If you are a LS-DYNA user or interested in learning more about ‘DYNA, then attending this conference in Salzburg would provide in-depth and detailed information on the reality of using the world’s most capable non-linear multi-physics FEA tool. What I find most valuable is the ability to discuss detailed modeling strategies with fellow experts and get the up-front messy details about what works and what doesn’t.
The most recent conference that I attended in Bamberg, Germany in October (14th German LS-DYNA Forum) had around 350 attendees in which 300+ were engineers that actually drove LS-DYNA. This is quite amazing since most technical conferences tend to attract a lot of salespeople that would rather advocate software over hard-earned mechanics knowledge.
Like I mentioned, if you want to sharpen up your simulation skill set, then get out of your cubical and come to Salzburg this coming May. I will promise you that you will learn a ton of new information and have some of the best networking opportunities in the world with your fellow simulation engineers.