An internationally accredited software company hosts a local event focused on enhancing education and expanding networking opportunities.
New global design trends and the future of how things are made were but two of the many topics discussed at the third Autodesk University Extension (AUx), which recently took place in Johannesburg. The event offered South Africans the opportunity to attend an internationally accredited day of further education and networking.
Autodesk aims to help people imagine, design and create a better world. Design professionals, engineers, architects, digital artists, students and hobbyists make use of Autodesk software to aid them in unlocking their creativity and solving challenges.
At this recent event, several Autodesk thought leaders made presentations to the 369 attendees at The Forum in Bryanston, including Jon Pittman, Vice President Corporate Strategy, who delivered the Keynote Presentation on the Future of How Things Are Made.
Those who attended the event were also able to book to be included in 20 different Track Sessions, hosted by 16 speakers throughout the day.
In total, there were seven international Autodesk speakers – considered the strongest Autodesk representation to date for an event in Africa. A Media & Entertainment Track Session was introduced for the first time this year, while Hugh Fraser from Paragon Architects showcased the future of how things are made using BIM, and highlighted some of their own successful projects as well.
“The goal of AUx is to help our customers improve their businesses by learning new, innovative design approaches to fast track projects and provide important thought leadership to assist executives and managers in achieving their business goals,” says Richard Smedley-Williams, Regional Director for Southern Africa for WorldsView Technologies.
Attendees were given industry-tailored classes by international Autodesk representatives, professional peers and industry thought leaders, with some of the time spent exploring topical issues and networking. This has resulted in the creation of an exciting platform for what can be expected from Autodesk.