• Conference
    Jan 30-Feb 1, 2018
  • Expo
    Jan 31-Feb 1, 2018
  • Santa Clara Convention
    Center 
    | Santa Clara, CA

Networking Opportunities

Below is a snapshot of some of our networking opportunities that we are offering at DesignCon 2017! Come meet the best in the semiconductor and electronics design industry.

Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception

No need to wait for Friday to wear your jeans! You are invited to a casual evening with complimentary bites, drinks, entertainment and prize giveaways. Come meet fellow attendees in your favorite pair of Levi's on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Levi's 501 Club at Levi's Stadium*
Sponsored by:Keysight Technologies
*Only open to paid attendees, media partners, speakers, TPC, and exhibitors. (badges required for entry)

Expo Happy Hours

Expo Happy Hours

All attendees are invited to enjoy happy hour Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM on the Expo Floor. Come network with like-minded attendees and exhibitors in the industry while enjoying complimentary drinks and snacks.
Wednesday – Sponsored by: TE

Mentor Matches in Minutes

Are you a new engineer looking for guidance? Are you an industry veteran looking to share your knowledge? Sign up for the Mentor Meet-Up — a "speed networking" style activity for generations of professionals. Each year, not only do newbies say they walk away feeling wiser, experienced engineers report their chats with young professionals to be highly beneficial. The activity is followed by a complimentary lunch so you can break bread and continue the conversation. Sign up today

Note: this activity is capped at 15 mentors and 15 engineers, so sign up quick if you’re interested.

Passport Program

Passport to Prizes Program

Collect stamps at participating exhibitors in the Expo Hall for your chance to walk away with amazing giveaways. This is your chance to connect with exhibitors and get to know them on a more personal level! Pick up your Passport to Prizes Program card at registration and submit your completed card at the Passport to Prizes Program drop box in the Chiphead Theater by 5:40 PM on Wednesday or Thursday.

2016 Best Paper Awards

2016 Best Paper Awards

Each year DesignCon recognizes outstanding contribution to the educational goals of the DesignCon program. The Best Paper Awards serve to acknowledge the authors who receive them as leading practitioners in the semiconductor and electronics design. See here for this year's winners.

Join us on Wednesday, February 1 in the Mission City Ballroom at 12:00 PM as we award this year's winners and a chance to interact with the leading contributors of DesignCon 2017.

Engineer of the Year Award

Engineer of the Year Award

This award seeks to recognize the best of the best in engineering and new product advancements at the chip, board, or system level. The winner will be provided with a $10,000 grant or scholarship to the educational institution of his or her choice.

Swing by Thursday, February 2 in the Mission City Ballroom at 12:00 PM as we award this year's winner and a chance to meet face to face with the 2017 Engineer of the Year!

The Museum of Interesting Things

The Museum of Interesting Things

Take a step back in time with Denny Daniel as he describes fascinating bits of communications history from his Museum of Interesting Things. Check out the 1904 spy camera, WW2 USA Cipher Machine, WW2 Carrier Pigeon Items, a section of the 1858 Transatlantic Cable (from Tiffany & Co.), and much more antique computer and communication items.

Visit Booth 1335 Wednesday and Thursday to see these items or hear him speak on Wednesday, February 1 at 4:00 PM at the Chiphead Theater.