It is that time of year again, where you see lots of posts on LinkedIn and Twitter with people sharing the class, or classes they have submitted for Autodesk University 2021. That’s right its voting time again, your chance to help shape that #AU2021 will look like! This year the voting ends on May 12th, only 12 days after the submissions closed, so better be quick to let your voice be heard. You can review all of the submitted session for this year Virtual AU HERE.
This year Autodesk University will once again be an online only event, to be held in Fall 2021 with no official dates at time for this post. The folks at AU have also said that they will be accepting less sessions this year, around 300, which is down form a typical 750 for a live event. Maybe this is because they are only offer 3 types of sessions this year; Industry Talk, Instructional Demo or Panel. No labs again this year, and also no round tables. This could also be because in general I believe there is less appetite to speak at another “virtual” event, people are ready for in-person conference to come back. Of course we all understand that waiting until in-person can be done in a safe manner for everyone, virtual events will have to due.
I know you have been waiting for it, the part where I ask you to take a look at the sessions that I submitted for AU 2021, and see if there are any you would like to vote for…well wait no more 😁
I am a big fan of Lab and Roundtable sessions I’m not going to lie, and not being able to submit this topics cut down my submission from past year to only 8.
Autodesk has also made some changes to how people can search and vote for sessions this year. In the past you could search by the speaker, this year that is not the case. This can make finding peoples sessions a little harder, I found a way around this by adding my initials (CGS) to the last “Learning Object” so people could then just search by CGS and find all my 8 sessions. It also use to be than anyone could vote, but this year you need to have an Autodesk ID, and be logged in with that ID to be able to vote. I do think this makes sense, as people with Autodesk ID are the target audience and more likely to attend a session than your Nan who saw your post on Facebook (no offense to hip Grandmothers that are still rocking Revit and attending AU’s).
So if you think any of my sessions would be a value add to the AU 2021 program you can vote using this link HERE.
Of course there a lots of great sessions to vote for, over 1200+ of them (also down from last year 2000+). You can scroll through the sessions, or search by session type, topic industry or product. I can also offer up a few sessions I have voted for that might be of interest.
- 10 Yrs’ Worth of Dynamo and Revit Classes from 1 Speaker in 60 Min Volume 3 – By Marcello Sgambelluri
- Generative Design for Revit – Dissecting the Revit Connection – By John Pierson
- What Coordinating the Seattle Light Rail Expansion Project Has Taught Us – By Philip Bergsieker
- The SLC Airport Expansion BIM/VDC Coordination Process: Lessons Learned – By Clayton Walder
- The Augmented Reality of Chickens – By Michael Freiert (Search MKF for his other sessions trust me!)
- Becoming a True JEDI – Allyship for Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion – By Purvi Irwin
- Don’t Go It Alone: Lessons Learned from Outsourcing Your BIM Support – By Purvi Irwin
- Automation in Sweco: Scaling the Adoption of Dynamo – Jostein Olsen
- How Tomorrow’s Leaders are Not Replacing BIM… they are Building on BIM – By Krigh Bachmann
- The Lazy Girls’ Guide To Revit – By Rina Sahay
- True Confessions of a PyRevit Addict – By Rina Sahay
- Assembling, Spooling, and Forging through a Post-Pandemic World – By Brian Nickel
- The Programming Kit – How to get Started Programming in Dynamo – By Tadeh Hakopian
- Generative Design in Tiny Bites – By Zachary Kron
- Automate Clash Detection Reviews with Machine Learning – By Adam Sheather
- AI for Data AutoComplete in Revit – By Adam Sheather
- Diversity & Inclusion in Design Technology Leadership on Autodesk Products. – By Ravi Wood
- How design firms are leveraging data to improve digital delivery – By Megan Brooks
- Embodied Carbon Calculation-How to make it simple for the everyday designer – By Luc Wing
- To Dynamo or Not To Dynamo: A Guide to Decide When Automation is the Answer – By Marie Williams
- Growing Office Innovations in a Lean Agile way. – By Timon Hazell
- Reflected Ceiling Plan Coordination With Generative Design – By Sean Fruin
- Data: Spanning Team, Industry and Product Boundaries. – By Mike Engel
- From concept to BIM model: New FormIt + Revit workflows – By Juna Yusta
- The Crossroads of Civil 3D and Revit – By Desiree Mackey
- Maximize your ROI by Rethinking Design Technology – By Jacob Small
- Getting Started with Real-time Visualizing using Revit and Enscape – By Dan Stine
- Lessons Learned Deploying BIM 360 Ops in a Professional Sports Arena – By Peter Costanzo
- CAD Management Unmasked: Life after COVID-19 at Small to Mega-Sized Firms – Donnie Gladfelter
- Automate Revit to work while your sleeping! – Daniel Tartaglia
- AutoCAD Tips, Tricks, and the Most Dependable Drafting Techniques – Donnie Gladfelter
- Revit Annotation Automation – Jason Trahan
- Evolving from Mentee to Mentor – By Desiree Mackey
- InstaBIM: Convert Feasibility Studies into a Revit Model – By Nat MacDonald
- Modeling Complex Railings and Balusters in Revit – By Nicolas Catellier
- Knowledge Management: The Key to the Future of Work – By Ellen Bensky
- Expand Your Design Toolbox: Using Revit for Interior Design Projects – By Cherisse Biddulph
- The Real Housewives of Digital Twins – By Scott Fanello
- Dynamo Zero Touch Nodes: The .NET developer’s gateway to Generative Design – By Majd Makhlouf (you can find out about all of Majid’s submissions HERE)
I did add my vote to many more great sessions, but there is also no easy way to get back to sessions you have voted for (Recommended) which seems counter intuitive.
Anyway best of luck to everyone that has submitted a session for Virtual AU 2021!
Until Next time,