AltiumLive 2019: The Hat Trick

Judy Warner
|  Created: July 30, 2019  |  Updated: November 5, 2020

In October 2019, the third and largest AltiumLive: Annual PCB Design Summit will be held in San Diego (October 9-11) and Frankfurt (October 21-23). When we first began AltiumLive, we had a simple vision: to help PCB design engineers Learn, Connect, and Get Inspired. So, we built an AltiumLive community which included industry experts, PCB design engineers, supply chain professionals, students, and inspiring innovators that are altering the landscape of our world. And just because we thought it would be fun--we threw in an epic robot build-and-battle! Would this vision resonate with design engineers and the industry? Only time would tell when we launched the first AltiumLive in October 2017.

Almost three years later this conference has become the only one of its kind--dedicated exclusively to PCB design. It has nearly doubled in size each year, making 2019 a perfect AltiumLive hat trick. Along the way, attendees have assumed an ownership stake in the annual summit and continually inform the programming each year. (And, yes, the robots are back and better than ever!) Watch the AltiumLive 2018 Recap Video here.

So what does AltiumLive 2019 have in store this year? Let’s begin with University Day, which is the (optional) first day of the event. 

University Day: 

  • In both the San Diego and Frankfurt locations you may choose from 12 breakout sessions related to best practices in Altium Designer. This where designers can hone their design skills and receive a certificate of completion from Altium. 

  • In parallel, there are two full-day courses in each location. 

  • In San Diego, Rick Hartley will host a EMI Day course where he will talk about EMI and noise control. 

  • Concurrently Gary Ferrari will host the DFM Day course where he will teach designers how to design for manufacturing.

  • In Frankfurt, Rick Hartley will host EMI Day again, teaching the same material as San Diego.

  • Happy Holden, a retired PCB Technologist and author of The HDI Handbook will be hosting HDI Day, a full-day course on HDI.

  • University Day will conclude with a kick-off reception with special featured guests in each location.

Main 2-Day Summit: (San Diego: Oct 10-11) (Frankfurt: October 22-23)

At the heart of AltiumLive is our main 2-Day summit. Over two days, attendees will enjoy the following:

  • 4 Industry expert keynote speakers in each location:

    • San Diego: Robert Feranec, Bob Martin, Eric Bogatin and Joe Grand

    • Frankfurt: Rick Hartley, Happy Holden, Jeremy Blum, Carl Schattke

  • 6 Two-hour Professional Development Courses taught by industry experts and Altium Technical Staff

  • 8 Technical Presentations by Altium users and Supply Chain Professionals

  • Cocktail Reception, Dinner and Robot build-and-battle (Day one)

  • Altium Keynote: Looking Ahead to 2020 (What’s coming in Altium Designer 20 and Altium 365)

  • ConnectLive: Sponsor and Expo area, Altium Demo booths and Altium Store

  • Concluding Remarks and Raffle

We invite you to join the most engaged and passionate community of industry experts and electronics professionals at AltiumLive in San Diego and Frankfurt in October.

Please visit the AltiumLive 2019 website for full details. You can register now and save $125.00 USD (Euros 125) by using the EARLYBIRD promo code on the registration page BEFORE August 8. 

Space is limited in both locations. University Day courses sell out quickly. 

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego and Frankfurt where we will Learn, Connect, and Get Inspired together soon!

About Author

About Author

Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry for over 25 years. She has a background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing, focusing on Mil/Aero applications. 

She has also been a writer, blogger, and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, PCB007 Magazine, PCB Design007, PCD&F, and IEEE Microwave Magazine, and an active board member for PCEA (Printed Circuit Engineering Association). In 2017, Warner joined Altium as the Director of Community Engagement. In addition to hosting the OnTrack Podcast and creating the OnTrack Newsletter, she launched Altium's annual user conference, AltiumLive. Warner's passion is to provide resources, support, and advocate for PCB Design Engineers worldwide.

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