SAVE THE DATE! AltiumLive 2018 will be held in San Diego, California and Munich, Germany in October 2018.
SAVE THE DATE! AltiumLive 2018 will be held in San Diego, California and Paris, France in October 2018.
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AltiumLive 2017: Annual PCB Design Summit

North America

San Diego

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
October 3–4, 2017

Why Attend?

Learn, connect, and get inspired in this 2-day event featuring live workshops, professional development courses, and exciting industry keynotes to help you achieve success through every stage of the PCB design process, from concept to finished product.

  • Learn how to master your design tools with in-depth professional development courses
  • Gather tips & tricks from designers at top technology companies
  • Find out how other engineers are overcoming common PCB design challenges
Get Inspired
  • Gain insight into EDA trends with exciting keynotes from industry icons
  • Be the first to get hands-on experience with Altium Designer 18, NEXUS, and more
  • Discover new solutions from our partners in the technology expo
  • Network and learn from industry peers from all over the world
  • Interact with the Altium R&D team to find answers to your questions
  • Compete with other engineers in a friendly design challenge while supporting a great cause


  • 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
    Registration Open
  • 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
  • 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
    Executive Welcome Message
  • 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    Altium Designer 18 Product Launch
    Multi-board editing, a 64-bit engine, and a brand new user interface
  • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Industry Keynote: Dan Beeker
  • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    Technical Breakout Session of your choice:
    • How Lifecycle Management made my life easier by Ed Weaver
    • How to Design Boards That Work the First Time by Robert Feranec
    • Altium Vault and the PCB: The GOOD the BAD and the UGLY by John Watson
  • 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
    Lunch and Expo
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Industry Keynote: Max Seeley
    Senior Electrical, PCB, and Manufacturing Engineer, 3M Corporate R&D, DSG
    PCB Layout Starts in the Schematics
  • 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
  • 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
    Technical Breakout Session of your choice:
    • Flex and Rigid Flex: Design Best Practices and Cost Drivers by Tara Dunn
    • Simplifying Design Data Management in a Serial World by Linda Mazzitelli
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Cocktails and Dinner
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Robot Team Design Challenge and Battle
  • 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
  • 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
    Day 2 Welcome
  • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Altium NEXUS Product Launch
    The all-new, system-level design tool built to bring team collaboration, data and process management to the next level.
  • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
    Industry Keynote: Carl Schattke
    Lead PCB Design Engineer, Leading Electric Automobile Manufacturer
    Advanced Altium Designer Productivity Tips
  • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Technical Breakout Session of your choice:
    • Accelerating 3D PCB Editing & Operations by Marc Alfonso (presented by Ben Jordan)
    • Altium and the SKA (Square Kilometre Array) by Omer Maghoub
    • Variants and Project Parameters by David Carmody & Randy Clemmons
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    Lunch and Expo
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
    Technical Breakout Session of your choice:
    • The Benefits of Grid Systems in Board Design by Susy Webb
    • Cable Design Options Using Altium by Seth Siegel
    • The Four Pillars of PCB Design for Creating a Successful IoT Product by Hieu Duong
  • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    Industry Keynote: Happy Holden
  • 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
    Raffle and Closing Remarks

Meet our Keynote Speakers

The “Father” of HDI

Presentation Overview
Lead PCB Design Engineer,
Leading Electric Automobile Manufacturer

Presentation Overview
Senior Electrical, PCB, and Manufacturing Engineer
3M Corporate R&D, DSG
Presentation Overview

Travel & Accommodation

The event will take place at the award-winning Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. This beautiful waterfront resort is conveniently located next to all of San Diego's main attractions.

To book your room for AltiumLive 2017, click here or call 1-877-313-6645

HOW TO GET TO AltiumLive 2017

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa is approximately 6 miles from San Diego International Airport (SAN). Shuttle service is available through the hotel starting at $12. Uber and taxis are also available for hire. If you plan on renting a car from the airport, please see visit the Transportation Information page for more details.

From I-5, take the Sea World Drive exit and head west. Turn right on East Mission Bay Drive and follow past the park. The resort is located ¾ mile down on the left.

The hotel is offering conference attendees discounted overnight parking at $15 per day. For daytime parking, the discounted rate is $5 for up to 18 hours.

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