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Day 1

February 4, 2018
07:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Registration
08:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Application Engineer Workshop

The Application Engineer Workshop is a technical presentation focusing primarily on post-sales topics for a variety of products for a VAR audience only (no customers are permitted).  Content is presented plainly and directly from subject matter experts with ample opportunity for discussion, questions, and the occasional entertaining disagreement.  You can register for this session through during the registration process.

09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
CAD Manager's Boot Camp

CAD managers!  Join us as we guide you through the entire journey of deploying and administering SOLIDWORKS software.  We’ll introduce you to resources that will help increase the productivity of your SOLIDWORKS users.  Members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support team will share best practices based on their experience working with companies just like yours.

10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
SOLIDWORKS Certification Exams

The Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) is turning 20 at SOLIDWORKS World 2018! Way back in 1998, we introduced the very first version of the CSWP exam. Since then, nearly 35,000 people have earned the right to call themselves a CSWP.  To celebrate the 20th birthday of this certification, we’re doing something very special for attendees of SOLIDWORKS World 2018. We’ve been working on the fifth version of the exam for a few months, and will have it ready to launch for the first time in Los Angeles. On Sunday February 4th, we’ll debut the latest version of the exam to attendees who have signed up to take the exam at the conference. To make it even more special, we’ll only be offering the CSWP exam that day, and it will come with some extra perks available only at SOLIDWORKS World 2018. First, a special 20th anniversary edition of the certificate will be issued. Along with that, we’ll have a goodie bag full of 20th anniversary CSWP merchandise for those who pass the exam. But be aware that these special items will only be available to those who take and pass the exam at the conference in Los Angeles. Open testing spots are limited to the first 240 people that complete their conference registration, and is limited to customers only, so be sure to register for the conference early and grab one of the spots! What if you already have a CSWP? You’re original CSWP will always remain, and this will just give you a more recent dated certificate to display along with your old one, so feel free to sign up!  We hope to see you in Los Angeles for what’s sure to be an exciting sequel!

01:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Reseller Exclusive Preview
01:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Welcome Reception

Kick off your SOLIDWORKS World 2018 conference experience by joining us while we celebrate our 20th anniversary at the Welcome Reception located in the South Hall H and J. Network with your peers as you preview over 100 exhibitors, and enjoy light refreshments.

03:00 PM to 07:00 PM
SOLIDWORKS Certification Exams

The Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) is turning 20 at SOLIDWORKS World 2018! Way back in 1998, we introduced the very first version of the CSWP exam. Since then, nearly 35,000 people have earned the right to call themselves a CSWP.  To celebrate the 20th birthday of this certification, we’re doing something very special for attendees of SOLIDWORKS World 2018. We’ve been working on the fifth version of the exam for a few months, and will have it ready to launch for the first time in Los Angeles. On Sunday February 4th, we’ll debut the latest version of the exam to attendees who have signed up to take the exam at the conference. To make it even more special, we’ll only be offering the CSWP exam that day, and it will come with some extra perks available only at SOLIDWORKS World 2018. First, a special 20th anniversary edition of the certificate will be issued. Along with that, we’ll have a goodie bag full of 20th anniversary CSWP merchandise for those who pass the exam. But be aware that these special items will only be available to those who take and pass the exam at the conference in Los Angeles. Open testing spots are limited to the first 240 people that complete their conference registration, and is limited to customers only, so be sure to register for the conference early and grab one of the spots! What if you already have a CSWP? You’re original CSWP will always remain, and this will just give you a more recent dated certificate to display along with your old one, so feel free to sign up!  We hope to see you in Los Angeles for what’s sure to be an exciting sequel!

Day 2

February 5, 2018
07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Registration
07:00 AM to 08:15 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM to 10:00 AM
General Session | THINK: FUTURE
  • Gian Paolo Bassi – Welcome and SOLIDWORKS Update
  • Bernard Charles – Dassault Systèmes Vision
  • Kishore Boyalakuntla – Design to Manufacturing Update
  • Richard Doyle – SWUGN Awards
  • Neri Oxman – The Cycle of Creativity How to Innovate & Collaborate Across Diverse Disciplines

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10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Break
10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Partner Pavilion Open

The SOLIDWORKS World 2018 Partner Pavilion is the largest worldwide exhibition of SOLIDWORKS partner solutions. It showcases the latest and greatest products and services, while providing a unique opportunity to network with partners, resellers, and other users. Be sure to stop by the Partner Pavilion to discover the many amazing partner products in the SOLIDWORKS community.

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Reseller General Session
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions

To ensure you get the absolute most out of your time at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 you can choose from a wide variety of breakout and hands-on session that are specifically geared towards you and your interests. Browse the list of breakout sessions and register now.

12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Lunch
01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
Breakout Sessions

To ensure you get the absolute most out of your time at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 you can choose from a wide variety of breakout and hands-on session that are specifically geared towards you and your interests. Browse the list of breakout sessions and register now.

02:45 PM to 03:45 PM
Breakout Sessions

To ensure you get the absolute most out of your time at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 you can choose from a wide variety of breakout and hands-on session that are specifically geared towards you and your interests. Browse the list of breakout sessions and register now.

03:45 PM to 04:30 PM
Break
04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Breakout Sessions

To ensure you get the absolute most out of your time at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 you can choose from a wide variety of breakout and hands-on session that are specifically geared towards you and your interests. Browse the list of breakout sessions and register now.

