IMAG0203Autodesk University 2010 is falling upon Las Vegas as the die hard AU speakers and attendees begin to roll in. Speakers like Mark Flayler and myself were already here wanting to get an early move on things. Speakers Kate Morrical, Matt Anderson, and Donnie Gladfelter have already arrived this morning, while others such as Noah Cole, Dana Probert, Melanie Perry, Rob Cohee, Kevin Schneider, and Bryan Tanner are on their way. James Wedding is anyone’s guess, as he’s gone stealth, flying below radar. He’s Batman.

Autodesk University Resources

The following are a few things I picked up off of twitter:

You can follow all the action by watching the hashtag #AU2010 and #ADSKUNV on Twitter.  Follow @AutodeskU and @mrcadman for continuous info on what’s happening convention wide.

You can upload your AU2010 videos to AU Virtual. Simply email from your mobile device or computer to

You can check the Autodesk University Event Schedule to see what will be happening like lunches and keynotes.

Event Kaddy

imageEvent kaddy is distributing all kinds of convention goodness through phone and web interfaces. While BlackBerry, Android, and WM apps were intended, apparently they will be unavailable. The iPhone and web apps are up. I gotta say, the web interface on my WM phone works better than I had hoped. Give them a shot.

Event Kaddy for Autodesk University Download Page

Event Kaddy for Autodesk University Mobile Web link

Good luck to everyone

imageSpeakers are putting their stuff together and getting ready for their presentations and meetings. I for one am getting a jump on my reporting, getting some things ironed out for my attendees, and trying to get my Outlook Scheduler to stop shouting “SCHEDULE CONFLICT !!!!”.

One last note, Registration desk is reported to be open today, Sunday the 28th, from 16:00 (4:00 p.m.) – 20:00 (8:00 p.m.)

Monday it will be open from 06:30 (6:30 a.m.) – 22:00 (10:00 p.m.).

(for all the new people, just ask which way to Mandalay Convention Center. It’s easier than stumbling about) KEEEEEEP Walking and eventually the registration center will be dead ahead. The signs should be all over the place in that area.  If you get to the Up escalators at Mandalay Place (or any up escalator), you are going the wrong way.