New for AU 2012—the Educator Summit
This year, we’ve designed a special 1-day Educator Summit exclusively for secondary and post-secondary educators on Monday, November 26, where educators can concentrate on classes about best practices in education and network with each other, then attend other sessions throughout the week.
The AU Experience from the Student and Educator Perspective
AU 2011 was a great event for students and educators. Whether they were discussing the best approach to incorporate BIM into the classroom, the role of animation technology in the secondary classroom, or some the best work done by students all of our education attendees came away inspired. Check out this video to get an insiders view of what AU is all about and to see what you can expect.
Autodesk Student Show Reel: The Best of the Best
Whether students are studying architecture, designing cars powered by sustainable energy, or creating animations that will have you questioning what is real or not, you will be impressed by these students creations. This video features projects done by students using Autodesk technology, representing great talent around the world, and a bright future for the design industry. View their outstanding work.
Educator Summit Keynote Speaker Sugata Mitras “Hole-in-the-Wall” Experiment
Sugata Mitras Hole-in-the-Wall experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other if they are motivated by curiosity and peer interest. View Sugata’s TEDTalk, and then join us for his class at the Educator Summit.
Arrive early in Las Vegas to attend this free, full-day event dedicated to our academic customers on Monday, November 26. The day will include inspiring keynote speakers and educator-specific classes.
Listen to change agents talk about learning and teaching in the digital world. Each represents different backgrounds and experiences, but every speaker will challenge our perceptions and instill optimism for the future of education.
The Educator Summit will have specific tracks across various fields of study for secondary and postsecondary educators. These classes will feature best practices in the use of technology in the classroom to engage and inspire today’s students.
Join us for a unique cloud computing experience in the Autodesk 360 Lounge. Get your hands on the Autodesk® 360 cloud-based platform and see for yourself how the power of the cloud will help you dramatically improve the way you design, visualize, simulate, and share your work with others anytime, anywhere.
This year, the Creative Studio & Education Lounge teams are joining forces to spark the curiosity and creativity in AU attendees of all ages. Modeled after a maker space, the lounge provides you with hands-on time with cool free software and digital fabrication tools, plus learn how you can make a difference in helping shape the next generation of architects, designers and engineers.
Advance your designs even further when you visit THEbar at AU 2012. Do you need product support or have a technical question? Our experts will be on hand throughout the week to help.
Monday, November 26, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Immediately following the Educator Summit, all educators are invited to join us for a casual evening at the impressive Music Hall in the Mandalay Bay. This event is all about food, drinks, and more networking with other educators and Autodesk staff. It’s a great start to your AU week and we hope to see you there.
Educator Birds of a Feather Event
Wednesday, November 28, 8:00–9:30 a.m. (breakfast available at 7:30 a.m.)
Now in its 4th year, the Education “Birds of a Feather” event is all about you. This event features 6 academic speakers, each presenting a project in short form. With ample breaks and a casual environment, it is ideal for networking between educators and with Autodesk staff. In the past, we have seen this event spark new collaborations and start interesting discussions on pertinent topics in education.
AU Student and Industry Mixer
Wednesday, November 28, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Are you looking for a great new addition to your team? Get involved at the AU Student and Industry Mixer in the Creative Studio & Education Lounge and meet the engineers, architects, and designers of tomorrow. Learn how these top students are designing the future and you may just find your next great hire.
Students will showcase their portfolios via our Autodesk Education student portfolio app, so you can learn more about their experience designing course projects with Autodesk solutions.
RSVP now or drop by. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Education in the Autodesk Pavilion
Visit the Education team in the Exhibit Hall to speak with Autodesk staff about resources that are available to secondary and postsecondary educators. See product and curriculum demonstrations, and learn firsthand how Autodesk® design and creation suites can help you transform your classroom experience.
Students and educators are encouraged to visit the Certification Lab to take advantage of the free exams offered at AU. Find out more on the Certification AU page.