Another Autodesk University has come and gone. The week after Thanksgiving seems to pass much more quickly than the same week back at our jobs. Attendees wait all year for that day in late summer when registration opens and then patiently tide the time away until Thanksgiving. But did you know that Autodesk University is in operation in some form or fashion the other 51 weeks of the year also?
The planning for the next AU begins even before the current AU takes place. The event planners are busy booking the venues, planning the schedule, and evaluating our feedback from prior AU's. The call for class proposals goes out in the spring and an AU team starts working on compiling what hopes to be a successful set of classes and other activities. Read more about AU 2013, it's a wrap
What a week at Autodesk University 2012 in Las Vegas. More than 7,000 AU attendees were present for the event, now in its 20th year. Many of those 7,000 gathered Tuesday morning for the main stage, keynote session featuring the following speakers.
Stay tuned for some reviews of what's happening this week at AU early next week. Meanwhile, since I'm running light with the hardware here, you can check out the latest real-time activities by checking out the cadpanacea twitter feed.
It's been a busy summer and fall 2012, you may have noticed fewer posts here than normal. Things are going to pick up starting Monday, the first day of AU2012. We'll be in Las Vegas blogging and tweeting, live from the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
Registration is now open for Autodesk University 2012, to be held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, November 27-29, 2012. Registration costs will increase on October 15, so sign up early.
Choose from more than 800 classes and labs organized in 21 tracks, 10 PowerTracks, 6 Innovation Forums, and 1 Symposium. If traveling is not an option for you, consider AU Virtual, which is free to all AU members and includes hundreds of various classes in multiple languages.
Follow the conversation on Twitter #AU2012. If you are already signed up, make sure to check your class schedule every now and then for changes. During the conference, consider taking one of the many Autodesk Certification exams for FREE. Certifications are offered for AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Inventor, Revit Arch, 3DS Max, Maya, Moldflow, and Alias. Check the link above for more info.
As you may know, AU2011 was last week in Las Vegas. Attendance was expected to be around 8,000 people from as many as 80 countries. There were almost 1,000 classes, labs, un-conference discussions, virtual learning sessions and keynote presentations offered in the 3+ day event.
For most people, Tuesday was the starting day although there are several events on the days preceding Tuesday. As a disclaimer, I was invited by Autodesk as a media/blogger and Autodesk covered my registration and hotel costs. Special thanks to Angela Simoes, Senior Manager, Public Relations, Autodesk, for offering me this privilege.
One of the first signs in the hall that you are at AU.