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USA: NASCC: The Steel Conference 2018 @ Baltimore Convention Center
Apr 11 – Apr 13 all-day

NASCC: The Steel Conference is the premier educational and networking event for the structural steel industry, bringing together structural engineers, structural steel fabricators, erectors and detailers. The Steel Conference offers more than 130 sessions on topics ranging from “Stiffeners, Doublers, Web Plates—Oh My!” to “10 Seismic Lessons from the Design of Large and Complex Structures” to a “Fundamental Principles of Project Management and Tools for Project Success.” In addition to  practical seminars on the latest design concepts, construction techniques and cutting- edge research, the conference also offers an extensive trade show, featuring products ranging from structural design software to machinery for cutting steel beams, and plentiful networking opportunities. And one low registration fee gains you access to all of the technical sessions, the keynote addresses, the T.R. Higgins Lecture and the exhibition hall.

USA: ASCE SEI STRUCTURES CONGRESS 2018 @ Fort Worth Convention Center
Apr 19 – Apr 21 all-day

Join us at Structures Congress in Fort Worth, Texas, April 19–21, 2018 to be inspired, connect with leaders in the profession, learn from the experts, and earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Stay an extra day to enjoy the seven primary entertainment districts each offering distinct dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural amenities.

USA: ULI Spring Meeting 2018 @ Cobo Center
May 1 – May 3 all-day

Innovative city building will be front and center at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2018 Spring Meeting, set for May 1-3 at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. A major focus for the 2018 gathering will be the reinvention of urban areas into thriving places that are drawing talented workers and businesses and are becoming magnets for investment. The Detroit metropolitan area, which is experiencing an extraordinary renaissance, is a prime example of this urban evolution.

ULI’s Spring Meeting routinely draws more than 3,000 of ULI’s most engaged members, including renowned industry experts from around the world sharing insights on all aspects of real estate. Lessons learned from transformative development – including examples from Detroit — will be discussed within the context of a wide range of urban issues such as housing affordability, gentrification, social equity, technology advancements, and demographic shifts, all with a focus on the short- and long-term implications for cities.

USA: AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference 2018 @ Anaheim Convention Center
Jun 5 – Jun 7 all-day

Under the AEC-ST umbrella, the educational program will feature a series of conferences-within-a-conference including The National BIM Conference; The National High-Performance Building Conference; BIM in the Academy; and The National Specifiers Conference as well as highlights from SPAR 3D. All the sessions are charted on a course syllabus to assist attendees in picking their individualized course loads.

Educational tracks include:

•    BIM, Interoperability & Integrated Project Delivery
•    Building Performance, Energy & Health/Safety/Welfare
•    Emerging Technologies, Drones, Mobile Solutions & 3D
•    Facility, Asset, & Life-cycle Management
•    Green/Sustainable Design & Construction
•    Project, Financial & Construction Management
•    Smart Cities & Connected Communities
•    Specs, Codes, Standards & Document Management
•    Sustainable Sites, Mapping & Infrastructure

Within the paid conference, attendees can pick sessions from eight separate blocks over 3 days. In addition dozens of free 20-minute sessions will be offered on the expo floor, featuring case-studies, new products, and best practices. Plus two free Keynote sessions will be offered featuring leaders from top design/construction firms, tech developers, or AEC industry luminaries.

Call For Speakers is now open. Visit our Call for Speakers page if you are interested in presenting.

Jun 12 – Jun 15 all-day

Join us and get ready to expand your knowledge. Register now with our priority rate of $699 through 22 January!

USA: 13th North American Masonry Conference 2018
Jun 16 – Jun 19 all-day

The 13th North American Masonry conference will be held June 16–19, 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Conference is hosted by Brigham Young University and is the latest in a series of quadrennial conferences sponsored by The Masonry Society. More than 150 papers from more than 20 countries are anticipated to be presented on a wide array of masonry topics.

The conference seeks to provide a forum to professionals from around the world for networking and sharing the latest advances in masonry knowledge and practice. The conference will feature tracks of interest to masonry re-searchers, designers, practitioners, educators, and building managers. Certificates of Attendance for conference sessions will be available for attendees.

USA: 2018 Mining & Exploration International Conference & Expo @ Las Vegas Convention Center
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day

The 2018 Mining & Exploration International Conference & Expo (MEI2018) will be held September 6, 2018 through September 8, 2018, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Workforce Development, Sustainability & Community and Technology are the primary areas of emphasis for the conference.

USA: Vectorworks Design Summit 2018 @ Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
Nov 4 – Nov 6 all-day

For the fourth year in a row, global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. invites design professionals, educators and students in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries to the annual Vectorworks Design Summit. The Summit will take place from November 4 to November 6, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, and this ultimate training experience will consist of industry workshops, inspirational design and networking.

“The architecture and landscape in Arizona are very different from the city backdrops we have had in the last three years, and I think our customers will enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives to enjoy this scenic desert location,” said Nicole Davison, vice president of sales at Vectorworks, who is originally from Tucson. “The weather in November will be beautiful and allow us to network outside and enjoy the mountains, sun and native Arizona landscape.”

Located in the Sonoran Desert, the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass celebrates the Gila River Indian heritage and culture, offering a quiet serenity combined with a high-tech hotel experience. Attendees are encouraged to extend their stay and enjoy everything the resort has to offer, including an 18-hole golf course, horseback riding, a world-class spa and much more.

Become a Speaker/Trainer

The call for speakers and trainers at the Vectorworks Design Summit is currently open. Presentations should be one or two hours and cover best practices, efficiency gains, tips, tricks or techniques that streamline workflows and empower designers to create innovative design solutions.

In addition to completing a short application, candidates who have not spoken at a past Design Summit must include a short video demonstrating their presentation skills. Proposals are due February 21, 2018, and those chosen will be notified March 9, 2018.

Become an Exhibitor/Sponsor

Businesses can promote their products and services to hundreds of creative visionaries across the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries by becoming an exhibitor/sponsor at the Summit. There is no fee to exhibit in the Expo Hall, and businesses can apply and also ask about sponsorship pricing here.

To stay up-to-date about registration deadlines, speakers, sessions and other conference news, bookmark vectorworks.net/design-summit and follow #VectorworksDesignSummit.