EXTON, Pennsylvania, March 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced that registration is now open at http://www.bentley.com/BeTogether for the inaugural Be Together: The Be Communities LIVE Conference, being held May 17-20, 2010, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. This innovative event will enable the architects, engineers, constructors, geospatial professionals, and CAD managers who regularly exchange ideas virtually on the Be Communities professional networking site to connect, communicate, and learn from each other in person. At the same time, guided by Bentley product experts, attendees will acquire knowledge critical to the adoption of an information-modeling level of practice as they earn Bentley Institute Learning Units to track time invested in professional development.

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Be Together is a marked departure from the Be Conferences of previous years, said Keith Bentley, founder and CTO of Bentley, and Be Communities champion. Its format and content were driven by the members of our Be Communities website and Be User Groups. So attendees can look forward to a hands-on, product-oriented experience focused on helping practitioners get their jobs done faster and with better results. It's the ideal event for those who like to roll up their sleeves and dig into information modeling technology.

Throughout the week, attendees will benefit from:

- Interactive product tours and overviews of Bentley's product roadmaps, - Explorations of software tips, tricks, and techniques, - Hands-on workshops and product test drives, - Clinics that help them resolve current project modeling challenges, - Peer presentations of case studies featuring innovations in software use, - Roundtable and panel discussions on today's hottest technology issues.

Those registering for the conference by March 31 will receive an early bird discount of US$200 off the US$795 conference fee.

Ed Mueller, Bentley chief marketing officer, said, Our interactive conference gives all those practitioners who regularly share information virtually on Be Communities a unique opportunity to 'press the flesh' as they gather for a 'live' exchange of ideas. Over the course of a few days, attendees will gain valuable knowledge and insight that will help them adopt world-class information modeling practices - to advance the value of their work and open the door to new career-enhancing project opportunities.

The Be Together Conference encompasses the following areas of interest to the infrastructure community:

- Roads and Bridges - Structural - Water - Geospatial - Utilities and Communications - Building - Plant - Applied Research - MicroStation and ProjectWise

The Be Communities LIVE Zone

At the Be Together Conference, the traditional exhibit hall will be replaced with the Be Communities LIVE Zone - an interactive experience that brings people and technology together in a series of dynamic zones. Top hardware, software, and other experts from Bentley partner organizations will be colocated with teams of Bentley product and professional services specialists to demonstrate - in hands-on sessions - the combined value of Bentley, Bentley channel partner, Bentley technology partner, and third-party developer offerings for visualization, collaboration, modeling, plotting, point clouds, and much more.

To register for Be Together: The Be Communities LIVE Conference, being held May 17-20, 2010, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, or for more information about the conference, visit http://www.bentley.com/beconference.

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 2,700 colleagues and offices in more than 45 countries, achieved in 2008 the milestone of US$500 million in revenues, and, since 1995, has invested more than US$1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

For additional information about Bentley, visit http://www.bentley.com. To subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts, visit http://www.bentley.com/rss/news. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, visit http://www.bentley.com/yearininfrastructure. For information about Be Communities, a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit http://communities.bentley.com.

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Press Contact: Ron Kuhfeld +1-610-321-6493 ron.kuhfeld@bentley.com

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CONTACT: Ron Kuhfeld, +1-610-321-6493, ron.kuhfeld@bentley.com