CADDManager on October 23rd, 2012
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series AU2012

I posted these on BLAUGI (the AUGI blog) way back in 2006, but they still apply today.  If you are heading to AU, here are some suggestions.


I have been to a few of these events and have some advice for those who may be going the first time and for those who want to get a little more out of the event.

Dress casual – business casual at best – you may also see some very sloppy dressers – Whatever you usually wear to work will be fine, unless you wear a tie – lose the tie.

Dress comfortable – these will be very long days – you may be walking a lot.

Bring plenty of business cards – pass them out – exchange them with others – give them to vendors

Take a lot of notes – Don’t expect to remember anything – by the end of the week your head will explode.

Talk to as many people as you can – Fellow users, vendors, teachers, Autodesk employees, etc.  Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to strangers.  Fell free to join others at a lunch table.  Never eat alone and never stay silent if someone is sitting next to you.

Get the Handouts – Handouts may be made available for classes. Handouts will be posted on-line after the event also. So if you miss a class or have two that you really want to attend at the same, you can still get the handout.

Be prepared to eat – a lot.  Breakfast, Lunch and sometimes dinner is provided in ample portions.

Have Fun – take a break from the event if you need to rest.  Get away from the crowd or take a power nap.

Expect to Learn A Lot – This is the best training in a wide variety of topics in a short amount of time.

See you there…


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