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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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Autodesk Forge DevCon

November 13-14, 2017

The world’s largest gathering of engineering and design software developers joins AU in Las Vegas.

One date. One location. Two great conferences.

The Forge Developer’s Conference brings together those wishing to create, deploy, or market data-driven web and mobile applications built using the Forge platform. This event offers curated keynotes, classes, exhibits, and lots of interaction with the Forge community.

The community—from developers, engineers, and designers to business owners, information officers, and entrepreneurs—grows larger, and stronger, each year.

In 2017, Forge DevCon teams up with Autodesk University so attendees can take advantage of both events.

Forge DevCon 

  • Access to all Forge DevCon classes
  • Entry to all Forge DevCon events
  • Access to Forge DevCon keynotes, and expo hall
  • Tuesday-only access to AU Exhibit Hall & keynotes


Forge DevCon & AU Las Vegas

  • Full access to AU Exhibit Hall, classes, and conference events on all days
  • Access to all Forge DevCon classes
  • Entry to all Forge DevCon events
  • Access to Forge DevCon keynotes, and expo hall


Already have an AU Pass?

  • Add Forge DevCon access anytime for only $95—includes all classes, events, keynotes, and expo hall
  • Call customer service at 1-415-446-7717 or email


Reasons to attend

  • Learn about Autodesk Forge, a developer platform that offers cloud-based APIs, tools, and software components for the future of making things.

  • Build Forge-based applications, services, and digital experiences and explore ways to enhance applications and workflows with IoT, AR/VR, machine learning, and 3D technologies.

  • Connect and collaborate with the engineers who are building Forge—as well as the customers and developers using the platform today.

The details

Check out what to expect from this year’s conference. Learn more by visiting the Forge DevCon 2017 website.

  • Conference topics

    The learning at this year’s conference is grouped into six categories:

    • AEC (including BIM)
    • Design, manufacturing, and production
    • Machine learning
    • Augmented and virtual reality
    • Internet of Things 
    • Cross-industry and general web development
  • Quotes from last year’s attendees

    “Great to see how cloud computing is changing design and manufacturing.”

    “Many classes were at the intermediate and expert levels, not watered down with beginner content.”

    “So nice to speak to senior Autodesk personnel who could help me figure out where Forge is at, and where it's going.”

    "Great demonstrations of current uses of technologies and inspirational talks about what is to come."

    “Really helpful to learn more about the Forge APIs and how companies are integrating them.”

  • By the numbers

    • 1,500+ developers
    • 60+ presenters
    • 40+ classes
    • 10+ panel discussions
    • 2 Exhibit Halls
    • 1 drop-in programming lab
    • Virtually unlimited Q&A and networking opportunities
  • Take a conference tour in under two minutes

    Want more? Explore last year’s website.



    • 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

    • 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

    • 11:00 a.m.-noon

    • noon-1:00 p.m.

    • 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

    • 2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

    • 3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

    • 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

    • 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

    • 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

  • Monday, November 13

    • Welcome and keynotes

    • Break

    • Classes

    • Lunch

    • Classes

    • Classes

    • Break

    • Classes

    • Classes

    • AU Welcome Reception


    • 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

    • 9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

    • 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

    • 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

    • 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    • 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

    • 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

    • 2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

    • 3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

    • 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

    • 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, November 14

    • Classes

    • Break

    • Classes

    • AU Opening Keynote

    • Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall

    • Classes

    • Drop-in DevLab

    • Classes

    • Break

    • Classes

    • AU Community Reception in Exhibit Hall

All classes have four concurrent sessions.

Additional activities: Forge networking/expo area is open all day Monday except during keynotes.

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