The 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit is Coming to the Windy City

Posted by Hannah Force on 9/30/15 10:42 AM  |  3 min read time

Pack your bags! You’re invited to join us for a revitalizing three days of workflow-enhancing fun at our annual global conference! In its second year, the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit is taking Illinois’ Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park hotel by storm from April 25 to April 27. With keynote presentations by Vectorworks executives and industry leaders, a sneak peek into the future of our software, and networking opportunities with product engineers, power users, and third-party partners, attendees will leave feeling inspired to solve their next design challenge.


“The conference brings together a community of creative minds who rely on Vectorworks design software to conceptualize and transform their ideas into real experiences that can be shared with the world,” says Vectorworks’ Chief Marketing Officer Stewart Rom. "At our 2015 Design Summit, it was exciting to see so many people who share a passion for creative design, exchanging ideas, exploring concepts that give them a competitive edge and truly having a great time together. I know that our 2016 Design Summit will surpass expectations and deliver a meaningful three days."

The standard registration fee for the event is $499, but with our “Get the Worm” special, fees are reduced to $199 for early registrants through October 31. Design students and instructors who register before October 31 may also take advantage of early registration discounts, paying $49 rather than the standard $99 rate. Register online to lock in these savings, as well as to book a discounted stay at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, situated minutes from many of Chicago’s historic attractions.

Call for Presentations is Now Open 

Your experiences give you a distinct story to tell, so we’re inviting you to share it at the Design Summit. As a speaker at our flagship event, you’ll offer your insights and empower a worldwide community of Vectorworks designers. Topics addressing emerging trends, innovative design solutions, award-winning projects, workflow strategies, and efficiency gains with Vectorworks software are highly valued. If you’re interested in inspiring others with your design insight, be sure to submit a proposal before the October 31 deadline. Selected speakers will be notified by November 30, and will receive complimentary travel, event registration, and hotel accommodations.

Approved_20150429_0096 2015 Design Summit closing speaker Adrian McGregor, FAILA, RLA, MAIH, MPIA, managing director of McGregor Coxall

Exhibit Your Product

If you’re looking to showcase your company’s products and services to hundreds of professionals in the AEC, landscape, and entertainment design industries, then take advantage of a valuable, free opportunity to get face-time with our users. Space in the expo hall is limited, so interested companies should apply now. Selection is based on company relevance to attendees, any existing partnership with Vectorworks, and application date. Companies wishing to sponsor the event should reach out to

IMG_5645 2015 Design Summit exhibitor Synchro Software and an attendee engaged in conversation.

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