Great Info from a recent AU 2012 email blast.
With so much going on at any moment, it is easy for first-time attendees to feel overwhelmed. To get the most out of AU, sign up for the AU Freshman Orientation scheduled for Monday, November 26, 5:00 p.m–6:00 p.m.
Join Chris Bradshaw, Autodesk chief marketing officer and senior vice president for Reputation, Consumer and Education; Lynn Allen, Cadalyst columnist and Autodesk technical evangelist; and other AU veterans as they provide tips for optimizing your experience and point out highlights and not-to-be-missed AU events and gatherings. AU veterans are welcome to attend to learn what is new and different at AU 2012.
Get informed, inspired, and energized about where design is going at this year’s Innovation Forums. We’ve got a great lineup of design visionaries whom you don’t want to miss. Here’s a sample:
The Collective Wisdom of Design Across Boundaries on Wednesday, November 28, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m., features Phillip G. Bernstein FAIA, RIBA, LEED AP, vice president, Industry Strategy and Relations, Autodesk; Dr. Myshkin Ingawale, co-founder, Biosense Technologies; Dr. Alasdair MacDonald, director of Strategic Innovation, Balfour Beatty; Liz Ogbu, environments designer; and Professor Marla Schweppe, Rochester Institute of Technology.
A Better World: How Smart Design Is Improving Our Planet and Our Understanding of It on Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., features Cameron Sinclair , executive director, Architecture for Humanity; Ethan Kay, managing director, Emerging Markets, Biolite; Günter Waibel, director, Digitization Program Office, Smithsonian Institution; and Eve Blossom, founder, Lulan.
Sign up for one...sign up for all 6!
While you’re at AU, take advantage of the certification preparation lab and classes, plus free certification exams, on the following products: AutoCAD 2013, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013, Autodesk Inventor 2013, Autodesk Revit® Architecture 2013, Autodesk 3ds Max 2013, and Autodesk Maya 2013.
Join AU’s own Lynn Allen on Wednesday, November 28, 5:45 p.m.–7:00 p.m., for a candid conversation with technologists from Dell, HP, Intel, and Lenovo. Learn how new and emerging technologies are affecting and enhancing the way we work with Autodesk design and creation suites and more.
See Total Non-Stop Action at the Cage Match
I will apparently be one of the cage match fighters. This should be interesting…
It takes cerebral strength and nerves of steel to defend your ideas against a worthy opponent. Attend the Autodesk IDEAS Cage Match and spur on leading designers, engineers, and thinkers as they square off on pressing issues of the day on Wednesday, November 28, 9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. No PowerPoint slides—just gutsy fighters in a ring. Space is limited so get there early for a ringside seat.
Along with more than 140 exhibitors, this year’s Exhibit Hall introduces the Manufacturers Campus, a place to get the skills and connections that manufacturers like you need to be a leader in your industry. The Exhibit Hall also features the popular Gallery at AU, the International Community Pavilion—a great place to meet up with peers from all over the world—and AU’s legendary AUGI Beer Bust.
This year’s lounges have something for everyone, so set aside some time to meet up with colleagues at:
The Creative Studio & Education Lounge: Learn how to make awesome stuff in the Creative Studio. The studio will have a variety of hands-on workshops and inspiring presentations. In the Education Lounge, we will have fun, easy-to-use products that you can try out with students or at home with the kids.
On Wednesday at 5:30, join us for the AU Student and Industry Mixer. You’ll meet the engineers, architects, and designers of tomorrow, see their portfolios, and possibly find your next great hire. RSVP now.
THEbar: Throughout the week, THEbar will host a selection of Answer Bars where you can get friendly expert advice and technical support on Autodesk products and solutions, as well as Autodesk design and creation suites.
Autodesk 360 Lounge: Get your hands on the Autodesk® 360 cloud-based platform, products, and services and see for yourself how the power of the cloud will help you dramatically improve the way you work. Explore real-world scenarios and see live demonstrations of how Autodesk 360 enables you to extend your workflows from the desktop to the cloud, improve team collaboration, and work effectively anywhere through a browser or the mobile app.
Take a free test drive of GeT Interactive Autodesk training. Learn Autodesk skills faster, retain knowledge longer, and apply your technical skills to real-world projects better with GeT Interactive Complete Guides. Take this opportunity now to brush up on your skills or learn new ones, and be prepared to pass the certification exams and attend high-level hands-on sessions at AU.
The GeT Interactive library enables you to personalize your learning experience—complete guided courses, support for multiple learning styles for increased retention, a flexible reference tool, an update for new software versions, and preparation for certification exams. Managers can demonstrate ROI with pre- and post-assessments and detailed reporting. Instructors can “Flip The Classroom with GeT Curriculum,” the perfect blended learning resource.
Your peers can experience the excitement of AU as they watch live streaming sessions from the AU Las Vegas conference, including the Keynote Address and all of the Innovation Forums.
They too can enhance their skills right from the office with AU Virtual classes. Free to AU members, this online event delivers on-demand technical classes on the newest releases of Autodesk products and the latest trends and challenges facing the design industry—right to your desktop.
View the AU Virtual class catalog starting November 15—then join us for AU Virtual November 27–29.
See you SOON!