When and where does this event take place?
The show will take place in-person January 30 – February 1, 2024, at Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
What is being planned for health and safety at this in-person event?
DesignCon will be organized in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standard. As the world's leading events company and DesignCon’s organizer, Informa has developed a detailed set of health and safety measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene, ensuring visitors they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.
When you join our event, you can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, and productive event. All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue- or location-specific regulations.
As we approach the January 30, 2024 in-person event, DesignCon will update its website with more information.
Does DesignCon offer any other resources for engineers beyond its in-person event?
DesignCon's Resources page offers additional educational and networking opportunities such as the five-part “Fall 2022 Webinar Series.” Check this page regularly for additional content.
What are the expo and conference hours?
Wednesday, January 31, 2024: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday, February 1, 2024: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday, January 30, 2024: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 31, 2024: 8 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Thursday, February 1, 2024: 8 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
How much does it cost to attend the in-person or online expo?
Expo admission is free for qualified registrants when you register online in advance. Onsite expo admission is $249. A $399 fee applies to Non-Exhibiting Manufacturers.
How much does it cost to attend the conference?
Please click here for information on conference passes and pricing.
Where should I park?
Parking is complimentary at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Please park as directed when you visit the event.
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 All-Access and 2-Day conference pass holders. The concession stands within the venue will have refreshments and luncheon items available for purchase.
Where can I find a detailed list of exhibitors?
You can view the exhibitor list here. We suggest you visit the website often as more exhibitors are added each day.
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 findmanufacturingbuyers.com. 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?
As we approach the in-person event, the mobile app will be available for download in your App Store by searching “DesignCon 2024.” Please be sure to use our official hashtags #DesignCon on your social media posts.
What is the cancellation policy?
- Refund requests will not be accepted for paid Expo Attendee registrations. No exceptions.
- We have waived the $150 conference pass cancellation fee until December 29, 2023.
- Conference registrations may not be cancelled online.
- All cancellation/refund requests for conference must be received in writing by December 28, 2023.
- Cancellation/refund requests starting December 29, 2023, are subject to a $150 cancellation fee. No exceptions.
- After December 29, 2023 you may send someone in your place subject to a $50 transfer fee.
- The program is subject to change without notice. Informa Markets reserves the right to alter venue, speakers, content, and/or other offerings.
- Email conference cancellation requests to [email protected]