News from AU
January 12, 2018

And the Award Goes to…: Top-Rated Sessions from AU Las Vegas 2017

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AU isn’t a popularity contest—far from it. Every speaker offers something unique and plays an important part in our learning community. (Every attendee, too.) That said, we do ask attendees to rate every session they attend on their class surveys. That feedback helps the AU program and AU speakers improve. It also helps highlight the fan favorites. That’s to say, when we do the math, there are always speakers who stand out. It may be their presentation abilities. It may be the strength of their instructional content. It may be their inspirational story, compelling AU learners on the path to BIM adoption, Fusion fundamentals, or new visualization workflows. So let’s give a little credit where credit is due. Without further ado, congrats to the following top-rated sessions and speakers of AU Las Vegas 2017.  

Category: Industry Talk Winner Thomas Kemp and Sarah Cause Navisworks: It’s Not Just for Contractors

Honorable Mentions Donnie Gladfelter and Jason Kunkel Overcoming the 7 Deadly Sins of Corporate Training Programs Robert Green Boost Your Career with CAD Management Savings Brian Hunter and Keri Bender The King’s Approval: How to Use Fusion Lifecycle (PLM) to Manage Your Hierarchy Top-Rated Autodesk Speaker Allessandra McGinnis Future of Additive Manufacturing

Category: Instructional Demo Winner Deepak Maini Advance Steel for BIM: Seamless Workflow from Design to Fabrication

Honorable Mentions Deepak Maini, Mark Abrahams, and Aaron Coats Collaboration for Revit: Opening the Doors for Real Collaborative Project Execution Paul Aubin Global Parameters, Global Control: Revit Global Parameters in Practice Jesper Wallaert, Sylvester Knudsen Applying Generative AEC Dynamics to a Parking Garage
Brian Hailey Residential Subdivision Grading—Grading Beyond the Roads Top-Rated Autodesk Speaker Tiffany Bachmeier and Robert Stein AutoCAD Electrical: 60 Tips in 60 Minutes

Category: Hands-On Lab Winner Marcello Sgambelluri Dynamo for Structure

Honorable Mentions Paul Aubin Revit Family Creation: A Step-by-Step Introduction (Just for Beginners) Gui Talarico Untangling Python: A Crash Course on Dynamo’s Python Node Håvard Vasshaug Creating Transparency in France with Dynamo Rick Ellis A Practical Guide to GIS in AutoCAD Civil 3D (Part 1) Top-Rated Autodesk Speaker Aaron Vorwerk Integrating Structural Design and Analysis: The Basics of a Revit-Robot Structural Analysis Professional Workflow

Category: Panel Winner Facilitator: Rick Ellis Panelists: Robert Green, RK McSwain, Curt Moreno, Kate Morrical Drawing from Experience: 4 CAD Managers with More Than 100 Years of Combined Experience Tell All

Honorable Mentions Facilitator: Jeff Mottle Panelists: O’Brien Chalmers, Alex Coulombe, Scott DeWoody, Martin Enthed, David Scott A Vision for the Future of Virtual Reality in Design Viz: Advice from the Experts Facilitator: Curt Moreno Panelists: Rick Ellis, Ryan Salvador So You Want to Be an Autodesk Speaker Top-Rated Autodesk Speaker Facilitator: Irvin Hayes Panelists: Senthil Kumar, Younes Yammouri Data Management Avengers—Guardians of the Data Galaxy

Category: Roundtable Winner Steven Shell Switching from AutoCAD to Revit: A Discussion About Various Approaches, Training, and How It Impacts a Firm

Honorable Mentions Ryan Cameron, Cesar Escalante, and Kyle Martin Form a Superhero Team: How to Connect People to Do Great Things Rich Conyers and Megan Eli Visualization Deliverables: A Discussion of the Many Degrees of Visual Communication Top-Rated Autodesk Speaker Steve Dennis and Michael Schmidt Ask the Inventor Developer
Best New Speaker Award Many of our top-rated speakers return to AU year after year, which is great. But that can make it hard for new speakers to get on the medal stand, if you follow our meaning. So we carved out a special award for a first-time speaker at AU. This year, the award goes to Gui Talarico—congrats, and keep coming back!

Winner Gui Talarico Untangling Python: A Crash Course on Dynamo’s Python Node

Speakers’ Choice Award The awards above are based on class surveys from all those who attend a given session. In addition, this year we’re pleased to honor the speaker who most impressed their peers in the speaker community—only the class surveys of other speakers and co-speakers were tallied. And this year’s Speakers’ Choice Award goes to:

Winner Mark Lancaster Boosting Inventor Performance

Congratulations, all!