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September 6, 2019

6 Things You Won’t Want to Miss at AU Las Vegas 2019

The classes you take at AU Las Vegas can change the course of your career and create new opportunities for your entire company. And with 700+ sessions available, there’s plenty to choose from—whether you’re focused on better workflows, smarter approaches to projects, or broader industry perspectives.

But there’s a lot more to AU than sitting in class. Check out these 6 things you won’t want to miss while you’re in Vegas in November. Don't forget to register

1. Connect & Construct Summit and Forge DevCon

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Get the most from your AU week with one of our preconferences, happening on Monday, November 18. Builders, fabricators, designers, and owners gather for Connect & Construct, focusing on trends in the built environment. Cloud-focused professionals gather for Forge DevCon to learn how the cloud and Forge can be used to streamline workflows and connect teams.

2. General Session and Industry Keynotes

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Big things happen on the main stage—big announcements, big ideas, and new ways forward for industry. In Tuesday’s General Session, Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost will be joined by visionary partners and leaders to showcase new ways to use automation to achieve better outcomes. And on Wednesday, the Industry Keynotes for Architecture, Engineering & Construction and for Design & Manufacturing will reveal important new features in your tools and introduce you to groundbreaking projects that are leading the way in their respective fields.

3. AEC Excellence Awards 2019

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The AEC Excellence Awards recognize leading infrastructure, building design, and construction projects from around the globe. Don’t miss the on-site showcase at AU Las Vegas. This year’s winners will be announced in October and they’ll all be at the AEC Customer Showcase Celebration Breakfast on Tuesday morning at AU. The presentations and videos at this event are rich, informative, and, most of all, inspiring. Binge on some of the best work happening anywhere and get ideas for your own projects.

4. The Theater

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Watch industry leaders present 15-minute talks on visionary ideas related to technology and the future of making in the AU Theater. We group talks into one-hour blocks around important topics—from Smart Cities & Intelligent Infrastructure to the Transformation of Design through technology. Check them all out.

5. Certification and Credentialing

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Leave AU with new skills—and also new cred. One free certification exam is included with each AU Las Vegas 2019 Full Conference Pass. And we have a new program at AU this year that allows you to earn a certificate demonstrating competence with a specific process by taking a set of related classes during your AU week. There are separate credentials available for Design & Make, Generative Design, and more. Get the details.

6. The Peace, Love & Sustainability Design Slam

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Designers are usually focused more on collaboration than competition, but during this event, it’s all about winning. Come watch seasoned pros put their skills to the test in the Design Slam, with separate head-to-head matches for building design, product design, and infrastructure. The focus this year is designing a better, more sustainable music festival. Come root for your favorites, enjoy some food and drink, and see what’s possible with your favorite digital tools.

Register now. We'll see you in Vegas.