National Instruments has announced plans for NIWeek 2011, which it describes as the world's leading graphical system design conference and exhibition, attracting more than 3000 of the world's most innovative engineers, educators and scientists. NIWeek 2011, the company's 17th annual technology conference, takes place from 2-4 August at the Austin Convention Center and inspires attendees to explore cutting-edge technologies such as the use of graphical system design to test, measure and fix inefficient products and processes. Attendees participate in technical sessions, interactive demonstrations and keynotes to gain advanced technical knowledge and network with peers and NI developers.
Dr James Truchard, NI CEO, President and Cofounder, states: "Graphical system design has gone mainstream, adopted by engineers worldwide for far-reaching and impactful applications such as the world's first real-time 3D OCT medical-imaging system and revolutionary airborne technology that uses renewable energy to power remote villages. NIWeek will explore the technology behind graphical system design, how it is used and how you can apply it to increase your productivity."
NIWeek 2011 highlights include the following:
- More than 250 technical presentations by NI engineers and industry experts
- Five technical summits focused on aerospace and defense, energy technology, RF and wireless, robotics and autonomous vehicles, and vision
- Four technical tracks concentrated on embedded monitoring and control, software development techniques, test and data acquisition, and structural test and measurement
- Daily keynotes with NI executives and industry leaders
- Interactive demonstrations on the exhibition floor from more than 75 companies such as Alfamation, Averna, Cal-Bay Systems, Texas Instruments and Xilinx
- Special events including NI Alliance Day, Academic Forum, Big Physics symposium, Build Your Own Embedded System workshop and The Future of System Design symposium
Additionally, NIWeek attendees will have several opportunities to interact with NI R&D engineers to learn more about NI technology and provide product feedback. Attendees can also take advantage of networking opportunities such as nightly events and daily lunchtime peer-to-peer roundtables with engineers working in similar industries or on similar technological applications.
Go to ni.com/niweek to register for the conference and view the NIWeek 2011 preliminary program. Register by May 31 to take advantage of early bird pricing.