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October 12th-14th | Lexington, Kentucky

Join us for a unique gathering of the world’s leading design and engineering practitioners* and technology providers to share interoperability insights.

*Invitees attend Confluence free of charge. Lodging not included.


“Best conference of the year.”

Joel Pennington, Head of Product, VIMaec


Past Year's Confluence


“Truly unlike any AEC event I have ever attended”

Gabe Paez, Founder & CEO, The Wild


At Confluence you have direct access to product and technology providers and an opportunity to influence industry direction.  The annual Confluence 3-day event is invite only and limited to 50 participants.  We find this format provides an opportunity for engagement throughout and to build lasting relationships with thought leaders from across the industry.

We have an information-rich, fun-filled 3 days planned for you!  Kentucky is such a wonderful place to visit any time of year but as you’ll see October is something special.  Many Confluence attendees bring a significant other so we’ve also created a special +1 agenda to complement their time in Lexington.

2023 Theme | Realities of AI + ML

This year we’re exploring the possibilities, and more importantly, realities of AI + ML.  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are quickly advancing with public accessibility to LLMs such as ChatGPT and generative image platforms such as MidJourney and Dall-E.  Each of these advancements in the field of AI stir the imagination and present endless possibilities for improving our designs, workflows and ultimately the built environment we inhabit.  What better time to explore the realities of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the AEC industry. 

Join us as we explore AI + ML’s impact on areas such as Visualization, Generative Design, Text-to-BIM, Knowledge Capture and Virtual Assistants.

Confluence 2022

This year we’re hosting a half day AI Workshop on Friday.  The workshop will be facilitated by Mehdi Nourbakhsh with the following goals:

  • Develop a shared understanding of AI concepts, terminologies, capabilities, limitations,
    and potential applications.
  • Gain valuable insights into the fast-evolving AI trends and the latest market applications.
  • Develop the ability to connect AEC business problems with potential AI solutions.
  • Understand how AI relates to the day-to-day tasks of design and construction.
  • Understand how AI is disrupting current design and construction business models.


Confluence centers around 10 hours of structured conversations spanning 3 days, with a variety of local and regional activities including the infamous Bourbon Trail and an afternoon of thoroughbred horse racing.

Confluence Agenda

Confirmed Speakers and Events
Thursday, Oct 12th Friday, Oct 13th Saturday, Oct 14th
Times TBD Presenters Include:

Technology Providers

  • Jeff Mottle – Nvidia
  • Monica Nelson – Enscape
  • Anthony Hauck – Hypar
  • Aaron Vorwerk – Egnyte
  • Adam Chernick – Amazon
  • Alice Leung – Brick & Mortar Ventures

Practitioner Showcase

  • Matt Anderle + Russ Dalton – AECOM
  • Jason Gardner – Populous
  • Finalizing 3 additional Practitioner Showcase presentations.
Half Day AI Workshop

Sponsored by Dell | Intel | Nvidia

  • AI Keynote (Mehdi Nourbakhsh – YegaTech)
  • AI Innovation Workshop
AEC Tech Influencers

  • Tech Provider Customer Advisory Meetings

Confluence 2023 "Plus 1" Itinerary

*Under Development
Thursday, Oct 12th Friday, Oct 13th Saturday, Oct 14th
Times TBD Ashland – The Henry Clay Estate

University of Kentucky + Keeneland

  • Join group at University of Kentucky
  • Transportation will take you and your guest to an afternoon at Keeneland Race Track. Bring your horse betting luck!
  • Transport will return to Hotels around 7:15 pm.
  • Enjoy the food establishments around the downtown area.
Kentucky Bourbon Trail!

Accommodations (Please Read!)

The Confluence blocks for our selected hotels are currently sold out, but we recommend one of these downtown hotels: Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt

Between Keeneland, a home football game and the Bourbon Trail, this weekend in October guarantees limited access to hotel rooms in the area.


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Accommodations (Please Read!)

An Exceptional Group Of Attendees

We work hard to make the conversation interesting, no sales pitches, just really bright people solving problems. Join us.

An Exceptional Group Of Attendees
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