From the AU 2008 website and Phil Read of HNTB Architecture.
AU 2008 Buddy Pass: “Economic Stimulus” for New Registrants
A tough economic climate demands the competitive edge only Autodesk University can deliver:
In-depth product training on all the software you use every dayPowerful business strategies and industry insights from trusted expertsThe best networking opportunities you’ll find anywhere
You don’t want to miss AU 2008—and we don’t want you to miss it either. To make it easier for you to attend, Autodesk has announced the AU 2008 Buddy Pass offer.
The AU 2008 Buddy Pass Offer from Autodesk
The Buddy Pass offer begins at 9:00 a.m. (PT) on November 5.
The first 100 people to register and fully pay for a regular* AU 2008 pass can invite a “buddy” to register for free.
When the 100 free Buddy Passes are gone, people who register and fully pay for a regular AU 2008 pass can invite a buddy to register for only US$595.
In addition, anyone who registered and fully paid for a regular AU 2008 pass before November 5 at 9:00 a.m. (PT) can also invite a “buddy.”
Note: The AU 2008 Buddy Pass offer is for a limited time only. Autodesk may end this offer at any time without notice.
Note: Only one (1) Buddy Pass per fully paid regular AU 2008 pass.
* Regular = four-day, all-inclusive
What’s Included In the Buddy Pass—and What Isn’t
Buddy Passes provide full access to all AU 2008 classes and functions.Buddy Passes do not include hotel.Buddy Passes do not include pre-registration for classes and labs—the Buddy Pass holder may attend classes and labs only if there is room available, and will be seated five minutes after the class or lab has begun.
Who’s Eligible—and Who Isn’t
Those who register and fully pay for a regular four-day, all-inclusive AU 2008 pass qualify for the Buddy Pass offer starting on November 5 at 9:00 a.m. (PT).Those who do not qualify for this offer include AU Speakers, Autodesk employees, Exhibitors, and any other holders of discounted passes.
How to Take Advantage of the AU 2008 Buddy Pass Offer If…
You Are NOT Currently Registered for AU 2008
Register online on, or after, November 5, starting at 9:00 a.m. (PT).
A site notice will tell you if:
A free Buddy Pass is still available—orA US$595 Buddy Pass is still available—or The Buddy Pass offer is no longer available
If a Buddy Pass is available, and you complete the registration process, during confirmation a promotion code will be generated. Give that code to your buddy to use when registering. Depending on which Buddy Pass offer is available to you, your buddy can register for free or US$595. If the Buddy Pass offer is no longer available, no code will be generated, and no Buddy Pass will be offered.
Note: Online registration ends November 14.
You ARE Currently Registered for AU 2008
Contact the Autodesk University Registration Team—see contact information, below—on, or after, November 5 starting at 9:00 a.m. (PT), and request a Buddy Pass promotion code.
A member of the AU Registration Team will tell you if:
A free Buddy Pass is still available—orA US$595 Buddy Pass is still available—orThe Buddy Pass offer is no longer available
If you hold a regular, fully paid four-day, all-inclusive AU 2008 pass, and a Buddy Pass is available, you will be given a promotion code. Give that code to your buddy to use when registering, and, depending on which Buddy Pass offer is available to you, your buddy can register for free or US$595.
To call or email the Autodesk University Registration Team:
1-888-371-1722 (toll-free in the United States)
1-415-446-7717 (outside the United States)