Sunday, December 1st

Arrival Registration

Exhibition Preview

Monday, December 2nd

8:00 AM Registration

9:00 AM Welcome and Keynote

10:15 AM Breakout


Have design, will manufacture! Learn how to take it from paper to product in this breakout. We’ll talk about tools, resources and facilities available to help you build and test a physical model.

11:15 AM Breakout


From idea to profit. This session is everything you ever wanted to know about securing funding and applying it to scaling your business. Hear from the experts who have funded hundreds of millions of dollars and the entrepreneurs who have built successful product companies.

1:15 PM Workshop and Breakout


Get the idea out of your head and into your hand. This hands-on workshop will show you how to use the Sculpting features of Autodesk© Fusion 360™. Learn about the 3d printing utility and new simulation technology from Autodesk labs, and get a chance to bring your model to life with an onsite 3d print.


When individuals and companies want to bring their product to the market, they run into hurdles like how to position their product, how to access a group of people who will buy it, and how to do it in a way that it doesn’t eat up all their savings and free time. This session is a crash course in the commercialization arc that includes product development, validation, and commercial ramp up. Issues that arise in these post-prototype stages are important design insights that will make your product idea stronger. We’ll get into practical examples of how to connect with funding sources, user communities, and licensing while sharing resources that’ll be ready and waiting once AU is over.

2:30 PM Breakouts


A panel of celebrated entrepreneurs share what inspires them and how they became the leaders they are today. Why do they do what they do? How do they do what they do? What do they want to do next?

3:15 PM


Leverage online model resources to accelerate your idea. Maximize efficiency and get your product to market faster by tapping in to the power of the crowd. With online communities flooding the market place, learn how to utilize resources geared toward getting your business off the ground.

4:15 PM Workshop and Breakout

MFG 101

Hear representatives from top companies describe how they have gone from design to manufacture. Learn best practices and how to address common challenges in scaling from prototype to production.


(Part 1 is NOT prerequisite)

Make your product real. Learn how to leverage the modeling and assembly features of Autodesk© Fusion 360™. In this session you will also get an opportunity to check out some amazing models from your designer colleagues and do professional renderings of your product with Keyshot©.

5:30 PM Closing Keynote

Jeff Ma, Founder, TenXer
The House Advantage: Business Lessons from Beating Vegas

7:00 PM Networking Reception

Tuesday, December 3rd

Autodesk University Begins

Keynote Address from Carl Bass
New Industrial Revolution Keynote
Innovation Forum
Exhibit Hall
The Manufacturing Experience
Manufacturing VIP Event


I3D Pass (Includes Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd December)
$299 before Oct 15th
$399 after Oct 15th
Students - Free

Come for I3D, stay for Autodesk University, December 3-5, 2013
I3D + (Monday-Thursday) - $1675
I3D + (Students) - $1175


There are still sponsorship opportunities available for the I3D Summit. If you or your organization is interested in contributing to this incredible meeting of innovative minds please contact our team here