Autodesk University FAQ

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AU 2020

When will AU 2020 take place?

This year's global digital event is scheduled for November 17-20.

What is the cost to attend?

There will be no cost to attend AU 2020, but you'll still need to register to participate.

When will registration open?

Registration opens in mid-September and is required to participate. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email with additional information. 

Can I register during the event?
Yes. While we recommend registering in advance, you can register any time from mid-September through the last day of the conference.
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What learning and networking will AU 2020 offer?

AU 2020 will be a worldwide event with hundreds of classes to choose from in multiple languages, dozens of thought-provoking Theater talks, visionary main stage presentations, product support, and opportunities to connect with your professional community 1-on-1 and in small groups. We hope you'll join us.

What will happen with other AU events this year?

We're hosting one global digital AU conference in 2020, to be held November 17-20. You will be automatically refunded for any AU London or AU Las Vegas conference passes you purchased. Contact your hotel and travel agency directly to cancel existing bookings. Autodesk will not reimburse any travel-related costs or fees.  

How will the Call for Proposals work?

This year, you can submit a proposal to teach a class, present a Theater talk, or write an article for publication on the AU website. Call for Proposals (CFP) opens May 20 and closes June 22 for English language submissions. We're accepting proposals in other languages through July 9. Visit the CFP page for more details.

Who do I contact if I have questions about my proposal submission?

Contact with questions about proposal submissions.

What classes can I expect at AU 2020?
AU 2020 will feature 750+ new on-demand classes led by industry professionals and Autodesk experts including industry talks, instructional demos, and hands-on labs. These sessions will be supported by 350+ live class Q&As. We’re also hosting live panels and roundtables.
Will I be able to view a list of classes prior to the conference?

Yes. You can preview a list of the 750+ new AU 2020 sessions after registration opens. A schedule of live events will be available in late October.

Do I need to sign up for classes after I register for the conference?
No. Because AU 2020 is a digital event, there is no need to sign up for individual classes. Roundtables are the only session format with attendance limits and are first-come, first-served.
Will I be able to take an Autodesk Certification exam as an AU 2020 attendee?

Yes. We know how important Autodesk Certification is, and AU 2020 will provide a path for those who are interested. We'll share details on the AU website as they become available. 

In what languages will AU 2020 content be available?
In addition to English language classes, a limited number of AU 2020 classes will be delivered in Chinese, Japanese, German, Russian, Spanish, and French. Other languages may also be represented.
Will I be able to attend sessions in my local time zone?
AU 2020 is a global digital conference, with programming scheduled for audiences in time zones around the world.
Do I need to install any apps or other software to participate in AU 2020?
AU 2020 is a digital event, and many of our live experiences will take place using virtual meeting platforms, including Zoom.
Can I meet with Autodesk product experts during AU 2020?
Yes. Autodesk employees and experts in our extended community around the world will be available during AU 2020 to answer your product questions, provide Autodesk Account help, and support you in reimagining what’s possible.
How can I connect with other AU 2020 conference attendees?
This year’s global digital event will feature a variety of community and networking activities, including live industry-focused meetups. You can also follow speakers and peers you’d like to connect with after the conference on the AU website.
I’m a journalist. What can I expect from a press/media perspective?

Journalists, media, and analysts who are interested in attending AU 2020 should email for details. You can also reach out to the media contact in your region.  

Where can I find information about becoming an AU sponsor or exhibitor?

We're preparing a robust sponsor and exhibitor offering for AU 2020 including lead gen, demand gen, and thought leadership elements. Find more information on the AU Sponsors page, where you can download the AU 2020 exhibitor and sponsor prospectus. Contact with questions.

Will I be able to interact with exhibitors at AU 2020?
Yes. AU 2020 will bring together exhibitors representing 100+ leading products and services that today’s designers and makers rely on to build the world. They’ll be available for product demos during scheduled exhibitor hours.
Will learning content from AU 2020 be available after the conference?

You'll find hundreds of new AU 2020 sessions on the AU website following the conference, accessible on demand.  

How can I receive updates and news from AU?

Visit the AU home page to sign up for our newsletter.

Will AU events be in person in 2021?

We'll continue to monitor the global situation over the next year; however, our intentions are to return to hosting our events in person in 2021. We look forward to being together again soon!