MFEM Community Workshop

October 20, 2021

Virtual Meeting



The MFEM team is happy to announce the first MFEM Community Workshop, which will take place on October 20, 2021, virtually, using WebEx for videoconferencing. The goal of the workshop is to foster collaboration among all MFEM users and developers, share the latest MFEM features with the broader community, deepen application engagements, and solicit feedback to guide future development directions for the project.


If you plan to attend, please register no later than October 6th. There is no registration fee. WebEx details will be distributed to participants prior to the event date.

Meeting format

Depending on the interest and user feedback, the meeting will include the following elements:

Workshop participants are encouraged to join the MFEM Community Slack workspace to communicate with other MFEM users and developers before, during and after the MFEM workshop.

The meeting activities will take place 7:45am-2:45pm Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7):

Wednesday, October 20

Time (PDT, GMT-7) Activity Presenter
7:45-8:00 Welcome & Overview Aaron Fisher
8:00-8:30 The State of MFEM & Roadmap Tzanio Kolev
8:30-9:00 Recent Developments Veselin Dobrev
9:00-10:00 Applications/Demos, Session I
(20 mins each)
3 Speakers TBD
10:00-10:30 Break All
10:30-12:30 Applications/Demos, Session II
(20 mins each)
6 Speakers TBD
12:30-1:00 Break All
1:00-2:00 Applications/Demos, Session III
(20 mins each)
3 Speakers TBD
2:00-2:30 Breakout Sessions - Electromagnetics
- Fluids
- Structural Mechanics
2:30-2:45 Wrap-up & Contest Winners Aaron Fisher

Simulation and Visualization Contest

We will be holding a simulation and visualization contest open to all attendees. Participants can submit visualizations (images or videos) from MFEM-related simulations. The winner of the competition (selected by the organizing committee) will receive an MFEM T-shirt. We will also feature the images in the gallery.

To submit an entry in the contest, please fill out the Google form.

Alternatively, you may email your submission to, including your name, institution, a short description of the simulation (the underlying physics, discretization, application details, etc.), and visualization software used (GLVis, ParaView, VisIt, etc.).


For questions, please contact the meeting organizers at