NI Connect Austin 2023

Join us for NI Connect 2023, live and in person for the second year! 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

Learn how to unlock the potential of your test data, modernize your lab through software standardization, manage enterprise systems for better performance, drive towards digital transformation, and ultimately improve your company’s bottom line.

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, the number of networking opportunities is virtually unlimited. Plus, 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 volunteer.

Register for NI Connect Austin 2023

May 23-24, 2023 

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


Your Conference Pass Includes:

  • Access to all keynotes and technical sessions May 23–24  
  • Admission to the Experience Lounge, receptions, networking events, and conference party  
  • Continental breakfasts, lunches, and refreshment breaks  
  • Conference materials (while supplies last)
 Early Bird Pricing 1
(Through March 31)
Early Bird Pricing 2
(April 1–April 28)
Online and Onsite
(Beginning April 29)

General Conference Pass

Partner Conference Pass $799
Academic Conference Pass$299
LabVIEW Champion/Consultant 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. 



Gain a New Perspective


Two engaging keynotes put a spotlight on test data as a critical driver of business performance today—and its exponential value in the future.


  • Day 1: See why test is a business necessity and strategic differentiator for today’s industry leaders.
  • Day 2: We reveal how model-based design, AI, and Cloud technologies are critical to reshaping the way engineers will drive to greater product and business performance.


More details to come! In the meantime, you can check out last year’s conference keynotes on demand.


Patrick Robinson, Chief Test Engineer, NI


From technical sessions to networking opportunities and special events, NI Connect has a lot to offer! See this year’s lineup below. Technical session agendas coming soon.


Start TimeEnd TimeTo Do
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.Badge Pickup 
5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Welcome Reception
Start TimeEnd TimeTo Do
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
12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.Attendee Lunch
5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Networking Opportunities1


1Details coming soon

Start TimeEnd TimeTo Do
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.12:00 p.m.Technical Sessions
12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.Attendee Lunch

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 that help one another Engineer Ambitiously.™  


What are the dates and locations of NI Connect?

This year we’re hosting NI Connect Austin at the Austin Convention Center, May 23–24, 2023.


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.


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. Sessions and workshops will not be available for livestream participants. 


What languages will the content be available in?

Content from NI Connect will be available in English. 


What health and safety protocols will be in place to attend?

NI is committed to the health and safety of our attendees, partners, and staff, and we want to ensure that we can all gather safely in person at NI Connect. NI and the Austin Convention Center have put preventive measures in place due to the spread of COVID-19. However, attending NI Connect Austin could increase your risk of contracting the virus. By attending NI Connect Austin and entering the Austin Convention Center, you voluntarily assume all risks.


When will registration for NI Connect open?

Registration for NI Connect Austin is now open. Register now.

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. Hotel information is provided during the registration process. 


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.

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 2023? 

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

We’re so glad you’ll be joining us for NI Connect Austin 2023. 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 12, 2023, are refundable, less a $25 processing fee.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations made or received after May 12, 2023.  If you do not cancel by May 12, 2023, 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.


NI and the Austin Convention Center have put preventive measures in place due to the spread of COVID-19.  However, attending NI Connect Austin could increase your risk of contracting the virus. By attending NI Connect Austin and entering the Austin Convention Center, you voluntarily assume all risks and agree you will not hold Austin Convention Center, NI or any of their respective affiliates, assigns, contractors or employees liable for any resulting injury or illness. Purchasing and maintaining any health insurance in relation to your attendance in and travel to and from NI Connect Austin will be your sole responsibility. By voluntarily attending NI Connect Austin, you authorize that all information provided to attend NI Connect Austin, including, but not limited to, your COVID-19 vaccination or testing data may be shared with NI's trained event staff and/or its trained vendors who are performing services in connection with confirming vaccination or testing data for the purpose of admission to NI Connect Austin. This data will be retained for so long as it is needed to fulfill the purpose. 


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 at URL.   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 or call (888)564-9335. 

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

For sponsorship and exhibition inquiries, contact us at