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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 keynotes that explore the future of design and engineering. We suggest that you attend a variety of sessions to round out your AU learning experience.
In recent years, we've offered nearly 700 sessions to choose from.
The 2018 conference begins Tuesday, November 13, and ends Thursday, November 15. It’s a 3-day event, with additional preconference events on Monday, November 12.
We hold many special programs and preconference events on Monday. We'll post information as it becomes availalbe. Check back to make sure you don't miss something you'd love to attend.
When we've lined up the AU 2018 keynote speakers, you'll be the first to know. In recent years, we've heard from Autodesk executives and special guests.
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 is exciting, and it’s close.
We're still working on the details, but we hope you'll join us for great food and drinks, and lots of fun.
Guest Passes are available for purchase if you're registered for AU, so you can bring your guest to the AU party and evening events in the Exhibit Hall. You can also buy a Party Only Guest Pass at the Customer Service desk, which allows your guest to attend the party. Guest Passes and Party Only 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 party.
Yes. Here are some of the ways we make AU as sustainable as possible:
Stay tuned for details about conference pass pricing. The AU 2018 Pass includes all classes and labs, Exhibit Hall access, meals, evening networking events, and a special gift. We also offer student/educator passes and free additional passes for groups of 8 or more.
Note: Educator/student passes are available for purchase only through the conference website. The Discovery Pass, Exhibit Hall Pass, and AU Party Only Guest Pass are available for purchase at the conference or through the website.
After purchasing a pass on the Autodesk store, you’ll receive a registration code to use when registration opens in August. During registration, enter your code when prompted to ensure that your prepayment is applied.
The AU Leadership Forum is an invitation-only event. During registration, enter your invitation code and then choose the Leadership Forum package.
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 and paid for a 3-day conference pass, you can request your free additional pass(es) by emailing the AU Registration Team. 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 Guest Pass only includes access to evening events.
Hotel accommodations for AU Las Vegas 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 one 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 they can help.
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. Payments by check and wire transfer must be remitted within 15 days after registration is completed. To ensure that your payment is quickly applied, include a copy of your invoice or reference your name and invoice number with the payment.
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 daily Exhibit Hall Passes each day 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, keynotes, 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.
To cancel or transfer your AU conference pass, send an email request to the AU Registration Team. Fees may apply. Conference no-shows are ineligible for a refund. The person receiving the transfer must not be a current attendee in the system at the time of the transfer request. All transfer requests must be received in writing from the original attendee.
Check out the AU 2017 schedule to get an idea of the main conference offerings.
Yes. You can browse the course offerings in the AU class catalog before you register.
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-October, 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 when you leave Las Vegas. 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 keynotes and a handful of 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 mobile app is available in the iTunes App store and Google Play.
With the AU mobile app, you can manage your schedule, follow the attendee activity feed, get class and networking recommendations just for you, and much more.
Be sure to use your Autodesk ID or the same login information you used to register for AU. For help with your login, visit the Autodesk Account FAQ. Only registered attendees can access the app.
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 if you're attending the 3-day conference. After you register for AU and have paid for your 3-day pass, email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Note that we can only provide invitation letters for registered AU attendees.