BIMstorm just occured in LA in January. I won't go into much detail here but can tell you this, that the focus was open standards and collaboration using Building Information (BIM) tools...
Click here to go to ONUMA and read more on BIMstorm:Clip & link from AIA:
On January 31, 133 design professionals from 11 countries participated in BIMStorm LAX, a 24-hour, online design charrette in which another 700 people participated as observers. Loosely organized into 25 teams, participants developed plans for large sections of the city, creating massing models and schematic designs for 420 buildings totaling over 55 million square feet. Buildings ranged in size from a 600-square-foot house to a proposed 2 million-square-foot bank tower.
Click here for AIA's article.
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Vancouver, BC, Canada - July 21, 2008
Rotterdam - Nov. 21, 2007
Boston - Nov. 15, 2007