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Announcing the Converge 2017 Series: Pushing the Boundaries of Design & Technology

Global conference series designed for product and experience creators to come together to explore making the impossible possible Troy, Mich., June 21, 2017 – The solidThinking Converge conference series returns this year to once again host industrial designers, design engineers, architects, and other thought leaders active in product creation from around the globe. Converge 2017 will continue to explore the middle ground shared by design and technology, fueled by new software, creativity, materials, and cutting-edge manufacturing technologies that are changing the way product creators create. The four global events will bring together forward-thinking product designers and experience creators who pride themselves on existing in front of the curve.

“Altair’s focus on bringing together multiple disciplines of engineering and the creative process helps foster creativity and innovation in the design and development of our customers’ products,” said James R. Scapa, Altair’s Founder, Chairman and CEO. “I encourage you to attend our global Converge conferences this year. We are committed to spotlighting product and experience creators of depth and diversity. From entertainment to transportation, architecture, fashion, consumer electronics and beyond. These are the people working on tomorrow’s breakthrough advancements and discoveries, it doesn’t get much more exciting than that.”

Registration is now open for the first event in 2017. Other locations will open registration soon:

Los Angeles, California, USA: September 13, 2017
Essen, Germany: October 17, 2017
China: November 2017
Tokyo, Japan: November 22, 2017

In 2016, six countries worldwide hosted Converge, each with an impressive keynote speaker lineup. Presentations included Head of Design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Ralph Gilles’ vision for the future of transportation design. Janine Benyus, Co-Founder of Biomimicry 3.8, brought us hope through calculations, demonstrating how optimization technology has saved the equivalent of 280 Sequoia National Forests since 2000. Making a difference with design at Philips, Arjen Benders and Jens Andersson presented the OneBlade, their new device for facial hair removal. Sathiya Seelan, Head of Styling (product Design) at Ashok Leyland, flagship of Hinduja Group (India's largest bus manufacturer) led a hands-on design session and discussed the “Sunshine” project. Lead System Engineer of Legacy Effects Jason Lopes’ discussed his exploration of 3D printing and design in the film industry, Salomé Galjaard from Arup discussed design processes for structural elements printed in metal, and many more.

Learn more about Converge 2017 around the globe and register to save your spot at converge2017.com.

About solidThinking
solidThinking employs a relentless focus on delivering innovative technology with a streamlined user experience. Its tools empower users and organizations to make informed decisions and design, engineer, manufacture, and deliver amazing products to market faster than ever before. solidThinking’s tools are sold and supported through a global network of industry and domain experts. solidThinking is a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair where its products are also available through the Altair HyperWorks® suite. To learn more, please visit solidThinking.com.

About Altair
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,600 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates 67 offices throughout 23 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

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