Las Vegas

CET Designer User Conference - Day One - Hittin' the Ground and There's No Stopping!

So, CET Designer folks across North America beyond ...

Configura's 2nd annual User Conference in sunny, blue-sky-beautiful Las Vegas is off to a running start at The Venetian/Palazzo - wow - unbelievably lux  and the room rate was way less than those teeny-tiny hotel rooms in Manhattan. :-) ... wish I had decided to stay through the weekend. Check out the link to this pic of the hotel - and we'll be posting conference pics soon on our Flickr site.

This week's MMQB had a big story about Configura (yes, reprints are tucked in our conference goody bags and the article also is at Rob Kirkbride traveled to Sweden and around Europe, reporting back to North America about what's going on "across the pond." More stories and video of Rob's European Tour are also at and you can also see the video he took of Configura:

We had more than half of our registrants show up for the "Early Bird Power Peer" sessions - fantastic turnout. Everyone else arrives this afternoon for the official conference kickoff with CEO Johan Lyreborn welcoming all and sharing Configura's plans for some pretty cool things ... like, a user portal based on the best that social media technologies have to offer ... and, drumroll ... RevLink, the new CET Designer Revit Extension. ... See and for details.

So much more that I hope to blog about ... like our rendering winners ... our dinner this evening complete with the Swedish Punsch Toast (it's now a conference tradition) ... and our keynote speaker Joey Shimoda, an LA-based architect and designer of Steelcase showrooms in Santa Monica and Chicago's Merchandise Mart. He did some work for Frank Gehry. Designed the Rolex Building in Beverly Hills. High-rises in Japan. ... Yep, we'll be hearing a lot more about Joey Shimoda and his amazing work around the world. 

And you'll be hearing more from me.

Live from Las Vegas,


*Configura's PR person/professional cheerleader! Go Configura!  (Had to add the shades b/c it is so sunny here! ;-)


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