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Convince Your Boss

DesignCon is a must-attend conference – now it's time to show your boss. Make the case using the resources in our Justification Toolkit.

This Toolkit Includes

Pro Tip – Focus on what you'll bring back to the team to show the value beyond what you get. Keep it short but make it powerful.

Tips for Getting the Green Light

When crafting your plan, think about the bottom line: Why should the company budget for your trip and what's the return on their investment?

  • Be Specific – Describe how attending will benefit your current projects, inspire new ideas, or address knowledge gaps on the team.
  • Think Ahead – With the conference at the start of the year, explain how you’ll get an early edge on trends in the industry for 2019.
  • Be Solutions-Based – What issues pop up again and again? List exhibitors who could provide the solutions the team needs.
  • Provide a Post-Conference Rundown – Offer to deliver a short presentation or write-up on your key takeaways.
  • Devise a Plan – Be thoughtful about time missed and who will cover for you while you’re at the conference.
  • Cut Costs – Offer to share a room to reduce hotel expenses. If you're attending the conference, book early to take advantage of early bird rates, or save with group discounts.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

While there are many compelling reasons to attend DesignCon, we've whittled it down to the top five to give you a brief, but powerful list. Present these to your supervisor or slip them into water cooler conversation. Either way, they're sure to help secure your spot.

  1. Comprehensive Education – For three days you'll choose from over 100 technical paper sessions, panels, and tutorials spanning 15 tracks. It would take thousands of hours to compile this much information!
  2. Hands-on Training – It's one thing to study from afar, but quite another to put your hands to work. Take advantage of practical, three dimensional training opportunities taught by experts.
  3. Exclusive Networking – With more than 5,000 attendees and 175 exhibitors on board, the potential for finding solutions and making lasting relationships is tremendous.
  4. Sourcing Suppliers – You'll get exclusive access to content such as videos of distinguished keynotes, session handouts, and more – excellent tools for your post-conference presentation.
  5. Industry Expertise – DesignCon is developed entirely by engineers for engineers thanks to the Technical Program Committee, an elite group of over 90 practicing engineers.

Conference Tracks At-A-Glance

With technical paper sessions, panels, and tutorials, you'll find numerous conference topics that address the specific needs of your department.

Here are the DesignCon 2019 session topics:

1. Signal & Power Integrity For Single-Multi Die, Interposer & Packaging
2. Chip I/O & Functional Block Modeling & Validation Solutions
3. Integrating Photonic & Wireless In Electrical Design
4. System Co-Design: Modeling, Simulation & Measurement Validation
5. Advances In Materials & Processing For PCBs, Modules, & Packages
6. Applying Chip-To-Chip & Advanced PCB Design & Simulation Techniques
7. Advanced Io Interface Design For Memory & 2.5D/3D/SIP Integrations
8. Optimizing High-Speed Serial Design
9. Measurement, Simulation, & Optimization Of Jitter, Noise, & Timing To Minimize Errors
10. High-Speed Signal Processing For Equalization And Coding
11. Power Integrity In Power Distribution Networks
12. Electromagnetic Compatibility/Mitigating Interference
13. Applying Test & Measurement Methodology
14. Modeling & Analysis Of Interconnects
15. Machine Learning For Microelectronics, Signaling & System Design