Conference History

PTC/USER spent 22 years building the World Event from a gathering of 100 users in 1989 to over 2000 attendees in recent years. Starting in 2011, PTC/USER is leveraging 22 years of experience with our World Event and are now working alongside PTC to present PTC Live Global.

Each year, PTC Live Global will hold its premier event in North America and PTC/USER is heavily involved in the formation of the agenda and reviewing the presentations from the customer base and from PTC. We also help select keynote speakers and advise on a wide variety of elements to ensure a value-add user based experience.

A typical event includes:

  • Best Practice Seminars - Sessions sponsored by PTC Global Services designed to provide practical, technical information you can use.
  • Technical Training - Mand hands-on sessions led by PTC University to continue your education or introduce you to a new aspect of PTC products.
  • Product Update Briefings - Learn about the latest enhancements in your favorite software modules and leading industry practices.
  • User & Partner Presentaitons - Experts from the professional community will offer their tips, techniques and unique insights to help you improve your business results.
  • Exhibit Hall - Dozens of exhibits from PTC and our Industry Practice showcase the latest innovations in software, hardware and services to solve your most difficult challenges.

Its a special opportunity to network with your colleagues in the industry as well as in the top engineers and executives from PTC.


Past Conference Locations

2014 PTC Live Global
Boston, MA USA
(June 15-18)

2013 PTC Live Global
Anaheim, CA, USA
(June 10-13)


2012 PlanetPTC Live
Orlando, FL, USA
(June 3-6)


2011 PlanetPTC Live
Las Vegas, NV, USA
(June 12-15)

2010 PTC/USER World Event
Orlando, FL, USA
(June 6-9)

2009 PTC/USER World Event
"20th Anniversary"
Orlando, Florida
(June 7-10)
Keynote:John Abele, Boston Scientific
Harald Plockinger, KTM Sportmotorcycle

2008 PTC/USER World Event
Long Beach, CA, USA
(June 1-4)
Attendance: 2,075
Fees: 895
Keynote: Pat Waddick,
Scott Summit

2007 PTC/USER World Event
Tampa, FL, USA
(June 3-6)
Attendance: 2,028
Fees: $895
Keynote: Dean Kamen,
Michael Hawley

2006 PTC/USER World Event
Dallas, TX, USA
(June 4-7)
Attendance: 1,945
Fees: 895
Keynote: Ping,
ITT Fluid Technology

2005 PTC/USER World Event
Orlando, FL, USA
(June 5-8)
Attendance: 1,510
Fees: $895
Keynote: Rolex S.A.,

2004 PTC/USER World Event
Nashville, TN, USA
(June 13-16)
Attendance: 1,310
Fees: $895
Keynote: David Holden,
Richard Charles Racing




2003 PTC/USER World Event
"Wings of Invention"
Orlando, FL, USA
(June 8-11)
Attendance: 1,257
Fees: $850
Keynotes: Admiral T.K. Mattingly,
USN (Ret.) and John Dean,
CIO of Steelcase, Inc.

International Conferences:

Paris, France

Tokyo, Japan

2002 PTC/USER Event
"PTC/USER World Event"
Atlanta GA, USA
Attendance: 1,316
Fees: 850
Keynote: Roger Penske

International Conferences:

Berlin, Germany

Toyko, Japan

2001 PRO/USER Conference
"A Virtual Odyssey"
Reno, NV, USA
Attendance: 1,280
Fees: $750
Keynote: Nigel Macknight,

International Conferences:

Berlin, Germany

Toyko, Japan

2000 PRO/USER Conference
"Looking Back, Looking Forward'"
Orlando, FL, USA
Attendance: 1,756
Fees: $695
Keynote: Homer Hickam, Jr.

1999 PRO/USER Conference
"Think Big'"
Dallas, TX, USA
Attendance: 1,610
Fees: $695
Keynote: Earl Werner,


1998 PRO/USER Conference
"Energize Your Enterprise"
Anaheim, CA, USA
Attendance: 1,709
Fees: $595
Keynote: Jennifer Harris,
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

1997 PRO/USER Conference
"Mission Impossible"
Orlando, FL, USA
Attendance: 1,481
Fees: $595
Keynote: Dr. Stephen Jacobson,

1996 PRO/USER Conference
"Turning Imagination into Reality"
Anaheim, CA, USA
Attendance: 1,215
Fees: $495
Keynote: David Egan
Team New Zealand

1995 Conference
"Putting the Race to Market:
Through Process and Technology Innovation"
Orlando, FL, USA
Attendance: 1,167
Fees: $400
Keynote: Derrick Walker,
Walker Racing
1994 Conference
"Putting the Pieces Together"
San Jose, CA, USA
Attendance: 830
Fees: $350
Keynote: Dr. Ramana Reddy
University of West Virginia

1993 Conference
"Back to the Feature"
Orlando, FL, USA
Attendace: 513
Fees: $300
Keynote: Mark Henderson
Arizona State University

1992 Conference
Orlando, FL, USA
Attendance: 325
Fees: $300
Keynote: Peter Marks
1991 Conference
Boston, MA, USA
Attendance: 175
Fees: $300
Keynote: Emanual Sacks

1990 Conference
Dedham, MA, USA
Attendance: 100
Fees: $300

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