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November 10, 2023

AU 2023: Know Before You Go

AU 2023 is just days away! Get ready for three days of connection, insight, and inspiration in Las Vegas November 13–15. It’s going to be an incredible event, and we’ve got information, tips, and ideas for a great conference week:  



The Formula 1 Grand Prix will be starting right after AU ends, and preparations for the race will create traffic complications in Las Vegas all week. Expect delays, plan ahead, and remember that patience is a virtue. You can find more details on transportation on the AU 2023 Travel page and on the F1 FAQs.  


The Venetian/Palazzo and The LINQ are inside the race zone, and access to those locations will be limited at certain times beginning Wednesday night. Rideshare cars and taxis can enter and leave through specific bridges that have been constructed for the race, however. The Mirage is outside the race zone.  


Getting to the airport on Thursday: The Venetian/Palazzo is offering complimentary shuttle buses to the airport for attendees on Thursday, November 16, including buses that are ADA-compliant.  While space is limited and we encourage you to sign up for a preferred timeslot in the session catalog, they will be leaving on a rolling schedule from 4:00 AM-2:00 PM to accommodate as many attendees as possible.  


You can still schedule rideshares from hotels within the race zone at any time but expect delays and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. 


Download the AU 2023 mobile app 

The best way to find your way around AU 2023 and get answers to all your questions is through the AU mobile app, available for iPhone and Android. Once you sign in, you’ll be able to see your conference schedule, navigate using maps and wayfinding, add and remove sessions, connect with other attendees, and share your experience.  


Don’t miss Ryan Reynolds on Tuesday morning 

Actor, producer, screenwriter, and entrepreneur, Ryan Reynolds, will join a conversation with Autodesk's COO, Steve Blum, ​to share his approach to business, industry, and equity—and what it means to him to design and make a better world. 


Hear from Ryan during General Session on Tuesday, November 14 at 10:30 AM PST—live in Las Vegas or live-streamed for AU 2023 Digital Pass holders.    

Note: This session will not be available as a recording, so be sure to watch the live stream. 


Check out Lunch and Learn sessions 

Looking to connect and learn while you enjoy lunch? Lunch and Learns will take place on Level 5. They’ll include a great meal and an interactive presentation from a technology provider, along with time for networking. Check out these sessions and add them to your schedule:  



Play the Design & Make Quest 

Whether you’ll be joining us in Las Vegas or with a free Digital Pass, the Design & Make Quest is a great way to explore every part of the conference experience and get a chance to win some cool prizes. Both are played in the mobile app and will become available on November 13, the first day of the conference.  


  • In-person attendees can earn points by visiting exhibitors and the One Autodesk Experience in the Expo, exploring the Community Zone, and completing event surveys. The first 300 attendees to earn 1,000 points will be eligible to win an AU 2023-branded Bluetooth speaker.      
  • Digital attendees can earn badges based on the sessions you watch, the sponsor and exhibitor pages you visit, and the surveys you complete. For each badge you collect, you receive one entry into the drawing for a free Full Conference Pass to AU 2024. Complete all badges for an additional badge and entry, for a maximum of seven possible entries per attendee.     


Tips for a great week 

AU can be intense. Be sure to take care of yourself: drink plenty of water, wear comfortable shoes, keep your lip balm handy, and take breaks. Fuel your learning with Coffee and Morning Bites each morning, lunch in Hall A next to the Expo, and enjoy networking receptions in the Expo on Monday and Tuesday nights. And save some energy for the AU Party: The Design and Make Celebration at The Palms on Wednesday night! 


Fill your class schedule 

Still have gaps in your AU schedule? We've got you covered. Find sessions based on your industry and interests:  


Design & Manufacturing Sessions  

From Africa to Finland: One Student’s Journey and Importance of Sustainability The Automotive Design Workflow Explained  

Partnering on 40+ Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD/CAM Tips in 60 Minutes  

Full Color 3D Printing: Practical Applications (link)  

CAM Society Case to Build “Design & Make Ecosystem” in Technology Schools  

Removing the Barriers: New Approaches for Industrial Design Students (link


Media & Entertainment Sessions 

ASWF + AOUSD – Using Open Technologies as a Competitive Advantage 

Flame on the Cloud: Cloud-Based Collaborative Workflow with Moxion  

The Beginner’s Guide to Learning 3ds Max and Its SDK Components 

Autodesk Flow: Using the Power of the Cloud Across the Production Pipeline 

RADiCAL: Real-Time, Collaborative 3D Animation in Maya 


IT and Software Development Sessions 

Private Cloud Purpose-Built to Support ANY BIM & Rendering Applications  

Innovations in Workstation Technology  

Optimizing Data Collaboration Infrastructure for Project Team Ecosystems  

Leveraging Analytics and Data Pipelines with Toric  

Unleashing Data-Driven Workflows and Collaboration Using the Fusion Data API 


Construction Sessions 

Accelerate the Construction Lifecycle with GenAI 

Quality Control from Design through Installation 

Construction Industry Forum 

Our Experience in Business Transformation to Digital Process in Construction 

Pushing the Envelope: The Autodesk Construction Cloud Correspondence Tool Streamlines Construction  


Architecture and Building Engineering Sessions 

We Do IT Support for 3000 AED Staff: Ask Us Anything  

New Innovations for the Next-Generation Tunnel Boring Machine  

Reframing Our Future with Digital Twins and Building Logbooks  

Leveraging Data to Create the Workplace of the Future  

Reducing Environmental Impacts from CSOs by Maximizing Cloud Technology  

Shaping the Future City: Five Applications Empowering Digital Transformation  

Tech in Slums: Transforming Vulnerability into Sustainable Urban Spaces