Building Information Modeling (BIM) is transforming the relationship between information and actor. openBIM, the universal approach to the collaborative design, realization, and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows, is democratizing this transformation. This session will cover the core concepts of openBIM and delve into how open BIM can potentially transform the practice of architecture from both the firm and the project perspective. Learn what openBIM is and how to leverage it in your day-to-day practice. Understand how openBIM sets the path for data and workflow standardization and unpack how openBIM supports data visualization and the capture, codification, and reuse of organizational knowledge. Finally, learn about the next steps in the evolution of openBIM and why it is important for the practice of architecture in Canada.