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November 13-15, The Venetian

AU LAS VEGAS 2018 / Nov. 13-15
The future of making things

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Convince your boss

Attending AU is a great way to not only advance your own career but also help your company become more successful. The tips, workflows, insights, and perspectives you’ll soak up during the course of the conference can help your entire team become more efficient and can help your company adapt to the challenges of change.

Below you'll find a cost calculator and a sample email to help you convince your boss to pick up the tab. (Remember that the prices in the calculator are estimates. Update the amounts based on airfares from your location.)


  • "What…[I] get out of AU is knowledge from attending the classes, and also experience, and connections with people from different areas of expertise."

    —Istvan Voiculescu, Engineer Graduate, Austin Public Works

  • "This is my third year at AU and every year we come to AU to figure out what our innovations are going to be for the next year. It’s where we come up with our changes and learn what’s going on in the world that isn't in our little box."

    —AU Attendee

  • "This is not information for just 2 or 3 days, this is information I’ll use for the entire year. "

    —AU Attendee

Let these tools do the talking

Cost calculator

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Sample email

Hi [insert boss’s name],

Have you heard about AU - Autodesk University? It’s Autodesk’s annual learning conference. It takes place in Las Vegas, November 13-15, 2018.

AU has been around for 25 years and what I learn there can help our entire company be more productive and competitive.

As an AU attendee, I’ll be able to:

  • Attend classes, workshops, and labs led by experts and thought leaders from across the design, engineering, construction, and manufacturing industries.
  • Come together with other professionals to share perspectives, build community, and share how we’re facing industry challenges.
  • Get hands-on experience with the technologies affecting our industry, including generative design, immersive design, and robotic fabrication.
  • See what changes lie 3-5 years ahead and learn how we can adapt.
  • Take Autodesk Certification exams free. (Over 1,500 attendees took exams at AU last year.)

It costs approximately $3,087 for 4 days (including the conference pass, hotel, flight, etc.). You can see more about it on the AU Las Vegas website.

Think it over and let me know if we can discuss this at our next 1:1 meeting.

[Your name]

(and paste into your email)