BILT ANZ Program Highlights
While it still feels like it should be summer holidays, we here at BILT ANZ are all hard at work finalising the program and registration launch for BILT ANZ 2018. Just before Christmas, speaker acceptance letters went out and acceptances have been flooding back in (if you haven’t confirmed your acceptance yet please do, otherwise you will be cut from the program! Yikes!)
While our official launch is still a little while away (your boss is still on holidays anyway right – so you can’t get approval for anything this week?), we’d like to share with you some of the confirmed highlights of the program.
Frequently featuring in the top 10 speaker ranks (and last year number 1 at BILT NA) Joe Banks, will be teaching two really interesting and original classes “IT for AEC, Everything you NEED to know” and co-speaking with Chad Smith “Home Automation | What it could mean for AEC design?” Both of these classes offer something a little different, and the home automation class might just give you something useful to take home…or back to the office. For anyone that got a Google home mini for Christmas, maybe Chad and Joe will have some tips for how to get the most out of it.
Brian Mackey (who you might know as The Revit Geek) has been a frequent fixture in the BILT NA top 10 speaker lists and this year for the first time will be presenting at BILT ANZ. He was so keen to teach he submitted a class called “whatever the committee wants” – you may be surprised but we didn’t take him up on this! We accepted his other classes instead, I’m sure you’ll agree they sound interesting. Brian will be teaching “Everyday uses of Global Parameters”, “Revit Journal Files they aren’t just for Autodesk” and “Linked Details amongst Multiple Models in Revit”.
Brian comes as part of a 2 for 1 deal, brought along by his wife Desiree, who is part of our BILT NA committee and is also lined up to teach a couple of classes. “Working with multiple generations” was a culture workshop that was highly popular at BILT Europe and will feature as part of the BILT ANZ program. For the more technically minded, Desiree and Brian will team up to teach “Conceptual Structural Design using Revit Adaptive Components and Dynamo”. This is a rare opportunity and definitely not to be missed for those working in the structural field!
You may have heard of Carl Storms on this blog, or perhaps on twitter. He’s the guy who submitted more abstracts than anyone else for every BILT event. This year he submitted ten for ANZ, and we did debate since he was coming all the way here from the USA…maybe we should just let him teach all ten. But we couldn’t hire another room, and so like everybody else, Carl has been limited to three sessions – “Apps & Add-ins for Revit and your AEC Workflow – 2018 Edition”,”Connect the Docs: BIM 360″ and a lab “Dynamo – Everyone’s Doing It – Vol. 3 – Attack of the Data”
Christopher Rossetto won BILT Europe’s Vision 20/20 (a pecha kucha style competition) and will be presenting his class “Archi-Graphics: Revit For Designers” which I personally thought was one of the best ever BILT classes I had attended. If you work in architecture or design (or with them) and are sick of people saying Revit can’t do great graphics – make sure you get along to Chris’s class – you will not be disappointed.
Want something a bit less technical? Take yourself to the next level with Mark Jeffrey, our resident psychologist will be joining us for the third time. “The Evolution Of You As A Leader” and “Business Development & Market Penetration For Directors, Partners, Those Aspiring & Who Must Sell Services” will help assist you to take your career forwards, whatever your level.
Local favourites are also back, from last years Top 10 speakers, Luke Johnson, Paul Wintour and Tim Waldock all have classes lined up.
Our construction and estimating streams have also been easily filled by talented and interesting speakers, and we will have more news coming up soon on who and what you will find at BILT ANZ 2018 to interest you.
And who will be the keynote this year? Keep an eye here on the blog, twitter and linkedIn for upcoming program announcements, including who our 2018 keynote will be.