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”
Wednesday September 14, 2011 & Thursday September 15, 2011
CanBIM 11 Regional Session
September 15 – 16, 2011
Edmonton, AB Canada
September 20 – 23, 2011
AGC IPD and Lean Construction Building Conference in San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 21-24, 2011, at the Westin La Cantera Resort
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!