AEC Next and SPAR 3D 2019 Conference Program Announced

Line-up of 100 conference speakers announced including new keynotes from National Geographic and IBM.

28 March of 2019 (Anaheim, California, USA) - The organizers of AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference y SPAR 3D Expo & Conferencethe premier co-located events focusing on technology for the built world and commercial 3D technology respectively, announced the All Conference Program including three additional keynote speakers today.

Joining MiMi Aung of NASA JPL on Wednesday, May 22 is Dr. Robert S. Sutor, VP, IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem, IBM with a presentation titled Quantum Computing: A View to the Future. Joining Jon Snoddy of Disney Imagineering on Thursday, May 23 is a joint keynote with Fredrik Hiebert, Fellow at National Geographic, and Kathryn Keane, VP, Public Programming, and Director at National Geographic Museum with their presentation titled Virtual 3D technologies for immersive archaeological experiences.

"We are delighted to announce the latest additions to Keynote," said Linda McLaughlin, Program Director of the Conference, Diversified Communications. "We are all curious to know the changes that quantum computing will bring and the currently difficult challenges that can be solved with Robert's presentation. And I'm looking forward to Fredrik and Kathryn exploring the possibilities of using technology to share archaeological treasures worldwide. "

The five distinguished keynote speakers will be joined by more than 100 other innovative technology leaders. AEC Next and SPAR 3D Conference programs feature their own unique technical education programs separately, and merge together for these insightful keynotes. Conference programming begins with Product Previews on the morning of Tuesday, May 21st and continues for three full days. The full program can be viewed here

«We are delighted with the AEC Next agenda: it represents a wide range of innovative technologies applied to the AEC industry. Everything from AR / VR and blockchain to the evolution of 'traditional' design and construction practices is on the agenda, ”said Bill Emison, President of the Conference, Diversified Communications. "We are focused on providing customer success stories with AEC leaders that allow attendees to understand how emerging technologies are impacting all industries."

Speaking about the SPAR 3D Conference program, Ms. McLaughlin added, "I am particularly excited about the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) sessions that are new to SPAR 3D this year. These sessions focus on the integration of tools and workflows for specific projects such as LAX, Caltrans and Giant Mines. The main actors along the value chain, from asset owners to contractors, will describe the entire workflow from the assessment of the conditions as it is to the processing and deliverables, hardware and software used, the integration of dispersed datasets, data transfer, new AR / VR display technologies and holography, as well as the complementary benefits of the use of 3D technologies ".


Registration for AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference and SPAR 3D Expo & Conference is now open. Event organizers recommend AEC and 3D technology professionals register early for the best price and to avoid lines onsite. Registrants may register for either conference to attend the joint keynote presentations along with the rest of their selected conference program, or may elect to register for an All Access Pass to gain admittance to all conference sessions on both programs. To register, please visit

About AEC Next and SPAR 3D Co-Location

AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference will be co-located with SPAR 3D Expo and Conference 2019 for the second consecutive year. Together, the events will feature thought leaders from around the globe in two distinct conference programs. Exhibits will be integrated into one large vendor-neutral exhibit hall allowing all attendees full access to all vendors. Networking events and multiple live-demonstrations areas will also be available to all attendees. Registrants have the option of AEC Next or SPAR 3D conference passes or an All Access pass to attend both conferences.

About AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference

AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference is North America’s leading vendor-neutral trade show and conference focusing on the implementation and integration of built world technology spanning the entire project life-cycle. Vendors offer hardware, software and services, emerging technology, and building/construction products complementing a comprehensive education program. Learn more at

About SPAR 3D Expo & Conference

SPAR 3D Expo & Conference is the premier international event for the commercial application of 3D technologies focused on 3D sensing, 3D processing, and 3D visualization tools. From sensing with drones, mobile rigs, and hand-held devices to using augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality visualization tools, everything 3D is here at the only vendor-neutral, industry-agnostic event in the market. Learn more at

About Diversified Communications

Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries including food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit

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