AEC Next and SPAR 3D Expo & Conference Gets Underway Tomorrow

Co-Located Events Focused on AEC and 3D Technology

May 20, 2019 (Anaheim, California, USA) – With AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference and SPAR 3D Expo & Conference just one day away, organizers of the co-located events have announced that they are expecting nearly 2,000 AEC and 3D technology professionals to attend. The 2019 edition of the co-located events, produced by Diversified Communications, will take place from May 21-23 at the Anaheim Convention Center North, Anaheim, California.

Attendees represent industries such as architecture, engineering, construction and building; surveying and mapping; civil and transportation infrastructure, industrial facilities, plants, and asset management; power and utilities; manufacturing; law enforcement and forensics; historic preservation; archaeology and digital heritage; mining, aggregates, and stockpile management; entertainment and gaming; insurance and real estate; museums and cultural applications; research and academia; robotic and vehicle navigation and sensing; and many more.

“It’s amazing to see the rapid growth of the AEC and 3D technology markets taking place right in front of us,” comments Christine Salmon, Event Director, Diversified Communications. “This expo and conference has become critical for anyone who needs to stay on top of the latest technology and developments in the rapidly changing digital construction market.”

The highly anticipated conference programs, organized by conference planners as well as AEC Next’s Advisory Board and SPAR 3D’s Advisory Board respectively, kicks off on at 9:30 am on Tuesday, May 21 with product previews from leading vendors, followed by technical sessions. The first of two highly anticipated keynote sessions feature MiMi Aung, NASA Mars Helicopter and Bob Sutor, IBM Q Strategy & Ecosystem, IBM Research will take place at 9:00 am on Wednesday, May 22. The second keynote session featuring Jon Snoddy, Walt Disney Imagineering, Katheryn Keane, National Geographic Museum, and Fredrick Hiebert, National Geographic will begin at 9:00 am on Thursday, May 23. The full program consisting of more than 80 sessions is made up of technical sessions, case studies, 101-tracks, and panels providing professionals with industry best practices and insight into the newest innovations and developments.

118 exhibitors will showcase the latest AEC and 3D technology as part of the combined exhibit hall. The exhibit hall will be open to attendees briefly on Tuesday from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm for a welcome happy hour. The exhibit hall will be open on Wednesday, May 22 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

In addition to an abundance of exhibitors, the exhibit hall will also feature a variety of live demonstrations which are a cornerstone of this event. Live demonstrations including holographic visualization platforms, multi-user, mixed reality tools, an interactive BIM Cave, several vehicles mounted with 3D scanning hardware, mobile mapping devices – including handheld, augmented reality headsets such as HoloLens and Magic Leap, and much more will be available throughout the exhibit hall.

Online registration for the 2019 event remains open through the end of the day on May 23 and is available here. Onsite registration opens at 8:30 am on May 21.

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 lifecycle. 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