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SPAR 3D Expo & Conference 2018 Keynote Speakers Announced

SPAR 3D Expo & Conference 2018 Keynote Speakers Announced

Six Keynote Sessions with thought leaders from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, BP, Intel, Gensler, NVIDIA, Bechtel, Shell TechWorks and DP Construction focus on the use of 3D technology in the AEC industries

April 17, 2018 (Portland, Maine, USA) – The organizers of SPAR 3D Expo & Conference, the world’s leading technical conference and expo that showcases best-in-class 3D products from input to output announced the keynote speakers today. The event, newly co-located with AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference takes place June 5-7 in Anaheim, California.

“We’re very excited about the impressive lineup of keynote speakers. The breadth and quality of these speakers promises to provide a comprehensive perspective of the latest products and innovations from the 3D reality capture market as well as AEC industry best practices,” says Bill Emison, Conference Chair.

On Tuesday, June 5, the conference sessions will open with three Keynote presentations:

Keynote presentations continue on Wednesday, June 6:

  • Creativity & Constructability in AEC will be presented by Ken Sanders, Managing Principal at Gensler and Jack Dahlgren, Senior Project Manager at NVIDIA. The duo will explore how new and innovative technology – paired with human experience – is shaping the future of design.

Bill went on to say, “These leaders will provide their perspective on the future of engineering design complimented by innovative 3D capture technologies allowing AEC workers to operate more safely and efficiently while saving valuable project hours.”

The final day of the conference, Thursday, June 7, will begin with two Keynotes:

  • David Wilson, Chief Innovation Officer at Bechtel and Angie Ackroyd, Manager System Analysis at Shell TechWorks, will start the day with Challenges of Change: Project 2020 and the Jobsite of the Future. Their talk will focus on how we can integrate technology and data into the workflow to improve performance for customers and experiences for teams.
  • Finally, Atul Khanzode, Chief Information Officer at DPR Construction, will wrap up the Keynote sessions with Integrated Projects – A Vision for the Future. Atul will discuss how the integration of people, processes, and technology is transforming the AEC industries.

The SPAR 3D full conference program has more than 40 speakers in the lineup and the AEC Next full conference program will bring over 90 speakers to the stage, giving attendees a plethora of educational opportunities.


Registration is still open for the conference. 3D technology and AEC professionals are encouraged to register in advance to avoid waiting in long lines and save $55 on a Full Conference or All Access Pass compared to onsite prices.

About AEC Co-Location

SPAR 3D Expo and Conference 2018 will be co-located with the inaugural edition of AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference. Together, the event will feature thought leaders from around the globe in two distinct conference programs. Exhibits will be integrated into one large exhibit hall allowing all attendees full access to all vendors. Networking events and multiple live-demonstrations areas including AR/VR interactive environments, a hologram vault, immersive environment dome, demo theater presentations, and more will also be available to all attendees. Attendees will have the option to select an AEC Next or SPAR 3D conference pass or an all-access pass to attend both.

“I’m very excited about the combined 2018 SPAR 3D and AEC Next,” says Bill.  “This unique conference collaboration allows attendees to learn about emerging hardware & software technologies applied to AEC project work – providing them with a deep understanding of the entire project lifecycle, from data capture to construction completion.”

About SPAR 3D Expo & Conference

SPAR 3D Expo & Conference, presented by SPAR3D.com is the premier international event for 3D technologies focused on 3D sensing, 3D processing, & 3D visualization tools. 3D technology is revolutionizing the way work is done in virtually every industry from AEC to Civil Infrastructure to Process, Power & Utilities. Whether sensing with drones, mobile rigs, or hand-held devices to using AR/VR and 3D printed deliverables, everything 3D is here at the only vendor-neutral, industry-agnostic event in the market. SPAR 3D Expo & Conference is part of a network of events and media for the global geospatial market organized by Diversified Communications that includes Commercial UAV Expo Americas, Commercial UAV Expo Europe, Commercial UAV News, International LiDAR Mapping Forum, SPAR3D Expo & Conference, and SPAR3D.com.


Contact and more information:

Jason Lavigne – Diversified Communications – +1 207 842 5494 [email protected]



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