AU 2022 Is Back In Person and We Want to Hear from You

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Call for Construction Session Proposals

Autodesk University 2022, a top construction industry event, will be here before you know it. This year, we're thrilled to announce we'll be back as an in-person conference on September 27-29 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event promises to bring even more value and insight this year, and we want you to be a part of it! 

Our call for proposals is now open, and you can share your expertise, ideas, and insights by submitting to be one of our construction session speakers.

You can apply to join this dynamic group of experts and thought leaders by leading your very own session. Submit your proposal between March 15 and April 15, 2022, to be considered as an Autodesk University 2022 speaker. But don't wait – we suggest you submit your proposal as early as possible to get the most amount of time for the public vote. 


Read on for more details about Autodesk University 2022 and our call for construction proposals to find out how you can become a speaker at this year's event.

What Is Autodesk University?

Autodesk University 2022 is a global event that will offer exciting keynotes, interactive workshops, and valuable learning sessions from some of the industry's leading innovators. 

Professionals in the construction, design, manufacturing, media, and engineering fields attend Autodesk University each year to connect, trade knowledge, and explore the technologies shaping these converging industries and the world. Each year, the conference explores themes relating to the future of the construction industry and provides excellent educational, professional development, and networking opportunities to attendees.

After being a digital experience for the past two years, we’re excited to get back in person this year to bring together product users, managers, executives, business leaders, and software developers.

What Topics and Themes Will Be Prioritized at AU 2022?

Show us how your work is reimagining what's possible in the construction industry and how you use technology in new ways to foster operational efficiency, respond to disruption, improve quality and safety, cultivate sustainability, and win more business. We want to see proposals from projects of all sizes and from all sides of the industry, including owners, general contractors, and specialty contractors, as well as across segments from infrastructure to education. 

This year, we also want to do more than share "how-to" content. We want to learn what insights and strategies you achieved from leveraging technology and innovation. In other words, rather than focusing your proposal on how you did something, broaden your story to share what you achieved, how you made those decisions, and why it matters. 

We want to hear from you if you're leveraging solutions within Autodesk Construction Cloud, whether that be Autodesk Takeoff for quantification, Autodesk BIM Collaborate for coordination, or Autodesk Build for project management, cost management, quality, and field collaboration. We'd also love to learn how you are utilizing BuildingConnected for bid and risk management, Pype for workflows like submittals and closeout, and ProEst for estimating. 

Key Autodesk University Topics and Themes for Construction

Autodesk University is an opportunity to share your insights, knowledge, and expertise with a huge audience of construction industry professionals. Topics we're looking for speakers to share insights on include:

  • Digital Transformation: What will the future of construction look like, and what steps are you taking to get there? How are you piloting new technologies and workflows to innovate your operations and with whatresults? How are you connecting people, partners, projects, and processes with data? How are you training and upskilling your workforce to adapt to new workflows and changing processes?
  • Platform: What have you achieved by integrating tools across a platform to manage your project lifecycle and improve project delivery? What insights can you share about using the Autodesk Construction Cloud to manage estimation, quantification, bids, and scheduling in project management? How are you using Autodesk Construction Cloud to improve construction site quality, safety, and commissioning processes for field management?
  • Sustainability: Are you utilizing sustainable construction practices such as better material management, prefabrication, and industrialized construction? In what ways are you building resiliency in your workforce, your projects, and your company? How are you using technology to improve the health and safety of construction workers
  • Advancing the Industry: What programs are you building to drive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the construction industry?

Looking for Inspiration for your Proposal?

Take a look at previously accepted sessions for inspiration and ideas on what makes a good class. You can still find these sessions, keynotes, and all previous year's sessions on the Autodesk University Construction homepage.

You can also see sample proposals here

How to Submit a Proposal

Submit your proposal via the AU 2022 proposals page. You'll need an Autodesk ID to sign in. If you don't already have an Autodesk ID, you'll be prompted to create one. We recommend drafting your ideas offline using the Proposal Worksheet and viewing sample proposals, both available on this page, prior to submitting. Do not submit test proposals.

What Happens Next?

Proposals go through an extensive review process of industry experts and your peers. We consider how well proposals align with the specified topics and themes, industry trends and best practices, the holistic AU experience, AU community votes, and how content will support year-round learning initiatives globally. Improve your chances of getting accepted by sharing your proposal for voting. Each proposal will have a unique URL to share with your social networks.

Have Questions About AU 2022 Proposals? 

Want to learn more about how to get your AU 2022 proposal accepted or specific details on the selection process? We have pulled together a must-read Proposal Guide to help you through the process. You'll find more details and a complete guide to session proposals here.


Submit Your Proposal Today!

Submit your Autodesk University 2022 construction session proposal by April 15. Remember, the earlier you submit, the better for voting. We can't wait to hear from you!