CEED Third Annual Meeting

August 6-8, 2019

Virginia Tech



CEED will hold its third annual meeting August 6-8, 2019 at Virginia Tech in Goodwin Hall 155. The goal of the meeting is to report on the progress in the center, deepen existing and establish new connections with ECP hardware vendors, ECP software technologies projects and other collaborators, plan project activities and brainstorm/work as a group to make technical progress. In addition to gathering together many of the CEED researchers, the meeting will include representatives of the ECP management, hardware vendors, software technology and other interested projects.


If you plan to attend, please register no later than June 30. The registration fee for the meeting is $60, payable at the door in cash or check upon arrival at the meeting. The fee covers snacks and refreshments each day as well as a CEED T-shirt.

Meeting Agenda

To be announced.

Lodging Options

The Inn at Virginia Tech is a 10-minute walk from the meeting. CEED attendees are eligible for a group rate of $139.00/night for the nights of August 5-8 while rooms are available. To reserve a room at that rate, click here.

Other lodging options adjacent to campus:

The following hotels are further away (30-35-minute walk) but are still relatively close to campus. Attendees can drive (5 minutes; see below for information about parking) or take Blacksburg Transit (BT) to get to the meeting. The HWA and HWB bus routes (schedule PDF) connect the stop nearest these hotels (Plantation/Prices Fork) with the one nearest the meeting (Old Security Building/Stanger/Old Turner). Note that BT will be operating on reduced service schedules during the summer break.

Getting to Blacksburg

The nearest airport to Blacksburg served by major commercial airlines is the regional airport in Roanoke (IATA symbol ROA), which is about 45 minutes away by car. Other nearby airports include Lynchburg (LYH, 1 hour and 30 minutes), Greensboro (GSO, 2 hours and 30 minutes), and Charlotte (CLT, 3 hours).

Driving Directions from Roanoke Airport: From the airport's main entrance, turn right onto Aviation Dr. and exit immediately to westbound VA-101 / Hershberger Rd. Then, exit to I-581 N and follow signs to I-81 S toward Bristol. Proceed on I-81 S for about 25 mi. and then take exit 118-B to US-460 W toward Christiansburg and Blacksburg. After about 9 mi., exit to Prices Fork Rd., following signs to downtown. Campus is to the right following the intersection at University City Blvd.

Buses and Shuttles from Roanoke Airport: The Smart Way Bus runs between Roanoke Airport and the Squires Student Center on campus. The fare is $4.00 one way, payable to the driver in exact cash. The Roanoke Airport Transportation Service operates shuttles between Roanoke Airport and Blacksburg that can drop passengers off at the Inn at Virginia Tech, the Holiday Inn, or the Squires Student Center. Reservations (required) can be made by calling 1-800-288-1958.


Parking is available on campus at the North End Center Garage, from which it is about a 5-minute walk to the meeting venue. There is a daily fee. Alternatively, one can acquire (also for a fee) a visitor's campus parking permit at the Visitor Center. Goodwin Hall is immediately adjacent to Perry Street Lot 3. Further information about parking on campus may be found here.


For questions, please contact the meeting organizers at ceed-meeting@llnl.gov.


We gratefully acknowledge support for this meeting from the Virginia Tech College of Science and Department of Mathematics.