NI Connect Austin

NI Connect Austin 2024

Join us for NI Connect Austin, live and in person May 20–22, 2024! It’s the best opportunity to learn how companies are using breakthrough test technologies and approaches to boost their business performance for a real competitive edge.

Experience the Power of Test at NI Connect

For two inspiring days, you’ll gain insights to drive product and business performance. Visit tailored forums designed with your needs in mind to optimize your test data, modernize your lab with software standardization, advance your bottom line, and more.

Gain Industry Insights

Our automotive, semiconductor, and aerospace/defense tracks are designed to help you increase efficiency, yield, and quality while decreasing time to market and total cost of test.

Talk Tech in Depth

Explore relevant topics like Python/LabVIEW integration, improving yield with analytics tools like AI and ML, effective test data management, new measurement methodologies, and more.

Make Strong Connections

From casual chats over coffee to conversations alongside new products in our Experience Lounge, networking opportunities are virtually unlimited. You’ll also hear inspiring case studies and meet industry leaders.

Get to Know Austin

At NI Connect, you’re steps away from world-class restaurants, renowned music venues, and charming local businesses. Not sure where to find the best smoked brisket or taco? Just ask a friendly passerby or NI Connect team member.


NI Connect keynotes

Hear directly from industry leaders as they join us onstage for two exciting keynotes during NI Connect Austin. Discover how test organizations can be the strategic differentiator for their companies by driving business outcomes and why the future of test requires multiyear investing in critical technology.

Gain a New Perspective


Over the years, NI Connect has featured industry trailblazers such as Northrop Grumman, NXP, and Valeo. We’re thrilled to announce our 2024 speaker lineup Siemens, Raytheon, Microsoft, and more.

Register for NI Connect Austin 2024

May 20–22, 2024

Austin Convention Center 
500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701


Your Conference Pass Includes:

  • Access to all keynotes and technical sessions May 21–22
  • Admission to the Experience Lounge, welcome receptions, networking events, and conference party  
  • Continental breakfasts, lunches, and refreshment breaks  
  • Conference materials (while supplies last)
  • Access to post-event content including recorded sessions
 Early Bird #1
(valid until 12/31/23)
Early Bird #2
(valid until 3/31/24)
Full Price
General Conference Pass$799$899$999
Partner Conference Pass        $799
Academic Conference Pass       $299
LabVIEW Champion Conference Pass       $499
Government/Military Conference Pass       $499

Texas residents receive 20% off a General Conference Pass using code TEXAS20. This discount cannot be applied to other conference passes listed above.

The total price will vary, based on the date of purchase.  



Redeem Your Training Credits to Attend NI Connect

As part of an NI Enterprise Agreement, your company may have credit for full complimentary access to NI Connect. Email to learn more. 


NI Connect Austin


NI Connect has a lot to offer, from technical sessions to networking opportunities and special events.

Start TimeEnd TimeFunction
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.Badge Pickup 
5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Welcome Reception
Start TimeEnd TimeFunction
7:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.Badge Pickup
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.Attendee Breakfast 
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.Keynote
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.Technical Sessions
12:30 p.m.2:00 p.m.Attendee Lunch
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Conference Party
Start TimeEnd TimeFunction
7:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Badge Pickup
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.Attendee Breakfast
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.Keynote
10:00 a.m.3:45 p.m.Technical Sessions
12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.Attendee Lunch
Austin Texas skyline at sunset.

Conference Highlights at NI Connect Austin 2024

NI Connect Austin isn’t an ordinary tech conference. It’s your chance to receive individual support from our R&D experts, attend a one-of-a-kind party, and immerse yourself in the city’s most popular attractions.

Experience Austin

Aerial view of Congress Avenue towards the Texas State Capitol in downtown Austin - Experience Austin at NI Connect

Austin, Texas, home to NI headquarters, offers visitors an unparalleled mix of live music, diverse cuisine, and outdoor adventures—all set against a backdrop of warm hospitality and quirky charm. NI Connect Austin takes place downtown, where you can revel in the lively Sixth Street district or delve into Texas history at the state capitol. And don’t forget to try delicious bites from a food truck!

R&D Expert Bar

R&D Expert Bar at NI Connect

Discover the solutions you’ve been seeking at our R&D Expert Bar, exclusively at NI Connect Austin. Our knowledgeable team is ready to tackle your tech queries, troubleshoot challenges, and explore tailored test and measurement strategies during 60-minute sessions dedicated to your needs. Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to get all your NI tech-related questions answered—reserve your spot today.

Experience Lounge

NI Connect Experience Lounge

Join us at the Experience Lounge, a unique space designed to share ideas, discover technology, and foster lasting connections between innovators like yourself. Explore our R&D Expert Bar and marvel at up-close demonstrations of cutting-edge tech products.

