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Vectorworks Design Summit Adds 7 New Speakers

Vectorworks announces 7 new speakers—industry leaders and Vectorworks innovative users who have valuable lessons to share with other design professionals.


The Vectorworks Design Summit 2017 is fast approaching, scheduled for 18 – 20 September 2017, and the makers of the popular BIM/CAD software platform have announced seven new speakers. The event takes place at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

Details on 7 New Speakers

As previously announced, Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar and Brad Cloepfil, AIA, NCARB, founding principal of Allied Works Architecture, will deliver the keynote addresses. The first keynote, led by Sarkar, will include an introduction to the latest features in Vectorworks 2018. He will also invite industry leaders to share their business success stories, including, Paul Beaty-Pownall, MA, Dip, RIBA, managing director at bpr architects ltd; Marc Pancera, MSc ETH Arch, head of BIM and associate at IttenBrechbühl; Adam Greenspan, partner at PWP Landscape Architecture; and Remco Teunissen, owner at RTN Show support.

01 – The Vectorworks Design Summit has been an extremely well-attended event for the past few years at the company ramps up its efforts to support its users in the United States and North America in general.

In addition to Beaty-Pownall, Pancera, Greenspan, and Teunissen, two additional speakers have been added to the schedule:

  • Tamsin Slatter, director of Design Software Solutions, who will discuss time-saving tips for Vectorworks Landmark; and
  • Daniel Irvine, M.Arch., and Jean Dieres Monplaisir, M.Arch., M.Sc.Eng., intern architects at Principle Architecture, who will demonstrate their process of designing immersive, free-form, timber installations using Marionette scripting.

The conference will include 35 speakers, more than 75 hours of hands-on training, one-on-one technical support and networking events. Attendees will also get an inside view of Vectorworks® software’s future development cycle, including new features in the soon-to-be-released 2018 version of the application.

“The fervor, overall enthusiasm, and passion that has been on display among attendees at each of our past two Design Summits have made this a must-attend event for Vectorworks enthusiasts around the world,” said Nicole Davison, vice president of sales at Vectorworks. “From thought-provoking and inspirational keynote speakers to tremendous training and learning to the design-focused interactive activities and social events with Vectorworks staff, the Summit is truly a can’t-miss event. We can’t wait to continue our annual occasion to share in our mutual passion for transforming the world through great design.”

Mini Exhibition Hall Companies

Bluebeam, Inc., has been named a Gold Level Sponsor for the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit. The Nemetschek Group sister company is used by 75 of the top 100 largest contractor firms in the United States and is a global AEC software leader.

Rounding out things, Silver Level sponsors HP Inc. and 3Dconnexion, Inc., along with exhibitors Canon U.S.A., Inc., Solibri LLC and SCIA, Inc. will be available to help attendees find the right solutions for their software and design needs.

Latest Ticket Rates

Design professionals can attend the Design Summit for $699, while design students and professors can register for the academic rate of $99. Interested attendees should register online now to take advantage of this valuable opportunity, as well as book a discounted hotel stay at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel by mentioning Vectorworks when placing a reservation before the room block offer expires on August 18.

Press can register and attend the Design Summit for free by emailing Vectorworks’ Communications Manager Lauren Meyer at [email protected].

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