April 5-7, 2022|Santa Clara Convention Center| Santa Clara, CA

Networking Opportunities at DesignCon 2021

It’s time to connect in-person again. Meet up with peers, customers, and old and new friends during DesignCon’s various networking options. All networking sessions follow health & safety requirements.

Welcome Reception

Monday, August 16, 6-8 p.m., Outdoor Plaza at the Idea Tree

Enjoy complimentary cocktails, picnic-themed foods, lawn games, and more at DesignCon's annual Welcome Reception. This year’s open-to-all pass types reception is themed as a Family Reunion for engineers.

Sponsored by:  Samtec logo

Welcome Breakfast

Monday, August 16, 7-8 a.m., Meeting Room 230A

Paid conference passholders, event committee members, and speakers can fuel up before Monday’s bootcamps, tutorials, and panels with this complimentary networking breakfast.

Sponsored by:  MATHWORKS logo

Conference Networking Lunch

Complimentary lunches are available daily for paid conference passholders, event committee members, and speakers.

Tuesday Lunch Sponsored by:  MATHWORKS logo

  • Monday, August 16: Meeting Room 230A
  • Tuesday, August 17: Expo Hall 1
  • Wednesday, August 18: Expo Hall 1

Conference Breaks

Breaks in the daily proceedings allow time to for paid conference passholders, event committee members, and speakers to re-energize with refreshments.

Sponsored by:  Tektronix logo LEONI logo MathWorks logo

  • Monday, August 16
  • Tuesday, August 17
  • Wednesday, August 18

Located near the 210 and 211 session rooms.

Booth Bar Crawls

Wind down with your peers at daily meet-and-greets on the expo floor! All pass types can visit with exhibitors, enjoy a beer and some bites, and learn about exceptional product offerings.

  • Tuesday, August 17, 5-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 18, 5-6 p.m.

Sponsored by:  Rosenberger logo  CarlisleIT logo  Amphenol logo  ACE logo

Career Discussions

Regardless of experience level, every engineer should connect with their peers from time to time to advance their career. All pass types can check out these focused networking discussions available at the expo floor Career Zone.

Sponsored by:   Samina logo

  • Tuesday, August 17, 12-1:30 p.m., DesignCon Career Zone
    Women & Minorities in STEM
    Why are there so few women and members of minorities in STEM? This discussion and networking session will explore the challenges and opportunities for women and minorities in STEM fields.
  • Tuesday, August 17, 1:45-3:15 p.m., DesignCon Career Zone
    Emerging Engineers Networking
    Come meet your fellow leaders of tomorrow’s innovations. At this session, DesignCon welcomes engineers who are starting their professional journey or who have less than 10 years of experience. Grow your network and connect with like-minded peers and members of DesignCon’s Emerging Engineer Committee at this networking session.
  • Tuesday, August 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m., DesignCon Career Zone
    How to Start a Start-Up Discussion
    Silicon Valley is a hotbed for start-ups but not all thrive or even survive. Connect with entrepreneurs and organizations in the San Jose-area who have not only started a business but sustained and grown it.
  • Tuesday, August 17, 4:30-6 p.m., DesignCon Career Zone
    Open Networking
    Connect with others looking to advance their careers during this open networking session.
  • Wednesday, August 18, 12:30-1:45 p.m., DesignCon Career Zone
    DesignCon 2022 Paper Topic Consultations
    Are you considering submitting a paper for DesignCon 2022 but unsure of the best topic, track, or makeup of the paper? Members of the DesignCon Technical Program Committee will be available to chat, answer your paper submission questions, and provide advice on best practices.