AU 2013, it's a wrap
Another Autodesk University has come and gone. The week after Thanksgiving seems to pass much more quickly than the same week back at our jobs. Attendees wait all year for that day in late summer when registration opens and then patiently tide the time away until Thanksgiving. But did you know that Autodesk University is in operation in some form or fashion the other 51 weeks of the year also?
The planning for the next AU begins even before the current AU takes place. The event planners are busy booking the venues, planning the schedule, and evaluating our feedback from prior AU's. The call for class proposals goes out in the spring and an AU team starts working on compiling what hopes to be a successful set of classes and other activities.
Although AU in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA is the largest AU, it's certainly not the only one. In 2013, the U.S. AU was the last of 6 AUs around the world. Japan started off the year in September, Russia and Brazil in October, then China and Germany in November. These 5 international AU's hosted over 8000 participants combined, which added to the estimated 9,400 users at the U.S. AU, means over 17,000 users worldwide experienced AU in person in 2013. Another 35,000 logged in to watch streaming sessions. At one of the first streaming classes at the U.S. AU this year, there were 300 participants in the room and some 600 watching online. Over 200 of those watching online were from outside the US.
There are many ways to keep up with AU year round
Autodesk University 2014 USA will be December 2-4 in Las Vegas, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
We'll leave you with some snapshots of AU2013