Flekkefjord, Norway

Impetus Conference 2024

Join us at our third IMPETUS Conference in Flekkefjord for a journey of innovation from June 17 – 19 2024. We extend a warm invitation to witness the latest advancements in the IMPETUS simulation platform.

Since our 2022 conference, we’ve introduced an ultra-fast CFD solver, new interior ballistics functionality, an improved SPH solver, and enriched GUI features, including a cutting-edge fragmentation tool. Additionally, a new support platform is now in place, and a host of exciting Objects has been added to the IMPETUS Market. Most importantly, we eagerly await our community’s presentations of interesting work and simulation results.

Your participation is key to the success of this exceptional event. Save the date and join us for unforgettable days in Flekkefjord.

We meet once again in the beautiful surroundings of Flekkefjord on the southern Norwegian coast for three days of meetings, presentations, showcases and lively discussion with fellow Impetus users and contributors. As always we offer local attractions nearby and the finest locally sourced food! Join us for a great start to your summer holiday!

This year we also have the additional treat of accommodation on board a historic ship! A recently restored coastal ferry built in 1949, MS Sandnes has now been requisitioned for the Impetus conference! She can provide accommodation on board during the conference, and will take us for an evening midsummer cruise and dinner around the local area on day two. The ship will also provide transportation between Stavanger and Flekkefjord for those who wish an extended cruise!

MS Sandnes will provide transportation from Stavanger to Flekkefjord on Monday 17th June. Please note that the ship departs early at 08.00 so it would be prudent to ensure arrival well before this time. (Fee €30.00 per passenger).

Alternately, delegates can take public transportation (bus/train) or rent their own vehicles from the airport through the usual international providers. Impetus has also arranged a bus service from Stavanger Airport Sola which departs at 15.00 and arrives in Flekkefjord at 17.00.

This year Impetus will not handle accommodation as in earlier years except for stay aboard MS Sandnes which is arranged exclusively through us. Delegates have the option of staying at Grand Hotell or Maritim Fjordhotell and can use the promotional code provided in the registration email for a preferential rate of 1800 NOK per night. Payment is made directly to the hotel.

Local accommodation can also be found through Airbnb or at Egenes Camping. For those interested in a little luxury there is the option of Glamping at Kongshavn on the Island of Hidra, see www.opplevhidra.no for details.

08.00 – 15.00 The veteran ship MS Sandnes departs Stavanger. Registration required to join the coastal cruise to Flekkefjord.
(Fee €30.00 per passenger). Arrival 15.00.
15.00 – 18.00 Arrival of ship MS Sandnes to Flekkefjord.
Guests with reservations aboard the ship can check in to their cabins.
15.00 – 17.00 IMPETUS bus transport from Stavanger airport to Flekkefjord. Arrival 17:00 in Flekkefjord. 
15.00 – 18.00 Check in at hotels in Flekkefjord 
18.00 – 23.00 Reception and registration. Arranged by Grand Hotell

This is the first day of the conference and the highlight is the evening cruise with dinner aboard MS Sandnes. 

07.00 – 08.00 Breakfast at hotels/ship 
08.00 – 08.30 Registration & Coffee
08.30 – 11.50 Technical programme – IMPETUS only sessions 
11.50 – 12.00 Photo session
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch. Arranged by Grand Hotell
13.00 – 16.30 Technical programme 
16.30 – 18.00 Relax & refresh, prepare for evening cruise and dinner 
18.00 – 23.00 Midsummer evening cruise on the coast with veteran ship MS Sandnes. Aperitifs and dinner.
We can accommodate a limited number of guests so please register early.

MS Sandnes hosts us for a Midsummer evening cruise along the coast on the evening the first conference day, Tuesday 18th June, from 6pm – 11pm. Aperitifs and dinner are provided. Please book in advance!

This is the second and final programme day of the conference. The conference closing takes place in the afternoon. Impetus will arrange bus transport to Stavanger Airport Sola for “early leavers”. For participants leaving the next day, we offer several alternative evening arrangements to get better acquainted with our town. 

07.00 – 08.00 Breakfast at hotels/ship 
08.30 – 13.00 Technical programme 
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch. Arranged by Grand Hotell
14.00 – 16.00 Bus transport for ‘early-leavers’ to Stavanger airport. Arrival 16.00
14.00 – 17.00 Technical programme
17.00 – 23.00 No formal conference events in the evening, but we have the following suggestions:

  • Select from several restaurants in town
  • The bar at MS Sandnes will be open to participants
  • Rail biking on historical railway from 16:00. We will bring our guide.
  • Bus transport from 18:00 to Hidra island. We will bring a guide and visit the old fortress from WWII. Arrange your own dinner at ISBUA on Hidra. Bus returns 23:00 to Flekkefjord
  • Guided tour of historical city centre from 18:00
  • Kayak “crash-course” in the fjord from 18:00.

07.00 – 08.00 Breakfast at hotels/ship 
08.00 – 15.00 The veteran ship MS Sandnes departs Flekkefjord. Delegates and their guests can join this cruise back to Stavanger. (Fee €30.00 per passenger). Lunch will be served on board.
Arrival 15.00 in Stavanger
08.00 – 10.00 IMPETUS bus transport to Stavanger airport.
Arrival 10.00
18.00 – 17.00 Post-conference meetings.
17.00 – 19.00 IMPETUS bus transport to Stavanger airport.
Arrival 19.00

08.00 – 10.00 IMPETUS bus transport to Stavanger airport.
Arrival 10.00

Stavanger airport (SVG). Rent a car and drive to Flekkefjord (120 km – max 2 hours).

Drive to Hirtshals in Denmark and take the ferry to Kristiansand (approximately 3 hrs). Drive from Kristiansand to Flekkefjord (1.5 hrs).

See map below.

Delegates must arrange their own hotel accommodation. We have secured a reduced price for delegates at Grand Hotell and Maritim Fjordhotell of 1800 NOK (≈ €160) using the promotional code included in your invitation email.

Contact fredrik@grand-hotell.no or maritim@fjordhotellene.no for reservations before 17th May 2024.

Delegate passes cost €500 per person to cover reception, coffee breaks, lunch, dinner and social programme. Cabin bookings aboard the ship will be handled by us and we will notify each participant as soon as we have confirmation.

Registration form

We'll be in touch at a later date with important details regarding the event and payment details. Choices such as additional guests, cruise at MS Sandnes, bus transportation, and other events (railbiking, guided tours and kayak) will also be informed at this stage.

Deadline for registrations: 31 May 2024
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