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Autodesk University attracts about 10,000 attendees each year, from a wide range of professions and industries including design, engineering, construction, manufacturing, and digital arts.
We offer a variety of session types, including hands-on labs for practical product training; industry talks that offer case studies, insights, and thought leadership; instructional demos for more in-product learning; panels and roundtables for peer-to-peer learning; and Innovation Forums that explore the future of design and engineering. We suggest that you attend a variety of sessions to round out your AU learning experience.
This year, we have nearly 700 sessions for you to choose from.
The conference begins Tuesday, December 1, and ends Thursday, December 3, following the evening party. It’s a 3-day event, with some additional preconference events on Monday, November 30.
We hold special programs and preconference events on the Monday before the conference begins, including Freshman Orientation. If this is your first time at AU, be sure to attend Freshman Orientation to get the scoop on which sessions and networking opportunities you won't want to miss.
When we’ve confirmed this year’s inspirational guest speakers, we’ll make sure you’re the first to know. We can tell you that Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and CTO Jeff Kowalski will be part of the Opening General Session. And SVP of the Autodesk IPG Product group, Amar Hanspal, will be part of the Closing General Session.
Yes. This year’s theme is The Future of Making Things. We’ll explore the evolution of design and engineering technology, and how day-to-day innovations and efficiencies are our bridge to the future. The Future of Making Things is exciting, and it’s close.
The party will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel. Join us for great food and drinks, and lots of entertainment—live bands, dueling DJs, pool tables, craps tables, and more. You name it, we’ve got it.
AU Guest Passes are available for $250, so you can bring your guest to the AU party and evening events in the Exhibit Hall. You can also buy a party pass for $150, which allows your guest to attend the Thursday night party. Guest Passes and party passes should only be purchased if you want to bring someone with you. All AU 3-day conference passes include evening events in the Exhibit Hall and the AU party.
Yes. Here are some of the ways we make AU as sustainable as possible:
The earlier you buy your AU 2015 Las Vegas Pass, the lower the price. Your conference pass includes all classes and labs, Exhibit Hall access, meals, evening networking events, and a special gift. Prices are:
Student/educator passes are also available. Free additional passes are available for groups of 8 or more. Read more about pricing and get full pricing details.
AU Discovery Pass is a 1-day pass for Tuesday, December 1. You get access to the Opening General Session, the Exhibit Hall, and the Innovation Forum. It’s a great way to check out the latest tech and get a taste for what AU offers, and it only costs $150. Note that this pass does not give you access to any AU classes.
AU Passes are always available on the Autodesk Store, with the exception of educator/student passes which are available when you register online starting August 26. To get the special educator/student rate of $1,175 you must provide proof of educational affiliation.
AU Passes can also be purchased through your local Autodesk reseller.
You can also purchase passes on the conference website when registration opens on August 26.
AU Discovery Pass, Exhibit Hall Pass, and Evening Guest Pass are available for purchase at the conference and through AU online.
You’ll receive a registration code to use when registration opens at the end of August.
If you’re invited to the AU Leadership Forum on Monday, November 30, your regular AU Pass will get you in. It doesn't matter where you purchase your pass. Note that the Leadership Forum is an invitation-only event.
No. Each attendee must register themselves by signing in with their Autodesk ID.
Free additional passes are available for groups of 8 or more. Once 8 people from your organization have registered for a 3-day conference pass, you can request your free additional pass(es) by emailing the AU Registration Team by November 6, 2015. Student and educator passes do not count toward this discount. If your organization has multiple subsidiaries, you must advise all of the affiliated company names to be included in your pass calculation at the time of your initial request.
You can purchase an AU Guest Pass when you register for AU. The cost for a Guest Pass is $250, and only includes access to evening events.
Hotel accommodations for AU 2015 are not included in the registration fee and must be paid at your own expense. If you’ve been provided with a hotel code by Autodesk, be sure to enter it during registration so that correct billing can be applied.
To request hotel accommodations when you register for AU, you will need to provide a credit card which will be charged 1 night’s stay and tax to secure the reservation. You must pay the remaining balance at check-in. If the credit card you’re using is not in your name, please contact the AU Registration Team so we can send you a credit card authorization form.
Sorry, but no. All AU Las Vegas attendees and their guests must be at least 21 years of age.
You can purchase AU Passes using all major credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, and Visa), checks, and wire transfers.
If you’re already an Autodesk member and are having trouble with your account, check out the Autodesk Account FAQ for troubleshooting tips or to retrieve your Autodesk ID or password.
Yes. You can purchase a daily Exhibit Hall Pass for $150 at the conference.
RFID stands for radio frequency identification. Each AU badge contains a small chip that signals sensors placed throughout the conference. We want to find out what people are most interested in and how traffic moves through the conference. Don’t worry—we only track the Exhibit Hall, General Sessions, and a few other areas within the conference venue. We can’t tell when you go to the restroom or where you go outside of the conference venue. If you want to opt out, please tell us when you check in at registration.
The 2015 class schedule isn’t finalized yet. Check back soon to see what we’ll be offering this year.
Yes. You can browse the AU course offerings and availability via the AU website before completing your registration.
AU tailored experiences are combinations of classes and networking events focused around a specific interest. In 2015, we’re offering tailored experiences for Automotive and Reality Computing. If you select an AU tailored experience, we’ll populate your AU calendar with activities we think you’d like to attend, but you’re free to replace them with activities of your choice.
An AU track is like a mini-major in college. It’s a set of classes within a specific industry that, when taken together, provide a deep, curated experience in that focus area. There aren’t any meals or social events included—you’re free to select those on your own.
AU classes don't have waitlists, but you can use the mobile app to switch classes at the event. Class changes happen right up to and during AU. Add the sessions you want to monitor to your favorites and keep checking back for openings. You can also email the AU Registration Team to ask if a class will be repeated at a different time. “REPEAT” will appear at the end of the title for classes that are offered again due to popularity.
Handouts and class materials will be posted in the class catalog and mobile app in mid-November, but speakers may make updates to their files until AU begins.
We record about 200 classes at AU each year. We increase this number every year, and we’re working toward recording every class. Room size impacts which classes are recorded. Since session locations can change up to the event, you can’t request that we record your class. We also can’t post a list of which classes will be recorded.
AU learning doesn't end on December 4. You can watch recorded sessions and keep learning all year long at AU online. Even if a class wasn’t recorded, many of our AU experts prepare detailed handouts, sample data sets, and other learning materials. These materials are available online year-round. At AU online, class is always in, and always free.
Yes. We live stream the Opening General Session, Innovation Forums, and about a dozen classes during AU.
Here’s the link—send it to your colleagues and be sure to bookmark it: http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/live-stream.
You’ll need a high-speed Internet connection and a web browser.
You can watch the live stream anytime after the session ends by visiting AU online.
The AU 2015 app will be available in the iTunes App store and Google Play when registration opens in late August.
With the AU mobile app, you can sign up for classes, get session and event information, and find what you’re looking for within AU.
We have a new app every year, and only registered attendees can sign in. Be sure to use the same login information you use to register for AU. For help with your login, visit the Autodesk Account FAQ.
All attendees and their guests from outside of the United States must have a valid passport to travel. Visitors from some countries also need an entry visa.
Contact your local U.S. embassy or consulate to check current visa requirements and find out how to obtain an entry visa. You may be able to fill out an electronic application form online.
Don’t worry—AU can provide you with an invitation letter. After you register for AU, email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Note that we can only provide invitation letters for registered AU attendees.