04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
SOLIDWORKS User Group Network Summit

The SOLIDWORKS User Group Network invites you to join over 100 user group leaders and officers at the annual SWUGN meeting at SOLIDWORKS World. We’ll look back at some of the history and some of the people responsible for creating the greatest user community in the CAD industry. Additionally, you’ll hear from some very important guests. If you would like to hear more about SWUGN, learn about the benefits of belonging to a local SOLIDWORKS user group chapter, and have some fun in the process, then join us at this special Monday afternoon meeting. The 19th Annual SWUGN Meeting will be held in 151.

06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Evening Reception

Join us in the Partner Pavilion for the Event Reception to discover the many amazing partner products in the SOLIDWORKS community and the opportunity to network with partners, resellers, and other users all while enjoying some hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

Day 3

February 6, 2018
07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Registration
07:00 AM to 08:15 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM to 10:00 AM
General Session | THINK: INNOVATION
  • Suchit Jain – Innovation from Schools to Streets
  • Michel Jagemann – Engineering the First Independently Developed Supersonic Jet
  • Kyoungchul Kong - Wearable Robots That Help People Walk Again
  • Suchit Jain - Partners and Technology Initiatives
  • Kishore Boyalakuntla – IOT Update
  • Brent Bushnell – The Art of Engagement

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10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Break
10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Partner Pavilion Open

The SOLIDWORKS World 2018 Partner Pavilion is the largest worldwide exhibition of SOLIDWORKS partner solutions. It showcases the latest and greatest products and services, while providing a unique opportunity to network with partners, resellers, and other users. Be sure to stop by the Partner Pavilion to discover the many amazing partner products in the SOLIDWORKS community.

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Reseller General Session
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions

To ensure you get the absolute most out of your time at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 you can choose from a wide variety of breakout and hands-on session that are specifically geared towards you and your interests. Browse the list of breakout sessions and register now.

12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Lunch
01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
Breakout Sessions

To ensure you get the absolute most out of your time at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 you can choose from a wide variety of breakout and hands-on session that are specifically geared towards you and your interests. Browse the list of breakout sessions and register now.

02:45 PM to 03:45 PM
Breakout Sessions

To ensure you get the absolute most out of your time at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 you can choose from a wide variety of breakout and hands-on session that are specifically geared towards you and your interests. Browse the list of breakout sessions and register now.

03:45 PM to 04:30 PM
Break
04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Breakout Sessions

To ensure you get the absolute most out of your time at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 you can choose from a wide variety of breakout and hands-on session that are specifically geared towards you and your interests. Browse the list of breakout sessions and register now.

07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Special Event - Beach & Brews

From Santa Monica to Malibu, Venice to Laguna, the beach is the place to be in Southern California. Get into the spirit with us for an evening of Beach & Brews at the L.A. Live Event Deck on Tuesday, February 6, from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
 
Sample some local California cuisine, grab a drink and spend some time networking with friends, old and new. There will be games, live music, dancing and more—you won’t want to miss it!  The evening will also feature the mad scientists, artists, inventors, and storytellers from Two Bit Circus as they showcase some of their most popular games!  All full conference attendees are welcome to join. And if you have a guest that doesn’t want to lose out, no problem, just make sure to purchase an upgraded ticket.
 
The L.A. Live Event Deck entrance is located at the corner of Georgia and West Streets (just behind the Microsoft Theatre). Transportation will be provided from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM for guests staying at the hotels on the daily hotel shuttle route. This includes the Westin Bonaventure, The LA Hotel, Omni Los Angeles, Millennium Biltmore, Hilton Checkers and the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown. Guests staying at the Marriott Courtyard, JW Marriott LA Live, Luxe City Center, or Residence Inn LA Live are within an easy one- to four-minute walk.
 
Please remember to wear your conference badge; badges and photo ID are required for entry.  Large bags, purses and backpacks (anything larger than 14”x14”) are not allowed in the L.A. Live Event Deck.

Day 4

February 7, 2018
07:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Registration
07:00 AM to 08:15 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM to 10:00 AM
General Session | THINK: NEXT is NOW
  • Suchit Jain – Celebrating the Community
  • Kishore Boyalakuntla – Product Updates
  • - Designer to Analyst Update
  • - Distributed Data Management
  • Mark Schneider – Model Mania
  • Joseph Hiura and Robert Andrew Johnson – SOLIDWORKS in Entertainment
  • Kurt Anliker and team – SOLIDWORKS 2019 Preview
  • Gian Paolo Bassi – Close

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10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Break
10:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Partner Pavilion Open

The SOLIDWORKS World 2018 Partner Pavilion is the largest worldwide exhibition of SOLIDWORKS partner solutions. It showcases the latest and greatest products and services, while providing a unique opportunity to network with partners, resellers, and other users. Be sure to stop by the Partner Pavilion to discover the many amazing partner products in the SOLIDWORKS community.

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Reseller General Session
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions

To ensure you get the absolute most out of your time at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 you can choose from a wide variety of breakout and hands-on session that are specifically geared towards you and your interests. Browse the list of breakout sessions and register now.

12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Lunch
01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
Breakout Sessions

To ensure you get the absolute most out of your time at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 you can choose from a wide variety of breakout and hands-on session that are specifically geared towards you and your interests. Browse the list of breakout sessions and register now.

01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Reseller Regional Meetings
02:45 PM to 03:45 PM
Breakout Sessions

To ensure you get the absolute most out of your time at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 you can choose from a wide variety of breakout and hands-on session that are specifically geared towards you and your interests. Browse the list of breakout sessions and register now.