What is AU?: A Guide to this Must-Attend Construction Conference

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Continual learning and networking are critical to professional development. If you want to level up your career, it’s important to constantly find opportunities to expand your knowledge and your network.  

This is why we’re so enthusiastic about construction industry conferences like Autodesk University (AU). With highly informative sessions, a bustling Expo Hall, and various opportunities to connect with industry pros, AU 2023 promises an enriching experience that will empower you to take your construction career and business to new heights.  

AU 2023: The Design & Make Conference is happening on November 13-15 in Las Vegas at the Venetian, and it’s the place to be for forward-thinking construction pros. 

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What is AU? 

AU is a conference for those who make anything. Attended by over 10,000 AEC professionals, AU sheds light on the most innovative methods and technologies used to design and construct the built environment. Beyond that, AU educates attendees on how to connect people, processes, and data, so teams can collaborate and work better together.  

Speaking of working together, AU is a prime networking event for anyone in the AEC sector. It brings together folks from engineering, architecture, construction, and even media and entertainment to share ideas and explore opportunities for the future. 

With 550+ learning sessions, AU is the go-to conference for makers who want to broaden their horizons and gain actionable best practices they can apply to their projects.  

What does AU 2023 have for construction professionals? 

Construction is a significant component of AU 2023, which is why the event is packed with various opportunities to experience cutting-edge building technologies and network with leading industry professionals. 

150+ construction-specific classes 

Whether you’re looking to bolster your technical skills or gain expertise in specific products like Autodesk Build or Autodesk Takeoff, you’ll find AU sessions that are right up your alley.  

Learn about the latest and upcoming trends in construction—including AI applications and digital twins—directly from construction experts and thought leaders. 

Curious about what to expect? Watch some sessions on our YouTube channel. 

Meetups and networking opportunities 

AU 2023 doesn’t just help you grow your expertise—you’ll also have tons of opportunities to expand your network.  

AU offers meetups and networking events so you can meet and connect with like-minded individuals. Be it one-on-one interactions or group events, you’re bound to have enjoyable and meaningful discussions at AU 2023. 

Autodesk announcements 

Want to learn what Autodesk has in store for you and your teams in the (very) near future? Grab a seat at our keynote event to be one of the first to hear about exciting product announcements from Autodesk Construction Cloud 

Get a glimpse of Autodesk Construction Cloud’s future and discover how you can use the platform to create smarter workflows, boost efficiency, and foster a more collaborative work environment. 

An inside look at emerging construction technology 

AU 2023 is a haven for techies and early adopters. Step into our Expo Hall, where you can immerse yourself in cutting-edge construction technologies. Here, you’ll have the chance to explore the latest innovations, see live demos, and interact with solutions providers shaping our industry’s future. 

The conference also offers classes for those who want to stay ahead of construction tech. You’ll find sessions covering the entire project lifecycle, from preconstruction to industrialized construction. These classes, led by industry experts, will equip you with the latest strategies and best practices to help you get the most out of construction technology.  

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AU 2023 is now open for registration, so secure your spot today! Register by August 4 to save $250 on your pass.  

See you there! 

Grace Ellis

As Manager of Content Marketing Strategy at Autodesk and Editor in Chief of the Digital Builder Blog, Grace has nearly 15 years of experience creating world-class content for technology firms. She has been working within the construction technology space for the last 6+ years and is passionate about empowering industry professionals with cutting-edge tools and leading strategies that improve the quality of their jobs and lives.