That’s right, a month from today and SolidWorks World 2013 will be over. Five-thousand attendees will be heading back from whence they came, probably exhausted and, thankfully, I’ll be one of them.

This year I’m going to try to get to more breakout sessions, so that I can then report about them. It seems like it’s been years since I’ve actually sat in on one. There always seems to be a partner to meet, a press event to attend or some other such thing. While I do have requests in to meet with some SolidWorks employees, and I do plan on pestering partners to be able to review their offerings, I want to get back into the sessions and see if they’ve changed at all. To see if ┬áthere’s a different vibe to them. To make sure people are still walking away as enthused as they have in years gone by.

With SWW heading into it’s 15th year, I wonder how it still sustains. What is it that keeps bringing people back? I’m going to have to figure out a way to answer that question. I know why I keep going back, I just wonder if my reasons are the same as other people’s reasons. Having not gone last year, I’m especially excited for this one. I love being able to meet up with people with whom I have an online “relationship”. Friends from other blogs, forums, Twitter, Facebook. It’s always nice to be able to sit down and talk with them, especially with those from outside the US.

This post seems a little disjointed. Probably because I feel like I’m coming down with a cold and I’m having a bit of an issue keeping my thoughts on track. It would probably help, too, if I weren’t trying to pay attention to the abysmal performance of the New England Patriots.

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