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Meet up with peers, customers, and old and new friends during these various networking options.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, January 31, 6 - 8 p.m., Santa Clara Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

Blast off and explore DesignCon’s annual Welcome Reception where all passholders can enjoy complimentary cocktails, bites, games, and more. Network with like-minded peers, re-connect with colleagues, and kick the week off right at this celebration of engineers’ contributions to space exploration.

At the DesignCon Welcome Reception, Samtec will provide a demonstration of the original Apollo S-Band communication hardware used in the moon missions. Most of the spacecraft communication electronics will be on display, including the Motorola S-band transponder, Collins travelling wave amplifier, the pre-modulation processor, and telemetry boxes. 

Don’t miss out on the annual Welcome Reception raffle! This year’s prizes include a Millennium Falcon Lego Kit, an International Space Station Lego Kit, an entry in the Star Registry, and a Refractor Telescope.

All pass types welcome. Badges required for entry.

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Sponsored by: Samtec logo

Booth Bar Crawls

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

  • Wednesday, February 1: 5 – 6 p.m., Expo Hall
  • Thursday, February 2: 5 – 6 p.m., Expo Hall

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Sponsored by: ACE logoAmphenol logoAnsys logo Carlise logo     Rosenberger logo       

Welcome Breakfast

Tuesday, January 31,  8 - 9 a.m., Mission City Ballroom B1

Paid conference passholders, event committee members, and speakers can fuel up before Tuesday’s sessions with this complimentary networking breakfast.

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Emerging Engineer Breakfast

Thursday, February 2, 8:30 - 10 a.m., Mission City Ballroom B1

Designed for engineers with less than 10 years of professional experience, attendees can connect with peers looking to expand their professional reach, explore companies in electronics offering support for those emerging in their careers, and ask questions of established, highly regarded engineers and authors from the DesignCon community while enjoying a continental breakfast and raffle giveaways.

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Sponsored by:Amphenol logo UCSC logo

Conference Networking Lunch

Daily, Mission City Ballroom B1

Complimentary lunches are available daily from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. for paid conference passholders, event committee members, speakers, and media.

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Conference Breaks

Located in the conference hallways.

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