Autodesk University 2023: Call for Construction Session Proposals 

call for construction speakers au 2023

Autodesk University 2023, a top construction industry event, comes back to The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 13-15. The event promises to bring even more value and insight this year, and we want you to be a part of it!  

Our call for proposals is now open, and you can share your expertise, ideas, and insights by submitting to be one of our construction session speakers. 

You can apply to join this dynamic group of experts and thought leaders by leading your very own session. Submit your proposal between April 13 and May 15, to be considered as an Autodesk University 2023 speaker. But don’t wait – we suggest you submit your proposal as early as possible. 


Read on for more details about Autodesk University 2023 and our call for construction proposals to find out how you can become a speaker at this year’s event. 

Want to increase your chances of getting your proposal accepted? Join our webinar on May 4, 8 am PT. 

What Is Autodesk University? 

Autodesk University 2023 is a global event that will offer exciting keynotes, interactive workshops, and valuable learning sessions from some of the industry’s leading innovators.  

Professionals in the construction, design, manufacturing, media, and engineering fields attend Autodesk University each year to connect, trade knowledge, and explore the technologies shaping these converging industries and the world. Each year, the conference explores themes relating to the future of the construction industry and provides excellent educational, professional development, and networking opportunities to attendees. 

We’re excited to once again offer a hybrid experience for attendees with opportunities for in-person as well as virtual attendees.  

What Topics and Themes Will Be Prioritized at AU 2023? 

Show us how your work is reimagining what’s possible in the construction industry and how you use technology in new ways. We want to see proposals from projects of all sizes and from all sides of the industry, including owners, general contractors, and specialty contractors, as well as across segments from infrastructure to education.  

We want to hear from you if you’re leveraging solutions within Autodesk Construction Cloud, whether that be Autodesk Takeoff for quantification, Autodesk BIM Collaborate for coordination, or Autodesk Build for project management, cost management, quality, and field collaboration. We’d also love to learn how you are utilizing BuildingConnected for bid and risk management, Pype for workflows like submittals and closeout, ProEst for estimating, Bridge for data federation, and Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC Connect) to help connect to other applications such as your ERP system.  

We have opportunities for different types of talks:

Industry Talks

We’re looking for you to share your why. Why are you using these technologies and the benefits it brings, your use of data and insights, the changing landscape of construction, and why you want to be ahead of the curve.

This provides the chance to share your opinions about the industry, alternative ways of thinking about challenges like sustainability, skills, diversity and inclusion, procurement, legal issues, and technology trends that the industry should be aware of. 

Technical Instruction

This is the how. We’re looking for everything from introductions to products and workflows right up to advanced tips, tricks, and best practices for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We want to see how you use the products in real life and meet the demands of your projects. We want to hear about the full range of use cases for Autodesk Construction Cloud, introductions to Bridge, deep dives on Cost Management, your top tips for winning bids with Bid Board Pro, and your safety workflows and processes in Build. 

Case studies

We want to hear about how Autodesk Construction Cloud has supported you to build anything from simple and small to large and complex projects and your broader portfolio. We want to hear from general contractors, subcontractors, and owners on your experiences, good, bad, and everything in between with the outcomes you achieved.

Here you can share your adoption story on how you scaled technology on a project or across your organisation. You can talk about transition from technologies like BIM 360 and PlanGrid to Autodesk Construction Cloud and why you did it. Show how a common data environment (CDE) changed how stakeholders work together, and how are you adopting industrialized construction methodologies. 

Product Demos

These sessions are an opportunity to show how products can work for you. Typically, we see employees, partners, and sponsors presenting these, but there are lots of opportunities for you to show how you demonstrate the products to your internal and project teams. 


We always look for a diverse mix of panels at Autodesk University, covering everything from BIM standards to equity in the workplace, and how different parties can and should work together on a project.

Think about who your potential panellists might be and what topics they may discuss. We know construction is a collaborative industry with a lot of conflict. Think about how you can bring some of these differing opinions into your subject matter   


This is a chance to get a small focused group together to discuss a key topic for the industry. Think about key challenges the industry is facing or may face in the future. Put forward the one question you wish you could get the brightest minds in the industry to try and solve.   

Don’t forget to attend our webinar on May 4 at 8 am PT. In this special construction-themed webinar, we’ll cover what goes into a successful submission, and what you can do to increase your chances of getting your session accepted.   


Looking for Inspiration for your Proposal? 

Take a look at previously accepted sessions for inspiration and ideas on what makes a good class. You can still find these sessions, keynotes, and all previous year’s sessions on the Autodesk University Construction homepage. 

You can also see sample proposals here.  

How to Submit a Proposal 

Submit your proposal via the AU 2023 proposals page. You’ll need an Autodesk ID to sign in. If you don’t already have an Autodesk ID, you’ll be prompted to create one. We recommend drafting your ideas offline using the Proposal Worksheet and viewing sample proposals, both available on this page, prior to submitting. Do not submit test proposals. 

What Happens Next? 

Proposals go through an extensive review process of industry experts and your peers. We consider how well proposals align with the specified topics and themes, industry trends and best practices, the holistic AU experience, AU community votes, and how content will support year-round learning initiatives globally. Improve your chances of getting accepted by sharing your proposal for others to recommend for inclusion. Each proposal will have a unique URL to share with your social networks. 

Have Questions About AU 2023 Proposals?  

Want to learn more about how to get your AU 2023 proposal accepted or specific details on the selection process? We have pulled together a must-read Proposal Guide to help you through the process.  

Submit Your Proposal Today! 

Submit your Autodesk University 2023 construction session proposal by May 15. Remember, the earlier you submit, the better. We can’t wait to hear from you! 

Lee Mullin

Technical Program Manager, Autodesk