BIMcrunch Editorial – RTC Europe 2015: Five presenters we’re excited to witness

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Revit Technology Conferences are always major successes. The elite in Building Information Modelling will gather in one place, some of which take to the stage for their only appearances of the calendar year. Others only appear at a handful of events each year but RTC is always one of them. With that in mind, I am immensely excited that BIMcrunch were selected to act as Media Partner to RTC Europe 2015. Perhaps even more excited than I was for the final of The Great British Bake Off. Move over Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, I’m off to see Silvia Taurer and Wesley Benn do their thing.

59 professionals have been confirmed to speak at the Corinthia Hotel in Budapest, Hungary over October 29th-31st and BIMcrunch will be in attendance. Does anyone else attending have George Ezra‘s ‘Budapest‘ in their head too? If you didn’t, you will now.

It is like Christmas for me in the office; I am counting down the days most definitely! It is safe to say that plenty of presents await in Budapest and I cannot wait to pull off the wrapping paper and ribbon. There will not be a scrooge in sight what with the fantastic agenda on offer. The likes of global software brands, BIM consultants, landscape BIM bloggers, interior architecture BIM experts and pedestrian modelling companies will be on-hand to disperse their knowledge. Emperors, messiahs and warlocks of the BIM world will all be under the same roof. My over-excited bravado aside, the chance to soak up that knowledge in person is truly an honour.

So which presenters am I really looking forward to?

Credit: UBM
Credit: UBM

Lee Mullin

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Whilst Lee has contributed to BIMcrunch in the past (we spoke to him for Best BIM Bad BIM and BIM Brunch) earlier in the year, it has been even longer since I have seen one of his presentations first-hand. With more Star Wars references in his notorious presentations than what you could wave your lightsaber at, I’m excited to see The Force Awaken again in Budapest. Whilst the new film is not yet released, I’m still counting on a Kylo Ren reference. Maybe Lee can share some information on how to break down Han Silos too. Punderful.

Credit: Twitter (@laurenkschmidt)
Credit: Twitter (@laurenkschmidt)

Lauren Schmidt

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Lauren looks pretty chuffed in the above picture, and that’s how elated I am to see that BIM for landscape architecture is getting some exposure come RTC Europe. Lauren’s landarchBIM blog is very well-received, and really is leading the way for resources dedicated to this field. With experience working in both The Netherlands and the United States, Lauren’s past and current ventures will certainly add extra depth to her presentation. Following the cancellation of Henry Fenby-Taylor‘s scheduled BIM Show Live 2015 appearance, it will be fascinating to listen to Lauren and finally hear from a landscape BIM expert.

Credit: Graham Stewart
Credit: Graham Stewart

Graham Stewart

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With over a quarter of a century’s experience in the AEC industry, there will be plenty of pearls of wisdom to come from Graham in Budapest. Unsatisfied with only being Ramboll‘s Director, UK Head of BIM, Graham is currently studying a MSc in BIM Management at Middlesex University to increase his intelligence even further. Graham’s presentation will surely be a one to watch. His Crunch Time interview is one to listen to also if you haven’t already!

Credit: Twitter (@BarbosaMCJ)
Credit: Twitter (@BarbosaMCJ)

Margarida Jerónimo Barbosa

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Say Jerónimo! Margarida has experience working in her native Portugal, Norway and the United States, where she currently resides as part of Beck Group. Having been a member of quite a few project teams already in her career, it will be highly intriguing to hear from Margarida as she presents on photogrammetry survey use for architectural projects. Margarida seems thrilled about the opportunity too!

Credit: Global Digital Citizen
Credit: Global Digital Citizen

Lee Watanabe Crockett

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The Keynote speaker for RTC Europe is a fascinating choice who I am very eager to watch. Lee is an author, speaker, designer and inspirational thinker whom helps companies “make the shift to regain relevance and establish a culture of excellence”. How will his expertise be linked with Building Information Modelling practice? Only time will tell. Lee is no stranger to BIM events however as he was the Keynote speaker for the first-ever SydBIM event last month. His presentation was described as “great” by delegates and that is a good enough indication for me.

So there you have it, the five speakers that I am most looking forward to watching at RTC Europe 2015. Who are you most looking forward to? Let me know in the comments below or get social on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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