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The Third Open Force Field Consortium Workshop

Posted on 25 Feb 2020 by Karmen Condic-Jurkic


The in-person meeting in Boston has been cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak. Please save the dates (May 4-5, 2020) for the remote meeting. More details coming up soon. If you want to join the remote meeting, please fill out the form below.

We are excited to announce the Third Open Force Field Consortium Workshop on May 4-5, 2020! This time we meet in Cambridge, MA and the venue has been generously provided by Pfizer, Inc. This workshop will be held just before the 2020 Workshop on Free Energy Methods in Drug Design, held on May 6-8, 2020 at the Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research, which is within a walking distance from Pfizer.

The primary purpose of the event is to gather the Consortium members and collaborators, provide the latest updates and discuss future directions. Talks presented at the meeting will be recorded and shared online with accompanying slides. Remote participation will be enabled via videoconferencing. If you are interested to attend, but currently not involved in Open Force Field Initiative, you are welcome to register using the form below. However, please note that the venue has limited capacity and that the Consortium members and early registrants will be given priority. We will do our best to accommodate all interested parties.

Details at a glance

  • Date: May 4 - 5, 2020

  • Location: Pfizer, Inc. 1 Portland St, Cambridge, MA 02139

  • Organiser: Karmen Condic-Jurkic <>

  • Host: Xinjun Hou (Pfizer)

  • Last updated: 2020-02-25


Coming up soon.


Please note that we do not have a block of rooms booked in a specific hotel. Several hotels close to the venue for both workshops are listed below. The indicated prices show an approximate rate per night for each hotel for the conference days. Early booking is recommended.

Note: This hotel is at the Alewife end of Red Line subway. It is walkable to the subway station, then 15-20 minutes train to Kendall Square or Central Square.