Join NI at NIWeek 2017, the ultimate learning environment that gives you the tools and knowledge to increase your proficiency and develop applications faster, smarter, and more cost-efficiently.
“I really enjoy going to NIWeek, and I hope to go again next year. There is something about NIWeek that invigorates me and gets me excited about being a member of this community. I love seeing how other companies are using LabVIEW and NI products to solve their problems.”
—Jason Duncan, US Air Force
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The online technical session catalog, including titles, abstracts, and speaker information, will be available in January 2017. You can build your custom schedule in March 2017 when the full schedule, including session times and locations, is available.
Agenda subject to change.
Weekly Schedule At-a-Glance >
View NIWeek 2016 Technical Session Materials >
The call for technical session abstracts is now open and will close December 14, 2016. Whether you are an experienced NIWeek speaker or are considering submitting an abstract for the first time, we want to hear your ideas. Or perhaps you attended NIWeek 2016 and want to expand on a topic that you heard. Either way, you are in the right place. Learn more >
The call for Engineering Impact Awards is open and closes December 14, 2016. If you’ve used NI software and hardware to create a truly innovative application that’s positively impacting your business, changing the landscape of an industry, making the world a better place, or is just really cool, submit a technical paper for a chance at a 2017 Engineering Impact Award. This is your opportunity to share and be recognized for your outstanding achievements in engineering and science. Learn more >
NI is now offering sponsorships for NIWeek 2017. This annual event is the premier engineering and science conference designed to help attendees discover, learn, and engineer the future. At NIWeek, scientists, engineers, and other influencers showcase leading technologies from a wide range of technical industries and academia. Learn More >
Gain access to thousands of key decision makers within the engineering, scientific, and academic communities to discuss new ways to improve everyday life. The exhibition combined with the technical sessions makes NIWeek a unique gathering of the brightest engineers across almost every industry involved in advancing design, control, measurement, automation, manufacturing, and test. Learn More >
Join NI at NIWeek 2017, the ultimate learning
environment that gives you the tools and knowledge
to increase your proficiency and develop your
applications faster, smarter, and more cost-efficiently.
• Thousands of engineers and scientists from more than 60 countries
• 83 percent of attendees have a bachelor's degree or higher
• Average attendee has participated more than three times
• 44 percent are engineers
• 14 percent are in engineering management
Do you need to convince your manager? Use this justification letter >
“NIWeek was beneficial from both a learning and networking standpoint. The opportunity to connect with so many other test and measurement professionals is unmatched. We’re already planning for next year’s conference.”
—Marcus Gavin, Soliton Technologies
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The NI Engineering Impact Awards is our annual technical paper contest. Hundreds of engineers, scientists, and researchers from around the globe submit papers featuring their most impactful and technically challenging applications created with NI software and hardware. The contest culminates in a truly awe-inspiring event during NIWeek that showcases the year’s top applications and honors the brilliant minds that created them.
This is your chance to share your innovations with the NI community and network with NI leadership, trade press, industry leaders, and other category winners and finalists at the invitation-only awards ceremony during NIWeek 2017.
Download the Engineering Impact Awards Resource Kit complete with paper guidelines and official rules.
We’re accepting papers through December 14, 2016.
2016: Setting World Records in 5G Wireless Research >
2015: Developing an Easy-to-Use, Non-Invasive Technology for Cardiovascular Screening >
2014: Furuno Electric Co. Develops Weather Radar in 40 Percent Less Time >
Welcome to the NIWeek 2017 newsroom, where you can find the latest news and media resources from NI including keynote presentations, exhibitor information, and imagery.
For NIWeek travel information and hotel reservations, click here. Through this website, you can book, modify, or cancel hotel reservations at any time. You can also reference the FAQs if you have questions.
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NI has established group rates within the official NIWeek housing block. All hotels are within walking distance to the Austin Convention Center. The deadline to book a hotel reservation online is April 21, 2017.
NIWeek is in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas, a hot spot for creativity. While here, be sure to check out a local band, visit a museum, or run on the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail.
