Brian Mathews, VP of Autodesk Labs, shared some cool information with me about Autodesk University.
Autodesk has been very fortunate to sign up Amory Lovins to be the keynote speaker at AU. Autodesk Labs has been involved in his selection. What is great is that beyond the Keynote address at the General Session on main stage, Amory has been gracious enough to teach a 90 minute class before the general session! As his class was added at the last minute, many attendees are unaware of his class and may have signed up for other classes. It's Alive in the Lab readers would be particularly interested to know that we have such an influential person at AU and would want to attend his class.
From the AU web site:
Amory Lovins, cofounder and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute joins Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and Autodesk CTO Jeff Kowalski at this year's General Session. Lovins, author of Winning the Oil Endgame, is among the world’s leading innovators in energy and its connections to resources, development, security, and the environment. His latest awards include the National Design Award (Design Mind), an Hon. AIA, Foreign Membership of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and selection by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Lovins will also be teaching "Advanced Design Integration for Radical Energy Efficiency," a look at how integrative design—optimizing a whole system for multiple benefits, not isolated components for single benefits—can yield radical energy efficiency, often at lower capital cost, while giving the designers competitive advantage, bigger profits, and more fun.
As a precursor, check out these videos:
Date: Monday, December 1