3DEXPERIENCE World 2020: Last-Minute Checklist

3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 at the City Music Center in Nashville, TN, is just a few days away. To make planning for the event a little easier, we’ve put together a checklist to help you maximize your time while in Nashville.

Can’t attend 3DEXPERIENCE World? Don’t worry. You can join the Facebook Live livestream  to catch up on all the action. Read this blog to learn more about the jam-packed streaming program offering up the best of what’s happening at the event.

Social Media

Follow along with the conversation, share your comments, ask questions, and see how your peers are reacting to the events as they unfold by following the hashtag #3DXW20.

Connect with us on social media. We’ll be rolling out content on all of our social channels during the event so bookmark these pages:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/solidworks

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/solidworks

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/solidworks

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/solidworks

You can access the 3DEXPERIENCE World website here.

The Mobile App

Download the 3DEXPERIENCE World mobile app to make the most of your time in Nashville. The app—available on iOs and Android—enables you to build your own agenda; search for sessions by topic, subtopic, role or industry; download and view session presentations; and provide session and presenter feedback.

Note: The 3DEXPERIENCE World app is available offline so it stores session, speaker and exhibitor data on your device do you view your schedule even without Internet service. Click here to download the app.

Meet fellow users at The Hive

Visit The Hive to grab a cup of coffee and a snack, catch up with friends, meet the User Advocacy team, network with User Group members, and learn more about the event from our Ambassador team. First-timers are especially encouraged to stop by The Hive to learn how to make the most of their event experience.

Make new friends and give or get valuable insights on how to get the most value out of 3DEXPERIENCE World’s vast offering of breakout sessions, events and exhibits. The Hive is located this year right across from the entrance to Hall D where the general sessions will take place on Level 3 of the City Music Center.


The registration area will be located at in Hall A1 Lobby on Level 3 of the City Music Center. Check in at the self-service stations to pick up your badge, conference materials and your very own 3DEXPERIENCE World t-shirt.

Hours will be:

Sunday: 7:00am – 7:00pm CT

Monday: 7:00am – 7:00pm CT

Tuesday: 7:00am – 7:00pm CT

Wednesday: 7:00am  -2:30pm CT

Welcome Reception

Join us on Sunday evening for a welcome reception in the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground in Hall B from 5:30pm – 7:30pm CT. This event, which marks the official kick-off for the event, provides the perfect opportunity to network with your peers, check out partner and SOLIDWORKS solutions and enjoy light refreshments.

Model Mania

Back for its 21th year, the Model Mania Challenge will give you a chance to display your talents to the greater SOLIDWORKS community. Model Mania pits user against user, and reseller against reseller, in a battle of wits to see who can model and analyze a part faster, more accurately, and more efficiently. Prizes will be awarded to our first, second, and third place winners. This year’s challenge will be a little different, learn how here.

Bash on Broadway

On Tuesday night, great music, libations, tasty food and fun are all on tap at our Special Event. Join us for the Bash on Broadway, a fun-filled street fest that includes some of the hottest bars in Nashville.

We will be taking over an entire block of Broadway for an exclusive party—just for 3DEXPERIENCE World attendees—with a dedicated beer garden offering amazing Southern-style food and drinks. We will also be offering exclusive access to some of Nashville’s coolest bars, including Blake Shelton’s Ole Red bar, Luke Bryan’s 32 Bridge bar, and Jason Aldean’s Kitchen and Rooftop Bar—all of which we are taking over for the night. Learn more about the special event in this blog.

Keynote speakers

Ready to be inspired? This year’s keynote presenters represent some of the most disruptive thinkers on the planet. The lineup represents thought leaders from a myriad of industries who will share their vision of how technology can be used to have a positive impact on the world around us. Learn more about this year’s lineup of speakers in this blog.

Other things to do in Nashville and surrounding areas

A lot of great music has come from Nashville for well over a Century.  As such, visiting Nashville practically requires you to see and experience at least some of this music history for yourself.  That’s not all you’ll find in Nashville, however.  Here’s some ideas to consider while you are in town for 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020.

Safe travels everyone and we’ll see y’all soon in Nashville!






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.