Transportation between Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) and the downtown hotels or the Austin Convention Center is available on SuperShuttle. NI offers a 10% discount (enter code KFLTX): www.SuperShuttle.com/800 BLUE VAN (258-3826).
Learn how you can implement advanced technology for industrial design, measurement, and control while discovering emerging trends in science and industry. Additional benefits include:
“NIWeek is a great networking and discovery opportunity. Some of the sessions felt more technical at NIWeek 2016, which was a nice improvement. I'm happy to see a more technical track becoming available for advanced users.”
—James Dean, Vertical AIT
Dr. James Truchard, NI President and CEO, kicks off NIWeek and presents some of the significant milestones NI has had over the last 40 years and the future direction of NI technology.
NIWeek Tracks focus on what’s new, tips & tricks, application deep dives and overall proficiency for attendees. It features our customers and partners’ solutions and successes.
NIWeek Summits focus on key industry themes and trends delivered through thought-provoking high profiles speakers and industry pundits.
Get the most out of your travel to Austin with discounted training and certification. Register for the new and specialty topic training courses and exams you’ve been wanting to complete.
Did you know that customers have reported 50 percent shorter development times and 43 percent fewer maintenance time after taking NI training courses? One reason why NIWeek provides the ultimate learning environment is its training and certification opportunities. With NI training courses, you can learn recommended techniques to reduce development time and improve application performance and scalability.
Prove that you have the skills you need to create high-quality applications with NI software platforms and give customers, peers, and employers confidence in your abilities by earning NI professional certifications. Many have attributed their improved job prospects, work quality, and project opportunities directly to their certifications.
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Today’s graduates have to be prepared for much more than the students who came before them. Join this exclusive event for professionals in academia to share best practices in engineering education, discuss the future of engineering and research, network, and get hands-on experience with the latest NI technology.
Exclusively for NI Alliance Partners, this day equips our integrators, consultants, and product developers with the technical and business training to help build customer-defined solutions.
The NI ecosystem combines various external partners and integrators with NI employees to help meet the needs of NI customers building their own custom-defined systems.
On Monday, May 22, take advantage of the opportunity to develop your own embedded system with the LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA modules and C++ using NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) hardware based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. Receive an introduction to the LabVIEW RIO architecture from a qualified NI instructor and hands-on experience building an FPGA-based embedded system with the LabVIEW RIO Evaluation Kit, which you take home after the conference.
We are now accepting technical session abstracts for NIWeek 2017. Whether you’re an experienced NIWeek speaker, considering submitting for the first time, or interested in expanding upon on a topic that you heard at NIWeek 2016, now’s your chance to get involved.
"Getting started with LabVIEW is easy. Delivering professional software is harder. The LabVIEW Champions aim to elevate the developer community with expert tips and hands-on sessions that provide perspective on professional practices. I am excited to be leading this year's endeavor as we explore the software development process, from project conception through maintaining deployed systems. If you are a LabVIEW Champion or an advanced developer I encourage you to submit an abstract." —Casey Lamers, Phoenix Nuclear Labs
Technical sessions offer attendees the opportunity to learn about new technologies, hear how other leaders are transforming their industries and gain best practices to accelerate development. Submit your abstract today or start brainstorming with a colleague and come back soon to submit. The call for session abstracts closes December 14, 2016.
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Dr. Bonnie Ferri, Associate Chair for Academic & Undergraduate Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology >
Eric van Gemeren, Vice President of R&D, Flowserve >
Jeff Kodosky, Founder and Fellow, NI >
Sam Roundy, Lead Architect, L3 Communications >
Dr. Eike Ruttkowski, Head of RF System Tools and Infrastructure bei Intel Corporation >
Juan Saenz, Senior Staff Device Engineer at SanDisk, a Western Digital Brand >
Dr. James Truchard, CEO and Founder, NI >
Anders Tunstromer, Technical Manager, Saab Aeronautics >
Dave Wilson, Vice President of the Software Platform, NI >
Join 125 exhibiting companies and gain access to thousands of the world’s top engineers, scientists, and academic leaders from a variety of industries and public organizations, NIWeek 2017 is sure to build on its legacy of providing the ultimate learning environment.
