Program & Registration Details


The program has been finalized and it has the following structure. Each lectern presentation should take 18 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions/answers (23 minutes total). Each Poster should have a 36-inches height and a 48-inch width. We will provide the easels and the boards/clips. The posters should printed on standard non-laminated/non-glossy papers in order to be held on the boards.

Presenters must coordinate with the conference organizers and the session chairs in order to provide a soft-copy of their presentations/posters before the start of each session. This can be done through sending an email with the presentation/posters attached to the session chairs or the conference organizers ahead of the conference for additional flexibility.

Download a PDF or Excel complete version of the program.

Additional information regarding the conference “app” and the wireless access among other details may be found in the conference welcome package.


Wednesday 19 July

 16:00  Distribution of Registration Materials
 17:00  Welcome Reception
 20:00  End of Day


Thursday 20 July

7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Plenary Session/Key Note Speaker (3 presentations)
10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 Track 1 & Track 2 (4 presentations)
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Track 1 & Track 2 (5 presentations)
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Poster Session 1 (18 posters)
17:30 Group Picture/Free Social Time


Friday 21 July

7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Track 1 & Track 2 (4 presentations)
10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 Track 1 & Track 2 (4 presentations)
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Track 1 & Track 2 (4 presentations)
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Poster Session 2 (18 posters)
17:00 Preparation for Social Event
18:00 Social Event – Buffet on the Potomac River (Social Event Brochure)

Saturday 22 July

7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Track 1 & Track 2 (4 presentations)
10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 Track 1 & Track 2 (5 presentations)
12:30 End of Conference


All conference attendees must register prior to the conference, preferably by July the 3rd ,2017. There is no on-site registration. Personal badges will be provided to identify registered participants. Conference packet pick-up for all registrations may be done at the conference reception desk on July the 19th and July the 20th of 2017. The registration desk is located at the Science and Engineering Hall B1 Level (next to Lehman Auditorium: 800 22st Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20052, USA).

The registration desk is in operation during the following hours:

  • Wednesday, 19 July 20174 pm – 8 pm
  • Thursday, 20 July8 am – 5 pm

Participants with full registration will receive admission to the conference breakfasts, luncheons and the main social event, a Cruise on the Potomac River. The full registration will also cover the transportation costs to the social event and the TGF 2017 Book to be published by Springer after the conference.

The following registration rates will be applied:

Early Bird Registration (before 19 June, 2017):
Standard registration USD 550
Student registration (Master and PhD) USD 450

Late Registration (after 19 June, 2017):
Standard late registration USD 650
Student late registration USD 550

If you plan to bring guests to the social event, a separate 135 USD will be needed per guest and the guest should be registered through the registration portal.

If you are registering as an early bird registrant, a registration code “EARLYBIRD” will be applied to the full “650” USD default registration rate with a 100 USD discount (valid until June 19, 2017).

For students registering as early bird registrants, please remove the above default code and replace it by the code “EARLYMSPHD“. This will allow a 200 USD discount that is valid until June 19, 2017.

After June 19, students may apply the registration code “STUDENT100” to receive a 100 USD discount from the standard 650 USD registration rate.

Finally, if you plan to bring a guest to the social event, please register the guest and apply the discount code “PLUSONE” by June 19. This will bring the registration cost to 135 USD to cover the social event costs.

Conference abstracts’ presenters must register by May 29 to guarantee their abstracts’ inclusion in the TGF 2017 Program. The organizing committee encourages the registration of one presenter per abstract to avoid any conflicts in presentation timing.

For VISA letters, please do not hesitate contacting us early on at and answering the VISA letter requirement question through the registration portal. The organizing committee has already started issuing such letters for added convenience.

Looking forwards to seeing you in July!