Call for Proposals draws more than 2000 submissions
The AU Las Vegas 2013 Call for Proposals closed May 19. Our thanks to all of you who submitted more than 2000 proposals this year. We know it takes a lot of time and research to develop a proposal, and we appreciate your efforts in making AU an exceptional place to learn.
If you didn't get a chance to submit a proposal this year, but want to know when the AU 2014 Call for Proposals opens, sign up to be notified.
Submissions: where were they from?
Submissions were about equal to last year’s record-breaking amount. About 600 proposals (30%) came from outside the United States. Top countries included the United Kingdom (140 submissions), Canada (103), Australia (78), Germany (29), and Switzerland (26).
Like the AU community itself, proposal submitters were from 43 countries around the globe. Here’s a breakdown:
|Russian Federation||Singapore||Slovenia||South Africa||Spain|
|Sweden||Switzerland||Ukraine||United Arab Emirates||United Kingdom|
Here’s a few other stats:
- Total number of individuals submitting: 965
- Most submissions by any one person: 9 (3 people accomplished this)
What was different this year?
We asked for more pre-class or follow-up roundtables this year so that participants can go more in depth on key aspects of a lecture class or lab, and the AU community responded well. In addition, we received a good balance of 60 and 90 minute class proposals.
Who decides on the curriculum?
AU Las Vegas 2013 will feature a well-rounded curriculum of 650 classes. The track managers and AU Team are already starting the process of reviewing all of the proposals. Here’s what happens:
- Our track leads gather input from their teams with Autodesk.
- We draw on the experience of 2 industry experts who are our customers.
- We use input from the AU community survey.
- We reach out to other experts in the Autodesk community.
Speakers will be notified on June 27 by email. All proposal submitters will also receive an email on that date.
Last Chance to Submit Class Proposals
Wow! The weeks went by fast. Many of you have been hard at work developing not just one, but several proposals for AU 2013. Thank you for doing all you can to help make AU 2013 the place to be this coming December.
If you haven’t finished your proposal yet, you have only about 2.5 days to submit it. Don't miss this chance to share your knowledge at Autodesk University 2013. Your career, your business, and your profession will thank you for it.
The deadline is May 19.
--sandy0 Comments Posted On May 16, 2013 at 3:14PM
Become an AU 2013 Speaker: Call for Proposals is open
The Call for Proposals for AU 2013 in Las Vegas is open. If you have a great idea for an AU class, now is the time to submit your proposal. All of the AU community benefits when you share your knowledge about your work and your industry.
We are accepting class proposals through May 19.
If you are a first-time submitter, here are some things to get you started:
- Learn about the types of classes we want and find information on speaker benefits and deadlines on the Call for Proposals web page.
- View archived classes and content from AU 2012, including handouts, datasets, and presentations, on the AU website.
Important change this year: You will use your Autodesk account to submit your AU 2013 proposals. This is different from your AU member account. If you don’t have an Autodesk account, you can create one when you submit your proposal.
The entire AU Team looks forward to another great conference. We appreciate your participation as we create yet another spectacular AU event.
--sandy0 Comments Posted On April 23, 2013 at 7:48AM
AU 2013 Call Proposals: Tips and Hints to Help You Get Started
The AU 2013 Call for Proposals opens in just 1 week on April 23. Here are some tips to help you write a successful proposal:
Focus on Relevant Topics and Trends
- State-of-the-art tools, tips, and techniques
- Personal and team productivity-boosting solutions for common day-to-day tasks
- Methods for improving concept-to-completion cycles: workflow, collaboration, productivity, and efficiency
- Industry trends, such as model-based design, the cloud, product lifecycle management, and sustainability
- Business strategies for evaluating, adopting, and maintaining new technologies
Offer Challenging Content for Advanced Users
Propose classes with more challenging content for those with 3 or more years of industry experience, or classes about new and emerging trends that are relevant to attendees’ disciplines.
Structure the Class to Make It Easy to Share with Colleagues
Make sure that your presentations and class handouts are structured so attendees can share with their teams what they learn in your class.
Get Full Details on the AU Website
You can get complete information including track descriptions, class formats, content types, and honoraria on the AU website.
So get going on your proposals, then join us at Autodesk University on December 3-5, 2013 at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.
Email the AU Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
--sandy0 Comments Posted On April 16, 2013 at 10:22AM
AU 2013 Call for Proposals: Start Preparing Your Proposals
It’s certainly not too early to start thinking about the topics you’d like to present at AU this year. The Call for Proposals opens in just 3 weeks on April 23.
What can you can share with others? What are the new and emerging trends in your industry? Discuss your ideas with your colleagues. Ask them about topics that they would find interesting.
What We’re Looking for This Year
- More advanced classes—In-depth classes that examine a product in detail and teach attendees new and efficient ways to use their Autodesk® software.
- Process and workflow strategies—Classes that show attendees how to use multiple Autodesk® products together and make optimal use of Autodesk design and creation suites. Handoffs within and between products are increasingly important for users.
- Business management solutions—Classes that help attendees improve company workflow, collaboration, and overall efficiency; provide strategies for adopting and implementing new technologies; and share methods for improving concept-to-completion cycles.
We plan to offer 22 tracks and they will be similar to those offered at AU 2012. To clarify the audience for some of this year’s tracks and to better reflect where particular industries are headed, we’ve made a few track name changes:
|AU 2012||AU 2013|
|Facilities Management||Building Owners and Operators|
|Utilities and Telecommunications||Utilities|
|Customization and Programming||Developer|
|Digital Entertainment Techniques||Entertainment|
Need More Information?
- View the AU 2013 Proposal Guidelines.
- See which classes were offered at AU 2012.
- Email the AU Team at email@example.com.
--sandy0 Comments Posted On April 09, 2013 at 4:52PM