We are now a week away from Autodesk University 2022! This is first time outside Las Vegas in several years for the event as well as being the first time we have got back together in person in over 2 very long years. This means my annual Thrive Guide needed a lot of modification as well some things we just dont know yet since we have held the event in New Orleans before. We will use this event to help build our non-Vegas AU tips list. One nice thing is it wont be the super dry lip cracking Vegas air, but it will be the other end of the spectrum at the hot humid side adding new persperation challenges. Autodesk University is the premier Autodesk event held yearly (except the recent gloabl health situation) where several thousands learn from industry experts across architecture, engineering, construction, design, manufacturing, and media and entertainment experts descend on the city, and this year it is New Orleans. They arrive wide eyed, craving knowledge from the best in the industry. They leave tired and full of valuable knowledge to make them more productive back at work. After attending every Las Vegas based Autodesk University as well as more than 30 AU events, I have compiled and published this annual long list of tips over the years for not only surviving, but making the most of AU and to thrive at Autodesk University. For many attendees, Autodesk University is not just 12 hours a day event, there are activities virtually around the clock so pace yourself and get organized before you land with a plan.