AU 2011 Wrap-up

Day 3, the final day was more of the same; food, classes and walking.  Thursday was a special day – there was free Haagen-daz Ice cream (I had 2).

Sessions for me Thursday included more Revit MEP stuff, CADD management and office politics and using an IPad for doing CA work.

Overall impression of AU 2011:

Classes were numerous, I missed a few that were full.  The majority of classes that I did attend had great content and I did not hear anyone complaining.

Staff – lots of helpers all pretty friendly.

Expo was pretty good, mix of vendors, I only visited about half a dozen.

Food was plentiful at the expo and between classes.  With the exception of the the Thursday breakfast, all the meals were very filling and had a variety of choices.

Hotel – The hotel rooms were very nice, but getting around the hotel was a bit confusing because of how it was laid out. The first night was  bit frustrating trying to find the registration area.  Wireless was crazy expensive, so I staid away from that.

Future Attendees:
Some recommendations for those that may be planning to come next year:

– Pedometer (you’ll be amazed how much walking you’ll do)
– Comfortable shoes (see above)
– Portable charger(s) – batteries ran dead pretty quick in searching for signals for regular and wireless signals and there was a fair amount of available outlets.

I am looking forward to the opportunity to go again next year.


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