Convergent Science Successfully Concludes First Annual User Group Meeting

CSIUGM2014TRANS-300x166Madison, WI (October 10, 2014) – Convergent Science, Inc. (CSI) hosted the first annual CONVERGE™ User Group Meeting (UGM) on September 22-26, 2014. Held in Madison, Wisconsin, the UGM consisted of three days of software training at their worldwide headquarters and a two-day meeting at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace. Over 140 users from across the globe represented organizations such as GM, Argonne National Laboratory, Caterpillar, Toyota, and several others. Keynote speakers included industry experts from Ford, Cummins, and Renault.

Convergent Science’s Vice President of Business Development, Dan Lee, opened the meeting with a presentation that outlined the past, present, and future of the organization. John Deur of Cummins followed with a well-received keynote on various challenges and solutions for combustion system design that served as a topic of discussion throughout the week.

Dan Lee, VP of Business Development, opening with Shifting the CFD Paradigm with CONVERGE: Past, Present and Future Roadmap

Dan Lee, VP of Business Development, opening with
Shifting the CFD Paradigm with CONVERGE: Past, Present and Future Roadmap


Between sessions, attendees were able to speak with colleagues and experts from CSI as they enjoyed live music performed by a classical guitarist. Additional highlights of the UGM consisted of networking events. Users took in the vibrant sunset views of Lake Monona and the state capitol on the Betty Lou Cruise. Cooper’s Tavern facilitated the final night of entertainment  with dinner, drinks, and trivia hosted by Geeks Who Drink.

Rob Kaczmarek, Director of Marketing Europe and Americas

Rob Kaczmarek, Director of Marketing
Europe and Americas

Director of Marketing for Europe and Americas, Rob Kaczmarek, was thrilled with the turnout saying, “We wanted to make this event about our customers and we felt the best way to do that was to organize training sessions, case study presentations, new software feature presentations, and networking events in a fun and open atmosphere, all while making it free to attend.” Kaczmarek went on to say, “Another goal was to open up the floor to our customers and ask, ‘How can we do better?’ and the customers were able to give us some valuable feedback.”

The overall purpose of the event was to provide a platform to educate users on various best practices and applications of CONVERGE™ through customer case study presentations and networking events. The CONVERGE™ UGM not only met the objective, but exceeded expectations and raised the bar for the engineering software industry.

For more information on the CONVERGE™ User Group Meeting 2014, pictures from the event, and the presentations please visit Next year’s UGM will be held in the Fall of 2015 at the Richard Childress Racing Facility in Welcome, North Carolina.

About Convergent Science, Inc.

Convergent Science, Inc., a world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, was founded in 1997. The Convergent Science headquarters are located in Madison, WI with additional locations in New Braunfels, TX, and worldwide distribution. Its flagship product, CONVERGE™, is revolutionizing the CFD industry. The groundbreaking technology removes the user defined mesh and implements an innovative new process that fully couples the automated mesh with the solver at runtime. This process combined with Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) is shifting the paradigm toward predictive CFD. To learn more, please visit

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About Convergent Science

Founded in 1997 in Madison, Wisconsin, Convergent Science is a global leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. Its customers include leading automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers, tier one suppliers, and professional motorsport teams.
Its flagship product, CONVERGE, includes groundbreaking technology that eliminates the user-defined mesh, fully couples the automated mesh and the solver at runtime, and automatically refines the mesh when and where it is needed. CONVERGE is revolutionizing the CFD industry and shifting the paradigm towards predictive CFD.
Published October 10, 2014