Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Q: Why host an all-virtual event?

A: Given the uncertainty of COVID-19, we’re looking forward to connecting with you online. The safety of everyone involved has always been our top priority, which is why we’re hosting the event virtually in 2021.


Q: Will the event be on one day or multiple days?

A: The event is scheduled for July 27–28, 2021, with sessions available at times convenient for participants around the globe.


Q: Will customers have to pay to attend?

A: There is no fee for this virtual event. 


Q: Will this event include all the elements of previous NIWeek events?

A: We’re reconfiguring some of the most popular elements from NIWeek and NIDays and streamlining new content for digital viewing. Highlights include the latest trends in test and data analytics, conversations with inspiring customers, and new product innovations. Plus, you will have opportunities to connect with engineers globally.  


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

A: We converted many of these special invite events to virtual formats in 2020. They are hosted at different times throughout the year, and this format will continue throughout 2021.  


Q: Will NIWeek and NIDays ever happen in person again?

A: We miss hosting events in person and hope to do so again—when it’s safe. We’ll continue to evaluate opportunities for in-person events in the future, barring any travel restrictions and local health ordinances. Meanwhile, our virtual events provide an outlet to bring together engineers from around the globe.

Registration Questions

Q: When does registration open?

A: We’re planning to open registration for this event in late May. Visit and follow us on social media for updates.


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

A: Please email, and we’ll be glad to help you.

Exhibitor, Partner, and Sponsor Questions

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

A: We converted NI Partner events to virtual formats in 2020. They are hosted at different times throughout the year, and we anticipate this format will continue throughout 2021.


Q: Will there be any opportunities for sponsorships or co-marketing in 2021?

A: We’re 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: Please direct outstanding sponsor- and exhibitor-related questions to

Speaker Questions

Q: Will there be speaking opportunities available in 2021?

A: We are not offering speaking opportunities in 2021.


Q: I was selected to speak at NIWeek 2020 and was anticipating an in-person event in 2021. Will I automatically be given a chance to speak at NIWeek 2022?

A: Currently, we’re not automatically transferring 2020 sessions to this 2021 virtual event. However, we’ll prioritize currently approved sessions when 2022 conference planning begins and contact you regarding next steps.


Q: Can I have my complimentary registration rolled into NIWeek 2022?

A: Yes, if you were selected as an NIWeek 2020 speaker, we’re happy to provide you with a complimentary registration for NIWeek 2022.