SWUGN Summit – Philadelphia. Let's Set a Record.

The SOLIDWORKS User Group Network began hosting the SWUGN Technical Summits back in 2006, and since then more than 70 events have been held in various cities around the US and the world.  Attendance has varied depending on the location, and some cities have turned out in force for one of these local events.

Minneapolis leads the way with a record attendance of 187 back in 2013, and State College (PA) comes in second at 160 attendees.  Chicago attracted 140 in 2013, and Nashville has averaged 102 people over 4 events.

There have been some less than stellar turnouts as well.  Of the 15 people that registered and attended this year in Des Moines, not a single attendee was actually from Des Moines.  One of our attendees, Allen Schmitz from Power Test, Inc. drove more than 6 hours from Madison, Wi to attend.

I enjoyed all the different presentations that you had there on Thursday. I learned quite a bit and I believe it made it worth driving the 6 hours I did to come to it.”

I’ll never forget the first event we held in Dallas back in 2007. A total of 10 people showed up, but we didn’t let that detract us from the reason we were there – to learn more about SOLIDWORKS, to share some knowledge, and to meet some new people.

And that’s exactly why we hold these events – learning, networking, friends, and fun!

Today I’m throwing out a challenge to all SOLIDWORKS users in Philadelphia, Valley Forge, West Chester, and Doylestown.  The same challenge goes out to Wilmington, Trenton, and Baltimore – let’s make this the highest attended SWUGN Technical Summit in history.  We have a great lineup of presenters, and a first-class list of sessions, ten in all.  You will also get breakfast and lunch along with free parking.  All for only $40.

Pass this information along to colleagues, suppliers, customers, or anyone else that would like to learn more about SOLIDWORKS, meet some great people, and have some food and fun.  I hope to see more than 200 of you at the event.


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