If Autodesk University were a child, it would now be old enough to drink — for the United States that is. Yes that's right, this year's Autodesk University is the 21st one. Though it started in the United States, Autodesk University has indeed gone global.
- 09/13: Autodesk University: Tokyo, Japan
- 10/02 and 10/03: Autodesk University: Russia
- 10/10: Autodesk University: Sao Paulo, Brazil
- 11/07: Autodesk University Extension (AUx): Mexico City, Mexico
- 11/15: Autodesk University: Beijing, China
- 11/27: Autodesk University: Darmstadt, Germany
- 12/03 through 12/05: Autodesk University: Las Vegas, USA (Venetian Hotel)
Over the years, I have only been to a few. Technologist for the Office of the CTO, Shaan Hurley, has been to over 25 as there were multiple AU events in some years. In fact in 1998 Shaan attended 4: San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, and Boston. Shaan has presented at international AUs like China and Japan. I believe Technical Evangelist, Lynn Allen, has attended all of the USA ones. (I think she was 8 years old for her first one.)
Other than the former and current, using the Internet Way Back Machine, I was only able to find one old AU logo and just the old caliper.
My AU experiences can be summarized as:
- In 2004 I attended just the keynote presentation as a customer. I worked for Océ Reprographics Systems.
- In 2008 I manned the Perceptive Pixel Multi-touch device that we had as an Autodesk Labs exhibit. Everyone marveled at the full scale 3D printed motorcycle. // more
- In 2011 I assembled and manned the Project Photofly booth that we had as an Autodesk Labs exhibit. // more
- In 2012 I taught a class with Shaan about the Autodesk Labs process. // more
History is alive in the lab.