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When and where does this event take place?
This show will take place on January 28-30, 2020, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

What are the expo and conference hours?
Expo Hours:
Wednesday, January 29: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, January 30: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Conference Hours:
Tuesday, January 28: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 29: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, January 30: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How much does it cost to attend the expo?
Expo admission is free when you register online in advance.

Where should I park?
Please click here for parking information. Additional travel information can be found under the Travel and General Information.

Can I bring my child to the expo? How about a well-trained pet?
For safety, insurance, and security reasons, no one under the age of 18 is permitted in the expo halls or conference meeting rooms at our show. No childcare services are available onsite. Only utility animals for the physically challenged are permitted. Please contact us at (310) 445-4200 if you require special assistance in order to attend our event.

Will food & beverages be available?
Free food and beverages will be available at the show for conference delegates. The concession stands within the venue will have refreshments and luncheon items available for purchase.

Where can I find a detailed list of exhibitors?
The exhibitor list is posted on the show website. We suggest you bookmark the website, because we will regularly update it with new exhibiting companies that have joined our expo.

How do I get on the mailing list for next year's expo?
If you register for one of our shows, you will be added to the mailing list for that event and will receive information regarding next year's show as it becomes available. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for our other events, complete the online registration inquiry form for that event. You'll find the complete list of all events at To be removed from our mailing list, please email [email protected] and specify the show(s) from which you would like to be removed.

Where can I download the event mobile app?
Currently the mobile app is not live, but it will be available in the Apple and Android app stores. Please be sure to use our official hashtags #DesignCon on your social media posts.

How do I pre-register for the expo?
Go onto our website, and on the registration page enter the promo code you received.

What if I don't pre-register for the expo?
You can register on-site and will pay the onsite registration fee of $179.

If I attended the show last year, do I need to register again for this year's show?
Yes, you must re-register for every show you plan to attend. We do not carry over any registrations from our shows.

When will I receive registration confirmation?
You should receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of registering.

Can I check if my registration has been confirmed on your website?
Yes, you can view and/or update your registration information by returning to the registration website and entering your email address and password.

I registered online and received a confirmation of a barcode, what do I do now?
Bring your confirmation barcode to any Print Your Badge station to get your badge printed.

What is my exhibitor username and password for online registration?
The login belongs to the logistics contact we have on file for your company. If a password is needed, click the Forgot Password link to set up your account.

How far in advance do I have to register to guarantee that I receive my badge in advance?
No badges will be mailed prior to the show. Please bring proof of your registration to the show to receive your badge.

I registered last minute. How can I get my badge besides waiting in line at the show?
No badges will be mailed prior to the show. Please bring proof of your registration with you to any Print Your Badge Station and get your badge printed instantly.

How do I get a correction on my badge?
Go to a Registration Customer Service counter at the Registration area on site, and corrections will be made and printed for you there. There is no charge to have your badge corrected and reprinted.

Is there a fee for a replacement badge?
No, a replacement badge may be printed for free at any Registration Customer Service counter in the Registration area with proper identification.

Can you recommend a hotel?
Please click here for information and special room rates for the official show hotels. Also, you may find it helpful to contact the city convention services and tourist bureau for local restaurant and ratings information.

How do I get to the expo?
Please visit our "Travel and General Information" page for information.

I will require an invitation letter in order to obtain my visa to enter the United States. What do I need to do?
Requests for a visa invitation letter are available during the registration process.