National Instruments is announcing plans for NIWeek, the graphical system design conference and exhibition that attracts more than 3000 engineers, educators and scientists. NIWeek 2009, the company's 15th annual customer and technology conference, running 4–6 August at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, provides three full days of technical sessions, hands-on workshops, targeted summits and interactive exhibitions on developments in design, control, automation, manufacturing and test. The conference also features keynote presentations and product demonstrations that explore how engineers and scientists can use cost-efficient and flexible technologies to boost productivity and lower costs.
Dr James Truchard, NI CEO, President and Cofounder, says: "NIWeek is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for engineers and scientists to explore the latest technologies for design, control and test; exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world; and develop new skills that will make their companies more competitive, which is especially important in these challenging times. At NIWeek 2009, we will look at how the versatility of the graphical system design platform gives engineers and scientists a cost-effective way to make dramatic improvements to their applications."
Technical sessions and summits
NIWeek 2009 features more than 200 technical sessions from companies and universities such as Averna, Harris Corporation, Freescale Semiconductor and Purdue University. These sessions will highlight the latest developments in test and data acquisition, industrial measurements and control, embedded design and software development techniques, as well as equip engineers and scientists with the skills they need to remain competitive in development and business practices. In addition, the conference offers the first ever NIWeek Military and Aerospace Summit, along with technical summits on RF and wireless communications, vision and robotics.
NIWeek will provide daily keynote presentations from NI executives and R&D (research and development) staff including: Dr Truchard; Jeff Kodosky, NI Co-founder and Business and Technology Fellow; Mike Santori, NI Business and Technology Fellow; John Graff, NI Vice President of Marketing; and Ray Almgren, Vice President of Academic Relations. In addition, Olin College's David Barrett, who has 25 years of robotics experience, will deliver a keynote presentation on how robotics in industry and engineering education is poised to revolutionise the way people interact with technology in their daily lives. Each of the technical summits will also feature keynote presentations from industry experts including Ellen Purdy, Enterprise Director of Joint Ground Robotics for the US Department of Defence, and Dean Kamen, Founder of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).
Attendees can learn about new technologies and view product demonstrations at more than 200 booths at the NIWeek 2009 exhibition. The exhibition hall features the technologies discussed during the keynote presentations and technical summits in areas such as the LabVIEW Zone and the RF and Wireless Pavilion. The conference also hosts networking events such as daily Peer2Peer Roundtables, which provide opportunities for attendees to discuss best practices with their peers and NI developers for a specific application, job position or industry.
In addition to the technical sessions offered during NIWeek, attendees can take advantage of the two-day advanced training sessions offered prior to NIWeek at the Austin Convention Center, 2–3 August. These training sessions help attendees gain in-depth product knowledge and learn best practices for NI LabVIEW and RF applications, among others. With each course, attendees can earn 1.4 continuing education units to maintain a professional status such as Professional Engineer. Attendees can also take certification exams in LabVIEW, NI LabWindowsTM/CVI and NI TestStand software. The training and certification exams help advance and validate development skills for engineers and scientists, giving them a competitive edge in industry.
Learn more about NIWeek 2009, register for the event or sign up to exhibit at www.ni.com/niweek. Alternatively, use the form on this page to request a callback or more information.