Attention Data Challengers of All Levels

The citizens of FME-tropolis need your help! A data boss has put a block on all data streams within the city and is causing big data outages and disruptions.

Gather at this one-day FME World Tour meeting to join the quest and power up your FME skills. Your ultimate goal is to defeat the data boss and unlock the world of data. Players of all levels are welcome.


  • Discover what’s amazing in the most recent release of FME.
  • Learn time-saving tips and best practices you can apply to your work.
  • Network with other FME users and experts in your community.
  • Get sneak peeks of features coming in future versions of FME.
  • Enjoy a tasty breakfast and a hot lunch.
  • Take home fun swag!
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Event Agenda

  • 8:30am
    Check-In and Breakfast
  • 9:00am
    Level 1: Welcome & Icebreaker

    Meet the Safe Software team and learn about the tools you need to defeat your top data challenges. Get started with a fun activity.

  • 9:30am
    Level 2: FME 2019 Scenarios

    Explore FME 2019 as we walk through top scenarios and build workflows from scratch. Get tips and tricks from our experts and unlock new functionality in FME Desktop and FME Server.

  • 10:30am
    Break
  • 10:45am
    FME User Presentations: Achievement Unlocked

    FME is a key part to solving and unlocking data challenges in many industries. Hear your city’s data challengers share stories of how they accomplished their missions.
    - Brooks Kelley, Avineon; Using FME for Car Collision Data Processing
    - Thomas Van Bruggen, Muskegon County, Michigan; Elections, Data Exchange, and Automation - Scripting Processes to Run a County GIS Program

  • 11:30am
    FME Around the World

    Lightning talks: top stories of how people around the world are using FME to solve their everyday challenges, big and small.

  • 12:00pm
    Lunch
  • 1:00pm
    Level 3: Automating Quality Control

    Validating your data is a critical step in almost every workflow. Learn how to build FME workspaces to automatically detect and repair problems with attributes, geometry, and more, and how to build a portal to let end users perform data validation on demand. Plus, learn about new functionality in FME Server for detecting workspace failures.

  • 1:30pm
    Level 4: Sharing Your Data

    Learn how to make data accessible to your end users and stakeholders. See how to build FME workflows for integrating disparate data sources and sharing it via reports, interactive visualizations, web portals, mobile devices, and more.

  • 2:00pm
    Bonus Level: New Data Ventures

    Unlock the most cutting-edge data types and integration possibilities in this future-facing session. We’ll demo how to explore your data in X Reality and gaming engines, plus give an overview of exciting new directions for the FME development team.

  • 2:30pm
    Boss Level: Wrap Up & Prizes

    Exercise everything you learned today by collaborating on building a workspace to conquer the final boss. Win cool swag and enter Mission: Hidden Codes for a chance to win the grand prize pack!

The World Tour will stop at the

Lansing Convention Center

333 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI
48933

Meet the Safers Coming to Lansing

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Don Murray
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Dmitri Bagh
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Craig Vernon
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Andrea Eisma
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FAQ

  • Should I attend the FME World Tour?

    Definitely! Whether you’re a new or experienced FME user, the FME World Tour will be an excellent event for you to get inspired and meet other users in your community.

  • Is there a registration fee?

    The FME World Tour has introduced a $25 ticket fee. This fee will be applicable to Safe-hosted events only, from April 2 to April 12, and June 12, 2019. 100% of the proceeds will be going towards local food banks. Head on over to our blog to read about how this fee helped us reduce no-show rates and give back to local communities at the same time.

    Please contact events@safe.com if you have any further questions or concerns about the registration fee.

  • I’m a student - are there any promotion codes that can be applied?

    There are student discounts available. Please contact us at events@safe.com for more information.

  • Why should I register now?

    The registration process helps us work with more accurate attendance. This information allows us to minimize food and material waste at each event, thus reducing our carbon footprints. Not to mention, it guarantees you a seat in the case of a sold out event!

  • Will any food be provided?

    Come hungry - leave happy! Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided at all Safe-hosted events. Please remember to include any dietary restrictions when registering.

  • I can’t come anymore - how do I cancel my registration?

    If you're no longer able to attend the event, please make sure to cancel within your Eventbrite account. Refunds are granted up to 7 days before the start date of the event.

  • Will there be parking at the hotel?

    Lansing Center underground or North parking: $7. Please note that individuals will be responsible for all parking fees.

  • Is there a dress code for this event?

    The dress code is business casual, but feel free to come dressed in what’s comfortable for you.

  • I can’t make it to any stops. Can I still watch the presentations?

    Presentation slides from each World Tour stop will be uploaded here shortly after the event.

  • I don’t want my picture taken or shared. What should I do?

    A photographer will be taking photos and/or videos at this event. These photos and/or videos will be used on Safe Software’s website and social media platforms for promotional, commercial or other business purposes. Unless you indicate otherwise, you are deemed to consent to the posting of your photos and/or videos in this manner. If you do not wish to be photographed or recorded, please let the photographer know or contact events@safe.com.