Schedule at a glance

Every day at AU offers opportunities to explore the future of making in the Expo, connect with peers and thought leaders at meetup events, provide feedback in the Idea Exchange, take Autodesk Certification exams for free, and more. 

Monday, November 12, 2018
Monday November 12, 2018
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 AU Tuesday 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 AU Tuesday General Session.
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7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Computational BIM Workshops

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Start building your BIM skills in the Beginner workshop, or focus on extensions in the first AU Dynamo Developer workshop. Includes Computational BIM Forum and AU Tuesday General session.
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8:00 AM - 7:15 PM

Leadership Forum

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Join Fortune 500 and Autodesk executives, thought leaders, innovators, and researchers for a series of invitation-only sessions about the future of the AEC and Design & Manufacturing industries.
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3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Autodesk Certification Exam

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Boost your career by taking a free Autodesk Certification exam on the latest versions of several Autodesk products.
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3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Computational BIM Forum

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Experts across industry will share how they think computational workflows will help them do more, while making less negative impact on the earth.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception

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Get your first taste of the conference and mingle with peers over drinks and small bites.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Tuesday November 13, 2018
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.

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Autodesk Certification Exam

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Boost your career by taking a free Autodesk Certification exam on the latest versions of several Autodesk products.
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8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

AEC Customer Showcase Celebration Breakfast

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Don't miss this exclusive architecture, engineering, and construction breakfast where the 2018 AEC Excellence Awards winners will be announced and celebrated for their award-winning work. Special guest presentations from industry experts and thought leaders will explore these innovative projects and the development of BIM technology throughout the world. Breakfast will be provided.

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Classes & Labs

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Choose from a range of sessions—from industry talks and demos to hands-on labs and roundtables.

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

AU General Session

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Autodesk President and CEO Andrew Anagnost will share his perspective on automation, the changing nature of work, and how technology can unlock opportunities to do more, better, with less negative impact on the world. Andrew will be joined by Autodesk CTO Scott Borduin and Director of Robotics Erin Bradner, Autodesk customers, and author of Imagine It Forward and former GE Vice Chair Beth Comstock.

12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Expo

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Connect with Autodesk leadership, find your peers, and get hands-on with the technologies changing how we design, make, and build.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Technology Trends: The Future of Work

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Join Autodesk and technologists from Dell, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Nvidia, and Unity for a fascinating conversation on the ways computers will augment human intelligence to help people become more productive and solve increasingly complex problems.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Women at AU Networking Reception

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Join women and male allies from every industry to share knowledge and strengthen bonds with others who are solving the same challenges as you.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Community Reception

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Relax after your first day of learning, network with colleagues, and explore the wonders of the Expo over dinner.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Wednesday November 14, 2018
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Sunrise Yoga

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Gather with like-minded attendees and speakers for an hour of morning yoga. Whether you're a beginner or long-time practitioner, this session is guaranteed to help clear your mind and engage your body before your AU day begins. 

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Autodesk Certification Exam

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Boost your career by taking a free Autodesk Certification exam on the latest versions of several Autodesk products.
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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.

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Expo

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Connect with Autodesk leadership, find your peers, 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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Whether you're an architect, engineer, or contractor, join us to learn how Autodesk and leaders across AEC are using today’s tools to design and build better, smarter, and with more project insight.

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

Product Design & Manufacturing Keynote

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Join Autodesk industry and product leaders for demonstrations on how our products will help you converge design and manufacturing. 

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Rock the Stadium Design Slam sponsored by HP

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Las Vegas is being raided by its very own professional sports team, and we all know how exciting pro games can get. Watch students and professionals go head-to-head and toe-to-toe, designing the equipment an elite team would use, the stadium they’d play in, and the infrastructure around it. After the Rock the Stadium Design Slam, stick around for drinks, bites, and a chance to mingle with the competitive design crowd.

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Advance Party

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Have fun, enjoy great food and drink, and don’t miss the awesome activities and live entertainment.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Thursday November 15, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Classes & Labs

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Choose from a range of sessions—from industry talks and demos to hands-on labs and roundtables.

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Expo

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Connect with Autodesk leadership, find your peers, and get hands-on with the technologies changing how we design, make, and build.

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Autodesk Certification Exam

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Boost your career by taking a free Autodesk Certification exam on the latest versions of several Autodesk products.
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Farewell Happy Hour

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Take advantage of this final chance to connect with colleagues new and old as you wrap up your week of learning in a casual and refreshing setting.