Preconference events

Attend a preconference Autodesk event at AU

AU offers preconference Autodesk events, AU summits, and AU workshops starting Monday before the conference. Get more value from your time in Las Vegas by attending one of these special events.

Monday: Infrastructure Symposium
Hear the latest on BIM best practices for transportation, land, utilities and more.

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ATC Annual Summit

This year, we’ve designed a special 1-day event that combines the Annual ATC Summit and kick-off for the Education Track at AU 2014. The session is exclusive to ATC owners, program managers, and instructors prior to the AU 2014 conference. Expect a morning of breakout sessions targeting new business opportunities for ATCs and case studies on successful program execution. In the afternoon we will be joined by members of the Autodesk Education Community and will hear from experts and professionals discussing key areas of focus in education, training and certification.

MEP and Structural Fabricators Forum

There’s a lot to learn when you hear about Building Information Modeling from the perspective of a subcontractor. This event is dedicated to those interested in learning more about the detailing and fabrication of the mechanical and structural components of buildings. Enjoy a schedule based around the discipline of your choice, whether you are a business decision-maker or software end-user. Attendees can choose to hear presentations about industry best practices and how detailing and fabrication is helping to improve the construction of buildings, or technical best practices and software use demonstrated by experts. This event is a great opportunity to explore the world of MEP and structural detailing and fabrication.


DevDays 2014 presented by the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN), where software developers using Autodesk technology as a platform learn about the latest Autodesk APIs for cloud, mobile, and desktop technology platforms. Separate tracks address CAD and Media & Entertainment development. Open to ADN members—and others with special permission—in all industries. The conference also includes a drop-in DevHack programming workshop on Tuesday from 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm.  You can spend an afternoon or a few hours getting help with your code or programming with Autodesk staff and fellow ADN members.

Computational BIM Workshop

Learn to combine computational design and BIM with Dynamo visual programming. Dynamo will be used to drive a Revit model, and interoperate with other applications, data sources, and geometry tools. This workshop is for people with some experience in Revit and/or tools like Rhino and Grasshopper. Basic understanding of computer programming and scripting is helpful but not required.

Leadership Forum

In this exclusive one-day workshop, leaders from the various industries that Autodesk serves will discuss the future of design technology, learn from each other, and experience Autodesk beyond products and services. Participate in Leadership Forum on Monday, then attend any AU 2014 sessions that interest you from Tuesday through Thursday.