The celebration kicked off with an official program on the 8th floor. This included presentations of Simula's history and insprirations for the future, and the official opening of Simula's new headquarters by Prof. Mari Sundli Tveit, CEO of the Research Council of Norway. This program also included the dedidation of Simula's 8th floor lecture hall to the late Professor Hans Petter Langtangen (HPL Lecture Hall), and the awarding of the Researcher of the Decade to Prof. Olav Lysne, inrecognition of his fundamental contributions to the development of Simula.
Following the official program, guests mingled through out Simula's new offices spaces, meeting with researchers and hearing about Simula's current activites. The celebration ended with a formal dinner in the HPL lecture hall.
20 years after Simula was established as a company it is an organization employing more than 200 people doing high-quality work within information and communication technology. Simula's mission remains the same: to benefit society by solving important problems in science, educating the next generation, and developing profitable tech enterprises.