Autodesk University 2009 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada from Dec. 1-3. This year's event attracted roughly 6,000 people to the live event, and 16,000 to a simultaneous online broadcast of the content. The event theme, "Learn. Connect. Explore," highlights some of the advantages of the in-person experience, but with the economic and environmental benefits, the online version is likely to grow in subsequent years. With economic pain widespread among the AEC community, the emphasis was placed on the benefits of innovation and for a revamped design/build process that moves us further toward integrated design.
The International Symposium on Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Space-Based Navigation and Ground-Based Augmentation Systems and Applications was held last week in Berlin. Bringing together representatives from around the world, the event served to provide as a forum for learning about ongoing activity relating to GNSS. Also included were activities and information relating to additional positioning augmentation systems and applications involving radio networks, communications, geodesy, cartography and surveying.