Autodesk University 2010 (AU) is coming up November 30–December 2, and if you’d like to teach a class, the AU Team wants to hear from you.
We’re looking for speakers who can teach classes for the AU 2010 Conference, as well as AU Virtual sessions, which will be broadcast via the Internet on November 30 and December 1. Many classes will be offered exclusively on AU Virtual.
Wanted: Fresh, New Topics and Content
This year we want to give our attendees a completely new AU learning experience, so we’re looking for original ideas and new content for all classes.
If you are a veteran AU speaker, take your topic to the next level. How can you help attendees advance their understanding of topics you presented last year? What was not covered last year that could be the focus this year?
Sessions with the same title by the same speaker will have a much lower chance of being accepted than in previous years, but we are interested in similar topics presented by new or different presenters.
What curriculum do we want to see?
- More advanced courses. Our goal is to have a sizeable number of courses cater to advanced users. Many attendees have extensive experience with Autodesk® products and are looking for in-depth classes that will not only capture their attention, but will also examine the product in detail and teach them new and efficient ways to use their Autodesk software.
- Business management solutions. Attendees come to AU eager for new ideas in business management. Topics for a well-attended class could include ways to improve company workflow, collaboration, and overall efficiency; strategies for adopting and implementing new technologies; and methods for improving concept-to-completion cycles.
- Product specifics. One of the reasons attendees enjoy AU is because they get three days of topic-specific training they can’t get anywhere else. We’d like to keep that trend going by offering courses that help users improve their proficiency with Autodesk software.
- Tips & Tricks. The ever-popular “Tips & Tricks” classes—with solid background material—are always in high demand.
To learn more about what we are looking for in each industry track, check out the Call for Proposals website where you can also submit your proposal and get information on speaker honoraria, benefits, and deadlines. Veteran speakers should be sure to read the New for AU 2010 page.
If you’ve never been a speaker at AU, I recommend that you use the classes on the AU website to help you develop your proposal. Look for highly-rated classes (4 stars or more) in the appropriate track to use as your model. The class handouts and presentations from these classes can provide you with great examples.
The deadline for proposals is May 14, 2010
If you have questions, feel free to contact AU Speaker Management.