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The Venetian: December 1-3, 2015

The Future of Making Things is back—join us

It’s time to register for Autodesk University 2015 Register now
The learning begins December 1—AU 2015 View my classes
Check out featured speakers View now
Tune in to the free AU live stream—watch and learn View schedule

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Speak at AU

Embrace your inner expert

Welcome to the speaker resource center, where you can find all the information you need about speaking at AU. Learn the benefits of speaking, how to connect with other speakers, and what you need to do to prepare once you’ve been selected.

This year’s Call for Proposals is now closed. If you didn’t submit, we hope you’ll think about submitting next year. Sign up to receive an email reminder about next year’s CFP.

You’re in! Now what?

  • Once you’ve been notified that you’ve been selected to speak at AU 2015, you need to do a few things to get ready. Each task has a set deadline, which you can view by logging in to your Autodesk account. Here’s a quick preview of the tasks: 

Spread the word—you’re a speaker

  • Let everyone know you’re speaking at AU. Download this graphic and use it anywhere you like—your website, blog, email signature, or social media channels. Heck, you can even print 1 out and pin it to your shirt. Promote AU and boost your professional cred while you’re at it.

What's in it for you?

  • Sharing your knowledge

    Share what you’ve learned and help others get through challenges you’ve already overcome.


  • Positioning yourself as a thought leader

    Stand out in your industry. Demonstrate how your work and expertise are defining today’s design and engineering practice.


  • Pressing the flesh

    Network with other experts and meet Autodesk users grappling with the same issues as you.
  • Attend AU on us

    Speakers receive a 3-day AU pass completely free. Find further details on compensation below.



Speakers presenting at Autodesk University events receive a complimentary pass to the annual user conference. Only 1 AU event pass is available for each accepted proposal, granted to the proposal’s primary speaker or lead author. The primary speaker is responsible for meeting AU event requirements, including submitting all class materials and completing all class tasks on time. AU speakers with more than 1 accepted proposal for an individual user conference receive a complimentary AU event pass and an honorarium for each additional class they lead. Honoraria are not available to panel members or contributing speakers.

Class format Contributor role Compensation first class Additional classes
Industry Talk, Instructional Demo, Hands-on Lab, Panel, Roundtable Session Primary speaker AU 2015 event pass*
$400 per class

*The AU event pass (hotel not included) is not transferable.

Note to U.S. and non-U.S. Government Officials and Employees: Autodesk is prohibited from providing honoraria to U.S. and non-U.S. government officials and employees (in any branch of government and irrespective of title or office held), including without limitation, individuals employed by or affiliated with state-owned enterprises and individuals who represent or act on behalf of a governmental entity.

Note to Autodesk Employees: Autodesk employees do not receive cash honoraria regardless of how many classes they teach. They receive a complimentary AU pass (not including travel or hotel).

If you have any questions, contact the AU team.


Speaker Ready Room (SRR) location and hours

The Venetian, Level 3, Toscana 3601

Sunday, November 29, 1-7 p.m.
Monday, November 30, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday, December 1, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday, December 2, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, December 3, 7:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.


Stay connected

To learn more about AU, bookmark and follow the AU Blog for the latest information all year round. You can also join our Speaker Forum.