2011-12 BIM Conferences

Next week I’ll be attending the Symposium on Technology for Design and Construction, a 2-day event on the topic of BIM and related technologies in design and construction.

This is a very affordable event with what looks like an excellent line-up of speakers from the construction industry.

If you happen to be in or around Chicago next week feel free to stop by and say hello.

When: Thursday, August 18, 2011 & Friday, August 19, 2011

Where: Northwestern University, Norris Center, Evanston, IL, US 60208

For more information, list of speakers and topics visit http://www.techforconstruction.com/

These conferences are great opportunities to learn about BIM and other technologies, see how others are working with it. But as importantly, they are excellent networking events where you can meet face to face with those you have only known up until now online as an avatar.

Some conferences fall between the cracks.

I often speak at AIA conferences that feature BIM- and IPD-related themes but aren’t listed as BIM-related conferences.

For example, I’ll be speaking on the subjects of BIM and IPD at this year’s AIA Illinois 2011 Conference COLLABORATION / INNOVATION.

From that name, you might guess there was IPD content but not necessarily BIM-related presentations. Click here for details and a PDF of the brochure. 

In a recent discussion about my BIM book, my publisher (John Wiley and Sons) asked me for a list of upcoming BIM-related events and conferences.

I soon realized that there isn’t such a list available online (please let me know if I’m mistaken) so here goes a first stab at such a list of international, national and local BIM and BIM-related conferences coming up in the next year or so and their links.

If you know of an event not listed here – or want to make a correction – please do so in the comments.

International, National and Local BIM and BIM-Related Conferences

ACE 5th Annual BIM Conference – “The Owner’s Conference”

Phoenix, Arizona Area

Wednesday September 14, 2011 & Thursday September 15, 2011


CanBIM 11 Regional Session

September 15 – 16, 2011

Edmonton, AB Canada

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buildingSMART Week

September 20 – 23, 2011


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AGC IPD and Lean Construction Building Conference in San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 21-24, 2011, at the Westin La Cantera Resort


SolidCAD University

Oct 18 in Toronto


ICE BIM Conference 2011

Wednesday 19th October 2011, London, UK

http://www.ice-bim.com (see comment below)


Urban Land Institute

Oct 25-28 in LA


Fall 2011 BIMForum Washington DC  November 2-3, 2011



Autodesk BIM Conference

Nov 16, 2011, London


AIA TAP Conference TAP @ BuildBoston

Nov 17, 2011 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM


Autodesk University 2011

The Venetian in Las Vegas, November 29–December 1, 2011


National BIM Conference

Dec 5-9, 2011 Washington DC


ENR FutureTech Conference

Dec 12-13 in San Francisco, CA


Autodesk BIM Conference

(Should occur in or around Dec 2011)


BIM 360 Virtual Conference

Hosted by IMAGINiT Technologies FRAMINGHAM, MA

(Should occur in February 2012)


2012 Revit Technology Conference USA

(Should occur in June 2012, Boston MA; also occurs annually in May in Australia http://www.revitconference.com.au/rtc2011au/)


Know of any BIM or BIM-related conferences not listed here? Please let me know by leaving a comment. Thanks!



Filed under BIM, BIM conference, collaboration, construction industry, design professionals, Integrated Project Delivery, IPD

10 responses to “2011-12 BIM Conferences

  1. Not strictly a BIM conference, nonetheless this looks to be an interesting & stimulating venue for digital technologies
    Integration Through Computation , ACADIA’s Annual Conference, will be held in October 2011 in Calgary and Banff.
    Conference Web Site http://acadia.org/acadia2011/ & http://www.acadia.org/

  2. Adam Matthews @adsk_adamm just posted that the upcoming Autodesk #bim conference London is confirmed as 16 November, register interest at http://t.co/zhfcO0E

  3. All the information for the ICE BIM 2011 conference can be found at http://www.ice-bim.com

  4. According to industry insiders http://blog.manhattansoftware.com/bid/38280/BIM-Grows-Up nearly half the proposals for CoreNet Global 2011 real estate conference in Chicago are on the subject of BIM http://www.corenetglobal.org/About/index.cfm

  5. SolidCAD University (http://bit.ly/n3diBG) Oct 18 in Toronto; Urban Land Institute (http://ULIfall.org) Oct 25-28 in LA; ENR FutureTech Conference (http://bit.ly/nE3ggb) Dec 12-13 in San Francisco, CA … all featuring yours truly!

    • randydeutsch

      Thanks James. I probably should have checked with you first before posting given that you have spoken at Autodesk University, VisMasters Conference, CMAA BIM Conference, McGraw-Hill Construction, AIA Technology in Architectural Practice and the AIANYS Convention as well as those you list above. I’ll add your upcoming venues to the official list. Thanks again for visiting!

  6. 15 – 16 September 2011 l Sydney Harbour Marriott, Australia

    The Building Information Modelling 2011 Summit presents an unmatched opportunity for industry leaders, clients, the associations and policy-makers to discuss the current opportunities for the usage of BIM within the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry.

    The two-day Building Modelling 2011 Summit will examine the benefits and challenges to BIM implementation, how BIM affects project delivery, costs and the return-on-investment. Additionally, the Summit will focus on numerous domestic and international case studies, software innovation, the legal implications associated with BIM.


  7. AEC It Leaders 2011 Fall Roundtable will be held in Miami Beach, Florida September 29-30 at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel http://sites.google.com/site/aecitleadersorg/

  8. Pingback: BIM and Integrated Design Top 10 Posts for 2011 | BIM + Integrated Design

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