March 30 - April 1, 2021 | Denver, CO

New Dates Announced

New dates & additional co-location partners announced for SPAR 3D and AEC Next 2020!

Diversified Communications, owner and organizer of AEC Next and SPAR 3D Expo and Conference, has made the difficult decision that, due to the magnitude of the unanticipated public health and safety issues posed by the rapidly escalating COVID-19 outbreaks and contagion, to reschedule the upcoming edition of AEC Next and SPAR 3D, which was planned to take place on June 3-5, 2020. The progress of the pandemic has made rescheduling to July 27-29, 2020 unavoidable. Fortunately, we were able to secure the same venue, McCormick Place, in Chicago, IL.

Additional Co-Location Partners

We will continue to be co-located with the USIBD Annual Symposium and WIPFLI’s Building Tomorrow Together Summit, as well as an exciting additional colocation with an event known as Geo Week, encompassing the International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) and ASPRS Annual Conference. Some sessions and speakers will inevitably change due to the date shift. We will update the conference schedule and speakers page to reflect changes.

SPAR 3D Expo & Conference, AEC Next Technology Expo & Conference and ILMF—all organized by global event producer Diversified Communications— have always had crossover exhibitors and attendees; when the need to reschedule became clear, our customers asked if we could put these events together in 2020.  We’re pleased to be able to deliver on that request.

Rescheduling these events provides a unique opportunity for Diversified to bring together the linear mapping community with the vertical construction community, both of which are power users of  technologies used to capture and build our world digitally.

Co-locating will add value for everyone— exhibitors who will have access to additional categories of users, and attendees who will be able to access additional technology on the combined exhibit floor. We look forward to connecting professionals in these communities.

Learn more about our co-location partners below:

Already registered to attend?

Due to the postponement, we are offering pre-registered attendees the following options:

– Automatic transfer of your registration to the rescheduled July 27-29, 2020 dates
– Transfer your registration to a colleague
– Transfer your registration to the 2021 event

Our relationship with you is of paramount importance, and we hope that these options will put your mind at ease. Please let us know what you’d like to do by contacting us on or before April 15 at  If you have any concerns about these options, and would like to discuss it further, please reach out.

Not registered but wish to attend?
Great! Registration for the new dates will be live in April.

Interested in exhibiting?
Please reach out to Leslie or Haley on our Exhibitor Page.

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The only vendor-neutral 3D technology event focused on 3D sensing, 3D processing, and 3D visualization tools for:

• 3D Printing • Autonomous Vehicle Navigation and Sensing • High Definition Scanning • Historic Preservation • Indoor Mapping/Portable 3D Capture • Sensor Innovations • Subsurface Utility Engineering • Survey & Mapping • VR/AR/MR/XR/ | Gaming Engines | Hardware

Attendees include professionals from a range of industries including AEC and civil infrastructure to utilities and asset management who are using 3D technologies that are revolutionizing these industries. See a list of past participating organizations here.

Co-located with USIBD Symposium and WIPFLI’s Building Tomorrow Together Summit.

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The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation to brings their 6th Annual Symposium to Chicago as a co-located conference. Sessions will be directed at service providers for professional development and stakeholders who are seeking to understand what the benefits of Building Documentation data can provide them and how to use Building Documentation to its fullest to improve their work life.

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A technical conference and exhibition focused on lidar and emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies including Geiger-mode and single photon counting for:

  • Asset Management • Autonomous Technologies • Civil Infrastructure • Coastal Zone Mapping • Emergency Services & Disaster Response • Land & Natural Resource Management • Urban Modeling

Attendees include geospatial leaders from utilities, government agencies, and the private sector using lidar, photogrammetry, and emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools. See the full list of participating organizations here.

Co-located with ASPRS Annual Conference

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Wipfli will bring their 1st Annual Building Tomorrow Together: Wipfli’s summit for construction and real estate leaders, to Chicago as a co-located conference. Sessions will be directed at leaders, chief executive officers, chief financial officers, owners, presidents and developers of construction and real estate projects throughout the nation.

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Geo Week is a multi-event collaboration encompassing International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) and the ASPRS Annual Conference. Each event features its own unique conference programming and combines in a single exhibit hall and inclusive networking activities.

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Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional members around the world. Its mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS) and supporting technologies.

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