2015 News

  • MACC 2015 - The Final Countdown!!!

    Our 2015 Summer Conference is nearly here. On-line registration will officially close next Friday so we can prepare for the event. Walk-ups at the event are of course always welcome. 

    Tracks for CONNECT, Platform, CAD Management, Civil, ProjectWise, Utilities, Building, Plant and more!

    This year we have several new vendors, come check out the latest in technology and software solutions and get the edge on your competition.

    Special announcement, we'll have the Belton Cyber Pirates robotics team on site. This bright group of students competes yearly in VEX Robotics Competitions. Come show your support and see their bots!

    Location: Overland Park Convention Center
    Dates: August 4th & 5th
    Agenda: Download PDF (Draft)
    Cost: $130/person/day (register a group of 10 and get an 11th person free)

    As a reminder, workshops are free. First come, first serve. Register now to reserve your seat!

    For details on our Leadership Round Table, click Here!

    Come check out our evening event! This is a great way to mingle with your peers and network with our vendors. Adult beverages and food will be provided. The illustrious Shawn Foster will be back at it hosting our ever popular trivia competition. If you've never participated, it's a blast. New this year, we'll have a photo booth and classic arcade games. Transportation is included to and from the convention center. Don't be shy, come join the fun!

    Thanks,
    Your MACC Committee

  • MACC 2015 Registration Reminder

    This is just a reminder that our 2015 Summer Conference is just around the corner, register now. Tracks for CONNECT, Platform, CAD Management, Civil, ProjectWise, Utilities, Building, Plant and more!

    Location: Overland Park Convention Center
    Dates: August 4th & 5th
    Agenda: Download PDF (Draft)
    Cost: $130/person/day (register a group of 10 and get an 11th person free)

    Workshops are filling up fast. Register now to reserve your seat!

    For details on our Leadership Round Table, click Here!

    Please feel free to forward this email to other interested parties.

    Thanks,
    Your MACC Committee

  • MACC 2015 Registration Update and Reminder

    This is just a reminder that registration is now open for the 2015 MACC Summer Conference. Tracks for CONNECT, Platform, CAD Management, Civil, ProjectWise, Utilities, Building, Plant and more!

    If you plan on taking advantage of the discounted hotel rate with Chase Suites, the deadline is July 3rd. For more information click here.

    Location: Overland Park Convention Center
    Dates: August 4th & 5th
    Updated Agenda: Download PDF (Draft)
    Cost: $130/person/day (register a group of 10 and get an 11th person free)
    Workshops are free but seating is limited. Register early to reserve your seat!

    Note: The Migrating Your Configuration to CONNECT Workshop has been changed. The updated session is titled "QuickStart for MicroStation CONNECT".

    There's still time to fill out the Survey, if you don't like what yo usee on the agenda, Vote!

    Register Now!!!

    Thanks,
    Your MACC Committee

  • MACC 2015 Registration Now Open!!!

    We're proud to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 MACC Summer Conference. Tracks for CONNECT, Platform, CAD Management, Civil, ProjectWise, Utilities, Building, Plant and more!

    Register Now!!!

    Location: Overland Park Convention Center
    Dates: August 4th & 5th
    Agenda: Download PDF (Draft)
    Cost: $130/person/day (register a group of 10 and get an 11th person free)
    Workshops are free but seating is limited. Register early to reserve your seat!

    There's still time to fill out the Survey, if you don't like what yo usee on the agenda, Vote!

    Please feel free to forward this email to other interested parties.

    Thanks,
    Your MACC Committee

  • MACC 2015 Summer Conference - Registration Opening Soon!

    Keep your eyes peeled, registration for our summer conference will be opening soon! If you haven't responded to our survey, now's your chance. Vote now and determine what sessions you'll see at YOUR conference. We've had a lot of great feedback so far, keep the comments coming.

    Here's a link: Take the Survey!!!

    I want to personally thank all the individuals that participated in our MACC 2015 Presenter Boot-Camp! Our speakers did a fantastic job and I know we all walked away with some valuable tips for our future presentations. I look forward to using some of my new found skills at our conference.

  • MACC 2015 Presenter Boot-Camp

    The Mid America CADD Community is hosting a free presenter boot-camp on Wednesday June 3rd, 2015 at the Burns & McDonnell world headquarters in Kansas City, MO.

    This session will provide valuable insight on...

    • Structuring Presentations
    • Preparing Effective Presentation Materials
    • Managing Your Audience
    • Overcoming Anxiety

    We ask that only inidividuals that plan on presenting at our conference enroll for this event. Note that you do not need to be a new presenter, those wishing to brush up on their skills are more than welcome to partake. Food and beverages will be provided.

    As a reminder, those who speak at our summer conference receive the following perks...

    • All Presenters get a $50 Amazon Gift Card
    • Our first two new Presenters will get an additional $50 Amazon Gift Card
    • Free admission to both days of the conference ($260 value)
    • A Presenter only raffle
    • Our 5th new Presenter will get to pie the Chair
    • Our Committee is more than happy to assist in presentation preparation
    • Committee Volunteers are happy to proctor your session or co-present

    Due to space limitations, registration is limited to the first 30 people. Register now!

    If you have any questions please contact MACC at info@midamericacadd.org

    You can follow the link here to register

    See you at Burns & McDonnell!

  • Save the Date! Call for Presenters!

    Conference Dates: August 4th and 5th, 2015

    It’s that time of year again and we’re gearing up for another great MACC User conference.

    The key to any great user conference and/or group is user participation. In the past couple years we’ve noticed a steep decline in the number of users willing to present. We absolutely appreciate the involvement from Bentley in our fine community. However, to be a user group we need real-world experience. Our focus this year is to add fresh faces to our roster. Please consider this your official invitation to enlighten your peers with your knowledge.

    Criteria: We want it all, whether you’re a seasoned presenter that’s been doing this for years; or fresh out of school and can show us magic with a mouse, we want to see and hear what you have to say. All presentations run an hour (plan on 45 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes for Q &A).  

    Incentives:

    • All speakers get a $50 Amazon Gift Card
    • Our first two new speakers will get an additional $50 on their Amazon Gift Card
    • Free admission to both days of the conference ($260 value)
    • In addition to our standard raffle, we will have a speaker only prize
    • If we pick up 5 new speakers, our 5th speaker will get to throw a pie at the chair

      Speaker Assistance:

    • To encourage/prep our speakers, we will hold a speaker only boot-camp, watch your in-box for more info
    • If you’ve never presented before and need assistance, we have volunteers that will be happy to help you prepare your presentation
    • If you have a little stage fright, one of our past presenters would be more than happy to proctor or co-present with you

    To help us pick sessions and topics to best serve you, please fill out a survey.

    Take the Survey!!!

    We're bringing back the Leadership Track and evening event this year as well. If you have any questions, ideas or comments please contact MACC at info@midamericacadd.org

     

    The Mid-America CADD Community Committee