Autodesk University has a history of amazing sessions given by talented speakers, and now it's your turn to join them. If you've ever wondered what it takes to become an Autodesk University speaker, then this is the panel for you. Our panelists will share their experiences and tips to let you know everything they've learned. They'll share their lessons to unveil the details, from before the call for proposals opens to what happens once you step off the stage. Learn the processes used to craft great topics, prepare class materials, and create a great presentation. This is the session that will dispel the mystery and put you on the road to becoming the next great Autodesk University speaker!
- Understand the complete experience of speaking at Autodesk University
- Benefit from the collective experience and advice of the panelists
- Determine the best way to sift through possibilities and pick excellent session topics
- Understand all of the benefits that becoming an Autodesk speaker can have for morale and careers
Curt Moreno is the owner and editor of Kung Fu Drafter, a blog that is CAD-centric and geek peripheral. He is an active freelance content creator for clients such as the Autodesk, Inc.; Hewlett-Packard; and other corporations, large and small. He is also a member of the board of directors for Autodesk User Group International (AUGI), and he’s an award-winning Autodesk University speaker. He has written and spoken on topics revolving around the CAD profession, management issues, presentation topics, and customer relations for the past 8 years, and he hopes to broaden his reach. Moreno currently lives in Houston where he is the IT Manager for a Texas-based engineering firm. He is a public speaker and trainer and enjoys spending time with his dogs. Visit his blog at www.kungfudrafter.com, follow him on Twitter at @WKFD, or search for him on Google+.
Rick Ellis is the President of CADapult Software Solutions, Inc., where he provides training and consulting services to clients around the country, helping them get the most out of their design software investment. Rick specializes in AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, AutoCAD® Map 3D, Autodesk® InfraWorks™, AutoCAD® Raster Design, and AutoCAD®. He is a member of the Autodesk Developer Network, and author of several critically acclaimed books on AutoCAD Civil 3D, and AutoCAD Map 3D; including the Practical Guide series. Rick continues to use AutoCAD Civil 3D on projects in a production environment, in addition to teaching classes to organizations both large and small around the country. This practical background and approach has made him a sought after instructor by organizations around the world.
I have been involved with the Architectural industry for over 12 years, first entering the industry as a systematic student, then staying involved by becoming an part-time educator of the various AEC software while maintaining a full-time status as an IT for a community college. Further advancing my architectural career with an opportunity to work with a local Architectural firm now going on 12 years of day to day excitement where I continue to polish my skillset in various software applications such as, but not limited to, Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, 3ds Max, FormIt, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and a collection of other products used in the AEC industry for coordination purposes, as well as marketing tools and graphics. So in closing, my main passion is to share the knowledge I've gained to those willing to listen and learn from the same people there solutions and develop an atmosphere where we all become a team that discuss freely our situations and overcome them. BIM ON!