Letter from the President - 2011 November

November 2nd, 2011

AUGI at AU

We have been busy planning AUGI activities for Autodesk University 2011.  For those AUGI members who are attending, below is a run-down of the events. Items in green are community oriented activities and those in blue are AUGI specific. 

The items in orange are class and lab time periods. New this year, information sessions actually in the AUGI Booth! Look for the AUGI Theatre Presentations any time you are in the exhibit hall and experience the micro-sessions yourself!

This is not a complete list; some events and meetings are still being planned and may change.

Sunday, November 27

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration/Information Desk Open 
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. AU Leadership Forum - Opening Program and Networking Reception 

Monday, November 28

6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Registration/Information Desk Open 
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. AU Leadership Forum 
8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ADN Conference 
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Media & Entertainment ADN Conference 
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ATC Summit 
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Certification Preparation and Exams 
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. AU Freshman Orientation 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. AEC Mixer 

Tuesday, November 29

6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Registration/Information Desk Open 
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Certification Preparation and Exams 
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Welcome Address/General Session Keynote 
10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. ADN DevLab 
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M&E ADN DevLab 
10:00 a.m. – Plugging Your User Group and Community into the Autodesk Content Machine
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Promise of the Cloud – The Implications of Virtually Infinite Computing for Your Industry 
10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Classes and Hands-on Labs 
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Autodesk Labs Council gathering
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Everything Changes – The Future of Managing Innovation 
1:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Classes and Hands-on Labs 
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Creativity 2.0 – Making Design Personal Again 
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The Innovation Advantage – Transforming Average into Amazing 
5:15 p.m. – User Communities That Work!
5:15 p.m. – Social Media, the Cloud, and Mobile: The Office of YOU
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open – International Community Reception
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. AUGI Theatre Presentations – AUGI Booth is OPEN
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. AUGI Top DAUG Competition is OPEN
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. "Birds of a Feather" Sessions 

Wednesday, November 30

6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Registration/Information Desk Open 
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Certification Preparation and Exams 
8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Classes and Hands-on Labs 
8:15 a.m. – Community: Developing Community in an International Context
8:15 a.m. – CAD Geeks Inside: Starting, Maintaining, and Enabling a Company User Group
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open 
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. AUGI Theatre Presentations – AUGI Booth
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Design Computation Symposium 
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cool BIM, Digital Prototyping, and Visualization – How Modeling Improves the World 
1:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Classes and Hands-on Labs 
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Designing a Better World 
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. AUGI Annual Meeting 
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Technology Main Stage 
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open – AUGI Annual Beer Bust 
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. AUGI Theatre Presentations – AUGI Booth
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. AUGI Top DAUG Competition continues

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Gallery at AU Designers Forum 

Thursday, December 1

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration/Information Desk Open 
8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Certification Preparation and Exams 
8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Classes and Hands-on Labs 
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open 
11:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. AUGI Theatre Presentations – AUGI Booth
12:00 p.m. – AUGI Tweetup – AUGI Booth
12:30 p.m. – AUGI Top DAUG Results– AUGI Booth

1:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Classes and Hands-on Labs
1:15 p.m. – Optimizing Your Autodesk® Forums Experience
3:00 p.m. –Starting and Planning Online User Groups and Communities
5:00 p.m. – Is Your Company Ready for a CoP?
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. AU Mixer
8:30 p.m.   Conference Concludes

If you are at AU2011 – then please join us for the many events and social opportunities.

Of course there are many who are not attending. Well please know that we will be trying to bring as much information out to the world as possible. We will of course be posting the AUGI Annual Meeting presentation to the website. And of course be on the lookout for the release of the 2011 AUGI Wish List Top Tens.

You can follow it all on Twitter - http://twitter.com/augiatau

So what else is going on? To be frank, AU has most of our attention. But depending on when you read this we will be in the midst of the AUGI Wish List voting, in prep for release at AU2011. We will also be having our annual Board of Director elections very soon. We have finally transitioned into the 3 year term structure and have 3 seats for the 8 member board open for election. When you see the notice arrive in your inbox, please take the 5 minutes to read the candidate statements and vote. On the web site we still have things to button up and enhance. One major item is upgrading our forum software to vB4. Once that is done access to the forums will be available on mobile devices.

Until after AU…<whew>

David Harrington
President
AUGI

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David Harrington

David Harrington

David first began using AutoCAD in 1987 in the Structural Engineering discipline. He later joined the Board of Directors for NAAUG, and later AUGI. He is an established technical editor and author, having worked on over 8 books. He also teaches at Autodesk University and occasionally writes for magazines such as AUGIWorld and AUGI | AEC EDGE.

 

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