Autodesk University Day 1: Can’t Miss Construction Highlights

We’re only a week away from Autodesk University 2020 – happening November 17-20. With four action packed days of events, keynotes, sessions (over 150+ for construction alone), and more, it’s hard to know where to start. 

But not to worry – you can easily start planning your schedule, as long as you register in advance. Here are some of our top recommendations on what to do Day 1 (November 17) of AU 2020 for construction professionals. 

Stay tuned for what to do on Day 2-4 – blogs coming soon! 


Autodesk University kicks off with exciting keynotes you don’t want to miss. First, the General Session at 9 am PT on November 17 will feature Andrew Anagnost, President and CEO of Autodesk. This will be followed immediately by the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Keynote at 10 am PT. This year, Autodesk leaders including Jim Lynch, VP and General Manager of Autodesk Construction Cloud, will share additional insight about the future of construction with Autodesk. And trust us — you don’t want to miss out. 

In addition to Jim Lynch, Autodesk’s Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism, Amy Marks, will also speak at the AEC keynote about how Autodesk is contributing to business and project transformation throughout the industry. 

 Located in another region like Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, or the Middle East? The keynote will be streaming at convenient times across your timezone. Take a look at our agenda and sort by region.  

au day 1 agenda

On-Demand Sessions

Live Q&As will kick off on day 2-4 of Autodesk University. But if you are itching to start learning, there are hundreds of opportunities to do so right when the virtual doors officially open. Depending on your interests, here are a few options of class tracks:

Documentary Series

Grab the popcorn. Once AU 2020 kicks off, you’ll have access to a series of documentaries. These short, but powerful productions are perfect to consume in between on-demand and live Q&A sessions, on a lunch break, or from the comfort of your couch after a long work day. 

Prepare to be inspired by True Stories of Connected Construction and hear directly from those behind building iconic projects around the world. Learn how leading architecture, engineering and construction teams are reimagining what’s possible. Using Autodesk technology, they are bringing groundbreaking projects to life in often unexpected and challenging circumstances. Watch the documentaries to see how trailblazers make connected construction a reality. 

Industrialized Revolution with the Queen of Prefab  — Join Autodesk’s Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism Amy Marks as she meets with leading architecture and construction firms to discover how they are deploying industrialized construction techniques such as DfMA and prefabrication. You’ll get an inside look from the factory floor and learn how companies like CannonDesign, Binsky & Snyder and Environmental Air Systems (EAS) are turning to IC to improve quality, productivity, and safety on their projects. 

Answer Bar

Have a question about Autodesk Construction Cloud products like Assemble, BIM 360, BuildingConnected, or PlanGrid?

Autodesk University 2020 has the answers – and this support is available throughout the entirety of the event at the Answer Bar. If you have a question or need support, just pop in to the virtual Answer Bar for 1-on-1 support. 

Still Not Registered? 

It’s not too late to register for Autodesk University 2020! Head over to our registration page before the event kicks off on November 17 so you don’t miss out on exciting and exclusive events. 

Register NOW

Need tips and tricks to make the most of your time at AU? Check out our recent blog.


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