Introducing the SOLIDWORKS World 2016 Keynote Speakers

At SOLIDWORKS World, inspiration is essential. A main goal of the event is to put you in touch with thousands of peers to share ideas, explore new technologies, and gain a fresh outlook on product design. You should return home energized to try out the concepts you learned over four days. In addition to networking, each morning’s general session presentation provides inspiration from the leading minds in science, engineering, and technology.

The keynote lineup for SOLIDWORKS World 2016 includes a list of visionaries ready to provide you with new perspectives that will inspire your approach to design. This year, be prepared to hear from speakers with thoughts ranging from digitizing our world to exploring beyond our atmosphere. Check out the #SWW16 keynote speakers and register today for SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas, Texas, January 31 – February 3, 2016.

Here’s a preview of some of the exciting presenters that will change the way you view the future of product design:

Yves Behar, Designer

Yves Behar has produced some of the new millennium’s most coveted objects, like the Leaf lamp, the Jawbone headset, and the XO laptop for One Laptop per Child.

Peter Diamandis, Space Activist


Peter Diamandis runs the X PRIZE Foundation, which offers large cash incentives to inventors who can solve grand challenges, like space flight, low-cost mobile medical diagnostics, and oil spill cleanups.

David Pogue, Technology Columnist


David Pogue is the founder of Yahoo Tech having been groomed for the position by 13 years as the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. In addition to being a tech correspondent for CBS News, he’s also one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors, with titles in the “For Dummies” series and his own line of “Missing Manual” books.

Neil Gershenfeld, Physicist, Personal Fab Pioneer

As Director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, Neil Gershenfeld explores the boundaries between the digital and physical worlds.

In addition to the amazing keynote speakers, SOLIDWORKS World 2016 features more than 200 training sessions ready to teach you about the latest CAD tools and time-saving design tips. SOLIDWORKS World is the destination to be inspired and master new skills. Sign up today and join more than 5,000 of your peers at the largest gathering of SOLIDWORKS users on the planet.


Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.