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The Venetian: December 1-3, 2015

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Speak at AU

Embrace your inner expert

Have you found creative ways to integrate and use Autodesk® software in your projects? Have you developed processes that improve company workflow, collaboration, and efficiency? Do you have ideas about where your industry is headed?

We’re looking for speakers like you to contribute to Autodesk University, our annual user conference scheduled for December 1-3, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. As an AU speaker, you’ll get a conference pass—on the house—and position yourself as an industry expert and thought leader, a part of our dynamic and growing global community. As a contributor to AU, your expertise will get shared with the thousands of professionals who attend the event and Autodesk users around the globe thanks to the AU website, our online learning destination.

Call for proposals opens April 22, 2015

  • The first step to becoming an AU speaker is to submit a compelling proposal. Learn everything you need to know about what we’re looking for this year. Get the nitty-gritty on how to submit your proposal and tips for making your proposal stand out. Be sure to sign up to receive an email reminder when the call for proposals opens.

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. Honorariums 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-US 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 honorariums 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.


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