Bentley Announces Be Connected: An Online Seminar Series Covering Breadth of Topics to Help Infrastructure Professionals Stay Abreast of Best Practices and Technology

Registration Now Open for Series That Runs June Through November



EXTON, Pa., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that registration is now open at for its innovative Be Connected online seminar series. Be Connected gives architects, engineers, builders, geospatial professionals, and owner-operators a chance to learn about applying information modeling from some of the world's leading infrastructure practitioners -- free of charge, in both live and OnDemand formats. The series, which takes the place of this year's Be Conference, begins June 23.


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"With over 150 best practices and product seminars, the Be Connected online seminar series is the best way for both practitioners and business leaders in infrastructure to keep up with the latest trends in practice and technology, without the time and expense required when traveling to a conference," said Bentley's chief marketing officer, Ed Mueller. "This is 'professional conference-quality' content, brought to your desktop at no charge.


"If you are an AECO or geospatial professional serious about staying on top of your game, Be Connected is an ideal solution. It is Bentley's response to the global challenge of finding new ways to create value without adding costs."


Be Connected offers two types of online seminars:

    --  Best Practices Seminars -- Presented by leading infrastructure
        professionals around the globe, these sessions bring a project
        perspective on best practices for the design, construction, and
        operation of specific types of infrastructure projects, including a
        series of seminars on each of the following: bridges, cadastre and land
        development, communications, electric and gas utilities, high
        performance buildings, mining and metals, oil and gas, rail and transit,
        roads, and water and wastewater.


-- Product Seminars -- Presented by Bentley's top product executives and designed for both current and prospective users, these technology-focused sessions demonstrate the latest features and capabilities of Bentley's comprehensive V8i software portfolio for sustaining infrastructure.




The first presentation of these hour-long seminars will include a live Q&A teleconference, giving seminar attendees the unique opportunity to interact with leaders in the infrastructure professions. Each seminar will then be offered OnDemand, allowing participants to attend multiple sessions at times of their choosing. In addition, participants can join discussion groups about the topics presented in the seminars on the Be Communities professional networking website, further extending the value and the insights gained in the seminar.


Be Connected attendees will learn how to successfully employ new workflows, information technology, and delivery methods -- enabling them to work smarter, improve their productivity, lower costs, and advance their careers. Every Be Connected participant will be provided transcripts indicating seminars attended and Bentley Institute Learning Units earned.


"The unique delivery system and breadth of topics covered make our Be Connected seminar series a first in the infrastructure community," said Carey Mann, vice president, solutions, Bentley Software. "The topics are aligned with the breadth of infrastructure addressed by Bentley's comprehensive portfolio of software."


Added Mann, "Put simply, Be Connected enables infrastructure professionals, including owners and the consultants who serve them, to be engaged, be informed, and be empowered -- all without leaving their offices."


About Bentley Systems, Incorporated


Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators are indispensable in improving our world and our quality of life; the company's mission is to improve the performance of their projects and of the assets they design, build, and operate. Bentley sustains the infrastructure professions by helping to leverage information technology, learning, best practices, and global collaboration -- and by promoting careers devoted to this crucial work.


Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 2,700 colleagues, offices in more than 50 countries, annual revenues surpassing $500 million, and, since 1993, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions. Nearly 90 percent of the Engineering News-Record Top Design Firms are Bentley subscribers, and a 2008 Daratech study ranked Bentley as the world's #2 provider of geospatial software solutions.


For additional information about Bentley, visit To view a searchable collection of the year's top infrastructure projects from the annual Be Awards of Excellence (which this year becomes the Be Inspired Awards), visit For information about the Be Communities professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit


Bentley, the "B" Bentley logo, and Be are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.



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