For those of you who are reading this and also live on this side of the Atlantic in the good ole’ USA you’re probably like me and don’t give much though to what is going on abroad. We spend our 40 hour+ week, 8 hours a day with our nose to the grindstone creating CAD models, making drawings or making widgets on our 3D printers. Every November we pack up our bags and head to Las Vegas for the CAD nerd mecca we call Autodesk University. Autodesk crams in a weeks worth of classes, fancy presentations and so much information it leaves our head spinning well into January. By springtime we’re already thinking about the next trip to Vegas and starting to plan ahead for it.
Well, why wait until November to absorb all that CAD nerd goodness when DEVELOP3D Live is right around the corner in March. Whoa you say… what is this DEVELOP3D Live I speak of? This year It’s March 26, 2015 in Warwick, England. Now before you stop reading and flip back to the YouTube video of the guy talking like Karl from Slingblade at a Starbucks drive-thru just because I said it was in England… hear me out.
The one day conference is free and with a round trip airline ticket costing around $1,500, it’s quite a reasonable jaunt across the ocean to take in how the other half does things with a nice vacation in the folds as well.
DEVELOP3D LIVE 2015 will feature four conference streams, covering all bases of product development technology – from 3D modelling, design visualisation and simulation to 3D printing, manufacturing and workstations.
The conference also hosts a packed product showcase full of over 60 exhibitors such as AMD, Autodesk, Delcam, Dell, FlowHD, HP, Luxion, Siemens PLM and Solidworks.
This year DEVELOP3D Live will have an abundance of impressive speakers such as Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk. Jon Hirschtick, CEO of OnShape and founder of Solidworks. Kevin Schneider, Sr. Product Line Manager for Emerging Products and Technology at Autodesk, and many others.
I have attended all d3d events for the past three years. I find it one of the best independent events in the industry.
– Kevin Schneik, Director of Product Management For Fusion 360 at Autodesk. (@schneik80)
Not convinced yet? (Gosh, you’re a hard sell.) Check out some of the videos from past DEVELOP3D Live events. I’ll even save you a click… you can watch one right here. Enjoy!
If Carl Bass isn’t enough to convince you… then watch Al Dean, Editor-in-Chief of DEVELOP3D Magazine convince you.