Autodesk to Present Keynote Address at Ecobuild America and AEC-ST Signs on as Gold Corporate Sponsor

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"Digital Cities" : The Future of BIM and Sustainable Design at a Community and City Scale will be presented by industry leader Doug Eberhard, Sr. Director, Industry Evangelist at Autodesk as a keynote address for the Ecobuild America and AEC-ST conference and exhibit. The keynote will take place Thursday, May 22, 2008, 1:00pm - 2:00pm at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

"Digital Cities": The Future of BIM and Sustainable Design at a Community and City Scale will be presented by industry leader Doug Eberhard, Sr. Director, Industry Evangelist at Autodesk as a keynote address for the Ecobuild America and AEC-ST conference and exhibit. Mr. Eberhard will take the stage Thursday, May 22, 2008, from 1:00pm - 2:00pm at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

Today, we continue to see increased demand and democratization for information moving from 2D to 3D, to 4D and beyond, but how will we envision and engage BIM, Geospatial, Analysis, Visualization and Collaboration tools in the future? How can we work in a more informed, integrated and visual way, while maintaining the security and integrity of our designs, our data and our decisions? How will owners, agencies, businesses and the public interface with this process and information as it becomes more valuable and more available? How will the people, the policies, the projects and the tools come together to help us better plan, design, construct and maintain a more sustainable world? Mr. Eberhard's presentation will look into the future of sustainability for our professions, our passions and our communities. It will examine the general state of design technology today and offer a glimpse of what is yet to come as we look beyond BIM for a single project and consider it at the community or city scale.

About Doug Eberhard
For over 20 years, Doug has created, sold and implemented innovative IT solutions on over $120 Billion of Capital Planning, Design, Engineering, and Construction Management projects around the world. Doug helped pioneer many award-winning solutions to virtually communicate and manage proposed projects using advanced Computer Modeling and Visualization, Geospatial and Project Information Management Systems, Digital Multimedia and Internet Collaboration Technologies. Doug's more notable projects include 3D/4D Modeling for the NYC World Trade Center Rebuilding Program, Public and Private Information Websites for the NYC Lower Manhattan rebuilding effort and Internet-based Construction Program Management Systems for General Motors, AT&T, FEMA, New York City, Caltrans, Singapore Ministry of Environment and Level 3 Communications. Doug has been a featured speaker and guest lecturer at numerous events and academic institutions.

About Ecobuild America and AEC-ST
Mr. Eberhard's speech, sponsored by Autodesk®, will be just one of the exciting highlights taking place at Ecobuild America and AEC-ST May 19-22 which also features Andrew "Andy" Karsner, Assistant Secretary Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy presenting a keynote address on Wednesday, May 21. This important event, welcomed by Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, is comprised of Ecobuild America - focused on sustainable, green, and high performance solutions for the built environment and AEC-ST - Science and technology for architecture, engineering, and construction. Ecobuild America and AEC-ST is held in cooperation with: Green Mechanical Councilâ„¢; Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP) U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce and buildingSMARTâ„¢ Alliance. Autodesk has signed on as a Gold Corporate sponsor joining Silver Corporate Sponsors US CAD and SG Blocks. Visit http://www.ecobuildamerica.com or http://www.aecst.com for complete event information.

How to attend
Admission to Mr. Eberhard's and Mr. Karsner's keynotes and the accompanying comprehensive two day exhibit May 21-22 is $25 before April 11, 2008. Register at http://www.ecobuildamerica.com or http://www.aecst.com.

About Ecobuild America, LLC
Ecobuild America, LLC (Centerville, MA) under the leadership of principals Richard C. Vendola, Jr., and George Borkovich manages and produces Ecobuild America, Ecobuild Fall, AEC-ST, and AEC-ST Fall. Together they have a depth of experience in technology and event planning, for the AEC industry, including creating and managing the former A/E/C SYSTEMS International conference and exhibition.

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