Meet the Keynote Speakers for the 2020 Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Kamica Price on 2/13/20 11:57 AM  |  2 min read time

If these five reasons to attend the Vectorworks Design Summit weren’t enough to convince you, here’s another reason to join us — we have two incredible keynote speakers.

Already registered? Here’s what you can expect at the Design Summit.

The Design Keynote

This year, International Lighting Designer Roland Greil will take the stage as our first-ever entertainment design keynote speaker.

keynote-speakers-r-greil-hsWoodroffe Bassett Design Lighting Designer Roland Greil

As a lighting designer at Woodroffe Bassett Design, Greil has worked on large-scale productions for some of the biggest names in music such as The Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, and Adele. His most recent work includes lighting design for the current Rammstein stadium tour together with longtime collaborator Patrick Woodroffe.

blog-images-feb-12The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour | Design by Woodroffe Bassett Design | Photo by Manfred H. Vogel

In addition to his work in the concert and touring sector, Roland has been involved with TV shows like the Eurovision Song Contest, a variety of large-scale special events, as well as a number of corporate and theater productions.

He’s offered multiple lectures around the world, is the author of the book “Show Lighting,” and was nominated for multiple awards internationally, including the Parnelli, TPI, and Top Dog Tour awards.

You can catch his talk, “Design Efficiency in Complex Conditions,” on Friday, April 24 at 9 a.m.

Using examples from his own entertainment design work, Greil will explore how software-assisted collaboration with project stakeholders — creative and drafting departments, installation and construction professionals, project managers, and more — sets the stage for success, no matter the industry.

The CEO Keynote

Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, having presented at every Design Summit since its inception in 2015, will continue the tradition on Thursday, April 23 at 9 a.m.

His talk, “Simplicity to Design the Complex,” will focus on Vectorworks’ strategies to see where the company and products are headed. He’ll speak on partnerships, acquisitions, emerging technologies, and how Vectorworks continues to adapt to an ever-changing world of intelligent design. 

biplab-sarkar-resizeVectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar

Who else is speaking?

There’s still time to register for the ultimate training event where you’ll be able to take advantage of over 90 hours of training and more than 40 industry sessions and workshops. Did we mention there will be one-on-one tech support and networking events? Plus, it’ll be a ton of fun.

See you in San Diego!

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Topics: Vectorworks Design Summit, Production & Lighting Design, News

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