The Top-Rated Sessions of Autodesk University 2017

Each November industry professionals from across the globe gather in Las Vegas, NV for a week of learning at an event known as Autodesk University. Over the years, a lot about the conference has changed, but one thing that hasn’t is the high caliber of classes offered during the event. Held November 14-16, Autodesk University offered over 700 classes to the approximately 10,000 individuals in attendance.

Marking my eleventh consecutive year as a speaker, this year I had the privilege of presenting two classes during this year’s conference.  The first of those sessions was a session my colleague Purvi Irwin, and I gave titled “A Match Made in Coordinates: Bringing Revit, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and InfraWorks Together at Last.” During that session, Purvi and I focused on establishing shared coordinates between AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit.

Co speakers Purvi Irwin and Donnie Gladfelter at Autodesk University 2017

In addition to my “A Match Made in Coordinates” session, I presented a second session titled “Overcoming the 7 Deadly Sins of Corporate Training Programs” with my colleague Jason Kunkel.  The session itself pulled from our collective experience as both CAD/BIM managers and consultants at CADD Microsystems to outline the training mistakes we’ve not only witnessed but also made ourselves. More than a hundred people attended the session in person and much more attended online as our session was live streamed to the world.

Co-Speakers Jason Kunkel and Donnie Gladfelter on stage at Autodesk University

Jason and I had a blast sharing our experiences with the audience along with many experiential-based strategies to build an excellent training program at your firm. The feedback and conversations we had after class were outstanding, and today validated as the top-rated sessions from Autodesk University 2017 were announced.

Among the top-rated industry talks were our “Overcoming the Seven Deadly Sins of Corporate Training Programs” class. You can see the full list of top-rated sessions on the Autodesk University Blog, and watch a full recording of our class on-demand from the Autodesk University website.


Top-Rated Sessions of AU 2017

Speakers view of the “Overcoming The Seven Deadly Sins of Corporate Training Programs” classroom


A Match Made in Coordinates: Bringing Revit, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and InfraWorks Together at Last


Watch “A Match Made in Coordinates” Online




Watch “Overcoming the Seven Deadly Sins of Corporate Training Programs” Online

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