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2016 Vectorworks Design Summit to be Held April 25-27 in Chicago

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Professionals and students across the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), landscape and entertainment design disciplines are invited to join a global community of visionaries at the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit on April 25-27 at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. With keynote presentations by Vectorworks executives and industry leaders, an inside look into Vectorworks software's future development cycle and networking opportunities with product engineers, power users and third-party partners, attendees will leave Chicago fueled to solve their next design challenge.

“The conference brings together a community of creative minds who rely on Vectorworks design software to conceptualize and transform their ideas into real experiences that can be shared with the world,” says Vectorworks’ Chief Marketing Officer Stewart Rom. "At our 2015 Design Summit, it was exciting to see so many people who share a passion for creative design, exchanging ideas, exploring concepts that give them a competitive edge and truly having a great time together. I know that our 2016 Design Summit will surpass expectations and deliver a meaningful three days."

The standard registration fee for the event is $499 but is reduced to $199 for early registrants through October 31. Design students and instructors who register before October 31 may also take advantage of early registration discounts, paying $49 rather than the standard $99 rate. Register online to lock in these savings, as well as to book a discounted stay at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, located minutes from many of Chicago’s historic attractions.

Become a Speaker

Designers with fresh ideas are invited to apply to present one-hour educational sessions at the Design Summit. Topics addressing emerging trends, innovative design solutions, award-winning projects, workflow strategies and efficiency gains with Vectorworks software are highly valued. Interested applicants should submit a proposal before the October 31 deadline. Selected speakers will be notified by November 30 and will receive complimentary travel, event registration and hotel accommodations.

Become an Exhibitor

The Vectorworks Design Summit also provides a valuable, free opportunity for companies to showcase their products and services. The event attracts hundreds of professionals in the AEC, landscape and entertainment design industries. The deadline is October 31 and space is limited, so companies should apply now. Selection is based on the company's relevance to attendees, any existing partnership with Vectorworks and the application date. In addition, companies wishing to sponsor the event should email designsummit@vectorworks.net to learn about available opportunities.

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

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Folks, the plans for this are big. It looks like it'll be double the size it was last year.

I'll be there in a tech support/training capacity once again, and most likely also running around answering questions and trying not to leak company secrets. However, it looks like we will be continuing the trend of early feature reveals, which is good news all around.

If the $499 price tag puts you off, make SURE you get in touch with your sales rep or even me directly before the 31st of October, we can most likely get you a serious discount if you do. Many groups and organizations are eligible for additional discounts, so please make sure to ask. The earlier the better.

Planning for this has begun WAY earlier, so if you have any questions that aren't answered on the web site, ask here and I'll get you an answer.

Looking forward to seeing old and new faces from the boards especially!

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