News from AU
September 8, 2021

What’s Happening Outside the Classroom at AU 2021

People in Tech Center

The classes, the keynotes, the opportunities to connect—these alone would be reason enough to join us for AU 2021, the free digital conference kicking off October 5. (Don't forget to register.) But there’s much more in store. Check out these activities and happenings waiting for you outside the classroom:

Visit the Solution Marketplace

Discover hundreds of new workflows, applications, and other resources that can help you work smarter, reduce costs and waste, and get more from your tools. Connect with the trusted ecosystem of Autodesk partners and developers with 10-minute solution demos and 1-on-1 meetings.

Earn Autodesk Certification

Registered attendees at AU 2021 will be eligible to receive a 50% discount toward any Autodesk Associate, Professional, or Expert Certification exam. Whether you’re just starting your career or looking to establish yourself as an expert, Autodesk Certification gives you the tools and training to acquire new skills, show what you know, and move ahead.

Tour the Autodesk Technology Centers

Amazing things happen at the Autodesk Technology Centers, and at AU 2021 you can join the Birmingham Technology Center for a virtual factory experience. See how we’re using the full Fusion 360 platform to design and manufacture a UV sanitizing device for mobile phones. Follow every step of the process—from additive and subtractive manufacturing to electronics fabrication to final assembly—and get a chance to receive one of the devices. The Tech Centers in San Francisco and Boston will also host 3D walk-throughs, and the Outsight Network resident team will share how their work is impacting the AEC industry.

Watch Theater talks

If you’re interested in big ideas, don’t miss the 15-minute Theater talks. From resilience in construction to the decarbonization of the energy grid to the digital transformation of film and TV production, these talks from industry experts will be available on demand throughout the conference.

Join the 5K, share your pet pics, and more 

The long-running AU 5K will be happening this year during the conference. If you walk, run, cycle, swim, or are differently active, this global group is for you. And you can tag pics of your favorite pets on social and peruse the cuteness shared by others in the Pets of AU Gallery. Plus, you’ll find other fun activities, informative videos, and ways to share beyond the professional throughout the conference.

Find your people in the Community Zone

A big part of AU is about finding your people, and the AU 2021 Community Zone is where to start. Find other attendees with similar professional interests and connect 1-on-1, explore relevant meetups and sessions, join research groups, and more.

Ask Autodesk

You'll also find Ask Autodesk in the Community Zone, where you can connect with product experts, get answers to your workflow and technical questions, and explore road maps for your Autodesk tools.

Celebrate the Autodesk Excellence Awards

For 10 years, the Autodesk Excellence Awards have been shining a light on the projects that show us how to make and build better. This year we’ll be celebrating some of the best projects from the past decade. Gain a sense of where we’ve been and what’s possible ahead as you explore innovative projects from architecture, engineering, construction, infrastructure, and manufacturing.

AU 2021 brings opportunities for learning, and also connection, exploration, and fun you won’t find anywhere else. And did we mention it’s free? Register now and we’ll see you starting October 5.