Discover Autodesk’s vision for 21st-century skills such as innovation, collaboration, ideation, and iteration
Learn how to prepare students for the job market
Learn about inspiring creativity and innovation
Learn how to bring learning tools and ideas back to classroom
Autodesk, Inc., is dedicated to helping students develop the skills they need to design a better, more sustainable world. Partnering with educators worldwide, we support the educational integration of design thinking to build critical 21st-century skills such as innovation, collaboration, ideation, and iteration—preparing students for their future careers. In this keynote session, you will hear from Dr. Randy Swearer, vice president of education at Autodesk, and discover his vision for future designers. Understand how Autodesk is inspiring creativity and innovation in the next generation, preparing them to design and build a better world. Get inspired, and bring this creative movement back to your academic courses, or as a mentor to students in your area.
Educators, students, mentors. Anyone who wants to inspire the next generation of designers and engineers.
Dr. Randy Swearer is vice president of education at Autodesk. Randy’s extensive expertise at the intersection of design and education is helping Autodesk to empower students on a journey of lifelong learning through problem-solving, collaboration and design thinking. Previously, Randy was the provost and dean of faculty at the University of Philadelphia. He has 25 years of experience in higher education management and strategic planning. He also served as deputy director of the design program of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Design Division head at the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas, where he was awarded the Texas Excellence Teaching Prize. With a foundation in technology, Randy began his career as the senior designer and supervisor at Wang Laboratories and also served as a senior communications specialist at IBM.