October 22, 2012. What’s Happening @AIBD_National?

…A report from Basecamp

This past week, Internal VP David Pillsbury joined over 250 Sketchup devotees from all over the world at Sketchup 3D Basecamp 2012 in Boulder, CO. At the three day event, he met with Google developers who assisted with the transfer of Sketchup to Trimble, the software’s new owner. “One good thing is they still plan to offer a free version of SU.” David reported via email to the national office. Along with other dignitaries in attendance, David introduced AIBD to Graham Wylie, CEO, ArtVPS, the creators of Shaderlight, a two-year old plug in that turns SU models into a photo-realistic renderings.


AIBDFL Presidents…Out with the new and in with the old

With jet-lag still looming, Mr. Pillsbury returned from Boulder to hand the AIBD Florida presidential gavel back over to AIBD Fellow, James Lucia, FAIBD. Jim (standing on the right) has now been elected president of the Florida Society seven times during during his 33 years as a member. Thanks to David for his guidance and best wishes to Jim as he offers his renewed leadership.


…A story book endingAIBDOH Walking Tour

AIBD Ohio also met this past weekend for the final time in 2012. The gathering in Dayton, OH, included three hours of Ohio Building and Energy Code updates and a walking tour. “After the AIBD Ohio Code Seminar this Storybook House was discovered on a Historical Walking tour.” AIBD Professional member Michael Battaglia posted on his facebook timeline.

…Getting it right – Southern style

The Mississippi and Louisiana Societies are joining together to host a year end convention Friday and Saturday among the beautiful Southern plantations in Natchez, MS. AIBD Certified Professional member Bobby Morales will lead educational sessions and sketching tours for the members as their spouses attend a painting class lead by local artist Erin Myers. Read more…

…A Great Lakes announcement

The Michigan Society of AIBD announced November 10th as the date of their fall 2012 meeting. Join the society at Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park for a session on copyright and patent law. Read more…

…Important dates.

October 25 & 26 – NCBDC Exam in Natchez, MS 

October 26-28 – AIBD Mississippi and Louisiana joint annual convention in Natchez, MS

November 2 – AIBD Iowa Society meeting in Okoboji, IA

November 2 -AIBDWA Fall 2012 in Bellevue, WA

November 10 – AIBDMI Fall 2012 in Grand Rapids

November 11 - MVMA Design Award Contest entry deadline

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