SolidWorks World – Just Ask!

"I would really like to go to SolidWorks World, but my boss would never let me take the time away from work."

"My company would never pay for it."

I hear these statements a lot.  What really surprises me though, is the answer to my follow-up question – "Have you asked?"  In a lot of cases, the answer is no.  My advice is always the same – just ask. 

Put together a strong case highlighting the technical sessions (training), the SolidWorks Partner Exhibit (tools), and the productivity gains ($$$).  Visit the SolidWorks World website and look over the agenda for sessions that can help increase your productivity, or download the Exhibitor Directory and look for companies with products that can improve your engineering or manufacturing processes. Research the airfare and accommodation expense, and make your pitch.  If you REALLY want to go, offer to trade a vacation day or two.  You might be surprised at the response.

If you’re still not convinced, let us ask for you. Follow this link, give us a little information, and SolidWorks will send your boss an information package that includes the advance program and a letter outlining the many benefits of attending SolidWorks World.  You just might get a surprise visit telling you to make some travel plans.

You’ll never know until you ask.

Richard Doyle
My official title is Senior User Advocacy & SolidWorks User Groups - but most people just call me "The User Group Guy". I've been a SolidWorks user since 1997, and was one of the founding members of the SWUGN Committee. Since starting the Central Texas SolidWorks User Group in 1999, my career path has led me to DS SolidWorks and a dream job supporting the SolidWorks User Group Network worldwide.
Richard Doyle
Richard Doyle