This year, the the PEARC Conference was completely virtual for the first time due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
PEARC20 still put on a great conference, as great as ever. PEARC is for everyone who works to realize the promise of advanced computing as the enabler of seamless creativity. Scientists and engineers, scholars and planners, artists and makers, students and teachers all depend on the efficiency, security, reliability and sustainability of increasingly complex and powerful digital infrastructure systems. If your work addresses these challenges in any way, PEARC18 is the forum to share, learn and inspire progress.
Prior to 2017, XSEDE has hosted an annual conference for its members and interested colleagues. In 2017, XSEDE visionaries recognize the need to broaden the scope of such a conference to be more inclusive of the overall advanced computing community. The result was the first conference to address "Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing".