Monday, April 20, 2009

Call for Proposals for AU 2009!!

AU Call for Proposals -

As you all know, Autodesk University (AU) is the premier annual event for Autodesk users from around world. Each year, this conference and exhibition offers outstanding training, exhibits, and networking opportunities that help design professionals advance their careers and gain a competitive advantage.

Attendees look to Autodesk University for Autodesk and partner solutions that can help their organizations achieve success in today's fast-changing industries. Each year, AU offers an excellent curriculum presented by outstanding speakers who are leaders in their industries.
AU 2009 will be held from December 1-4 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, NV—one of the world's finest meeting and convention facilities.

To be considered as an AU 2009 speaker, we invite you to submit a proposal online. We welcome multiple submissions from experienced presenters and also offer several different class types, such as classes, lectures, hands-on labs, and discussion panels, to suit whatever your speaking style is. Also, new this year is the addition of a 60-minute Virtual session.

We’re definitely in need of intermediate and advanced classes that speak to traditional course offerings for general, architectural, MEP, structural, construction, civil design and geospatial, but we’re also very interested in knowing how professionals like you are successfully using Autodesk tools collectively to solve critical challenges in the following industries:

Building – How are you using a model based design and construction approach, with BIM at the core, to capture opportunities in retrofit and renovation, and to meet building energy and sustainable design requirements? How is the Autodesk BIM portfolio enabling you to improve your existing construction management process and streamline communication with stakeholders ensuring projects stay within budget and time schedules?

Civil Engineering – How are you using the Autodesk family of products for civil to address key issues within transportation, environmental and land development projects such as; road and intersection design, sustainable design, infrastructure renewal, and bridge design?

Utility/Telco – How are you using the Autodesk family of products to address key issues such as smart grids and sustainable design, aging infrastructure renewal, substation design, plant design, and network design and management, in the electric & gas, water / wastewater, and telco industry segments?

Process and Power - How are you using Autodesk products to deliver plant design and upgrade projects, meet environmental regulations and increase plant efficiency?

The deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2009, so there’s still time to join us in making this year’s AU the best ever!

Click here to submit your proposal.

Thanks to Armundo Darling from Autodesk for this reminder - if you've never taught at AU, but have solid experience and a lot to offer, then submit your proposal - it'll definitely be worth it!!

thanks - David B.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Virtual Environment Plug-in coming

IES has announced their new plug in will be shipping in April. The new interface requires a ribbon instead of toolbars:

As more information is released, I'll post it here - but first glance looks really cool...

tks - dab