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Be Inspired, Earn Credits at the Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Hannah Force on 2/25/16 1:53 PM

If you’re looking to enhance your workflows, improve your design skills, and have some fun, then look no further. With 30+ thought-leadership sessions, 32+ Continuing Education credit opportunities, 17+ hours of one-on-one tech support, and extensive software training, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit attendees will gain newfound energy and fresh ideas to create innovative design solutions.


This year’s conference will take Chicago by storm on April 25-27, attracting designers from around the world who will enjoy networking opportunities and get a sneak peek at the future of our product map.

“The excitement in the air at our inaugural 2015 Design Summit was contagious, especially when we surprised attendees with a sneak peek into our Vectorworks 2016 release to a room of audible 'Oohs' and 'Aahs' as we announced each feature," says Vectorworks Chief Marketing Officer Stewart Rom. “We can’t wait to divulge more exclusive updates planned for future releases at this year’s conference, as well as provide a path to help Vectorworks users all around the world streamline their workflows, solve daily design challenges, and be inspired by this community of visionaries that is transforming the world through great design.”

Speakers, Credits, and More

The Design Summit kicks off on Monday, April 25 with optional, pre-conference training on our full line of Vectorworks products, as well as new features like Project Sharing, Energos, and Marionette, and a new addition to the our product line, ESP Vision, which provides Spotlight users with a complete design, previsualization, and production solution.


Training session held at the 2015 Vectorworks Design Summit.


The following two days will consist of keynotes and thought-leadership sessions led by industry leaders from firms like Flansburgh Architects, the Office of James Burnett, Exhibit Logic, and Itten+Brechbühl AG. Topics will touch upon everything from collaborative BIM workflows, energy modeling, and graphical scripting to exhibit design, rendering tricks, and site analysis. In addition, these sessions offer more than 32 Continuing Education credit opportunities, including AIA LUs and LA CES PDHs.


This collage from the 2015 Vectorworks Design Summit includes our Customer Appreciation Party at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the closing design keynote by Adrian McGregor, RLA AAILA MAIH MPIA, and some fun swag.


Here comes the “More” part: we couldn’t ignore the after-hours events. Squeezed in between these professional endeavors will be some good old-fashioned fun with swag giveaways, the Marionette Science Fair, architectural tours, and the customer appreciation party. Additional details on these developments and entertaining activities are to come.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

To further support our commitment to helping designers streamline their workflows, Bluebeam® Software has been named as the headline sponsor for the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit. Developers of innovative solutions that push the limits of digital project communication, Bluebeam software allows the world’s most document-intensive industries to share information and collaborate in real time, or any time.

In addition, sponsors Asite Solutions Ltd.3Dconnexion, Inc., and Canon U.S.A., Inc., along with exhibitors ConnectCAD LimitedHP, Maxon Computer GmbH, Modelo, Inc., Pulp Art SurfacesSCIA, Inc., and Solibri LLC, will be on hand to help attendees find the right solution for their software and design needs.

Early Bird Rate Expires February 29

Currently, professionals can attend the Design Summit for $399 while design students and instructors can register for $49 as part of the early bird special. After February 29, our special ends and rates will increase to $499 for professionals, and $99 for students and instructors. Interested attendees should register online now to take advantage of these savings, as well as book a hotel stay at the conference headquarters, the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. You can score a sweet discount on your hotel stay by mentioning Vectorworks when placing a reservation.

If you’re still not convinced you need to attend the Vectorworks Design Summit, then check out our growing list of speakers and sessions to see that this is a "can't miss" conference. Be sure to get in on the hype with #VectorworksDesignSummit.

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