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Autodesk Student Experience Event – exclusively for students
thanks to our strategic partners   

On Sunday, August 7, 2011, Autodesk will be hosting the Autodesk Student Experience event, a series of workshops and presentations exclusively for students. This full day of events will feature classes, one-on-one feedback sessions with Autodesk technology experts, a seminar from Carlos Baena of Animation Mentor and a keynote presentation by Duncan Brinsmead, principal scientist at Autodesk.

This event is brought to you thanks to our strategic partners Dell Precision Workstations and NVIDIA®. All Autodesk software showcased during the day’s event will be running on Dell Precision workstations equipped with the latest NVIDIA® Quadro® professional graphics.


  • Student attendees in pursuit of their CG dreams



  • * Autodesk is seeking students to take part in a full day of seminars focused on improving their skill sets with Autodesk 3D animation tools: Autodesk® Maya®, Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® Softimage® software.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Attend the Autodesk Experience workshops.
  • Discover something new from industry-renowned technologists and visionaries.
  • Learn from some of the best trainers in the industry, including an ACE, a Mentor and a Master.
  • Network with like-minded students and industry leaders.
  • Geek out on Autodesk technology.
  • Chat about work-in-progress to Autodesk technical experts. (Optional)


  • Register in advance. Priority admittance to the keynote and Animation Mentor seminars will be given to those who pre-registered for and attended the product sessions.
  • Show up on time for the sessions you registered for. After we have admitted all pre-registered attendees, we will open the doors five (5) minutes before each session and admit students who are present (space permitted).
  • Be currently enrolled in a program of study from a recognized college, university or community college, OR..
  • Have graduated in the Spring 2011 or Summer 2011 semester of a recognized college, university or community college.
  • Show proof of student status or recent graduate status upon on-site registration.
  • Being passionate about the technology and art of CG is a must!
Student Workshops featuring 3ds Max, Maya & Softimage

The first part of the day will be focused on the individual product classes. Please register for the classes you are planning on attending. You can register for one, two or all three.

Keynote and Animation Fundamentals Class with Animation Mentor

After lunch, we’ll get started with our keynote and a technology preview from a member of our Games group. This will be followed by "Animation Fundamentals" with Carlos Baena.

Animation Fundamentals will take a look at basic concepts of animation, and how they are constantly applied even in complex animated shots. Through examples/demo these basic concepts will be shown all the way from basic simple exercises all the way to complex acting / physical shots.

Please make sure register for the sessions you are planning on attending. You can register for one or both of the sessions.

Autodesk Experience Schedule (all times are in PST)
PLEASE NOTE: Times have changed slightly to accommodate more attendees
9am-9:30amRegistration (coffee and breakfast)  
3ds Max Class with Sandeep KulkarniRegister
Softimage Class with Adam SaleRegister
11am-3pmAE AREA open 
Maya Class with Kenny RoyRegister
1pm-1:30pm LUNCH  
NEW session!
Autodesk labs Presents: Project Photofly! 
2pm-3pm Keynote: Duncan’s Corner with Duncan BrinsmeadRegister
3pm-3:30pm Games Technology Preview with Mathieu Mazerolle  
3:30pm-5pm Animation Fundamentals class with Carlos BaenaRegister
5pm-7pm Reception  
Dell and NVIDIA

All Autodesk software showcased during the day’s event will be running on Dell Precision workstations equipped with the latest NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics based on NVIDIA Fermi architecture. Come meet with experts from Dell to find how to best optimize your Autodesk software by choosing the right workstation for your needs.


Come meet Autodesk Application Engineers & AREA Bloggers, who will be on site during the event. Gary M. Davis (3ds Max), Louis Marcoux (3ds Max), Lee Fraser (Maya) and Mark Schoennagel (Softimage) will be available to answer your questions about 3ds Max, Maya and Softimage. Come chat with them about your latest project, product tips & tricks, industry questions and more! No registration required.

Contact Us

Are you an instructor or educator who is interested in attending the Student Event? Do you have any questions about the event? Please contact for more information.

Autodesk Education Summit
thanks to our strategic partners   
On Monday, August 8th Autodesk will be hosting our annual Education Summit in Vancouver, where we are offering our worldwide community of educators, program directors, trainers and more the opportunity to connect with Autodesk staff and executives to discuss key industry trends and best practices, network with their peers and learn about our products and programs. This event will be followed by a reception. (Agenda will be posted soon)

Register here
Autodesk Education Summit
Monday, August 8, 2011
3pm-5:30pm PST
reception from 5:30pm-7pm PST
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Autodesk Digital STEAM Workshops for Secondary Education
On Monday, August 8, 2011 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel from 11:00 am to 12:30 p.m. Autodesk will be hosting an information session about the new Digital STEAM Workshop, offering teachers the opportunity to experience a project-based learning program. Designed for high-school students, the program explores the study of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, through real-time 3D games and easy-to-follow videos guided by industry professionals.

Register here
Autodesk Digital STEAM Workshops for Secondary Education
Monday, August 8, 2011
11am-12:30pm PST
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

Please contact if you have any questions or you need more information about our SIGGRAPH 2011 events.

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