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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

AU 2010 Call for Proposals is Now Open «

Could this be the year that every class at Autodesk University is for Revit and BIM. The way you know how quickly Revit is being adopted is by the number of Revit based classes that are displacing AutoCAD classes. If you still need 90 tips in 90 minutes after 28 years of the same program, that's a problem.

Even better are all of the BIM for Construction classes. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to teach a class this past December at AU09. I had a special thrill walking the hallways on the day of my class in my Autodesk University Presenter shirt. I'll be submitting more proposals this year and I hope I get picked again to teach.

Don't worry if you've never presented in front of an audience. Everyone needs to submit proposals. You have plenty of time to prepare and be ready to teach. Let's make AU10 the year of the BIM.


Because we know that all of you lead very busy lives, we revisit the Call for Proposals (CFP) process each year so that we can come up with ways to enhance and ease the process of submitting a proposal and communicating with all the parties involved.

New Features

  • Proposal checklist. One of things we’ve introduced this year is a proposal checklist that lays out everything you need to do prior to making a proposal submission.
  • What’s New This Year. For veteran speakers, we’ve put together a page called New to AU 2010 that outlines those things that are specifically different from last year. Probably the most significant change is that we are looking for lots of new content this year, but will still accept some AU classics and identify them as such.
  • More support for secondary speakers. We’re also making it easier to keep secondary speakers (co-speakers and fellow panelists) in the communications loop. When you add someone as a secondary speaker, we send them an email pointing them to a link that will enable them to sign in and type in their speaker biography.

Important Dates

We’ve moved all of our starting dates further out this year as well. Here are some key dates associated with the CFP process for 2010:

  • May 10-14 – Last week to submit proposals
  • May 14 – CFP closes, last day to submit proposals
  • May 17-21 – AU membership and industry experts vote on proposals
  • May 24-28 – Track Managers vote on proposals
  • June 1-4 – Class selection by Track Managers and the AU Team
  • June 1-11 – Class scheduling begins
  • June 15 – Speaker Resource Center launches
  • June 15 – 17 Class notifications sent to those who submitted proposals
  • June 17 – Speaker Resource Center goes live

Dates associated with the CFP, speaker deadlines, webcasts for speakers, etc. will also be posted here on the blog as they become available. Click the Important Dates and Deadlines link at the top of the page.


We’re looking forward to seeing your creative ideas for this year’s class curriculum. And don’t hesitate to contact AU Speaker Management if you have any questions.


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