SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2017 Are You Ready?

It’s calm Sunday morning before #SWW17.  But in a few hours, 1000’s of SOLIDWORKS customers, value added resellers and partners will be here.  So too will come the researchers, educators, and students.  If you are new to SOLIDWORKS WORLD, there is an education track just for you.

First download the SWW17 Mobile App so you can find  your schedule, events and maps. The SOLIDWORKS World Mobile App is available for both Apple iOS and Android devices.

On Sunday afternoon, come to the Tailgate party (yes Go Pats! but it will be fun for everyone).  Then move into the Product Showcase and the Partner Pavilion where the party will continue.

I’ll be with students from UCLA Baja and FSAE teams on Sunday night in the product showcase.

There will also be students from the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy and the National Robotics League with student teams Bad Kitty,  Beaumonsters, Fast Electric Robots and Least Worst Robotics.

You will see Robo Rumble a live battle of combat robots highlighting engineering design and manufacturing right on stage at General Session Day 2.

SOLIDWORKS World is fortunate to feature great educators from all disciplines and grade levels speaking at the breakout sessions, like Cynthia Jourgensen, CSWP, presenting on the methods she developed to make education simpler and faster. Just select “Education” as the category on your SWW17 Mobile App. There are talks on curriculum, SOLIDWORKS Academic certification, job ready skills and more.

Session ID Title Speaker Institution
4047 Project-Based Learning with SOLIDWORKS Elise Moss Laney College
4282 Experiential Learning: Engaging Students in SOLIDWORKS Design Projects Rudy Ottway Murray State University
4348 How educator’s can develop designers Jennifer Miles WALKER VALLEY High School
4447 The Bronze Doors Project @ The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Matthew Cummins The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
4671 Speak your mind! What needs to change with CAD education? Jeremy Clark IRTC
4696 CSWA- Improving Student Success Rates Cynthia L Jourgensen Solano Community College
4717 Incorporating SOLIDWORKS into a 9-12 STEAM Curriculum Paul Clinton Cherokee Trail High School
4843 SOLIDWORKS for Large Scale Collaborative Design Amir Abo-Shaeer Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy
4846 Develop your own tutorials: learning approaches for engineering education David Nobes University of Alberta


Check out the learning paths in IOT, Additive Manufacturing, and Subtracting Manufacturing for continuing education certificates.

Tuesday afternoon it is all about entrepreneurs join us for the National Hardware Cup West Coast Regional February 7 at 4:00 pm PST. During the competition, six hardware startups will pitch to local venture capitalists and investors live in front of attendees for a spot to compete in the National Finals for a $50,000 grand prize investment. Get the scoop here.

And of course there is SOLIDWORKS Student Day on Wednesday for local area students to see the latest in innovation and technology.

Of course Network.Network. Network all while learning about SOLIDWORKS and having fun.  There are SOLIDWORKS User Group Leaders here from you community to help you too.

If you can’t come this time don’t worry, General Session is streaming live all three days.  Register here!


Hope to see you soon.  Marie


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard