Featured speakers

AU features speakers from across design, engineering, and manufacturing. You’ll find insights and inspiration, expert workflows, roundtables and panel discussions led by your industry peers, influential thought leaders, certified trainers, and Autodesk product leaders.

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Connecting with industry experts and those solving similar everyday challenges is core to the AU experience.

Kate Morrical Towne

If you work for a structural firm, manage BIM practices, or generally like pushing the boundaries of technology, you’re not alone. Kate Morrical Towne, digital design manager at Silman, coordinates standards for CAD, BIM, and design/analysis programs. As a former technical marketing manager for Autodesk, she really knows her stuff and shares her expertise presenting at numerous technical events.

Sam Lucido

CAD managers can learn a lot from Sam Lucido, who has over 25 years of experience in CAD drafting and design, CAD standards, CAD customization, and training. As a top-rated AU Las Vegas speaker for the past 7 years, his goal is to provide you with the CAD knowledge you need to succeed. Sam also owns CADproTips.com and is an Autodesk Expert Elite Member on the Board of Directors for AUGI, Inc.

Wasim Younis

A veteran AU speaker, Wasim Younis is well known throughout the simulation community, and is the author of many books including Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor and Up and Running with Autodesk Nastran, available worldwide. As simulation manager at Symetri in the UK with more than 30 years of experience, he also shares his knowledge on a dedicated LinkedIn forum for Autodesk Simulation users.

Jowenn Lua

Passionate about improving our future transportation experience, Jowenn Lua is a senior Civil 3D designer for Arcadis in Australia. His advice, “Listen to learn and take action to succeed,” resonates with the year-round AU experience. With over 16 years of industry experience in design and construction, he enjoys providing mentoring and solutions in Civil 3D and subassembly composer.

Laurens Wijnschenk

In the CAM business? At AU you’ll meet innovators like Laurens Wijnschenk, who first started machining complicated parts and taking ideas from prototype to production at his brother’s shop in a small town in the Netherlands. An Autodesk Expert Elite member, you’ll find his name on the CAM sections of the Autodesk forums quite often, where he loves to share tips and tricks.

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