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Event schedule

Get a glimpse of AU 2014

Use the AU 2014 conference agenda to see why AU is designed for you. We’re offering 650 classes for designers and engineers, plus special Monday events, networking receptions, and an Exhibit Hall featuring more than 160 Autodesk authorized developers, solution providers, and our trusted partners.

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Monday

Preconference events
Multiple locations and times

Attend one of these special Autodesk events, AU summits, or AU workshops before the conference and get the most out of your time in Las Vegas.

Freshman Orientation
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Lynn Allen and other AU veterans will help you get the most out of Autodesk University. They explain the program and point out highlights and not-to-be-missed events and gatherings.

Tuesday

Keynote address
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and CTO Jeff Kowalski as they present the trends and forces shaping the future of making things. Carl will talk about new ways to communicate and even collaborate with our computers, which are blurring the lines between the digital and physical worlds. Jeff will explore how we’re bringing life to design through robust design taxonomies, generative design, and our emerging power to create things that can sense, respond, and collaborate.

The explosion of digital context is about to change everything that you know about the design and construction of the built environment. Come to the AU Innovation Forum to learn all about the future of making buildings.

Join thousands of your fellow attendees from around the globe as AU 2014 opens the Exhibit Hall in grand style. Talk with AU exhibitors and enjoy food, drink, music, and good company.

Wednesday

Products are becoming more complex by the day—from spaceships, airplanes, and cars to everyday items like wearable fitness devices and car infotainment systems. This requires a shift in our approach to design, from defining digital 3D models of assemblies and parts to defining entire systems, and from satisfying technical requirements to delivering an operational capability that satisfies a business problem.

Volunteer activity
11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for this year’s volunteer activity. In support of Autodesk Cleantech Partner, Tayasola, we’ll be assembling solar lantern kits to be distributed to children in Kenya. Tayasola designs, develops, and distributes clean, renewable, affordable power solutions to families in developing countries, while teaching kids about solar power generation and engineering. Drop by to help for a few minutes or a few hours and be part of creating a better world while at Autodesk University.

Exhibit Hall is open
11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Let’s revel in the many ways Autodesk software is designing a better future. Show hours will be extended during the lunch hours on Wednesday and Thursday, and our receptions will be even more elaborate than usual. With over 100 sponsors and exhibitors signed up to date, and 200+ expected to participate, the Exhibit Hall experience is bound to be a memorable one.

New ways of working are needed to create our evolving society. Every system you design—from the electrical grid that lights and heats our homes to the water system that supports life—underwrites a US$53 trillion demand for new or replacement infrastructure. Hear about the future of how infrastructure will be made, and the trends in technology that will radically transform the way you work.

Join Autodesk Evangelist Lynn Allen and technologists from Amazon, Dell, HP, Intel, Lenovo, and Topcon for a candid conversation about the future of how things are made. Learn about emerging advancements in capturing, computing, collaborating, and creating. Arrive early for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to win 1 of 6 AU 2015 conference passes.

AUGI Annual Meeting
5:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Join Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) where members review the year, recognize key volunteers and partners, and present a new vision for the coming year. Open to all AU attendees.

Exhibit Hall Open: AUGI Annual Reception
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Mingle with thousands of your fellow AUGI members over a cold beer in the Exhibit Hall. While there, take a closer look at the AU 2014 exhibits and activities. Open to all attendees.

Thursday

It’s clear that we're living a world that's volatile, uncertain, chaotic, and ambiguous. Discover how organizations can systematically learn to understand, align with, and act on the broad forces of disruption. Join the MindSet Innovation Forum, which highlights essential skills to take advantage of new technologies applicable to every industry.

Volunteer activity
11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for this year’s volunteer activity. In support of Autodesk Cleantech Partner, Tayasola, we’ll be assembling solar lantern kits to be distributed to children in Kenya. Tayasola designs, develops, and distributes clean, renewable, affordable power solutions to families in developing countries, while teaching kids about solar power generation and engineering. Drop by to help for a few minutes or a few hours and be part of creating a better world while at Autodesk University.

Exhibit Hall is open
11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall show hours will be extended during the lunch hours on Wednesday and Thursday, and our receptions will be even more elaborate than usual. With over 100 sponsors and exhibitors signed up to date, and 200+ expected to participate, the Exhibit Hall experience is bound to be a memorable one.

Games are run-time applications for displaying and interacting with data—whether for entertainment, simulated surgery, or to explore an architectural design. Hear how innovators are exploring new ways of creating interactive experiences that can be consumed anywhere—on a PC, mobile device, or tablet. In the future, many complex design decisions will need to be made in a broader dynamic context—and the technology to put it in that context will be a game engine.

Closing keynote address
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Join Amar Hanspal, Autodesk Sr. Vice President of the Information Modeling and Platform Products Group, as he explores the theme What If. Curiosity is the spark behind every great idea, and in this closing session he will explore how our customers and Autodesk have used What If to prompt solutions to today’s biggest dilemmas. We’ll also welcome special guest Randall Munroe, former NASA roboticist, author and the creator of the webcomic xkcd, who will entertain us with his special brand of What If humour.

AU Party at The Palms
6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Still eager to learn and network? Several thousand of your newest colleagues and friends will be on hand to help you out. We’ll have plenty of food and drinks, as well as music and other entertainment.

 

Sunday, November 30

  • 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.Registration/information desk open

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Wednesday, December 3

Thursday, December 4