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The Future of Making Things

November 13-15

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AU is a learning community for today’s design and engineering professionals. Whether you’re contributing expertise and helping drive change in your industry, learning from your peers and adopting new practices, or connecting with like minds who are solving similar everyday challenges, you’re part of something special. You are AU.

Thanks for your proposals—CFP is now closed

Thanks to everyone who submitted proposals to speak at AU Las Vegas 2017. Classes have been selected from the more than 2,000 proposals we received, and notifications have been sent. Get a sneak peek at some of the classes that will be coming to AU in November. We can't wait to see you there.

Request a class for AU or recommend an industry leader—NEW

Not ready to lead an AU class? Tell us what would make you more efficient and inspired in your work. What do you want to learn? Are there thought leaders, practitioners, and power users whose expertise and insights would enrich AU? Help us help you.

Important dates

  • Call for Proposals opens

    April 19, 2017

  • Proposal deadline

    May 17, 2017

  • Community voting

    May 17 to June 16, 2017

  • Speakers notified

    Late June

What you can expect at AU

AU is organized around the idea that getting better at our jobs demands support, collaboration, and knowledge sharing at every turn. And most AU classes are designed and led by industry professionals for industry professionals.

  • Process and workflow

    Collaboration across design and engineering domains is increasingly important. At AU, you’ll find classes that demonstrate how diverse professionals use a range of skills and tools to foster efficiency, innovation, and more—whether that’s digital design to construction, end-to-end manufacturing, simulation and design analysis, animation and visualization across industries, and so much more.

  • Business management solutions

    AU’s community of experts share more than innovative design and engineering solutions. Many have management and leadership perspectives that can inform and improve business practices. Popular topics explore the adoption and implementation of new technologies, concept-to-completion cycles, and information management in today’s cloud computing and additive manufacturing environments.

  • In-depth courses for beginners to advanced users

    Many members of the AU community have extensive experience with Autodesk products and are looking for in-depth classes that teach new and efficient ways to use those products. Others are just starting out or adopting new Autodesk products into their design and engineering workflows. AU supports people at every stage.

Vote for the learning that matters most to you—NEW

Weigh in on the learning that's most important for you

This year, you can review the anonymous submissions of the AU community during the Call for Proposals (April 19-May 17). Get inspired to submit your own proposal or simply keep an eye on what matters most to you. When the CFP window closes, weigh in on the classes that can't be missed. Your feedback is an important factor in selecting this year’s classes.

Class formats

  • Industry talks

    At AU, you’ll find industry talks that offer thought leadership and industry insights, case studies, and more.

  • Instructional demos

    Instructional demos detail product know-how. These classes offer tips and tricks and demonstrate how industry experts are flexing today’s tools with innovative workflows and more.

  • Panels

    AU panels showcase exceptional leaders and thought-provoking personalities.

  • Roundtables

    AU roundtables help people solve challenges and answer pressing questions. Roundtables foster a collaborative experience for shared discovery and learning with your peers.

  • Hands-on labs

    Hands-on labs offer step-by-step instruction for those who are exploring new product workflows and features.