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Bentley Expands Reach of Bentley LEARNing Conference by Hosting Events Around the Globe

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Tuesday, April 29th 2014
Bentley Systems | Exton, PA


Each of the Conferences Is Open to All Bentley LEARNand Enterprise LicenseSubscribers, at No Additional Charge, and Provides Focused Learning on Software Applications for Specific AECO Workflows

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that it has expanded the reach of its highly anticipated annual Bentley LEARNing Conference by transforming it into multiple events hosted in different locations around the globe throughout the year. The individual conferences will be dedicated to software applications for specific architectural, engineering, construction, and operations (AECO) workflows.

In 2014 there will be eight Bentley LEARNingConferencesin seven locations – across the U.S. and in the U.K. and Germany. Each conference delivers to Bentley LEARNsubscribers and Enterprise License Subscribersa focused learning experience through hands-on workshops and information-packed lectures – as a benefit of their subscriptions. These sessions will help them take best advantage of their Bentley software in the shortest possible time. In addition, through its Authorized Provider accreditation with the International Association for Continuing Education and Training, Bentley will offer IACET continuing education units for a majority of the sessions, helping users achieve their continuing education goals and advance their careers.

Daniel Belcher, engineering services manager, Michigan Department of Transportation, said, “MDOT is proud to co-host this year’s first Bentley LEARNing Conference, which is being held in Michigan this May. One hundred members of our team are looking forward to participating in the conference’s learning and networking opportunities.”

George Church, Bentley Systems senior vice president, user advantage, said, “At our 2014 Bentley LEARNing Conferences, the learning is empowered by a mix of networking and social learning opportunities, along with interactive workshops and lectures that enable users to do a deep dive into the features and benefits of the software products and services they need to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.

“Better still, each conference is structured to make it easy for attendees to share what they learn with others in their respective organizations. I invite and encourage each of our users to join us at these information-rich learning experiences!”

The format of the Bentley LEARNing Conferences is perfectly aligned with Bentley’s new SELECT Open Access“Software at your Service” Quarterly Term Licensing program. SELECT Open Access provides subscribers unrestricted portfolio-wide access to Bentley’s offerings so that they can utilize a “playlist” of applications comprising the best mix of software for their respective disciplines on a given project. The Bentley LEARNing Conferences give SELECT Open Access subscribers with Bentley LEARN subscriptions an ideal opportunity to get the tailored learning they need to take full advantage of Bentley’s portfolio to advance both project performance and infrastructure asset performance.

Conference networking opportunities will enable users to connect with industry peers from user groups, special interest groups (SIGs), and/or Be Communities, and to interface with Bentley subject-matter experts, trainers, and executives. Attendees will also be able to receive targeted advice to hone or expand their skill sets and increase their productivity in project workflows.

The schedule of the 2014 Bentley LEARNing Conferences, including the primary focus, location, and dates of each, is as follows:

  • Civil – Dearborn (Detroit area), Michigan, U.S., May 14-15
  • Civil and Building – Birmingham, U.K., June 3-4
  • Civil – Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., June 17-18
  • Information Mobility and Asset Management – King of Prussia (Philadelphia area), Pennsylvania, U.S., July 15-16
  • Geospatial, Utilities, and Communications Networks – Towson (Baltimore area), Maryland, U.S., July 29-30
  • Plant and Building – Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S, September 9-10
  • Geospatial and Utilities – Mainz (near Frankfurt), Germany, October 6-7
  • Plant and Building – Mainz, Germany, October 8-9

The conferences will also include the following sessions:

*MicroStation-specific learning will not be featured at the Pennsylvania conference on Information Mobility.

For additional general information on the conferences, click here. For additional information on the individual conferences, click here. To register, go to www.bentley.com/LEARN2014and click on the conference in which you are interested.

About Bentley’s SELECT Open Access

Bentley’s SELECT Open Access is a no-cost commercial innovation providing any electing subscriber with unrestricted portfolio-wide access so they can employ the best and most comprehensive mix of Bentley applications for all disciplines for every project.

Subscribers then benefit from:

  • Convenient and cost-effective Quarterly Term Licensing for incremental applications or usage,
  • On-demand and live training in virtual classrooms for such new application users through Bentley LEARN.

With SELECT Open Access, the purchasing barriers to the most effective software utilization are eliminated so that all Bentley applications are at the subscriber’s service. Usage of any Bentley application in excess of license pools is conveniently and automatically invoiced as Quarterly Term Licenses at the end of each calendar quarter. For additional information, visit www.bentley.com/SELECTOpenAccess.

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley Systems applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modeling through integrated projects for intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2006 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at www.bentley.comand in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feedof Bentley press releases and news alerts.Toview a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Year in Infrastructurepublications. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Be Communities.

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit www.bentley.com/500.

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