ANSYS will be hosting its three-day international conference, entitled "Profiting from Simulation: Business and Technical Leadership Through Simulation-Driven Design," from May 24-26 in Pittsburgh, PA. Attendees may participate in technical sessions and seminars, learn about best practices, and access more than 125 technical papers in 11 industry tracks. The conference includes a talk by keynote speaker, Brad Butterworth, who will discuss how Team Alinghi, the Switzerland-based America's Cup winner, plans to use ANSYS to defend its title in 2007 (http://rbi.ims.ca/3849-512).
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Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.