10 Reasons to Attend NI Connect




After many seasons of socially distanced interactions, you may find yourself asking, “What’s next?” Many of us are eager to connect with our peers again and ramp up travel. Look no further for your next adventure. We’re excited to announce that NI Connect, our annual conference, is back in person! Save the date for May 24-25 for a unique opportunity to connect with leaders who are passionate about accelerating the development of innovative technology that performs flawlessly. 

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This event will showcase how we’re working with innovators just like you to redefine how peak performance is reached. Here are our top ten reasons why you should attend this year’s conference:

1. Unlock the untapped power of test.

Products are more complicated than ever before, yet teams are expected to work with restricted budgets and timelines. When you’re under that kind of pressure, success is all about optimizing performance across the board. At NI Connect, you’ll learn how a software-connected approach can unveil hidden data insights that open a world of engineering possibilities. We’ll guide you on how to set bigger goals and reach them sooner.

2. See your peers in person.

While we’re grateful for all the virtual opportunities we’ve been able to share with you, we couldn’t be more excited to get back together in the same room! Face-to-face events provide more intimate opportunities for networking, brainstorming, and relationship building. It’s the best way to meet your peers and have rich, focused learning experiences.

3. Be the first to witness a new world of test.

NI Connect is the best place to get a front-row seat to cutting edge breakthroughs in your industry. Be the first to know about NI product launches, experience close-up demonstrations and tutorials, and get up to speed on the latest tools and technologies. It’s an event designed to totally immerse yourself in the newest buzz in test.

4. Watch inspiring keynotes.

You’ll listen to three inspiring, 45-minute keynotes where industry leaders and innovators shed new light on how test can increase product and operational performance. See firsthand how software shapes all aspects of technology, disruption, and innovation. Fuel yourself with inspiration you can take back home to your organization.

5. Enjoy the beautiful city of Austin, Texas.

Austin is the home of NI Headquarters, and while we may be a bit biased, we think it’s one of the best cities in the country! NI Connect is in the heart of downtown, just steps away from amazing restaurants and music venues, and you’ll get a true taste of the “Keep Austin Weird” culture. Be sure to join us at our conference party at Q2 stadium, which is home to Austin FC, the city’s Major League Soccer team. Most importantly, don’t forget to schedule time to grab some tacos or Texas brisket with your peers in the live music capital of the world.

6. Turn your data into actionable steps.

Your data should work for you—not against you. We’re hosting several special sessions to help you untangle your web of information. Learn how you can have a greater impact on operational processes through our “Collect”, “Detect”, and “Act” framework. Maximize your lab’s value by taking a centralized look at test systems and the data they create across the footprint of a validation lab. These discourses on data (and more) will present new possibilities for your test organization efficiency.

7. Get your team recognized for its hard work by leadership.

Test teams provide so much more value than simply “pass” or “fail,” but this can be hard to prove. Join our small, interactive, group-based workshop where we will help you determine your test strategy. You’ll gain critical skills to succinctly clarify to leadership exactly what your team is trying to achieve. At our offsite test strategy workshop happy hour, we’ll discuss goals to strive towards and best practices to get there—and have a cold drink along the way.

8. Meet innovators and pick their brains.

This year, our R&D Expert Bar is back by popular demand. Come connect with the minds behind NI’s products in this exclusive 60-minute session. You’ll be able to directly engage with the engineers who develop NI products. Get advice, provide feedback, or talk technical details. We’ll get into the nitty gritty!

9. Explore demos up close and personal.

Don’t miss our newly redesigned experience lounge. It’s an ideal place to meet industry leaders, the NI R&D team, and NI Partners who are passionate about developing more advanced, precise technologies. We’ll have demonstrations so that you can see new technologies and innovative products close up and in action. 

10. Embark on a global event.

If you’d love to attend the conference but need something closer to home, don’t despair. We’re taking NI Connect across the globe with regional in-person events in Shanghai and Munich later this year. More details about these in-person-only events will be announced soon.

Registration for NI Connect is currently open. We can’t wait to see you in Austin this May to Engineer Ambitiously™ with us!


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