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October 26, 2018

Classes for Managers and Business Leaders at AU 2018

At AU, learning takes the lead. But it’s also where leaders come to learn.

If you’re a manager, decision-maker, entrepreneur, or executive, there are dozens of classes at AU Las Vegas this year to help you chart your path, build a stronger team, understand your changing industry, and discover new possibilities enabled by technology. Connect with other leaders facing similar challenges and share your knowledge—that’s what AU is all about.

Here are just a few suggestions to consider adding to your schedule. And these are just the beginning:

Pitch to the Pros
Tuesday, November 13, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Hear the next generation of design and engineering entrepreneurs pitch their big ideas to a panel of industry experts—each gets 4 minutes. It’s like the AU version of Shark Tank.

Overcoming Fear of Evolving Technology
Thursday, November 15, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Fear is a healthy emotion, and a natural one in this time of rapid change. But it can’t always be your guide when adapting to new technology. In this industry meetup, get together with other leaders to learn how they’re changing their practices and even their business models. Come ready to share your own insights.

Standardizing Engineering Software in a Global Environment
Tuesday, November 13, 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Learn how Jacobs connected their common business functions to the appropriate tools for a global staff of 70,000 with 20,000+ projects in more than 50 countries.

Hybrid Manufacturing: Combining DED Additive and Subtractive Workflows Effectively
Wednesday, November 14, 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Learn how companies are using directed energy deposition (DED) processes for additive manufacturing, and how these can be combined with subtractive processes to boost efficiency and produce parts that simply aren’t possible with traditional techniques. Then learn how you can put these approaches to work in your shop.

Inspiration Across Industry, From Manufacturing to AEC
Thursday, November 15, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Need some inspiration? Ready for some fresh approaches to what you do and how you do it? Make sure to attend this Theater session featuring 3 presentations from leaders in architecture and manufacturing sharing innovations and breakthroughs, as well as their thoughts on what these industries can learn from each other.

Increase Your BIM Workflow Productivity and Quality Using Vault Custom Applications
Tuesday, November 13, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Vault can be a powerful tool for automating and optimizing BIM workflow processes. This class, focused on infrastructure, shows how custom applications in Vault can expand possibilities, saving time and improving quality.

Should We Ever Plan Space with Generative Design? A Panel Debate.
Tuesday, November 13, 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Generative design for space planning is relatively new, and getting easier thanks to new scripting possibilities in visual editors like Dynamo. Listen in as this panel debates whether this is a trend that’s here to stay and cast your own vote at the end of the session.

Why Diversity and Inclusion Is Important to Your Business
Tuesday, November 13, 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Creating an inclusive environment and a diverse workforce aren’t just nice ideas, they’re how you attract top talent, build employee loyalty, and drive growth. Get tips and real-world insights from this panel of leaders.

Capitalizing on Advanced Technology in Your Company Using the Right Personnel
Thursday, November 13, 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Rise above the day-to-day technology that’s used within your firm and benefit from using advanced technology for specific tasks such as job proposals, design competitions, or small-production support.

Ready for more? Check out our Tailored Experiences with additional classes and social events:

Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Management Spotlight
Advances in Industry Practice for Today’s Business Leaders

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