Anaheim, Calif. — The organizers of AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference and SPAR 3D Expo & Conference, co-located events focusing on technology for the built world and commercial 3D technology respectively, announced two keynote speakers. MiMi Aung, Project Manager for Mars Helicopter, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Jon Snoddy, R&D Studio Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering will be the highly anticipated keynotes.

“We are thrilled to have MiMi and Jon sharing their vision with us in Anaheim this spring,” said Linda McLaughlin, Conference Program Manager, Diversified Communications. “These technology leaders are changing what’s achievable in our world and beyond; it’s an exciting time for 3D technologies and they are leading the charge.”

MiMi Aung will present the first keynote Mars Helicopter – Adding Autonomous Aerial Mobility to Open Doors to New Classes of Planetary Exploration. Ms. Aung will draw on her experiences working with deep space autonomous systems and line management of technical organizations to relate to and inspire the audience of technical experts and leaders.

The final day of the conference will kick off with a keynote focusing on Collaborative Design from Jon Snoddy. Mr. Snoddy will explain how he’s working collaboratively with scientists, artists, and engineers across robotics, AI, displays, visual computing, materials, and interactive storytelling to create the next generation of Disney characters, rides, experiences, and more.

“The innovative thinking about not just technology, but collaborative design and multi-disciplinary integration at both NASA and Walt Disney is relevant to us all,” continued Ms. McLaughlin. “The new ideas for combining commercial technology solutions with human creativity at NASA and Walt Disney opens our minds to new possibilities.”

AEC Next and SPAR 3D feature their own unique technical education programs separately and merge together for these insightful keynotes as well as networking opportunities and one shared, vendor-neutral exhibit hall. Ms. Aung and Mr. Snoddy headline an impressive lineup of more than 100 speakers presenting at either AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference and SPAR 3D Expo & Conference 2019. See the full list of speakers here

Registration for AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference and SPAR 3D Expo & Conference is now open. Event organizers recommend AEC and 3D technology professionals register early for the best price and to avoid lines onsite. Registrants may register for either conference to attend the joint keynote presentations along with the rest of their selected conference program or may elect to register for an All Access Pass to gain admittance to all conference sessions on both programs. To register, visit