Coming in January: SOLIDWORKS World 2008, the 10th Anniversary Edition
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CONCORD, Mass., Dec. 5, 2007 - The largest annual worldwide 3D CAD event will only get bigger this January when more than 4,000 SOLIDWORKS users, partners, employees, and media representatives descend on San Diego for the 10 th anniversary of SOLIDWORKS World: SOLIDWORKS World 2008.
The SOLIDWORKS World 2008 International User Conference & Exposition, themed "Inspired to Design," takes place Jan. 20-23, and will offer more technical training and networking opportunities than ever before. There will be presenter-packed general sessions, more than 150 in-depth training sessions, 200 new products in the 9,000-square-foot Product Design Showcase, and upwards of 100 innovative solutions in the most expansive Partner Pavilion yet: all providing learning and networking opportunities to help SOLIDWORKS® software users design better products.
"SOLIDWORKS World is where brilliant people and ideas converge, inspiring everyone to design products that solve problems in new and better ways," said SOLIDWORKS Corporation CEO Jeff Ray. "As it was 10 years ago, SOLIDWORKS World is a place to capture information, develop new skills, make valuable contacts, and leave energized to make contributions to our businesses and our quality of life."
Keynote speakers include:
Dr. Don Norman, author of "Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things." He will focus on Human-Centered Design. In 2006, Dr. Norman joined Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Thomas Edison in receiving the Benjamin Franklin Medal from the prestigious Franklin Institute. He holds a Lifetime Achievement Award from the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI).
Dr. Robert Ballard, director of the Center for Marine Exploration at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Dr. Ballard is a marine explorer, engineer, and geologist famous for discovering the downed HMS Titanic, the World War II German Battleship Bismarck, and the World War I passenger liner Lusitania . He designed the popular submersible camera "ANGUS" and co-engineered "Jason," a remotely operated vehicle that explores the interiors of sunken ships.
These are just two of the speakers who will inform, inspire, and entertain attendees from the main stage. As always, the general session will include the popular sneak preview of the next edition of SOLIDWORKS products, in this case SOLIDWORKS 2009.
Featured activities at SOLIDWORKS World
From the Agenda:
There will be more technical training sessions than ever covering a broader range of subjects, including tips and tricks for every user, additional advanced content, special focus areas (sheet metal, weldments, and advanced modeling), design validation sessions, and more. These sessions give attendees the tools they need to more quickly design truly distinctive high-quality products, and get the most out of their investment in SOLIDWORKS software.
Education and certification activities include pre-conference sessions where attendees can take Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) and Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) exams at no charge. Successful candidates will join the ranks of the documented SOLIDWORKS elite.
Exhibit Hall Attractions:
The Partner Pavilion is the single largest worldwide gathering of SOLIDWORKS Partners. More than 100 companies will showcase the latest solutions for expanding the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS software, providing a unique opportunity to learn and network. Live demonstrations will take place in the Certified Partner Theater. New this year are valuable prizes for attendees who explore the Partner Pavilion, including a Lenovo Thinkstation Workstation S10. Visit the SOLIDWORKS World Web site (www.solidworks.com/swworld) for more details.
The Product Design Showcase will feature an astonishing array of products designed in SOLIDWORKS, including a scale model of a hydrogen fueling station in Norway and a next-generation warehouse solution that uses robots to deliver pallets or cases to workers. There will be multimedia displays, hands-on interactive exhibits, and many opportunities to talk to the designers.
Popular Birds-of-a-Feather lunches will bring together the SOLIDWORKS community every day of the conference by industry, software functionality, and geography. These have proven to be valuable and fun opportunities to expand professional networks within one's field or region.
This year's Special Event is the SOLIDWORKS World Block Party, featuring food, drink, activities, restaurants, and shopping, exclusively for SOLIDWORKS attendees, in the hottest few blocks of the city's popular Gaslamp Quarter. Nightclubs, pool halls, and European-inspired eateries promise to make for an unforgettable evening of fine dining and entertainment.
"SOLIDWORKS World 2008 is a unique event guaranteed to energize and inspire," said Rainer Gawlick, SOLIDWORKS Corporation's vice president of worldwide marketing. "If you're using, distributing, or reporting on SOLIDWORKS software, you're part of this unique SOLIDWORKS community, and your attendance is valuable for yourself and the community as a whole."
A full conference pass is $995 with a $100 early bird discount through Dec. 14. Attendees can save more by sending three people from the same company for the price of two full conference passes. For more information, visit www.solidworks.com/swworld.
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