AltiumLive 2019: Annual PCB Design Summit

San Diego

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Oct 9-11, 2019

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Oct 9-11, 2019

Loews Coronado Bay
Resort, San Diego, CA

Oct 21-23, 2019

Sheraton Frankfurt
Airport Hotel

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.



  • Gain deeper insight into sound design principles from leading industry experts that will enhance your design success
  • Gather tips & tricks from designers at top technology companies
  • Find out how other design engineers are overcoming common design challenges


  • Network and learn with industry experts and peers
  • Meet with Altium staff and R&D professionals to find answers to your questions and help inform future releases
  • Discover new solutions from our industry partners in the technology expo area

Get Inspired

  • Unleash your creativity by spending 3 full-days with fellow design engineers
  • Get inspired by startups and students teams that are driving the next generation of technology
  • Share in Altium’s vision for connected, collaborative design and manufacturing

See what AltiumLive 2018 was like

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This year’s agenda includes an optional educational day on Oct. 9th, where attendees can choose from 12 Altium University Courses with 3 Tracks or one of two all-day Specialty Courses. The main AltiumLive Summit is Oct. 10-11 with industry keynotes, professional development courses, technical presentations and more!

October 9th
Optional Education Day
Option 1: University Day Courses
Track 1: Simulation & Analysis
8:00 - 9:50

Analyzing your PCB’s Power Distribution

John Magyar
Track 2: Component Management
8:00 - 9:50

Getting Started in Altium Concord Pro

John Watson
Track 3: Advanced Features
8:00 - 9:50

Tips & Tricks: Routing Techniques

Derek Jackson
10:00 - 11:50

Simulating your Design in SPICE

Derek Jackson
10:00 - 11:50

How to Efficiently Manage Your Components

John Watson
10:00 - 11:50

Complete Design Documentation

Jamey Larocque
1:00 - 2:50

Verifying your PCB through MCAD Collaboration

Jamey Larocque
1:00 - 2:50

Managing Project Data

John Watson
1:00 - 2:50

Advanced PCB Design Approaches

John Magyar
3:00 - 4:50

Impedance Calculations Made Easy

John Magyar
3:00 - 4:50

Organizing your Libraries Effectively

John Watson
3:00 - 4:50

Tips & Tricks: Rules and Queries

Derek Jackson
6:00 - 7:30

Welcome Reception: Meet the Speakers

Option 2: EMI Day with Rick Hartley
08:00 - 4:50

Keys to Control Noise, Interference and EMI in PC boards

Rick Hartley
Option 3: DFM Day with Gary Ferrari 
08:00 - 4:50

Design for DFX

Gary Ferrari 
October 10
Option 1: University Day Courses
Keynote Presentation
09:00 - 09:15

Welcome Message 

9:15 - 10:15

Industry Keynote: Breaking Bad: A Downside of Open Source Designs

Eric Bogatin
Technical User Presentations
10:30 - 11:15

Mastering the TDR in 45 Minutes

Eric Bogatin
10:30 - 11:15

Basic Wireless Design with RF Modules

Pete Wilson P.E.
10:30 - 11:15

Flex and Rigid Flex: Real World Use Case Studies

Tara Dunn
10:30 - 11:15

Lost in Translation: A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Data Exchange Universe

Vince Himpe
Professional Breakout Sessions
1:00 - 3:00

Next Generation Materials: The Building Blocks of High Speed Design and HDI

Mike Creeden
1:00 - 3:00

Software Development Techniques for PCB Design

Ari Mahpour
1:00 - 3:00

Identifying and Overcoming Electronic Part Related Challenges Using Altium Designer

John Watson
Keynote Presentation
3:15 - 4:15

Industry Keynote: When Hacking and Engineering Collide

Joe Grand
4:30 - 6:30

Cocktails and Dinner

6:30 - 9:30

Robot Building Competition

October 11th
Option 1: University Day Courses
Keynote Presentation
9:00 - 10:45

Altium Keynote: Looking Ahead to 2020

Technical User Presentations
11:00 - 11:45

The New Era of Software-Enabled Manufacturing

Shashank Samala
11:00 - 11:45

Creating Great Documentation with Draftsman

Kelly Wigington
11:00 - 11:45

5 Ways to Improve your Power Electronics Design using Altium Designer

Jason Sylvestre
11:00 - 11:45

Extreme Makeover for your Existing Product with Altium’s Cool Features

Tahrim Chowdhury
Keynote Presentation
1:00 - 1:45

Industry Keynote: How Other Companies Implement Their Hardware Design Process

Robert Feranec
Professional Development Sessions
2:00 - 4:00

Routing Digital Boards – The way signals are designed is important!

Susy Webb
2:00 - 4:00

Bridging The Divide Between ECAD-MCAD CoDesign

Linda Mazzitelli
2:00 - 4:00

Schematic to PCB Design: Passing the Baton Like a Champion

Max Seeley & Carl Schattke
Keynote Presentation
4:15 - 5:15

Industry Keynote: Moving from Prototype to Production with Arduino: Effortless Design Provided by Altium and Microchip

Bob Martin "The Wizard of Make"
5:15 - 5:30

Raffle & Closing

Meet our Keynote Speakers

Eric Bogatin

Signal Integrity Evangelist
Teledyne LeCroy

Bob Martin

Senior Staff Engineer
"Wizard of Make"



Ticket Options

Join us for the 2-Day AltiumLive Summit Oct. 10-11. For an additional day of learning, register to attend University Day or one of our 2 specialty all-day courses covering DFM or EMI on Oct. 9​

2-DAY SUMMIT KEYNOTES + TRAININGS + TECHNICAL SESSIONS & MORE!Altium University Day + 2-Day SummitSpecialty Full Day Courses + 2-Day Summit
Summit Pass
Standard Access
Summit Premium
Standard + Hotel
University Plus
Standard + University Day
University Premium
Standard + University Day + Hotel
DFM or EMI Plus
Standard + Choice of specialty course
DFM or EMI Premium
Standard + Choice of specialty course + Hotel
$600 $1,100 $950 $1,750 $950 $1,750
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 Sessions
180 tickets available
Add 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.
EMI or DFM Courses Sessions
85 tickets remaining per each of 2 options
In parallel to the Altium Designer courses, attendees of University Day have the option to forgo Altium Designer courses and choose from two alternate full-day classes: Keys to Control Noise, Interference and EMI with Rick Hartley, OR DFM (Design for Manufacturing) with Gary Ferrari.
Robot Build ChallengeBuild a robot with other engineers and designers in a fun and exciting robot challenge competition. Guaranteed to be a good time.
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.
Event MealsEnjoy delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the event and dine with other engineers, designers and event guest speakers. *Breakfast not included on University Day.
Venue ParkingDay and overnight parking is included with your event pass.
Welcome Reception

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Frequently asked questions

What’s new for AltiumLive 2019?

In addition to the Altium Designer Courses on University day, AltiumLive now offers two full-day courses on October 10th where attendees can learn about EMI best practices or DFM by industry experts. These course options run in parallel and require a special 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 University Day?

No, unfortunately, the University 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.

Are the DFM and EMI Full day courses included in the University Day Courses?

No, the DFM, EMI, and University Day courses are each sold separately and cannot be interchanged with one another or 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 2019 call 1-800-235-6397 and mention our group name: Altium, Inc. Hotel discount rates are only valid until Sept. 09, 2019, 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.​

Hotel discount rates are only valid until Sept. 09, 2019, based on room availability

Summit Premium Tickets include two room nights (October 9-11)

University, EMI, and DFM Premium Tickets include three room nights (October 8-11)

How To Get To The AltiumLive 2019

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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