Don’t Miss the Captivating Keynotes at SOLIDWORKS World 2019

SOLIDWORKS World 2019 is fast approaching: February 10–13, 2019 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Everyone has a different reason for coming to this event, but many come with one mission in mind: to be inspired.

Whether you’re looking to be creatively inspired by new technology from our 100+ partners, or seeking to advance your career by picking up new skills—or both—you’ll be glad you joined us at SOLIDWORKS World 2019. One way that you will be truly inspired is to hear this year’s stellar lineup of keynote speakers that will are sure to motivate you long after you leave Dallas.

This year’s keynote speakers include:

Astronaut Leland Melvin

Talk about a resume that’s out of this world. Leland is the only person in history to catch a pass in both the NFL and in space, where he served as a mission specialist on Space Shuttle Atlantis. Leland cut his teeth at the NASA Langley Research Center, creating optical fiber sensors for measuring damage in aerospace vehicles, later running NASA Education, co-chairing the White House’s S.T.E.M. Education Task Force, and chairing the International Space Education Board (ISEB).

Stuart Constantine

Stuart is a co-founder and managing partner of Core77, a New York-based publishing company focusing on the design industries. He oversees financial and technical operations for,,, and various partner sites. With 10+ years of experience in the technology industry with particular emphasis on interactive design, industrial design, product development, and management, Stuart brings a 360° perspective to 3D design, from creative ideation to manufacturing execution.

Jim McKelvey

Chances are good you’ve run across a Square device, especially if you’ve recently visited a food truck or mobile small business. The tiny piece of plastic that allows you to accept credit cards on your smartphone is all over the US and recently landed in Australia. Square was co-founded by Jim McKelvey, alongside Jack Dorsey—the co-founder of Twitter—who have grown the company to more than 2,500 employees and a valuation of $20 billion.

Jim has also written the world’s most widely read book on glass art, The Art of Fire. His industrial design work is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. And we haven’t even mentioned Jim’s open-model programming education nonprofit, LaunchCode.

There’s still time to register for this year’s event so don’t miss this year’s largest gathering of SOLIDWORKS users and experts. Come to SOLIDWORKS World 2019 to improve your SOLIDWORKS skills to fast-track your career and become inspired to put those skills to work and develop the world’s best new products.

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.