme:

5:30 PM

Close-up sessions

6:00 PM


7 – 9 PM

Dinner: Join us for a night of good wine, good food, and good company

Tuesday, March 28 2023

7-8:30 AM

Join us for breakfast prior to starting the day’s activities.

8:30 AM

Kickoff: Opening Remarks

8:35 AM

Keynote Presentation: TBD

9:20 AM


9:45 AM

Platinum Panel
Questions taken from the audience concerning their reasons for supporting the ASSESS Initiative and their ongoing support of the ASSESS Initiative

10:30 AM

Plenary Session – Working Session Breakout 1 Reports
We’ll hear the reports from of the previous day’s Breakout 1 Working Sessions.

11:45 AM

Lunch, Networking, & Open Discussion

1:15 PM

Session – Working Session Breakout 2 Reports
We’ll hear the reports from each of the previous day’s Breakout 2 Working Sessions.

2:30 PM


2:45 PM

Plenary Session – Open Discussion
General discussion of the ASSESS Initiative

3:45 PM

Close of NAFEMS ASSESS congress






Event Type User Conference
Member Price £1846.79 | $1995.00 | €2068.65
Non-member Price £2124.50 | $2295.00 | €2379.72


Start Date End Date Location
26 Mar 202328 Mar 2023Atlanta, GA, USA

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Registration Information

Registration for the NAFEMS ASSESS Congress is limited to 105 attendees.

  • Early Bird Member until December 15, 2022 2 nights included Sun and Monday: $1,995.00
  • Early Bird Member until January 31, 2023 one night included Sunday night: $1,995.00
  • Member Pricing - payment received prior to conference Feb 1: $1,995.00
  • Notes from the Front Participants: $1,200.00
  • Early Bird Non Members until December 15, 2022: $2,295.00
  • Non Members: $2,395.00
  • Government Rate: $1,295.00

If you are a Federal Employee, or if you are one of the conference ‘Notes from the Front Participants’ or ‘Facilitators’, please email us so you can receive your discount code.