As mentioned last week, this year’s Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) was held on Friday and Saturday of last week (with some pre-conference workshops on the Thursday).
Autodesk has supported SimAUD since its inception – in fact a number of the people who started the conference were working for Autodesk Research at the time – and we continue to be a proud sponsor of the event, I’m pleased to say. It’s great that our sponsorship helped this year’s SimAUD be free to attend, as it encouraged record numbers of registrants (500+!) and attendees.
If you weren’t able to attend, then not to worry: the whole event was live-streamed on YouTube and you can catch up on all the non-social sessions from there. In fact that’s a large part of what I’ve been doing today and expect to continue doing tomorrow.
As it’s a little tricky to find the recordings of the sessions you’re interested in (you can see the program here, in case), I decided to go through and link to the relevant locations in the live-stream(s) from a blog post. This one, obviously. ;-)
- Day 1
- Keynote by Sabine Rau-Oberhuber
- S1: ML/AI & Physics
- S2: Urban-Scale Modelling, Generation & Visualization
- Keynote by Upali Nanda
- S3: (Day)Lighting
- S4: ML/AI & Physics
- S5: Urban-Scale Modelling & Visualization
- Keynote by Burcin Becerik-Gerber and Dan Sullivan
- S6: AR & VR
- Day 2
Here are the two uber-videos embedded, in case you really want to watch the whole 19+ hours of content from beginning to end to get the full SimAUD experience:
While I wasn’t able to attend much of the event live – the timing didn’t work very well for me, being based in Europe and having existing weekend plans – I did manage to join a couple of the social sessions on Thursday and Saturday.
The organisers are a great bunch of people, so it’s always a pleasure to hang out with them. In fact, this is one of the conferences I’m really looking forward to seeing become physical again, if only for the social interactions. Next year, I hope!