The curtains have been drawn back on Autodesk University 2013, which will take place December 3-5 in Las Vegas.
This is a special event for me, as it takes me back to my first AU in 2007 when the Navisworks team had just been acquired by Autodesk, and I was thrust under the spotlight of AU main stage, providing a live demo in front of a 10,000 strong live audience – no pressure. It was terrifying, I don't mind admitting, but the sheer number of people there made me realize what a passionate user community Autodesk has, and their willingness to share their experiences and best practices with other users – which they can in turn pass on to their own colleagues.
Attendees will also be amongst the first to see (and possibly get their hands on) some of the latest and greatest technologies and products being developed by Autodesk and our Partners. This is another highlight for me – engaging with users to discuss current trends and technologies, better understanding industry pains, and exploring potential solutions, which ultimately helps us to prioritize and develop tomorrow's products and services.
Take a look at some of the highlights for the AEC, Infrastructure, and Oil and Gas industries.
Registration opens September 12, following which you'll be able to choose the classes, hands on labs, and events you want to pack into a very busy few days. You can access a preview of the classes on offer this year from the AU Blog, and keep up to date on announcements @AutodeskU.
And if you can't wait that long, why not try AU Online, where you can access many of the classes delivered over previous years on demand.
Autodesk University 2013 is shaping up to be another great conference - hope to see you there!