SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Special Event Preview

SOLIDWORKS World is a great place to learn new skills, network with peers and get inspired to create great designs, but we would be remiss not to mention that it’s also a place to cut loose and have some fun. One place where fun is near certainty is at the Special Event, taking place Tuesday night, February 7th, from 7:30- 10:30 pm (PT).

This year’s Special Event will be a block party taking place on the New York City Street backlot of Paramount Pictures StudiosTM in Hollywood. You will most likely recognize the backlot as scenes from many well-known TV shows, such as Seinfeld, This Is Us, Mad Men, Castle, Glee, Marvel’s Agents of Shield, This is Us and NCIS-LA,  as well as movies, such as Austin Powers, Forrest Gump,  Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Suicide Squad have been filmed in this famous locale. If you’ve ever thought about creating a fan film or episode paying homage to one of your favorite pieces of pop culture, this is your chance to relive the classics! At the very least, you’ll have an excuse to reference Seinfeld for the better part of three hours (not that you needed one).

The block party will feature live music, arcade games, performance artists, and lots of amazing food and liquid libations (which will certainly help reenacting great moments from the big and small screen – especially those involving Mad Men). Don’t miss this event. It will be a memorable one!

Transportation to and from the event will be available. Busses will leave the L.A. Convention Center at 6:45pm for those staying at the JW Marriott, Residence Inn, Courtyard, and Luxe City Center hotels, or attendees not staying at the conference hotels. For those staying at the Hilton Checkers, the LA Hotel, Millennium Biltmore, Omni LA, Sheraton or Westin Bonaventure, transportation will depart directly from these hotels at 7 pm.

Barb Schmitz

Barb Schmitz

Senior Marketing Communications Manager at SolidWorks
Barb Schmitz is a Senior Manager in Marketing Communications with BA in Journalism and over 30 years of experience in the CAD software industry. She started her career as a journalist covering technology and served as an editor for several leading industry publications for over 20 years. Besides being a sleuth of tech, she is a loyal dog owner, travel bum, mom, lover of hoppy IPAs, red wine, and alternative music lover living in the great city of Chicago.