Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Q: Why is NIWeek 2020 cancelled?

A: Providing a safe environment for our customers, partners, and employees is our highest priority. Due to the current global pandemic, we have decided to cancel NIWeek 2020.

 

Q: Will NIWeek 2020 be offered virtually?

A: No, we currently do not have plans to host a virtual NIWeek. However, we are exploring other options to digitally connect the engineering community, including NI employees, partners, and customers. Stay tuned.

 

Q: What will happen to accompanying events normally held during NIWeek, such as Test Leadership Forum, Partner Day, Executive Summit, and others?

A: All accompanying events are also cancelled and will not be offered virtually, but we are exploring new ways to bring these valuable interactions to the engineering community through the remainder of 2020.

 

Q: When is NIWeek 2021?

A: NIWeek 2021 is currently scheduled for May 24–27, 2021, in Austin, Texas. We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration Questions

Q: I’ve already registered and paid for NIWeek 2020. Will I receive a refund?

A: Yes, we will provide full refunds automatically to anyone who has registered and paid for the conference.

 

Q: When can I expect to receive my refund?

A: NI will process refunds as soon as possible but you should receive it no later than June 30, 2020.

 

Q: Will NI reimburse my lost travel expenses? 

A: NI is not able to reimburse lost travel expenses.

 

Q: I made reservations for a hotel or short-term rental for NIWeek 2020. What should I do?

A: If you made a reservation through NI’s official room block, your reservation will be cancelled automatically, and you do not need to take further action.

 

If you made a reservation directly by contacting a hotel or short-term rental or through a rental travel site like Orbitz, Airbnb, or Expedia, your reservation will not be automatically cancelled. You should contact those businesses directly to cancel your reservation.

 

Q: Can I have my registration transferred to NIWeek 2021?

A: We are not opening registration for NIWeek 2021 at this time but will communicate to all customers and partners when registration is available.

 

Q: Who do I contact if I have questions that are not addressed in this FAQ?

A: Please email niweek@ni.com, and we will be glad to help you.

Exhibitor, Partner, and Sponsor Questions

Q: Will NIWeek 2020 sponsors and exhibitors receive a refund?

A: Yes, all exhibitors and sponsors will receive a complete refund. Refunds will be automatically issued as soon as possible but no later than June 30, 2020.

 

Q: What does this mean for NI Partners/Partner Day?

A: Partner Day will also be cancelled. We are working on new ways to connect with our partners digitally. Stay tuned!

 

Q: If I’ve already booked travel, will I be reimbursed?

A: NI is unable to reimburse travel expenses.

 

Q: As an exhibitor or sponsor, can the fees I’ve paid for NIWeek 2020 be transferred to NIWeek 2021?

A: Currently, we are not transferring or accepting NIWeek 2021 exhibitor or sponsor applications.

 

Q: Will there be any opportunities for sponsorships or co-marketing throughout 2020?

A: We are currently investigating new ways to create digital connections across the engineering community, including sponsorships and co-marketing activities. We look forward to sharing our plans with you once they are finalized!

 

Q: Who do I contact if I have exhibitor or sponsorship-related questions that are not addressed in the FAQ?

A: We are happy to help you! Please direct any outstanding questions to:

Speaker Questions

Q: I was planning to speak at NIWeek 2020. Will there be any opportunities to deliver my presentation virtually?

A: We do not plan to host a virtual NIWeek 2020. However, we are currently investigating new ways to create digital connections across the engineering community and will contact you about possible opportunities.

 

Q: I was selected to speak at NIWeek 2020. Will I automatically be given a chance to speak at NIWeek 2021?

A: At this time, we are not automatically transferring 2020 sessions to the 2021 technical program. However, we will prioritize currently approved sessions when 2021 conference planning begins and contact you regarding next steps.

 

Q: Can I have my complementary registration rolled into NIWeek 2021?

A: Yes, if you were selected as NIWeek 2020 speaker, we are happy to provide you with a complementary registration for NIWeek 2021.