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    Autodesk University: Discover Your AU Class!

    AU 2011 registration is finally up and running and we are offering more than ever before. AU Las Vegas and AU Virtual together will have close to 1000 sessions, across all Autodesk products. Classes are grouped by 100+ products, 21 tracks, 9 PowerTracks, and 3 languages. Those of you attending AU in Las Vegas will have over 50 choices at any given time on what you want to learn or what discussion you want to participate in.
    More than ever, this year AU will cover advanced technical content, feature workflow and process lectures, as well as business leader and technology management topics. At at our new Innovation Forums, we will offer inspiring sessions that are intended to benefit anyone who wants to gain new perspectives on how to get their work done. With so much to offer, it may be easy to overlook a class or session. Here are some suggestions on how to use the AU website to ensure you end up with the optimal schedule at AU in Las Vegas.
    Use the Right Filters to Optimize Your Search

    By Product

    Many AU attendees come to AU primarily to gain greater efficiency on one or more of our products. Since every class is tagged with primary and secondary product, the Software filter will lead to the most complete listing around any specific product, such as the 97 classes on AutoCAD-related topics.
    • Add the Date/Time filter to help you quickly to fill your schedule.
    • Use the Expertise Level filter to fine-tune your search according to your experience level on a product.
    • Try the Type filter to build your learning experience:
      • Lectures or panels will have experts share their expertise, usually with limited Q&A.
      • In a hands-on lab, two attendees will share one computer and the instructor will walk attendee through a specific sequence of tasks on a product.
      • Unconference sessions are small group discussions where everyone is expected to participate.
      • Virtual sessions are specifically produced for AU Virtual and are only available online.
    During AU, we will record most (but not all) lectures and panels. Hands-on labs and unconference sessions will not be recorded. After AU, all AU virtual classes, as well as the lectures and panels recorded at AU, will become available to AU attendees on the AU website.
    By Focus and/or Audience

    Product is not the only way to slice content. Classes that are not Autodesk product specific (think CAD manager) or content that covers workflow across multiple products don’t fit easily into a product category. To help you discover that content, we added two new filters—Focus and Audience.
    • The Focus filter groups content across all products and industry, and it places the focus on one topic, such as sustainability or visualization.
    • The Audience filter groups AU content around job rolls, such as BIM manager or civil engineer.
    I am hopeful that these suggestions will help you build a great learning path for AU 2011. In mid-November, Lynn Allen will do an on-line AU orientation to cover important topics beyond classes. And new this year, on-site at AU, we will do our first ever AU Freshman Orientation. The focus of this orientation is meant to ensure that you are aware of all the important events happening at AU and help you understand benefits of attending.
    -- Joseph

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