AU 2009 – General Registration Open

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Autodesk University, It’s that one time of year you can talk about CAD for an entire week, and not be considered a complete dork (partial dork is still an option)! Today marks the commencement of general registration for Autodesk University 2009. If you have plans on attending this year’s conference, you’ll certainly want to get your registration in ASAP. Why the urgency?

  • Discounted Registration: If you register now, you’ll qualify for the discounted “Early-Bird” rate.
  • Hotel Accommodations: The earlier you register, the better your chances of getting a room in the host hotel (Mandalay Bay). Not that the other conference hotels are bad, but as a matter of convenience YOU WANT TO BE IN THE HOST HOTEL!
  • Class Selection: If you can think of it (and it’s related to CAD), there’s probably a class on it at AU! Popular classes fill up fast, so you’ll want to register early to get the best class selection.

Just in case you’re looking for some great classes to attend at this year’s conference, I’d love to see you at any of the three classes I’ll be presenting.

[AU214-4] 2009 AutoCAD® Bloggies: Productivity Enhancing Tips From the Blogs

With all the excitement of the Grammys (just without the A-List celebrities, flashbulbs, or multi-thousand dollar dresses), the 2009 AutoCAD® Bloggies will highlight the best of the blogosphere from 2009. Get your name on the VIP list today, and plan to arrive in style to see these top-notch posts presented by AUGIWorld columnist and blogger Donnie Gladfelter.

[CV318-3] BIM Without Buildings: The Civil Side

As civil engineers, we draw and design many things, but one thing we do not design is buildings. Yet with each passing day, more and more civil engineers are being required to produce a “BIM deliverable” to their clients. After all, how can one have a “BIM deliverable” without a building? Industry professionals, including Donnie Gladfelter, Ronald A. Williams, Ltd., and Dana Probert, Autodesk, will lead an informative panel discussion focused exclusively on BIM in civil engineering. We’ll lay it all down on the line, exposing what BIM is, what BIM is not, and what it means to produce a “BIM deliverable”.

[CM322-1] Human Management: A Non-Technical Approach to CAD Management

Tech-savvy by nature, CAD managers oftentimes focus their efforts on technical solutions. Whether implementing a CAD Standard, delivering training, or a software rollout, a CAD manager needs to remember that sitting behind each workstation is a human. Just as important as harnessing an intimate product knowledge is knowing your users, and the dynamics each new user introduces.