San Diego, CA, May 2-5, 2016

Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network Conference


The Premier Conference for Software Architects



As the premier software architecture conference for senior engineers, SATURN offers keynotes and sessions on both essential skills and cutting-edge methods for software architects. But don’t take our word for it. Read what the community says about SATURN in our tweet archive below!


Artist Renderings of Keynote Talks

Grady Brooch
Daniel Jackson
Artist Rendering of Keynote: Architecture and the Evolution of Complex Systems

Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award

The Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award is given to an individual or team that has used
architecture-centric engineering to significantly improve practices in an organization or in the software development community. 

The winner of the 2016 award was Eltjo Poort of CGI. The award was conferred at SATURN 2016, where Poort gave a presentation on "Adapting Architecture Practices to Changing Times—From What To Why and Back Again."

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San Diego, CA

San Diego

The 12th SATURN Conference was held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California. Inspired by nautical influences and located on the San Diego Bay, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina offers panoramic views and easy access to great waterfront restaurants and celebrated attractions.

Travel & Venue


New Graphic Representations of Keynote Talks

At SATURN 2016, MJ Broadbent and Amine Chigani of GE Digital presented a workshop called "Draw It Out: The Power of Visual Communication." The workshop helped participants improve their skills in visual storytelling and their ability to draw architecture artifacts. At the conference, MJ Broadbent also created two graphic representations of keynote talks:

SATURN 2016 Awards Conferred

Since 2010, the SEI and IEEE have been conferring two attendee-selected awards at SATURN: the IEEE Software SATURN Architecture in Practice Presentation Award and the IEEE Software SATURN New Directions Presentation Award. Visit the blog to find out who this year's winners are!

SATURN 2015 Videos

Watch videos from the SATURN 2015 conference.


Explore the website for SATURN 2015.


Explore the website for SATURN 2014.

SATURN 2014 Videos

Watch videos from last year's conference, including the keynote addresses, workshops, and presentations.

SATURN Network Blog

The SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) is a professional network of software, systems, and enterprise architects from around the world, representing industry, academia, and government. Visit the SATURN Network Blog to keep us with the latest network news.

SATURN Network LinkedIn Badge

Join the online SATURN group at the professional networking site LinkedIn.

SATURN News Twitter

See what people are saying about software architecture, and join the conversation.

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