Wrapping Up the 2011 SWUGN Technical Summits

Just a couple of hours from now I'll be standing in front of a room full of people, talking about SolidWorks User Groups, SolidWorks World, and the SWUGN Summit – Tampa.

The 2011 SWUGN Technical Summits were very successful.  We started the year in Birmingham, England, and made stops in Phoenix, Kansas City, Boise, Minneapolis, Detroit, Nashville, Las Vegas, and now Tampa.  The Minneapolis event set a record for attendance with 184 people, and we had more than 100 people in Nashville and Kansas City.  The first ever event in Detroit attracted 98 SolidWorks users.

The SWUGN Technical Summits wouldn't be possible without the presenters, and SolidWorks users stepped up this year in big numbers.  Thanks to the following people for their contributions:

Dan Loader, Kevin Clouden, Adam Hartles, Graham Bloom, Jon Doyle, Neil Cooke, Jerome Marget, Anna Wood, Doug Landers, Dave Zamora, Phil Sluder, Devon Sowell, Lou Gallo, Patrick Rainsberry, Sal Lama, Mike Puckett, Wayne Tiffany, Charles Culp, Ed Eaton, Lynnette Sabatka, Brian Reel, Adrian Fanjoy, Darrel Lampley, Idris Trainer, Jeff Osman, Ryan Okelberry, Blake Young, Norm Nguyen, Dan Aalbers, Ryan McCain, Matt Morgan, Mike Spens, Reza Tabatabai, Greg Jankowski, Jenn Oster, Dan Podzimek, Tim Gorski, Amos Avery, Rob Jensen, Brian Lindahl, Chris Narveson, Dan Bovinich, Jason Raak, Mike Garvelink, Micheal Beem, Ken LaVictor, Darin Grosser, Lars Christensen, Jeff Cope, Avelino Rochino, Elton Smith, Ricky Jordan, Gary Hall, Brian McElyea, Steve Uptain, Rustin Webster, Jeremy Clark, Nicole Walden, Brad Williamson, Lyle Fisher, John Milbery, Toby Robinson, Randall Bock, Aaron Magnin, Keri Prasky, Casey Gorman, Keith Huber, Dan Wilson, Carl Scheible, Steve Brown, and Mark Lyons.

The 2012 SWUGN Technical Summit schedule is being developed now, and we'll annonce all of the 2012 cities at SolidWorks World 2012.

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