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October 7, 2019

Announcing the AU 2019 General Session Speakers

AU General Session

At AU Las Vegas, the General Session is consistently among the most mind-expanding and eye-opening sessions you'll attend. It frames the entire week, establishing many of the themes and introducing the big ideas you’ll see in classes, presentations, and Expo exhibits.

This year, Autodesk President and CEO Andrew Anagnost will explore how automation can help us design and make in better ways, how it’s changing not only what we make, but how we work and what we work with.

He'll be joined onstage by these keynote speakers:


Asa Kalama

Asa Kalama
Executive Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering

Star Wars™: Galaxy's Edge is a place where you can live your own Star Wars adventure on a truly massive scale. Join Executive Creative Director, Asa Kalama, for a keynote presentation at the AU General Session, to hear how Walt Disney Imagineering creatively executed precision technical work to unlock the power of play.

Elizabeth Hausler

Elizabeth Hausler
Founder and CEO, Build Change

By 2030, more than a third of the world will live in substandard housing. Join Elizabeth Hausler, founder and CEO of social enterprise Build Change, as she talks about how culturally appropriate design, rigorous engineering, access to financing, policy change, and the power of technology can provide resilient and safe housing for everyone.

The General Session starts at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19. Register for AU before October 14 to save $425 on your Full Conference Pass. We can't wait to see you there.