2017 News

  • Industry Experts & Product Managers Coming to the 2017 Conference

    The Mid-America CADD User Community Conference brings together Users, Industry Experts and Bentley Product Managers for 2 days of workshops and lectures.

    This year we have lecture sessions from many industry experts and users, including:

    • Cory Brugger, Chair of the AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community (TAP) and Director of Design Technology, morphosis Architects discussing his firms use of BIM Technologies
    • Todd Pace, Senior Technologist, CH2M Hill, presenting Big Data and Deliverables
    • Jeanne  Aarhus, popular MicroStation presenter and guru, Aarhus Associates presenting MicroStation Tipniques
    • Kris Wishart, Mechanical Design Technologist Lead, Black & Veatch, presenting Common Customizations in OpenPlant
    • Blaine Buenger, Senior Technology Manager, Foth Infrastructure & Environment presenting Virtual Reality for Civil Projects
    • Fred Babin, Principal Technical Specialist, WSP USA, presenting ProjectWise Renditions
    • Jessica Bégin, Technical Records Analyst, Union Gas discussing their Data Management strategy & implementation powered by Bentley ProjectWise
    • Roger Fujan and Carl Broyles, US Army Corps of Engineers, discussing the USACE delivered A/E/C Workstructure and using AECOsim for project delivery
    • Marty Price, ProjectWise Administrator, Burns & McDonnell, presenting on using the Cloud for project deliverables

    Bentley Product Directors and Managers will be on site during the conference, including:

    • Bill McNamara - Director of Product Management, ProjectWise
    • Ranveer Basra - ProjectWise Product Manager
    • Darius Perminas- Product Manager, ProjectWise Field Data Management
    • Rimantas Varanavicius - Product Manager, Deliverables Management
    • Andy Smith – Director of Product Management, Building
    • Rob Harper – Director of Product Management, Plant
    • Dan Eng – Power Platform Product Manager
    • Samir Haque – Power Platform Product Manager

    View the full online agenda!

    The MACC 2017 Conference is August 1st and 2nd at the Overland Park Convention Center. Register online now to reserve your spot! 

  • Register Early!

    MACC 2017 - Register Early, win a prize!

    You like free stuff?

    Register Now! To entice our users to register early, MACC is giving away a drone. You heard right a drone, and it’s worth $500+. You could be the envy of your neighborhood if you just Register Now! The lucky winner will be drawn at this year’s conference. To qualify you must register by June 1st!

    As a reminder, we’re still looking for presenters. If you are interested e-mail: chair@midamericacadd.org

    All presenters will receive:           

                    $50 Amazon Gift Card

                    Free admission to both days of the conference ($300 value)

                    In addition to our standard raffle, we will have a speaker-only prize

    Do you know someone with good knowledge to share? Get them to volunteer!

    Our Agenda is a work in progress (Help us fill up the empty spots!) and can be viewed here: Agenda

    Location Information: Overland Park Convention Center
    Dates: August 1st & 2nd

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

    See you in August,

    Your MACC committee.

  • MACC 2017 - Registration Now Open!

    Friends and Fellow Citizens,

    Registration for our summer conference is now officially open! Register Now to ensure your seat in one of our workshops.

    As mentioned before MACC and Bentley have a special partnership this year to provide a bigger event and expanded content. This unique opportunity provides us with two dedicated tracks for ProjectWise (ProjectWise SIG). It also allows access to more Bentley professionals and real-world experience from industry experts. Of course, we’ll still have our standard diverse lineup featuring; Platform (MicroStation and Navigator), Civil, Plant, Utilities, Building and Emerging Technologies.

    Our Agenda is a work in progress and can be viewed here: Agenda

    Don’t forget, we are a user group and need your expertise. If you have a topic for a session or a project that would make a great case study, let us know! Our goal is to have more user presentations this year than ever before. Presenting is a great way to showcase your talents and put the spotlight on your company’s success. If it’s a case of nerves preventing you from stepping up, let us know and we’ll be happy to step-in and provide pointers or even co-present. E-mail the Chair if you are up to the challenge (chair@midamericacadd.org)

    Conference dates are August 1st and 2nd, 2017 and will be held at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, KS. This will be the biggest and best MACC event yet! More space, more tracks (seven), more workshops and more peers. Come join us for a great networking and learning opportunity and of course, great barbecue.

    Location Information: Overland Park Convention Center

    Dates: August 1st & 2nd

    Cost: Standard Rate - $150 per day (jumps to $200 per day July 1st)

              Government Rate - $100 per day (jumps to $150 per day July 1st)

    Workshops: FREE!

    Register Now! to get your seat and ensure the discounted rate.


    Your MACC Committee