REAL 2015 is delivering on its promise of being a different kind of event as compared to SPAR for instance. It is more collaborative, more interdisciplinary, more inclusive, but its still a user conference with speakers and vendors. A lot of people like the venue – an old waterfront building at a former military installation on beautiful San Francisco Bay. The layout has two speaker stages back to back with just a curtain separating them – very annoying.
Autodesk deserves a lot of credit for staging this kind of event and encouraging this kind of dialogue and thought process. It will be interesting to see what the follow on is.