Conference Party

Conference Party with live music at NI Connect

We're excited to invite you to the exclusive NI Connect after-party at the legendary ACL Live! Prepare for an unforgettable night of live music and merriment, featuring entertainment from Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar. It’s the perfect place to unwind, network, and celebrate the strides we’re making in test innovations. Enjoy live dueling pianos, refreshing drinks, and connection with fellow industry leaders. Your conference pass includes access to this exclusive party!


Thank you to our NI Connect Austin sponsors. 


Sponsorship packages are still available for 2024! To request the sponsorship prospects, please reach out to

Event Details


Registration and Attendance

What is NI Connect?

NI Connect is our annual event series where engineers and industry leaders from around the world come together to explore the latest in test and data analytics as well as innovative products and approaches that drive businesses forward. This premier, in-person event also provides opportunities for attendees to reconnect with peers and share ideas.


What are the dates and locations of NI Connect?

This year we’re hosting NI Connect Austin at the Austin Convention Center, May 20–22, 2024.


Will there be a virtual component to NI Connect?

Yes. There will be an option to live stream NI Connect Austin. Everyone will be able to live stream the keynotes for free, explore Keynotes details.


Who should attend NI Connect?

Engineers at all levels can benefit from the conference’s keynotes and sessions. Business decision makers, solutions architects, developers, engineers, and aspiring engineers are all encouraged to attend.


What can I expect at NI Connect? 

Engaging keynotes, interactive demos, networking opportunities, new product announcements, topic-centered breakout sessions, and more, including some fun surprises. 


Is NIWeek now known as NI Connect?

NIWeek was our long-standing annual conference held in Austin for more than 25 years. NI Connect builds on the best of what NIWeek had to offer while marking a new direction for future NI events as a whole. We’re excited to bring customers more hybrid events like NI Connect that blend in-person networking, access to advanced subject matter experts, and livestreaming capabilities.  


Will customers have to pay to attend?

Yes. There will be a registration fee to attend NI Connect. Please refer to the pricing section above.


Will the different forums from NI Connect be made available after the event? 

The livestreamed keynotes from NI Connect will be made available after the event. Select sessions will also be available after the conference for participants.


What languages will the content be available in?

Content from NI Connect will be available in English.


When will registration for NI Connect open?

Registration for NI Connect Austin opens Thursday, October 26, 2023.

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

Please email, and we’ll be happy to help you.


Are recertification points being given at NI Connect?

Yes. Recertification points will be given for presenting or attending NI Connect in-person.

Venue and Travel


Where is the Austin Convention Center?

The Austin Convention Center is located at 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701.


Will onsite parking be available?

The Austin Convention Center has two parking garages, located at:

201 E. 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701

601 E. 5th St., Austin, TX 78701 


All customers must pay by credit card using the automated machines on exit.


Pricing is as follows:
1-3 Hours: $5.00
3-9 Hours: $10.00
9-12 Hours: $15.00

Overnight parking is not available  


Are discounted hotel rates available?

Negotiated discounted rates at several nearby hotels are available for our attendees. Each of these hotels is located within walking distance to the Austin Convention Center. A link to reserve your hotel room will be provided in your registration confirmation email.


Hotels with negotiated rates include:

Hilton Austin - $289

Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown - $269

Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown - $219


Rates exclusive of taxes and fees.


How do I obtain a travel visa to attend? 

If you need an invitation to NI Connect to obtain a visa, please indicate this during the registration process. Visa letter requests will be processed on a weekly basis so plan accordingly.  We are unable to process a Visa request before registration has been completed. If for any reason you’re unable to attend, we’d be happy to provide a full refund.

Speakers, Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information

Will there be speaking opportunities at NI Connect? 

There will not be an external “Call for Presentations” for NI Connect.


Will there be opportunities for sponsorships or co-marketing in 2024? 

Yes. There will be a limited number of sponsorships available at NI Connect. Please email for a prospectus.


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

Please direct outstanding sponsorship- and exhibitor-related questions to

Terms and Conditions

Last Modified on September 12, 2023


We’re so glad you’ll be joining us for NI Connect Austin 2024. For complete details on the terms that apply to registration and other important information, please read through the content below. By maintaining your existing registration, you agree to the below terms.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations for paid registrations received in writing through May 10, 2024, are refundable, less a $25 processing fee.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations made or received after May 10, 2024.  If you do not cancel by May 10, 2024, and do not attend the event, you are still responsible for payment.  To cancel your registration, you must notify National Instruments (“NI”) in writing. You can reach us by sending an e-mail to  Invitations to and registrations for NI Connect Austin are non-transferable. 


