The Media & Entertainment Guide to AU 2023

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AU is back this year with more media and entertainment content than ever before!

Autodesk University brings together innovators across industries to share ideas, advance industry practices, and explore opportunities for the future. This year, we’re thrilled to expand these opportunities to offer a wealth of content for media and entertainment professionals to connect, interact, and discover how top studios around the world use Autodesk’s Design & Make Platform to create compelling stories in animation, VFX, games, and design visualization. From innovative real-time technology to AI-powered workflows and the infinite possibilities the cloud brings, get an exclusive look at how industry leaders and visionaries are pushing the boundaries of entertainment and be first to learn about exciting new Autodesk releases. It’s the leading conference for those who make anything.  

Gain Valuable Business Insights from Must-See Keynotes

Join CEO Andrew Anagnost and Executive Vice President of Entertainment and Media Solutions, Diana Colella, as they share how Autodesk’s Design & Make Platform brings us closer to the cusp of a new era, one where technology will unleash productivity and creativity.  

Autodesk’s COO, Steve Blum, will unpack inspiring stories of change and impact that are guaranteed to inspire.

In the Media and Entertainment Industry Forum, learn about the exciting possibilities that lie ahead with Autodesk Flow. See how Autodesk is harnessing the cloud and AI to unlock new opportunities for innovation and creativity and hear from the first customers adopting these new workflows. 

Hear from guest speaker Nick Cannon, CTO at Walt Disney Animation Studios, on how the company keeps innovating and adopting new technologies to delight generations with 100 years of storytelling.

Get Inspired by Visionary Theater Talks

Spaceman: Image courtesy of Han Yang

From virtual production and AI to cloud-based workflows for managing dailies, visual effects, and post-production, hear how Artist Equity, The Mill, and Mikros Animation are exploring new ways of telling stories and improving efficiency and collaboration in their production pipelines. 

Hear first-hand from studios like ShadowMachine on how they’re using new technologies and approaches to increase resilience, attract and retain top talent, and turn the imperative of sustainability into a business advantage. 

Explore efforts to win over under-represented talent, de-stigmatize mental health support, and ensure that technology creates a smarter, not smaller, workforce with industry changemakers like Women in Animation (WIA).  

Grow Your Skillset with Hundreds of Expert-led Classes

Explore groundbreaking technology and innovative techniques with industry thought leaders, including:

See the full list of media and entertainment classes here.

Connect with Autodesk Experts on the Expo Floor

Get up close with emerging technology and discover the hottest trends that will help future-proof your studio. Try out our interactive experience with RADiCAL Live, an AI-powered motion capture technology that lets you visualize and record in Maya in real-time. Get exclusive access to Autodesk experts and learn how Autodesk solutions are powering the workflows of tomorrow.    

Expand Your Network

Take advantage of numerous networking opportunities at AU. Mix and mingle with peers and build new connections both within media and entertainment, and other industries. Come celebrate creativity and teamwork at the AU Party, where you’ll enjoy fantastic music, cuisine, drinks, and entertainment.  

Can’t make it to AU 2023 in Las Vegas? Get a FREE digital pass!

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