It hardly seems like all the much time has gone by since SolidWorks World 2009. E ven during our current recessed economic times, SWW09 proved to be unexpectedly successful, with a larger than expected attendance. It’s now time to begin thinking about SolidWorks World 2010 (SWW10)! Date: January 31 – February 3, 2010 in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Each person may have their own reasons to consider attendance. High any list should be the vast quantity and quality of the so-called Breakout Sessions. SolidWorks topics are thoroughly covered from beginner to advanced levels in pretty much any area, with a large number of industries represented. In the past couple of years, I’ve attended Breakout Sessions covering sheet metal, API and macros, project management, data management, PLM/PDM, solid modelling solutions, design tables, solid modelling methodology, photoworks, tips & tricks, etc. I have been thoroughly surprized at just how much I’ve been able to take back with me from each SolidWorks World. Check out the SolidWorks World 2009 Video Highlights.
For many of us, attendance can be difficult to justify to our company. SolidWorks World offers some resources and cost savings. There is help on the SWW10 website that provides content you can use when writing a justification letter to management. This year, more information is available, including a video that can be used as part of your overall presentation to management.
When it comes to costs, Full Conference Passes have not changed in price from last year. Early registration is rewarded with 20% off the price of the Full Conference Pass. As a bonus, special pricing is available with the 3 Full Conference Passes for the Price of 2 program. And, as usual, CSWP’s get an additional $100 off their Full Conference Pass.
When you attend, one thing you’ll get a sense of is the supportive SolidWorks based community. On the front lines, you’ll find the SolidWorks employees are readily accessible at SolidWorks World, with many of them giving presentations. One thing that SolidWorks employees know all to well is that almost every user has something to say about SolidWorks. The SolidWorks Bloggers will be in full force, providing coverage, insight and information from a unique vantage point. Many experienced users will be on hand to share their knowledge, and perhaps even learn a thing or two themselves. Overall, the atmosphere is friendly. You’ll be able to strike up a conversation with just about anyone. I personally look forward to meeting SolidWorks Blog readers!