Autodesk University Call for Class Proposals: Now Open

Do you have industry-changing insight and ideas to share? We’d love to have you speak at Autodesk University 2022 .

What is Autodesk University?

Autodesk University (AU) is our conference for innovators everywhere. Studios, teams, and innovators from all over the world attend the event and host classes to learn from and connect with other industry leaders and discover new ways these experts are using technology to improve their teams.

This year, we’re excited to say that we are finally returning in person from September 27 – 29 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Why should I host a class?

Hosting a class gives you the opportunity to help drive progress in the media & entertainment industry, network with other top innovators, and contribute to building a more collaborative and sustainable world.

What topics should I cover?

With the rise in popularity of streaming services, games, virtual reality, and even metaverses, the global demand for entertainment is growing at an unprecedented rate, and so is the demand for better visualization and storytelling across industries. We can meet these demands through continued innovation and adopting next-gen technologies that accelerate creative workflows. New data standards and open platforms are making it easier to share and reuse high-quality assets, reducing waste and redundancy. Production pipelines are becoming scalable and comprehensive in the cloud. Animation, modeling, and VFX workflows have evolved to help artists work faster, and rendering has hit new levels of realism. 3D professionals are learning how to better connect, collaborate from anywhere, and scale their work—all while reducing costs and honing their craft to tell stories in more compelling ways. Whether you work in film, TV, games, design visualization, or in some combination of these fields, tell us how you’re doing your job better by doing more with your data.

Classes can cover a wide range of topics — from “how-to” content, including peer-to-peer training about workflows and product features to classes focused on industry insights and business strategy.

Looking for some inspiration?

Check out our M&E sessions from last year. Also, here are a few potential topics to consider:

  • How are you transforming your production pipeline using the cloud? Let us know how this helps unlock opportunities to better collaborate and scale, thus reducing the costs and improving the way you make things.
  • How have cloud-based production pipelines changed your team’s workflows and how do you collaborate?
  • How are you building resiliency in your workforce, your projects, and your company?
  • What will the future of Media & Entertainment look like, and what steps are you taking to get there?
  • How are you using ShotGrid to better connect your teams and adapt to the accelerated move to the cloud and remote work?
  • How are you leveraging ShotGrid’s cloud-based production tracking tools to improve resource planning? What results have you seen since adopting
  • How are you using ShotGrid to streamline the creative review process and iterate more quickly?

How can I submit a proposal?

Everything you need to know about creating and submitting a proposal for AU 2022 can be found here.