3DEXPERIENCE World 2020: Call for Presentations and Training Agenda Updates

3DEXPERIENCE World? Yep, we’ve changed the name, and there is much more than that. I am happy to say that the impact is substantial, and in a very positive way. In fact next year in Nashville, attendees will be able to choose from 50 percent more training sessions than previous years, and with a much wider offering of learning experiences on the latest innovations in 3D Design, Data Management, Simulation, and Manufacturing.

Does this mean the number of available SOLIDWORKS training sessions you’ve attended in the past has increased?

Yes. In fact, we have indeed increased the number of sessions available in all of the SOLIDWORKS training disciplines, including: Academia, Data Management, Electrical and Electronics, Manufacturing, Mechanical Design, Simulation, and Visualization.

What’s with the additional 50 percent?

We’re extremely excited to join forces with other Dassault Systemes brands to offer  attendees a significant number of NEW sessions relating to Data Management (ENOVIAWORKS), Manufacturing (DELMIAWORKS, formerly IQMS), and Simulation (SIMULIAWORKS). As announced at SOLIDWORKS World 2019, these cloud-based solutions will be part of the 3DEXPERIENCE.WORKS portfolio, bringing you the power and breadth of 3DEXPERIENCE Platform with the simplicity and ease-of-use of SOLIDWORKS.

For example, in addition to learning about SOLIDWORKS Simulation, you’ll now also have the opportunity to explore additional Simulation products and training content from SIMULIAWORKS. Want to stick with the SOLIDWORKS-related content only? No problem.

How’d we do it?

With the expansion of content available at the event, we’ve also expanded to include additional classrooms to accommodate more training sessions.

What Else is Changing?

Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced? Prove it. 

Rather than ask our presenters to categorize their training sessions as Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced, we’d instead like for them to think about the audience they intend to speak to. Based on our robust SOLIDWORKS Certification Program, which certifications would most enable attendees to get maximum value from their session?

For example, a 60-minute session discussing advanced administration tools in SOLIDWORKS PDM would likely benefit a Certified SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Administrator (CPPA) more than a user who is not yet certified in the subject matter.

For more information on what these certifications represent, please visit www.SOLIDWORKS.com/Certification. We hope this change will also help you make the best decisions while choosing your training sessions. If you’re not already certified, we’ll continue to offering free certification testing on Sunday, February 9th, as part of your conference admission.

Session Sorting and Searching

To ensure you have a great session discoverability experience, we will now have the ability to tag sessions with multiple, searchable filters. You can choose to sort the training schedule by Discipline, Certification Level, Session Type, Session Length, and of course, by Brand/Product. If you know exactly what you’re looking for, you will also have the ability to search the agenda directly by keyword.

30-Minute Training Sessions

We’re excited to announce this year will launch our first-ever 30-minute training sessions. If you’ve ever attended one of our 22-minute webinars, you know that a LOT can be learned in just under a half hour. And don’t worry, 80 percent of sessions are still 60 and 90 minutes long. We had several goals in mind when choosing to go this route. First, with so much new content to explore on the training agenda, we wanted to make sure you had a short and sweet option to learn about content potentially outside of your comfort zone.

Additionally, we’ve heard you as you’ve requested more and more expert-level content. Combining the certification prerequisite recommendation with a 30-minute session opens up some extremely cool possibilities. By recommending all attendees are at minimum a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert, a presenter can then skip the introductory/how I got here part of the presentation, and jump right into the deep end. We’re eager to see what our presenters come up with.

Side note: for those of you who are selected to present in 30-minute slots, we’ll be running a couple of quick training sessions in December to make suggestions and answer any questions you might have.

Are these 30-minute sessions going to decrease the number of hours I can spend in a classroom?

No. In fact, the addition of these sessions also increased the number of training hours available to you overall.

Sounds awesome! When can I submit my presentation for consideration?

You can find the 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 Call for Presentations site here. We are looking for presentations focused on new topics that will provide useful learning tools to our attendees and are innovative in nature. Speakers must be dynamic, high-energy, and knowledgeable about the topic on which they are presenting. Before filling in your presentation details, be sure to watch this short video below, which discusses submission expectations and requirements in further detail. In the meantime, you can download the Call for Presentations Offline Form here so you can begin putting your awesome presentation ideas on paper.

 

Bottom line? As always, you’ll have the opportunity to develop, hone and expand your skills across the topics you find most valuable; but at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020, you’ll have not only more SOLIDWORKS training sessions to choose from, you will also have the option to explore additional topics and expand your horizons as you see fit. With the more than 350 technical and hands-on sessions to choose from, we’re sure there’ll be something for everyone.

Rachel Diane York

Rachel Diane York

Community and User Advocacy Manager at SOLIDWORKS
I was the founding member of the Tech Valley SOLIDWORKS User Group and a huge fan of our fantastic Community. I've taught and provided technical support for SOLIDWORKS as well as presented at many user group events. In my spare time I enjoy: billiards, reading, and playing video games. Please feel free to reach out!
Rachel Diane York
Rachel Diane York