Frequently Asked Questions

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General Information

Where is Bluebeam Extreme Conference 2018 being held?

JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701

What are the conference dates?

Monday, September 17, to Wednesday, September 19

When will the Extreme Conference app be available for download?

The app will be available a month prior to the conference. You will receive an email notification when the app is available to download.


What is the cost of the conference?

It depends on when you register. Be sure to register early for the best rate:

May 1 – June 8: $700
June 9 – August 3: $850
August 4 – August 31: $1,000

Do you offer a government discount?

Full-time government employees are eligible to receive 50% off registration. To receive the government discount code, please email us from a valid .gov or similar email address as proof of employment.

Do you offer an academic discount?

This year, we're offering $99 registration for all full-time faculty and college students who are currently teaching or enrolled in an AEC-related degree program or course of study.

Do you offer group discounts?

We are pleased to offer additional savings for group registrations from the same company. When registering 5 or more attendees, a 10% discount will automatically be applied to each registration upon check-out. Questions?

Can I register for just one day of the conference?

Registration is only available for the full three-day conference.

What is included in registration?

Too much to include here! Check out our Registration section to find out what’s included with registration.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations received prior to August 17, 2018 will be fully refunded. Partial refunds will be given between August 18 and August 31. No refunds will be offered after registration closes on August 31.

Are guests allowed to attend?

Attendees are allowed to bring a guest to the official networking events. Guest entry is $75 per networking event. All guests must be 21 years of age or older.


What is the recommended attire for the conference?

We want you to be comfortable, so wear anything appropriate that you feel relaxed in. Most attendees wear jeans—and we always love to see folks wearing the conference T-shirt! You are also welcome to stay casual for the evening events.

What is the weather like in Austin during September?

The average high in Austin in September is about 91 degrees with a low of 69 degrees Fahrenheit. Although cooler than previous months, September weather is still hot. Rainfall and humidity levels are slightly increased.

Transportation and Accommodations

How do I get from the airport to the JW Austin?

The JW Marriott Austin is approximately 11 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). Estimated taxi fare is $32 (one way). UberX/Lyft fare will range between $17 and $30 (one way).

Is there a conference hotel room block?

The Extreme Conference offers a special rate of $259 per night (plus taxes and fees) through August 20 or until rooms sell out, so book your room(s) as early as possible.

How do I book a room?

Conference attendees can book their hotel room(s) online after completing the registration process.

Where can I park?

The JW Marriott Austin has an on-site parking fee of $32 daily or valet parking for $45 daily.


Do I need to pre-register for sessions?

Yes, all attendees are required to register for sessions prior to the conference. Session selection will open in June. However, we encourage everyone to register at the Early Bird registration rate.

Do I need to provide my own hardware for any hands-on training sessions?

Yes. All hands-on training sessions require you to provide your own laptop. Don’t forget a mouse and power cord as well!

Do I need any specific software for hands-on training sessions?

For all training sessions, we recommend Revu 2018.

Will there be training materials provided?

Yes, training materials will be emailed to you prior to the conference. These items will need to be downloaded onto your computer before the conference.

Can I receive AIA Learning Units?

Yes! If you would like to receive AIA Learning Units for eligible sessions, please enter your AIA membership number when prompted during registration. You will receive a completion certificate after the conference.

I know you offer AIA learning units, but what if I want to get credit for my company or another organization?

We are happy to provide you with a general attendance certificate stating your completion of sessions you participated in.


Are sponsorship opportunities available?

Yes! Please go to the Sponsorship page for more information.


Bluebeam Extreme Conference (XCON) is our immersive multi-day conference that draws technical professionals from the top architecture, engineering and construction firms seeking to increase productivity, minimize risk and create workflow standards across their projects and organizations. With a robust offering of product training, industry panels and presentations, peer learning and networking opportunities, XCON is the signature event for thought leadership and industry connections.

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