Autodesk University Day 2: Can't-Miss Construction Highlights

what to do Day 2 of Autodesk University AU 2020

Less than a week to go until Autodesk University 2020 – November 17-20. This year, AU is an entirely digital global event with four full days of events, learning opportunities, meet ups, and more. 

To get the most out of your time at AU, we suggest planning ahead of time. But with so many events and sessions for construction professionals, it's hard to choose where to begin. 

We got you covered. Yesterday, we shared what you should do on Day 1 at Autodesk University. Today we are sharing what to do Day 2 of AU. Before you check out our recommendations, though, don't forget to register in advance. Don't forget, AU is all free this year! 

Here are some of our top recommendations on what to do on Day 2 (November 18) of AU 2020 for construction professionals. 

Stay tuned for what to do on Day 3-4 of AU 2020 – blog coming soon! Check out what to do Day 1 in this blog

Live Meet Ups 

Just because AU 2020 is all virtual doesn't mean you can't still connect with like-minded construction peers. Autodesk Construction Meetups are a new virtual series where you can attend bi-monthly meet-ups to connect with your peers - it's as simple as that! You will have the opportunity to solve and work through shared pains and have a group of go-to experts you can lean on. 

Join us the week of Autodesk University 2020 for several live meet ups kicking off November 18: 

We are also hosting two more meet ups on November 19 (Day 3) -- one for BIM managers and another for project managers

Space is limited in all of our meet ups so register now to save your spot

Live Sessions and Q&As: Day 2

Live Q&As will kick off on day 2-4 of Autodesk University. You can now bookmark sessions and create your schedule! To see the full list of sessions by day, sort by date on our sessions page.

You can also access hundreds of on-demand sessions at any point throughout AU (and after) as long as you register. Check out our top on-demand recommendations in yesterday's blog.  Are you located in another region like Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, or the Middle East? There are plenty of live sessions streaming at convenient times across your timezone. Take a look at our session list for times (and languages) you prefer. 

How the Construction Industry and Media Can Work Together to Attract More Diversity

November 18, 9-10 AM PT, Live Panel 

A diverse panel of representatives from the media and construction industries will review what some of the challenges to showcasing diversity in media thus far have been and how we can address them to be more inclusive. The goal is for the discussion to spark ideas on new topics for coverage and present content with inclusion in mind to attract more diversity to the construction industry.

2020: The Aftermath

November 18, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PT, Live Panel

In this live panel led by the Ironman of IT, Jeff Sample, learn about construction's critical role in the economy, the innovative field hospitals, alternative manufacturing, and the surprising digitization that happened in 2020. The host and panelists will review the stories that arose during the pandemic for a retrospective of lessons learned and illustrate ways construction as an industry can move forward, stronger. You can also get a preview of the session in this blog post

Which Project Delivery Method Is Best for Your Project, and Why?

November 18, 11:30 AM - 1 PT PT, Live Roundtable

One of the first issues owners face at the onset of a project is deciding on which project delivery method to use. What does the future of project delivery look like? Join this vibrant roundtable and share your thoughts and experiences about technology-driven delivery, innovation, risks, and constraints of where our built-environment industry is inevitably headed.

Equity & the Built Environment: A Conversation on DEI in the Industry

November 18, 1-2 PM PT, Live Panel

Join this conversation to hear from a panel of diverse black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) voices who work towards improving the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the AEC industry. The conversation will not only focus on DEI in academia and professional practice, but also how design bias and underrepresentation reinforce endemic design inequities.

Connecting the Dots Between Office and Field Using BIM 360 Docs

November 18, 3-4 PM PT, Instructional Demo (Live Q&A Only) 

The construction industry worldwide loses hundreds of millions of dollars because of the rework caused by the lack of the latest information and construction documents available at the right time to the field executives. However, BIM 360 Docs enables the flow of the latest accurate information from the office to the field executives without any delay. This class explains in detail how this process is performed and maintained throughout the construction process. We will be showcasing a project in Australia where BIM 360 Docs is helping users provide the latest construction documents to the field executives.

Digital Twin for Building Owners

November 18, 3:30-5 PM PT, Live Roundtable

Digital twins for building owners are emerging tools for facilities management, operations, and maintenance. This roundtable will be jointly hosted by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (WDPR), Brandon Wlosinski and Autodesk Consulting, and Dorian Chau to explore, define, and understand what digital twins mean for the building industry today. Bob Bray, senior director at ConstrucTwin at Autodesk, will provide his insights to the roundtable, as will other invited enterprise building owners.

Still Not Registered? 

It's not too late to register for Autodesk University 2020! Head over to our registration page before the event kicks off on November 17, so you don't miss out on exciting and exclusive events. 

Register NOW

Need tips and tricks to make the most of your time at AU? Check out our recent blog