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Save the Date: November 15-17, 2016

The Future of Making Things is back—join us

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Manufacturing & Product Design

Get inspired at AU

Things are changing. The status quo is being disrupted by industry forces and technologies that are reshaping how things are designed and made, and the nature of the products we make. What customers care about is also changing, as well as who and where they are. 

We're entering a new era of connected product development, driven by new means of manufacturing, consumer demands, and intelligent products. At AU, you can take classes and get expert insights from the AU community to help you embrace disruption and lead the future of making things.


With 200+ manufacturing classes to choose from, we’ve got something for everyone. Here are just a few of this year’s key segments and trending topics.


  • General Sessions

    AU begins and ends with a General Session featuring top Autodesk executives. Explore how technology is changing our work, and our world.

  • Innovation Forums

    Get inspired by industry experts and thought leaders, and look at where we’re headed and how we’ll get there. Cross the bridge into the future.

  • AU Party

    Rub elbows and strengthen new connections. Eat, drink, and be merry, with live music and entertainment. (What happens at the party stays at the party.)

Special programs

Get the most out of your AU by attending special preconference events for your industry, or by selecting a tailored experience with curated sessions for your area of interest. Connect with like-minded professionals from around the world and get in on the future of making things.

Get certified

Give your career a boost by taking free Autodesk Certification exams, offered for the latest versions of many Autodesk products.

User certification

  • AutoCAD

  • Inventor

Certified Professional

  • AutoCAD

  • Inventor

Visit the exhibit hall

  • BIM City

  • Manufacturing Spot

  • Maker Space


The AU 2015 volunteer project through the Autodesk Foundation is working with e-NABLE and the Enable Community Foundation. e-NABLE is a global community of digital humanitarians who design, fabricate, mass-customize, and disseminate 3D-printed hands and arms for free to children born without limbs, or those who have lost a hand or arm due to illness or trauma. We encourage all Autodesk customers and guests to participate in our annual campaign to give back and make a positive impact in people’s lives.

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