2010 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

GAFOE 2010 - Invited Participant Information

We look forward to your participation at the 2010 German-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, to be held April 23-25, 2010, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Meeting Format

The symposium runs from Friday morning through Sunday lunch. In order to achieve the objectives of the program, we ask that you attend all sessions of the entire symposium. This meeting is unlike other meetings you may attend where it is possible to pick and choose the sessions in which you wish to participate. In addition to showing consideration toward all the speakers, who have worked hard preparing for this meeting, you will reap the maximum benefit from the symposium by participating fully in both the formal sessions and informal events over the course of the 2-1/2 day meeting. There is a welcome reception/registration on Thursday evening at the Doubletree Hotel Oak Ridge.

Posters: In addition to the technical talks given at the symposium, attendees will have an opportunity to present their work in an afternoon poster session on Friday, April 23. These posters will be displayed throughout the meeting and provide an opportunity for every participant to share information about his/her work. The material presented can be on posters, but could also include - particularly for those from industry - videos, demonstrations of devices, etc.  (Please let us know in advance if you plan to use any sort of device.) Unfortunately, NAE does not have funding available to cover the cost of poster production.  If this is a factor, the information can be presented on individual sheets of paper.  Tacks will be provided.  Display board dimensions are 48"x 48".

Tours: We will be providing technical tours of some of the labs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on the afternoon of Saturday, April 24.   Additional information about the tours will be given at a later date.


The meeting will be held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It is served by McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in Knoxville, which is about 25 miles away.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
One Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
T: (865) 574-4160


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Doubletree Hotel Oak Ridge.  The negotiated rate is $90 per night plus an applicable 14.75% tax. Because we have a group reservation, we will collect hotel information from you and submit it to the hotel. Please do not contact the hotel directly to make a reservation. In the near future, we will post a travel form for indicating your lodging needs.

Doubletree Hotel Oak Ridge
215 S. Illinois Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
T: (865) 481-2468


The Doubletree Hotel Oak Ridge is located 30 minutes from McGhee Tyson Airport and five miles from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Travelers will need to take a cab from the airport to the hotel. Transportation between the hotel and Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be provided each day so rental cars are not needed.  The final session on Sunday morning will be held at the Hilton Hotel-Knoxville Airport to facilitate departures.  Bus transportation from the Doubletree Hotel Oak Ridge to the Hilton Hotel early Sunday morning will be provided.  For information regarding ground transporation to and from the airport, please go to www.tys.org.