Runs till October 7
Autodesk University, Autodesk’s annual design and make conference is finally here. The 2021 edition of Autodesk University is specifically designed for experts within the fields of architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, and media and entertainment – all leveraging Autodesk technologies to explore the new possible and advance their respective industries. Reformatted for the virtual stage, the conference is on till October 7, with additional regional learning and networking sessions scheduled October 8–14.
Autodesk President and CEO Andrew Anagnost will kick off each morning of AU 2021 with a series of General Session keynotes. This daily content will explore Autodesk’s evolving role in empowering innovators across industries to solve problems, with a particular focus on the company’s vision and progress towards delivering platform-based solutions for its customers, built upon Autodesk’s existing Forge technology. The result will be a resilient and flexible set of cloud-based solutions that combine technologies, connect processes, automate workflows and unlock valuable insights for customers.
In addition to AU 2021’s daily General Sessions, Autodesk leaders and industry innovators will take the virtual stage during the Design & Manufacturing (D&M), Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) and Media & Entertainment (M&E) keynotes. These keynotes will cover industry news and the innovative ways Autodesk is working with real-world problem solvers to transform how things are built, engineered, manufactured, created and produced in service of a better world for all. AU 2021 attendees will also have access to hundreds of expert-led classes, live Q&A sessions, virtual networking opportunities and more.
This year’s AU event also marks the official debut of the company’s “Autodesk it” advertising campaign, highlighting the multitude of ways that innovators can partner with Autodesk to achieve better outcomes for their projects, companies and the world at large. This campaign is a progression of Autodesk’s brand evolution, following the launch of the company’s new logo and visual identity in September 2021. The brand campaign will launch in select markets in 2021, with plans to expand further in 2022 and beyond.
For the seventh consecutive year, AU will be a carbon neutral event in 2021–its virtual, low impact format reinforces Autodesk’s longstanding commitment to sustainable operations. Earlier this year, the company reached net-zero carbon emissions across its business and value chain and set two new greenhouse gas emission reduction targets that align with the latest climate science.