Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Thanks for a successful event!

A big thank you to all the attendees, presenters and exhibitors who took part in the 2007 Technology Symposium, Feb 15th at the Pasadena Confention Center.

Some comments recieved so far:

"It was a balanced presentation intended to promote change." - A. Jay Holland, AIA, Friedmutter Group, South Coast Revit Users Group

"The BIM Symposium on the 15th was absolutely fascinating and very informative. I’ll be championing the process (‘not just the software!’) here at RM&P in the coming months. Thanks again." - Mark Sparrowhawk, Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP

We are preparing a short survey for our attendees to help with our planning for next year's event, but if you have any comments, please do add them to this post. We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any suggestions for next year or are interested in participating in the planning committee, we would welcome your help.

In addition, we are in the process of reviewing the recordings we made of several presentations, which will be released as podcasts in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned, or contact us with any questions.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Updated Schedule and Speaker Bios

Information regarding the backgrounds and expertise of our presenters has been made available, along with an updated schedule has been released: download PDF, or click the image.

AIA CES Learning Units Available

For those who may be interested, we will be able to provide a maximum of 5 AIA CES Learning Units for attendance at the event: 3 for the afternoon and 2 for the evening session. Please provide your AIA number at the registration table.

Additional space for evening keynote

A big thank you to those who have already registered for the event this Thursday.

We have reached the capacity for the main auditorium, and are making plans to provide additional overflow seating for the evening keynote presentation, as well making accomodations for additional food and beverages.

If you have not yet registered, please do so at your earliest convenience. Please note that attendance at the the event will be $30, to help defray the costs of the additional requirements for our growing list of registered attendees.

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and Pasadena Director of Planning and Development Richard Bruckner will be among the dignitaries at the event.

Additionally, we have posted some infos on additional programs and presentations which we have been able to add to the Symposium lineup.

We hope you will join in attending this exciting event.

Hands-On Training & Product Demos

We are happy to announce that there will hands-on training sessions available for both Autodesk's Revit and Graphisoft's Archicad, as well as various product demonstrations throughout the afternoon involving the Onuma Planning System, Google Sketchup, Navisworks and many more from our list of exhibitors.

Attendees from near and far

It is encouraging to see such strong support among our registered attendees from Southern California, covering an area substantially wider than our Chapter's boundaries. It is additionally exciting to have attendees from San Diego, Oakland, Las Vegas, Fresno, Chicago, Boston, and points beyond.

The graphic below shows the distribution of some of our registered attendees:

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List of Exhibitors Finalized

The following are the confirmed list of exhibitors and sponsors who will be on display through the afternoon and evening:

Accuride - Angelus Block Co. - Barnard Products - Best Stanley - Da Lite Screen - Earth Systems - Grace Construction Products - Hafele America - Henry Company - Huttig Building Products - Lutron - Nicolai & Associates - Nora Rubber Flooring - Omega Products - Pacific Polymers - Partition Specialties - Service Oriented Sales - Spinitar - Thompson Building Materials - WH Steele - Woodwork Institute - Z Group

Monday, February 5, 2007

Please update your feed subscriptions

For those of you that have subscribed to the blog, we have recently updated our feed. You may wish to resubscribe to stay current with the latest developments as we approach the event date.

Thanks. __MJH

Tentative Schedule Annnounced

The schedule of events has been made available for the BIM Revolution event February 15th.

There will be several different tracks, with exhibition, product demos, training, workshops and presentations occurring simultaneously. Presenters include:

As a reminder, the event is free to all who RSVP by February 8th.

After that date, an admission fee of $30.00 will be required to attend.

Please be sure to get your registration in this week, and contact us if you have any questions.

Thanks. __MJH