With less than 2 weeks to go until Accelerate 2015, we're now putting the final touches on this event. If you're on the fence about coming in person, here are just 3 great reasons why you should consider coming out to Boston Sept 1-2nd. If you just can't make it out to join us, hold on until the end to find out how you can still take part and stay up-to-date from the office!
1. Companies are coming together to share experiences
Accelerate 2015 is aimed at helping those who are interested in learning strategies for improving the way they bring products to market. Attendees will have a chance to attend 4 of 12 sessions led by customers who are coming with their own set of experiences and advice. You'll hear from startups who faced the challenge of quick growth, large global companies that found it difficult to collaborate across continents, and companies who came to understand the necessity of embracing new technology, and have gone looking for new software to help solve common business challenges. More importantly, each session will include a discussion amongst the audience, so you'll get the chance to share your own challenges, and learn from others who have been in a similar position.
Wall Art from last year's Accelerate event
2. You'll learn about the future of making products (which is now).
With new technology such as advanced 3D printing, cloud-based software and internet-connected products coming at us left and right, it's hard to deny that the way we make products and interact with customers is changing. As a company, we embrace these changes and seek to share our vision with all who will listen. That's why the theme of this conference is "The Future of Making Things." You'll hear about it from our VP of Cloud Platforms, Scott Reese during the keynote session, from industry analysts, and customers who have begun considering how the way they do things need to change, and what new technology can help make it happen.
3. If you're interested in PLM 360, or are a user, we're there for you.
If you're looking for a PLM tool, you'll learn a lot about PLM 360 from customers, and the Autodesk reps will be there onsite ready to talk or answer any questions you may have. If you're already a PLM 360 fan, you'll learn best practices, have access to our Support and Development teams, and get a sneak peek at what's coming in product!
Not only is this event a chance to network with peers, hear from industry analysts and ask your Autodesk questions, but it should also be a pretty good time. What better place to talk manufacturing challenges and PLM than the beautiful city of Boston? If you'd like to come join us, you can still register, but be sure to do so quickly, as passes are limited.
For those of you who just can't make it out to Boston - you can register now to view the Day 1 Keynote speech live from your office. Also, follow our official event hashtag #XLR8PLM - check back in to our Accelerate landing page on September 1st for a feed of live tweets from the event!
- Kim Stout, Community Manager