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Lauren posted a topic in AnnouncementsMark your calendars for April 22 to April 24, 2020 because global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. will host the Vectorworks Design Summit in San Diego, California at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Design professionals, educators and students in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries are welcome at the fifth event that will offer industry workshops, product training for all levels of expertise, inspiring keynotes, networking opportunities and a customer appreciation party. “The Summit will be held on the West Coast, and it will not only offer the ultimate training experience, but a getaway from the routine of everyday life,” said Tara Grant, director of channel operations at Vectorworks. “We hope professionals take time out of their busy schedules to broaden their design expertise, and network with fellow Vectorworks enthusiasts while relaxing and enjoying all that the beautiful Omni La Costa Resort & Spa — one of the world’s top resorts — has to offer.” The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is home to the Chopra Center’s total mind-body healing retreat, offers golf courses with history of PGA Tour events, eight pools, tennis courts and an athletic center with fitness classes. Located nearby in downtown San Diego, the home to the Padres baseball team, Petco Park was designed by last year’s keynote speaker Antoine Predock, architect at Antoine Predock Architect. “My favorite part of the Design Summit is just getting to learn all the different ways people use Vectorworks and the different things I can do, whether it’s in my industry as entertainment or different industries,” said Kaitlin Hill, who attended last year’s event. “Also, it’s great meeting the other people in the industry and just making those connections.” Become a Speaker/Trainer The call for speakers and trainers at the Vectorworks Design Summit is open. Presentations must be one or two hours and share best practices, tips 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 July 12, 2019, and those chosen will be notified by phone or email by August 2, 2019. Those chosen to be speakers will receive free conference registration and travel to the conference as a thank you. Become an Exhibitor/Sponsor Additionally, Vectorworks hardware, industry and product partners can showcase their products and services to attendees by becoming an exhibitor/sponsor at the Summit. For the latest information regarding the Design Summit, bookmark vectorworks.net/design-summit and follow #VectorworksDesignSummit. Press can register for free by emailing Vectorworks Senior Media Relations Manager Lauren Meyer at email@example.com.
Lauren posted a topic in AnnouncementsThe demands of the entertainment industry are constantly evolving, and access to state-of-the-art technology is more critical than ever. In response to this, global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. is pleased to announce that DWR Distribution has been appointed an official distributor for Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks and Vision software in South Africa. “DWR has demonstrated a strong commitment to Vectorworks and has deep roots in the entertainment industry, and it was a natural progression to have them officially join the Vectorworks family as a distributor,” said Tara Grant, director of channel operations at Vectorworks. “As the demand for our solutions grows and Vectorworks continues to expand, we are looking for strong distribution partners like DWR to provide local support in markets around the world.” Since 2013, DWR has sold software to the entertainment industry and offered extensive training at its office over the years. This new agreement will further benefit customers by allowing greater technical and sales support with direct access to the team at Vectorworks. “It’s an honor to be able to distribute a brand like Vectorworks, and we are very excited about the partnership,” said Duncan Riley, owner of DWR Distribution. “We believe that the close collaboration between MA Lighting and Vectorworks, to assist lighting designers on workflow, will be a game changer. On DWR’s side, we have a passionate team supporting the brand. We see Vectorworks as a 360-degree entertainment design solution for the country, providing professionals and students with a tool that will make their lives easier.” DWR’s Dylan Jones will manage all Vectorworks sales and support. “It’s exciting to be working directly with the Vectorworks team,” he said. “We are looking forward to providing educational and network licenses to the industry. The training Vectorworks provides their distributors has already helped us improve the quality of our technical support, and with direct access to their order process, we are now able to deliver licenses more quickly to our customers.” DWR will continue to offer training sessions presented by Francois van der Merwe, who has been using Vectorworks for 14 years. For more information about Vectorworks for entertainment in South Africa, contact DWR. Or, visit the Vectorworks website to learn more about becoming a Vectorworks distributor or to find a local distributor in your region.