AltiumLive 2018: Annual PCB Design Summit

San Diego

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Why Attend?

Learn, connect, and get inspired at this 3-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.

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  • 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 the latest technologies Altium has to offer.
  • 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.

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This year’s agenda includes an optional educational day on Oct. 3, where attendees can choose from 12 Altium University Courses with 3 Tracks or an all-day High-Speed Design Course. The main AltiumLive Summit is Oct. 4-5 with industry keynotes, professional development courses, technical presentations and more!

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Ticket Options

2-Day AltiumLive Summit Oct. 4-5, plus an additional day of learning with University Day or High-Speed Design Day courses on Oct. 3.

2-DAY SUMMIT KEYNOTES + TRAININGS + TECHNICAL SESSIONS & MORE!Altium University Day + 2-Day SummitAll-Day High-Speed Design Course + 2-Day Summit
Summit Pass
Standard Access
Summit Plus
Standard + Hotel
University Plus
Standard + University Day
University Premium
Standard + University Day + Hotel
High-Speed Plus
Standard + High-Speed Design Day
High-Speed Premium
Standard + High-Speed Design Day + Hotel
Main Summit AccessLearn, 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.
Industry Keynote SessionsGain insight into EDA trends with exciting keynotes from industry icons and design experts.
User Technical SessionsGrow your design expertise by seeing how other Altium users overcome design challenges.
University Course SessionsAdd an additional training day and exploit the full potential of Altium Designer through 12 University Day Courses. Altium Applications Engineers will highlight specific industry topics in each session to strengthen your design skills and broaden your understanding of key Altium Designer functionality.
High-Speed Design with Lee Ritchey
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Add an additional 1 day High Speed Design course, How to Design Very High Speed Differential Pairs with Lee Ritchey, and get an intimate look at the technical aspects of managing differential pair signal paths. You’ll learn how to successfully maintain signal integrity in high-speed designs from an industry expert Lee Ritchey.
Robot Build ChallengeBuild a robot with other engineers and designers in a fun and exciting robot challenge competition. Guaranteed to be a good time.
Event MealsEnjoy delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the event and dine with other engineers, designers and event guest speakers.
Venue ParkingDay and overnight parking is included with your event pass.
Hotel Room BookingReceive a hotel room booking at the world class Loews Coronado Bay Resort, as an AltiumLive guest for the length of your event.
Book Signing with Happy Holden
Printed Circuits Handbook, Seventh Edition
Join us for Happy Hour with Happy Holden and receive the world's leading guide to printed circuits — completely updated to include the latest tools, technology, and techniques. Network with AltiumLive Speakers and other engineering professionals and get your book signed by Happy Holden, too!

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Frequently asked questions

What’s new for AltiumLive 2018?

AltiumLive 2018 now has an extra day of learning on Oct. 3rd, where attendees can choose from 12 Altium University Day Courses or the all-day High-Speed Design Day Course. These two options run in parallel and require an upgraded ticket.

Where do I enter my promo code?

The promo code can be added to the bottom of your registration form after you select your ticket type.

Can I purchase a ticket only for the Educational Day?

No, unfortunately the educational day is an add-on day that must be purchased with the Summit Pass.

Is my ticket refundable?

No, your ticket is not refundable but can be upgraded to another package.

Can I upgrade my ticket to a Plus or Premium ticket?

Yes as long as supplies last. Please send an email to and we’ll send you a link to upgrade your ticket online. You will just need to pay the difference of the new ticket.

I purchased a ticket that included a hotel booking. When will I receive my hotel confirmation?

You will receive hotel confirmation directly from the hotel within 72 hours of purchase.

Is the High-Speed Design Day Course included in the University Day Courses?

No, the High-Speed Design Day Course is a separate ticket and is not part of the University Day Courses.

Can I attend any of the University Day Courses?

Yes, as long as you have a University Day Course Ticket, you can join any of the University Day Courses.

How do I select my courses or sessions?

When course registration is available, you will receive an email with a link to pre-register for your courses or sessions. Pre-registration will get you first available seating to the session or course.

Can I add more room nights to my hotel stay?

Yes, you can add more room nights to your hotel stay by contacting the hotel directly. To book your room for AltiumLive 2018 call 1-800-235-6397 and mention our group name: Altium, Inc. Hotel discount rates are only valid until Sept. 11, 2018, based on room availability.

Will I get a copy of the presentations or recordings?

Yes, presentations and recordings will be available after the summit. You will be notified after the summit with an email when they are available.

Are there any group discounts?

Yes, we are happy to provide a group discount of 20% for 5 or more attendees. Please send an email to to receive your promo code.

Have additional questions?

Please contact us at and we are happy to help.

Travel & Accommodation

The event will take place at the award-winning Loews Coronado Bay Resort. This beautiful waterfront resort is located near all of San Diego's main attractions and available now for a special discounted rate for all event attendees.

Book your room online or call 1-800-235-6397 and mention our group name: Altium, Inc.​

Hotel discount rates are only valid until Sept. 11, 2018, based on room availability

How To Get To The AltiumLive 2018

Please plan to fly into San Diego International Airport (SAN). We recommend the Super Shuttle which can be accessed outside of baggage claim near the “Ground Transportation” area. A shuttle is available from the airport for the cost of $16.00/person one-way. For more information, please contact Super Shuttle directly at 619-591-0303.

Alternatively, taxis are available outside of baggage claim for $35-40 one-way. This may be an economical option if you are sharing transportation with another traveler. Total ride time is approximately 20 minutes.

Merge onto CA-75 S via Exit 14A toward Coronado. Turn left onto Orange Ave/CA-75. Continue to follow CA-75. Turn left onto Coronado Bay Rd. Turn left to stay on Coronado Bay Rd. Arrive at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, 4000 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado, CA.

Hotel parking is included in your ticket price

Overnight Guest Self Parking

Guests will receive a ticket at the parking gate when they first enter the resort and can present it to the Front Desk at check-in as they will be asked if they have a car on property. After visiting the Front Desk, guests can park in the underground structure in/around one of the buildings that corresponds to their guestroom.

From that point on, guests will only need their room key to enter/exit the parking gate at the front of the resort and their Self-parking charges will automatically be routed to the master account for the nights specified.

Valet parking is not included.  If valet parking is used, the guest's credit card will be charged with the room. 

Daily Guest Self Parking

Guests will receive a ticket at the parking gate when they enter the resort and can self-park in the underground garage or around the perimeter of the hotel.

They will need to visit the valet podium and mention they are with Altium before leaving the hotel each day. They will be given a sticker to place on their ticket which they will need to exit the resort. 

There are no in/out privileges.



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