As noted in my FTC 16 CRF Part 255 notice on the sidebar of this website, the authors who contribute to this site are sometimes included in events where DS SolidWorks Corp. pays for expenses (such as conference passes or accommodations). We receive no payments (quid pro quo or otherwise) for any content of this website. In the case of SolidWorks World 2010, I (Matthew Lorono) received a Press Pass (which gives me access to most areas of Conference, including meals) and hotel accommodations, which allowed me to cover this event. However, it should be noted that I did not receive compensation for all of my normal experiences. Chris Saller, who also wrote about SolidWorks World 2010, did not receive anything directly from SolidWorks Corp., and only attended with a Guest Pass that he procured via a third party on his own. Each contributor is solely responsible for the content they add; at no time are we obliged to others for that content.
I did forget to add this information as a reminder during the SolidWorks World 2010 event this year. These types of notices are something that are now being enforced per FTC 16 CRF Part 255. This type of notice will now be integral to any blog postings where disclosure is necessary. As my long time readers may know, I am a believer in disclosure and I attempt to be almost painfully forthright about these kinds of details.