Great speakers are an essential part of the AU learning experience. They inform and inspire, helping others discover new possibilities on their professional journey. AU wouldn't be AU without them. We’re excited to present the classes and speakers that took top honors at AU 2020, our first global digital event attended by more than 100,000 professionals.
Top Session Overall
8 Yrs’ Worth of Dynamo and Revit Classes from 1 Speaker in 60 Min Volume 2
Top On-Demand Video Session - Americas
AutoCAD Tips, Tricks, and Dazzling Drafting Techniques
Top On-Demand Video Session - Europe, Africa, Middle East
Carolina Ramírez with co-speaker Fernando Valderrama
Casos y Usos de Gestión Datos BIM
Top On-Demand Video Session - Asia Pacific
Mr. Ryuji Taniguchi with co-speaker Mr. Eiichi Takagi
Top Live Session (Q&A, Panel, or Roundtable) - Americas
Anthony Renteria with panelists Alistair Fox, Nigel Stroud, Stephen Brockwell, Adam Sjödin, and Jeff Siegel
BIM and GIS Integration: Panel Dialogue on Innovating Projects into Operation
Top Live Session (Q&A, Panel, or Roundtable) - Europe, Africa, Middle East
The BIM 360 Surgery Live: 45 Tips in 45 Minutes
Top Live Session (Q&A, Panel, or Roundtable) - Asia Pacific
Shahansha Shaik with co-speaker Ashuthosh Sabnis
Automate Boring Stuff in Autodesk Using RPA (Robotic Process Automation)
Top Autodesk On-Demand Video Session
Jerry Bartels with co-speakers Alan Gilbert and Jeff Bartels
Civil 3D: Tips, Tricks, and Unnatural Acts
Top Autodesk Live Session (Q&A, Panel, or Roundtable)
Aaron Vorwerk with co-speaker Chris Aquino
Seamless Revit Collaboration (and More!) with BIM 360 Design
Top Autodesk Session Engagement
Tomasz Fudala with co-speaker Aaron Vorwerk
Generative Design in Revit for Workspace Layout
Top Session Engagement - English Language
Maria Montgomery with co-speaker Jason Diamond
The Revit Dirty Dozen: 12 Things to Not Do in a Revit File and How to Fix It
Top Session Engagement - Chinese Language
Yuqing Liang 梁裕卿
Top Session Engagement - Japanese Language
Modeling STAR WARS ~46才でサラリーマンから転職した日本人の挑戦 (with English subtitles)
Top Session Engagement - Russian Language
Расширения BIM360Docs для строительной площадки
Top Session Engagement - French Language
Le BIM caténaire après deux ans d’implémentation chez SNCF Réseau
Top Session Engagement - German Language
Inventor - Tipps und Tricks
Top Session Engagement - Spanish Language
Alvaro Palacio Cortes
BIM y el Gemelo Digital. Objetivo: cero desviaciones en proyectos
Please put your hands together for our AU 2020 award winners, including these additional speakers and co-speakers whose classes also received high marks for engagement:
AU 2020 was our first global digital event, so our speaker awards are a bit different this year, based on metrics that reflect global attendee interest and engagement. Here's how we determined the winners:
Award eligibility and criteria
AU 2020 awards are given by region and language. We’re also recognizing both on-demand and live content, with both eligible for engagement awards.
To be eligible for any AU 2020 award, a class must include all the required elements: a video (live or on demand), a handout, and a presentation. And a given class was only eligible in one category, so if it qualified in more than one category, it received the award in the category where it had the biggest lead.
This award goes to the class with the highest average score based on class page views, attendance numbers (live), video views (on demand), bookmarks, comments, and recommendations.
To select our winners for top on-demand sessions, we looked at a combination of video views and engagement scores, which reflect how much of the particular class video each viewer watched.
More than 350 live sessions were presented at AU 2020, including class Q&As, panels, and roundtables. Winning sessions were determined by attendance numbers and the volume of live questions and comments, or other live engagement.
On-demand and live sessions were both in the running for engagement awards. Winning sessions were determined using an average score based on page views, recommendations, and class page comments. Awards are given by language, to account for varying audiences.
We also want to recognize our top Autodesk speakers who take the time to share what they know at AU. These are often the folks who create the tools you use and help companies get the most from them. The same criteria described for each category above apply here.
Congratulations to this year’s winners!
As we celebrate these speakers, we also want to mention that it’s not too soon to start thinking about the class you might teach at an upcoming AU conference.
Want more? You can explore hundreds of new AU 2020 classes on demand to help you advance your skills and reach your professional goals.