May 21-23, 2019 - Anaheim, CA

Special Events and Workshops



Kick back and have a drink on us with some of your new-found friends at the end of the day on Tuesday. After a long day of conference sessions and user group workshops, this is where vendors and AEC decision makers will gather to continue the conversation.

Plaza Palooza Party

Join us for the official party of the event in the outdoor garden plaza at the Anaheim Convention Center! Network with fellow attendees from leading companies and connect one-on-one with exhibitors while enjoying a drinks and snacks. Get excited for local craft beer, food trucks, music and a great time!
Don’t forget to reserve your ticket when you register!

SoCal Bentley User Bash

Archway Systems has been partnering with local Bentley User Groups for over 10 years now to bring you the Bentley Bash. The Summer SoCal Bentley Bash features free 3-hour hands-on training for products such as MicroStation, OpenRoads, AECOsim Building Designer, RAM and more. See the latest in what Bentley software has to offer. Learn tips and tricks to help you become more efficient! Network with other Bentley users and learn from expert instructors! If you want a first look at Bentley software or have been using it for years, this Bash is for you! Learn more.


BIMStorm is an award-winning live action leadership workshop series identifying real-life scenarios to provide a cross section of activities and considerations when making asset management decisions that impact facilities. These workshops question how the AECOOO industry currently operates and challenges the status quo. What is the ideal process that enables building informed environments while addressing the needs of projects, total cost of ownership and the life cycle? BIMStorm lays the foundation for others to follow. Be an AEC Game Changer.

Pix4D User Short Course

In this course, PIX4D presents how to produce, visualize, and analyze geo-referenced outputs – 2D orthophotos, 3D point clouds, elevation maps, contour maps, and 3D mesh models – and how to integrate those within a collaborative workflow to facilitate planning and as-built verification. All PIX4D workshop registrants are eligible to receive a 50% discount on the Pix4D Certification Exam and receive free AEC Next expo passes and conference discounts. Learn more

Open Integration Hub

The Construction Progress Coalition has partnered with AEC Next and SPAR3D for the next evolution of their Open Integration Summit. The new Open Integration Hub creates a huge pavilion in the heart of the expo floor that contains four CDX Challenge Zones and six Integration Stations.  All this propels participants towards the continued development of industry crowd-sourced best practices to promote the global adoption of open digital standards built on a certified Common Data Xchange (CDX). Learn more.

Assemble Systems Meet-Up

Join Assemble Systems for a meet-up and happy hour! Assemble Systems provides construction data management solutions through access to projects Building Information models. Its core offering, Assemble Insight is a cloud based platform allowing AEC firms to leverage 3D data for increased project insight, advanced project collaboration and more. Grab a beer and interact with your peers to learn new ways of incorporating cutting edge technologies into your workflows. Let’s Assemble in Anaheim!

Register here!

IFMA BIM Conference Sessions

AEC Next is proud to partner with the International Facility Management Association to bring you four conference sessions specifically geared towards improving facilities management processes. Attendees who participate in the AEC Next IFMA sessions will receive one CFM Activity Point as part of their required CFM certification maintenance. IFMA Members receive special discounts. Learn more.

The Design Connection

AEC Project Services partner, Kelar Pacific, welcomes you to free sessions where you can learn more about drone and Lidar scanning services as well as products supporting these services from 3D Robotics, Autodesk and Bluebeam. In between sessions, you can take advantage of our technical AEC Help Desk available to review your burning questions on design and construction software. Register today!

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