Schedule at a glance

AU is a week packed with opportunity, from classes and meetups to receptions, Theater sessions, and much more. Check out the main events below.

Monday
Monday November 18, 2019
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Connect & Construct Summit

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Join other construction professionals for a special day of sessions for the building and construction industry. Includes keynote, networking events, and access to the Tuesday AU General Session.
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7:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Forge DevCon

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Join more than a thousand design and engineering software developers for a special day of sessions and labs focused on the Forge platform. Includes keynote, social events, and access to the Tuesday AU General Session.
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7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Dynamo Workshops

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Increase your Dynamo skills with a full-day focused workshop. Choose from 3 options. Includes the Tuesday AU General Session.
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3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Autodesk Certification Exam

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You have the skills. Now get the credit by taking the latest product certification and staying ahead in your field.
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception

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Jump-start your AU experience and start making new connections before classes begin. Join us for drinks, light snacks, and vibrant entertainment on Monday evening. Connect with your colleagues across the industry spectrum in the Hub. Attending Connect & Construct or Forge DevCon on Monday? Make your way to the Hub or rub elbows with your preconference peers in a reception in the Palazzo Foyer on Level 5. Let the fun begin!
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Tuesday
Tuesday November 19, 2019
6:00 AM - 7:15 AM

AU 5K and Fun Run

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Grab your running shoes and join us on the Vegas Strip for this annual AU tradition started by avid runner and Autodesk expert Shaan Hurley. What better way to jump-start your morning and your endorphins while connecting with fellow attendees—all before your AU day begins. Runners of all fitness levels are welcome. 5K and 2.8K route options available.
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7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Autodesk Certification Exam

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8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

AEC Customer Showcase Celebration Breakfast

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Join hundreds of leaders from the AEC community to honor and celebrate the people, projects, and technologies behind the world’s most outstanding design and construction achievements from this year’s AEC Excellence Awards winners.
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Classes & Labs

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Choose from a range of sessions—from industry talks and demos to hands-on labs and roundtables.
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

AU General Session

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When it comes to achieving better project outcomes, automation is the key—whether you’re making buildings, products, or media . Automation is changing how we work, what we work with, and what we’re capable of making—for the better. Join Autodesk President and CEO Andrew Anagnost to hear about real and relevant projects from across industries featuring visionary teams embracing the opportunities of automation. Better outcomes start here.
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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The Expo

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Connect with peers, explore projects embracing the future of making, and get hands-on with the technologies changing how we design, make, and build.
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4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Technology Trends: Purposeful Innovation with Autodesk CTO Scott Borduin

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Join Autodesk Senior Vice President, CTO, Scott Borduin, and invited technologists from ANSYS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, NVIDIA, and Unity for a fascinating conversation on living (and thriving) in the machine age; how the convergence of industries is impacting how we design and what we can make; and the ways in which new design technologies are enabling a future that is economically, socially, and environmentally better. Arrive early for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a good seat.
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Women at AU Reception

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Connect with women at AU at a reception hosted by the Diversity & Belonging team and Autodesk Women’s Network (AWN). The reception will be kicked off by a panel featuring Autodesk female executives Carmel Galvin - Chief Human Resources Officer, Amy Bunszel - SVP, Design and Creation Products and, Lisa Campbell - SVP, Business Strategy and Marketing. They will share the impact of networking and how it has helped shape their career. The panel will be followed with open networking for all session attendees. This is an excellent opportunity to network and make connections within the larger conference. All are invited to attend.
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5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

AU Community Reception in the Expo

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Join us in the Expo at the end of your first day of classes to meet, mingle, and compare notes with your fellow AU attendees. Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres while you explore the exhibits featuring today's—and tomorrow's—technology. Don't forget to bring your business cards and make new connections, because AU is more than a conference—it's a community.
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Wednesday
Wednesday November 20, 2019
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Sunrise Yoga

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Gather with like-minded attendees and speakers for a 60-minute morning yoga session. Whether you're a beginner or long-time practitioner, this class is guaranteed to help clear your mind and engage your body before your AU day begins. Register early—this session fills fast.
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7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Autodesk Certification Exam

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You have the skills. Now get the credit by taking the latest product certification and staying ahead in your field.
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Classes & Labs

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Choose from a range of sessions—from industry talks and demos to hands-on labs and roundtables.
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

The Expo

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Connect with peers, explore projects embracing the future of making, and get hands-on with the technologies changing how we design, make, and build.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Architecture, Engineering & Construction Keynote

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Today’s AEC industry is accelerating innovation in some areas and lagging behind in others. There’s an opportunity to do better, and it starts here. Join Autodesk leaders, customers, and partners as they share examples of groundbreaking projects that enable rapid industry innovation across design and construction for buildings and infrastructure.
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Product Design & Manufacturing Keynote

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Manufacturers are under more pressure than ever to deliver better products faster, at lower cost, and with less waste. Join us to explore future manufacturing trends and technology that can help you succeed in this rapidly changing era of digital transformation. Better product design and manufacturing start here.
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Labs

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Choose from a range of hands-on labs.
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Peace, Love, and Sustainability Design Slam | Sponsored by Lenovo

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How could we design a music festival that’s both sustainable and fun? Come watch working designers create their own solutions before your eyes in short competitions using Dynamo and Fusion 360. Join us for this crowd favorite, make some noise, and decide who gets the prize.
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Unwind in the Expo

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Cap your second day at AU with new friends and new faces. Mingle with your industry peers as you enjoy drinks and light bites. Explore exhibits from Autodesk partners and innovative new solutions, from manufacturing to infrastructure, building design to construction.
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Thursday
Thursday November 21, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Classes & Labs

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Choose from a range of sessions—from industry talks and demos to hands-on labs and roundtables.
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7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Autodesk Certification Exam

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You have the skills. Now get the credit by taking the latest product certification and staying ahead in your field.
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Expo

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Connect with peers, explore projects embracing the future of making, and get hands-on with the technologies changing how we design, make, and build.

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The AU Block Party

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Put on your party hat and join us on the LINQ Promenade for the closing night celebration. Enjoy great food and drink, rock out to fan-favorite live bands, watch dozens of entertainers, and revel in a host of activities, from bowling and karaoke to riding the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel.
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