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Autodesk University 2021 | Free digital conference

Don't wait for progress. Make it.

AU 2021 kicks off October 5. Enjoy more regional content:

  • October 5-7 | Americas
  • October 7-8 | EMEA & APAC
  • October 13-14 | East Asia

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AU 2021 Conference Overview

Autodesk University is the design and make conference for innovators everywhere.

Learn from industry experts who are progressing architecture, engineering, construction, design, manufacturing, and media and entertainment.

It all kicks off October 5. It’s virtual. And yes. It’s free.

Learn

See why thousands attend

Autodesk University

Learn

Grow. Break new ground. And drive progress past the limits of what’s possible with actionable learnings from global industry experts.

350+ sessions
  • Industry talks and demos with Q&As
  • Inspiring thought leadership
  • Can’t-miss keynotes
  • Exciting Autodesk news
  • Engaging industry panels

Explore session catalog

Unlock

Unlock

Discover how industry experts are using technology to improve their teams. Their products, businesses, and the world.

Inspiring case studies
  • Create new efficiencies
  • Power decisions with data
  • Improve collaboration
  • Unlock new insights
  • Build a sustainable world
Connect

Connect

Meet experts. Make connections. And collaborate with fellow innovators from the Autodesk community.

Build your community
  • Meetups
  • Networking and meetings
  • Ask Autodesk your product questions
  • Get answers to class questions

Featured speakers

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Prem Akkaraju

Prem Akkaraju

CEO – Weta Digital

Featured in the Media & Entertainment Keynote.
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Andrew Anagnost

Andrew Anagnost

President and CEO – Autodesk

Featured in the General Session Part I, II, and III.
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Raji Arasu

Raji Arasu

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer – Autodesk

Featured in the General Session Part III.
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Shelly Brown

Shelly Brown

Principal, IT Director – Burns & McDonnell

Featured in the Construction Keynote.
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Cesare Caoduro

Cesare Caoduro

Digital Engineering Technology Manager – AECOM

Featured in the Forge Keynote.
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Dawn Fidrick

Dawn Fidrick

Producer, Signs of LifeGriffith Observatory

Featured in the General Session Part III.
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Glen Hines

Glen Hines

Director of Building Information Modeling Systems – Prologis

Featured in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Keynote.
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Seter Wu

Seter Wu

Principal Designer – Logitech

Featured in the Product Design and Manufacturing Keynote.

Keynotes and General Session

Attend can't-miss keynotes and the General Session to hear Autodesk news and thought leadership insights. Stay tuned for the full session catalog.

  • AMERICAS
  • EMEA
  • INDIA
  • APAC
  • EAST ASIA
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  • 5:30 PM
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Tuesday, Oct 5

General Session I

Welcome, news, and announcements

Product Keynotes

AutoCAD, general design session, as well as other product briefings

Wednesday, Oct 6

General Session II

The future of industry

Industry Keynotes

Keynotes for Architecture, Engineering & Construction; Product Design & Manufacturing; and Media & Entertainment

Construction Keynote

New enhancements to the Autodesk Construction Cloud are presented

Thursday, Oct 7

General Session III

A platform for better outcomes

Forge Keynote

The latest news on Autodesk's cloud platform, Forge

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  • 9:00 AM
  • 9:30 AM
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  • 10:30 AM
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  • 12:00 PM
Thursday, Oct 7

General Session I

Welcome, news, and announcements

General Session II

The future of industry

Industry keynotes

Keynotes for Architecture, Engineering & Construction; Product Design & Manufacturing; and Media & Entertainment

Construction Keynote

New enhancements to the Autodesk Construction Cloud are presented

Friday, Oct 8

General Session III

A platform for better outcomes

Forge Keynote

The latest news on Autodesk’s cloud platform, Forge

Product Keynotes

AutoCAD and general design session, as well as other product briefings

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  • 8:00 AM
  • 8:30 AM
  • 9:00 AM
  • 9:30 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 10:30 AM
  • 11:00 AM
Thursday, Oct 7

General Session I

Welcome, news, and announcements

General Session II

The future of industry

Industry Keynotes

Keynotes for Architecture, Engineering & Construction; Product Design & Manufacturing; and Media & Entertainment

Construction Keynote

New enhancements to the Autodesk Construction Cloud are presented

Friday, Oct 8

General Session III

A platform for better outcomes

Forge Keynote

The latest news on Autodesk’s cloud platform, Forge

Product Keynotes

AutoCAD and general design session, as well as other product briefings

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  • >
  • 1:00 AM
  • 1:30 AM
  • 2:00 AM
  • 2:30 AM
  • 3:00 AM
  • 3:30 AM
  • 4:00 AM
Thursday, Oct 7

General Session I

Welcome, news, and announcements

General Session II

The future of industry

Industry Keynotes

Keynotes for Architecture, Engineering & Construction; Product Design & Manufacturing; and Media & Entertainment

Construction Keynote

New enhancements to the Autodesk Construction Cloud are presented

Friday, Oct 8

General Session III

A platform for better outcomes

Forge Keynote

The latest news on Autodesk’s cloud platform, Forge

Product Keynotes

AutoCAD and general design session, as well as other product briefings

  • <
  • >
  • 1:00 AM
  • 1:30 AM
  • 2:00 AM
  • 2:30 AM
  • 3:00 AM
  • 3:30 AM
  • 4:00 AM
Wednesday, Oct 13

General Session I

Welcome, news, and announcements

General Session II

The future of industry

Industry Keynotes

Keynotes for Architecture, Engineering & Construction; Product Design & Manufacturing; and Media & Entertainment

Construction Keynote

New enhancements to the Autodesk Construction Cloud are presented

Thursday, Oct 14

General Session III

A platform for better outcomes

Forge Keynote

The latest news on Autodesk’s cloud platform, Forge

Product Keynotes

AutoCAD and general design session, as well as other product briefings

The future belongs to those who make it

We mentioned it’s free. Right?

Autodesk University is focused on the future—paving the way with valuable sessions and momentum through intelligent design. It’s truly the best of the best.

Sanjay P.

New attendee in 2020

You can expect a diverse selection of classes that are highly informative, speakers that are well informed and organized, and a community to support you along the way.

Kathryn L.

Long-time AU attendee

There’s nothing quite like AU. It's not just a flashy conference—you get access to top-notch classes and learn from real-life talks that apply directly to your industry and job.

Sam L.

New attendee in 2020

I love AU because I always feel heard—whether it’s during class Q&As or when I get to speak directly with the Autodesk team. It’s an awesome experience that I look forward to each year.

Anna U.

Long-time AU attendee

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