Learn cutting-edge methods and essential skills for software architects at the 14th annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference in Plano, Texas, from May 7-10!

Registration for this event is closed.

Five Reasons to Attend

1. Career advancement

Software architects have the opportunity to be well compensated for doing challenging, satisfying work. Learn the essential skills in our Architecture Boot Camp sessions that will put you in demand with organizations looking for people like you.

2. World-class speakers

SATURN speakers include pioneers and innovators in software architecture. Speakers come from a wide range of geographical locations and application domains to share the knowledge they have gleaned from their experience as practicing software architects.

3. Career connections

SATURN is a software architecture community. Meet like-minded professionals at social events and workshops. There are many opportunities to network with industry leaders, SATURN speakers, and peers in the field of software architecture.

4. Great training

On Monday, May 7, SATURN 2018 offers three SEI courses at a discount from current course pricing: Essential Microservice Architecture, Launching and Sustaining Agile Architecture, and Cloud Computing: An Architecture-centric View. Conference attendees can optimize their SATURN experience by attending one of these courses, conveniently adding a full day of professional development.

5. Information pertinent to your business needs

As systems grow in complexity, architecture’s role becomes increasingly important at the enterprise, system, and software levels. Architecture practitioners rely on technology, research, and the experience of peers to build high-quality systems.



$1300 Early Bird - Through April 6, 2018

$1600 Standard - Begins April 7, 2018

Conference registration fee includes three full days of SATURN Conference presentations and working sessions as well as morning beverages, lunch, breaks, and social events on May 8-10.


$600/Course Early Bird - Through April 6, 2018

$750/Course Standard - Begins April 7, 2018

Course registration fee for one-day courses includes one full day of instruction in the selected course and morning beverages, lunch, and breaks on May 7. Choose from

  • Essential Microservice Architecture
  • Launching and Sustaining Agile Architecture
  • Cloud Computing: An Architecture-Centric View


U.S. Government

25% Discount

Employees of U.S. government organizations can receive a 25% discount on conference registration and courses by using the discount code GOV25. Eligibility is confirmed by the use of a valid email address ending in .gov or .mil during the registration process. You must present a government-issued photo ID at check-in to receive your registration materials.


15% Discount

Attendees from any organization that registers three or more people for SATURN receive a 15% discount on conference registration and course fees. Contact to obtain a discount code to register your group online.


15% Discount

Employees of universities can receive a 15% discount on conference registration and courses by using the discount code ACAD15. Eligibility is confirmed by the use of a valid email address ending in .edu during the registration process. You must present a university-issued ID at check-in to receive your registration materials.


50% Discount

Students at accredited academic institutions can receive a 50% discount on conference registration and, subject to availability, registration for courses. To use this discount, you must provide proof of current enrollment with full-time status at an accredited institution, and you must present your student ID at check-in to receive your registration materials. Contact for registration instructions.


See Sponsorship Packages

The full-conference passes included in SATURN sponsorship packages enable organizations that send one or more staff members to SATURN to promote their brands, products, and services for only a small additional cost. For example, the $5,000 Silver level of sponsorship includes three free registrations, a $4,800 value. For only $200 more, the sponsoring organization gets all of the brand-promotion opportunities listed in the tables on the Sponsorship page. Similar savings and opportunities are provided by other sponsorship levels.

How to Register

Submit Your Registration Form


If you encounter problems registering online, please contact

Registration for this event is closed.

Register Via E-Mail or U.S. Mail

Please complete all the fields included on the registration form, including payment method and any applicable credit card information.

You may email the completed form to or send it via postal mail—along with any payment papers (such as a check or purchase order)—to the following mailing address:

Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute
PO Box 371778
Pittsburgh, PA  15251-7778

Terms and Conditions

By registering, you grant Carnegie Mellon University and/or anyone acting on its behalf (“Carnegie Mellon”) permission to photograph, film, or otherwise record and use your name, likeness, image, voice, and comments and to publish, reproduce, exhibit, distribute, broadcast, edit, and/or digitize the resulting images and materials in publications, advertising materials, or in any other form, and for any purpose without compensation.

Payment Methods

We must receive your full payment prior to the conference, or you will be expected to pay on-site in order to attend the conference. Acceptable methods of payment include credit cards, checks, and purchase orders.

Credit Cards: We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.

Company or Personal Checks: Your check must be mailed with your registration form. Please make your check payable to SEI/CMU, and write the name of your organization on it. If you submit your registration via postal mail, your registration will be processed according to the time it is received.

Completed Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are available to organizations and individuals. Please note that a purchase order for multiple conference delegates must be accompanied by a completed registration form for each person. Print out the PDF Registration Form, and mail one copy for each registrant with your purchase order. If you submit your registration using a purchase order, it will be processed according to the time that payment is received and confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds requested in writing by April 27, 2018, will be processed two to four weeks after the conference minus a $75 administrative fee.

No refunds will be issued after April 27, 2018. Those who do not cancel by this date and do not attend will not be issued refunds.

Substitute attendees are welcome at no extra charge; please notify us of substitutions at least one week prior to the conference so we can prepare registration materials.