DesignCon goes to Computer History Museum

Staff -December 13, 2013

Organizers for DesignCon 2014 will hold an all-new Welcome Reception event when the conference kicks off, providing an early opportunity for networking between engineers, colleagues, and tech experts.

Created by engineers for engineers, DesignCon is the leading conference for professionals in the semiconductor and electronic design communities. Next month’s event at the Santa Clara Convention Center will run from January 28 - 31, 2014, including an Expo segment open to anyone with a Free Expo Pass on January 29-30.

The Welcome Reception, which is sponsored in part by Agilent Technologies, takes place on Tuesday, January 28 at 6:30-8:30. It will be open to all DesignCon 2014 attendees and exhibitors, and will be held at the nearby Computer History Museum. Transportation will be provided from the Santa Clara Convention Center to the Museum throughout the evening, beginning at 6:00pm.

Dedicated to preserving and celebrating artifacts from the Information Age, the Computer History Museum offers an international collection of computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, and oral histories. It also features a number of large-scale exhibits, award-winning education programs, and more.

Guests attending the Welcome Reception will be able to tour the Computer History Museum’s exhibits, including "Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing," a collection sharing everything from mysterious ancient devices to modern and future technologies. They will also be able to see the IBM Watson computer system famous for its dominance in an exhibition match on the TV quiz show Jeopardy!

Free food and drinks will be available at the Welcome Reception, though attendees will not be able to bring the food and drinks into the exhibits, they will be free to enter and leave the exhibits, returning to the reception for refreshments.

DesignCon 2014 will offer many other opportunities for networking with fellow chip, board and systems design engineers. Attendees will also be able to enjoy more than 120 technical tutorials, workshops, panels, and case studies presented by experts in their fields at the conference. You can register for a pass to attend those sessions and begin planning which talks to see now.

Updates on additional special events, highlighted sessions, and news will be posted on DesignCon’s social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter (@UBMDesignCon). You can also now download the DesignCon app from the App Store or Google Play to view the full agenda and customize your schedule, find exhibitors using the Expo Hall map, connect with other attendees who share your interests, check-in, rate sessions, earn badges, and win prizes.

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