Nemetschek Group daughter company, Vectorworks, Inc., has announced its Design Keynote speaker for its 2020 Design Summit conference in San Diego, California. Lighting Designer Roland Greil of Woodroffe Bassett Design will address industry professionals in his talk “Design Efficiency in Complex Conditions” focusing on how to stay efficient when given tight deadlines.
The Vectorworks Design Summit takes place this year at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa from 22 – 24 April 2020. This year’s summit will feature two firsts: an entertainment design keynote speaker and a West Coast location.
“As a Design Summit keynote speaker, I’m honored to have the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of people in various professions and industries who all share the same interest — using cutting-edge design software to meet their needs,” said Greil. “I truly look forward to sharing some insights from my work in the entertainment industry at this year’s Vectorworks Design Summit, and my hope is that people will have inspiring takeaways to apply to their own designs and workflows.”
Using examples from his own entertainment design work through Woodroffe Bassett Design, 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 Design Keynote takes place on Friday 24 April 2020, at 9:00 am. In addition to the Design Keynote, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, CEO of Vectorworks will deliver the first keynote on Thursday, 23 April 2020, at 9:00 am. His talk is entitled “Simplicity to Design the Complex” and will focus on Vectorworks strategies to see where the company and products are headed, including partnerships, acquisitions, and emerging technologies, to name a few.
About Roland Greil
Roland Greil is an internationally acclaimed lighting designer, director, and programmer who has worked on large-scale productions for some of the biggest names in music like 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. In addition to his work in the concert and touring sector, Roland has been involved in TV shows like the Eurovision Song Contest, a variety of large-scale special events, as well as corporate and theater productions. A professional, creative and often radically innovative way of thinking are some of the outstanding trademarks of his work. For any of Roland’s projects, the overall holistic approach is key, and it shows through almost two decades of experience with media servers and integration of video and lighting.
Roland has offered multiple lectures around the world, authored the book “Show Lighting” and was nominated for multiple awards internationally, including the Parnelli, TPI, and Top Dog Tour awards. When he’s not on the road, Roland lives in Munich, Germany with his wife Shannon in sight of the mountains he loves so much.