May 19-23 2014 • Washington, D.C.

We are pleased to announce Accelerate2014, the 2014 Accelrys User Group Meeting. Join your colleagues in Washington, D.C., May 19-23 at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Washington, D.C. for a five-day, interactive event that will provide attendees with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Accelrys’ broad scientific informatics offering.
Register early and take advantage of heavily discounted pricing.

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CEO Address

Keynote Speaker

David B. Agus, MD

In his presentation entitled “The End of Illness,” Dr. Agus will offer insights into powerful new technologies that promise to transform medicine. With a blend of storytelling, landmark research and provocative ideas, he will provide an eye-opening perspective not only on how individuals need to care for themselves but also on how scientists must develop the next generation of treatments and cures.

Dr. Agus is professor of medicine and engineering at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and heads the USC Westside Cancer Center and the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. His honors and awards include the American Cancer Society Physician Research Award, a Clinical Scholar Award from the Sloan-Kettering Institute and the 2009 Geoffrey Beene Foundation’s Rock Stars of Science Award. His book, “The End of Illness,” was a New York Times #1 bestseller and international bestseller. His most recent work, New York Times best-selling “A Short Guide to a Long Life,” was published by Simon & Schuster in January 2014.


Accelerate 2014 includes training, plenary and breakout sessions. Hands-on training workshops are available to anyone that registers for the All-Access Pass for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. The Plenary Session features the Accelrys Executive Team, Bernard Charles, CEO of Dassault Systems and industry keynote speakers. Over 120 presentations on Thursday and Friday. View agenda.

What to Expect

Accelerate2014 is an exclusive five-day event featuring:

  • 2.5 days of hands-on training workshops
  • A plenary session featuring presentations from Accelrys executives, industry analysts and other keynote speakers
  • Two days of focused breakout sessions highlighting customer presentations across all our business segments
  • Opportunities for useful and informative discussions for product steering committees and segment interest groups

The conference provides Accelrys customers with the opportunity to:

  • Network and learn from their colleagues
  • Meet one-on-one with Accelrys product experts and executives
  • Become more proficient with Accelrys tools through hands-on training
  • Learn about new and upcoming software releases
  • See how Accelrys products and services integrate with partner solutions

What's New In 2014

With a strong focus on education and training, Accelerate2014 will help you become more proficient with the Accelrys tools you already have and learn about new Accelrys solutions that accelerate products from research to manufacturing.

In response to attendee requests from previous years, we are providing more than 15 hours of dedicated networking time (breakfasts, breaks, lunches and evening receptions) for informal dialog with colleagues and Accelrys experts.

Call For Papers

User presentations are an essential part of the success of Accelerate2014. If you are interested in being considered for a presentation, please submit a title and brief abstract describing the system you are using and its application to by Friday, March 28, 2014. Registration fees will be waived for all confirmed speakers.

Who Should Attend

Accelerate2014 is designed specifically for Accelrys customers and partners with an interest in improving the efficiency, productivity and business impact of laboratory operations across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemicals, food and beverage, consumer packaged goods and energy industries.

Next Steps

Register Now to secure your spot at Accelerate2014. The conference will begin with hands-on training workshops at 8am on Monday, May 19 and end at 1pm on Friday, May 23.
More details will become available soon.