NCSA's Director Ed Seidel welcomes the attendees. The symposium took place at the Illinois Conference Center in Champaign, IL. Bill Kramer moderates a session. NCSA's Private Sector Program hosted a dinner  for the symposium attendees and the attendees of the annual private sector meeting. 2014 Blue Waters Symposium Touring Blue Waters at the National Petascale Computing Facility. Taking a close look at Blue Waters Bill Gropp from the University of Illinois presents his Blue Waters research. 2014 Blue Waters Symposium Paul Woodward, University of Minnesota, speaks to a full room. 2014 Blue Waters Symposium attendees Charlie Seife gives the keynote The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation hosted a dinner Allerton Park and Retreat Center. Blue Waters Graduate Fellows Wen-Mei Hwu leads a working group on Many-Core Computing. 2014 Blue Waters Symposium 2014 Blue Waters Symposium Karen Tomko from the Ohio Supercomputer Center presents her research. 2014 Blue Waters Symposium Charlie Catlett, Argonne National Lab, gives a plenary talk Bill Kramer, Blue Waters Project Director University of Illinois President Robert Easter kicks off the Blue Waters Symposium. 2014 Blue Waters Symposium 2014 Blue Waters Symposium 2014 Blue Waters Symposium GLCPC 2013/2014 President Joe Paris, Northwestern University and Cristina Beldica, Blue Waters Executive Director 2014 Blue Waters Symposium