Conference content is subject to change. We reserve the right to decline registration where we see fit, before or during NI Connect Austin. If NI determines in its sole discretion that your registration must be declined, you will receive prompt notice of such declined registration via e-mail.


NI Connect Austin and the conference content presented at the event is subject to change. In the event that NI Connect Austin cannot be held, is held with a reduced schedule or offerings, or is postponed due to circumstances beyond NI’s control or which are not attributable to NI’s wrongful intent or gross negligence, NI shall have no liability whatsoever for any damages, costs, or losses incurred, including, but not limited to, your transportation costs, accommodation costs, costs for additional orders, or any other financial losses related to your registration for or attendance at NI Connect Austin.


Under these circumstances, we reserve the right in NI’s sole discretion to either retain the entire registration fee and to credit it for a future conference, or to reimburse you after deducting costs already incurred for the organization of the conference.


Payment Terms

Credit Cards ONLY (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX and Discover credit cards accepted).

All payments must be made in USD.   

Online registration web pages will incorporate encryption software to provide protection of your credit card information and a secure site for the transmission of your data. 



NI Connect Austin badges must be worn at all times when you are on the NI Connect Austin premises. Access to NI Connect Austin may be denied, in NI’s sole discretion, if you do not properly wear your NI Connect Austin badge.  There is a badge re-print fee of $50.  


Photo, Video, and Audio Recordings

NI may take photographs or video recordings of the NI Connect event. By attending NI Connect, you permit NI (or those specifically appointed by NI, such as professional photographers) to make on-site recordings, recording you by any means including video, audio tape and photography, without any compensation of any kind to you. You further agree that NI shall own the copyright and all rights related thereto of these recordings. NI may use these recordings for promotional photos or videos displayed on NI Connect websites, or on NI’s internal and external online publications (including social media portals). NI may use third-party processors for recording footage, transforming content into a publishing format and for publishing. If you for any reason do not wish to be included in any on-site recordings, please inform the photographer or NI event staff on site. If you have any concerns that your personal data, including images of you have been misused or mishandled, or you would like to exercise your rights under applicable privacy legislation, please send your written inquiry to



Your privacy is important to us, so please read our full privacy statement here, which is incorporated into these terms by reference. 

Security and Safety

We want everyone to be safe at NI Connect Austin. By attending NI Connect Austin, you understand we might randomly check bags or other personal belongings, and you agree to not leave any of these unattended at any time. You also agree that you won’t bring anything to NI Connect Austin that is illegal or could cause a safety hazard.


All security concerns should be reported to NI Connect Austin staff immediately. Our security team may take whatever measures they deem appropriate without prior notice in order to ensure the safety of attendees at NI Connect Austin. You must comply with the direction of our security team, as well as all applicable rules and regulations of the venues where NI Connect Austin is held.


Compliance with Laws

You agree that you will comply with all applicable laws, including, but not limited to, applicable trade sanctions and export controls laws. You represent that you are not subject to any U.S. or other applicable trade sanctions or export control laws that would prevent you from participating in NI Connect Austin. It is your sole responsibility to take care of your visa requirements to be able to travel to NI Connect Austin. In case you need an entry visa, you must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. 



NI assumes no liability for loss, damage, or disappearance of any property, including computer equipment, software, and peripherals used by you or your personnel in connection with your participation in NI Connect Austin. You agree to assume sole risk of loss for your property and to waive any and all claims and hold NI harmless from and against any loss of, damage to, or disappearance of such property. NI shall in no event be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages, or damages for loss of profits, revenue, data, or use, incurred by you, whether in an action in contract or tort, regardless if NI has been advised of the possibility of such damages. NI’s liability to you for all reasons and causes arising out of or related to your participation in or commitment to participate in NI Connect Austin is limited to an amount not greater than the registration fees you paid to NI. You acknowledge and agree that the NI Connect Austin premises are provided on an “as is” basis, NI does not make any representations or warranties regarding these premises, and NI shall not be liable for any preexisting conditions of the premises or conditions arising during your participation in NI Connect Austin.


These Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the State of Texas. Exclusive jurisdiction for disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or your participation in NI Connect Austin will be vested in the state and federal courts in Travis County, Texas. Please be aware that we may update and change any part or all of these Terms and Conditions at any time without notifying you first. If we update or change these Terms and Conditions, the updated Terms and Conditions will be posted here.   The updated terms will become effective and binding on the next business day after they are posted. When we change these terms, the "Last Modified" date above will be updated to reflect the date of the most recent version. We encourage you to review these terms periodically. If you don’t agree to these terms, please reconsider your attendance at NI Connect Austin.


Contact Information

For help with registration or general event assistance, contact

For assistance with redeeming training credit to register for NI Connect, email   

For sponsorship and exhibition inquiries, contact us at