For exhibitors, that means a unique opportunity to take center stage and show how your company’s products and services are helping to accelerate engineering innovation. Leading system integrators and product vendors in the following control and design application areas have already reserved a space:
Exhibitor FAQs >
Monday, May 22, 5:30–7:00 p.m. (Lone Star Welcome Reception)
Tuesday, May 23, 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (Beer with Engineers 5:45-7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, May 24, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
For more information, contact us.
*Hours and dates are subject to change.
NI is now offering sponsorships for NIWeek 2017. This annual event is the premier engineering and science conference designed to help attendees discover, learn, and engineer the future. Scientists, engineers, and other internal influencers showcase leading technologies from a wide range of technical industries and academia to discover exciting new engineering trends and technologies.
By becoming an NIWeek sponsor, you’re showing attendees, many of whom are C-level and represent some of the world’s largest and most dynamic companies, that you support their opportunities to learn how they can implement the most recent advancements in design, automation, manufacturing, test, measurement, and control systems.
Your company will be associated with the new insights attendees gain by networking with peers, industry experts, and academicians. These discussions can help attendees accelerate their careers, enhance productivity, and deliver best practices back to their organizations.
If your goal is to reach a captive audience of highly skilled influencers, sponsoring NIWeek is a sound investment. NIWeek attendees not only integrate NI hardware and software throughout their enterprises but also help drive strategic business decisions ranging from general-purpose computing to advanced technology needs. Additionally, product vendors involved in control and design application areas who attend NIWeek every year represent the following interests:
To address our rapidly approaching, hyperconnected future, researchers at Bristol and Lund set out to test massive MIMO as a viable technology for 5G networks. Using the NI MIMO Prototyping System, they rapidly implemented the world’s first live demonstration of a 128-antenna, real-time massive MIMO testbed and set two consecutive world records in spectral efficiency.
In India, cardiovascular disease accounts for half of all noncommunicable disease deaths. Because of the limited number of resources for treatment, HTIC used the NI platform to create ARTSENS, an effective and affordable technology that general practitioners and health workers can use to noninvasively measure arterial stiffness in an automated manner.
Furuno developed a compact weather radar to detect guerilla rainstorms and prevent other natural disasters in Japan. With the flexibility of the NI AWR Visual System Simulator™, LabVIEW, and FlexRIO, Furuno developed the radar in 40 percent less time compared to the traditional approach.
When we secure rooms at hotels for our conferences (commonly referred to as room blocks), we research the properties to make certain that our attendees will be adequately accommodated. The room block is established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price.
We have been informed that registrants are often contacted by fax, email, or most often by phone with offers for housing. The intent is to convince you that the offer is made on our behalf, or that the soliciting company is a viable alternative to going through our service provider. This is not true. The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, through the office of Convention Services, is the only official NIWeek housing bureau. All other entities do not have permission to represent NI or the hotels we have contracted with to support our conference.
Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants for room reservations.
The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Additional deceptive tactics include distributing forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by NI.
Expo Only Pass includes: Access to keynotes and exhibit hall plus receptions and evening events (no lunches or sessions).
Group Rate Volume Discount Package: Each registrant will receive a Full Conference pass. All registrants must be from the same company.
Alliance Day: Monday, May 22, is reserved exclusively for NI Alliance Partners.
Sessions Only Pass (available on-site only): Includes access to keynotes, sessions, and exhibit hall only (no lunches).
Expo Plus Pass: (available on-site only): Includes access to keynotes and exhibit hall plus all lunches, receptions, and evening events.
Day Pass: (available on-site only): Includes access to keynotes and exhibit hall plus all meals, receptions, and evening events on the single day selected.
Guest Pass: (available on-site only): Includes access to keynotes and the exhibit hall only. Meals are not included.
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Bonnie H. Feri received the B.S degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1981, the M.S. degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University in 1984, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1988. She has been on the faculty of Georgia Tech since 1988. She has also worked for Honeywell Inc. as an engineer. She is very active in the recruitment and retention of women in engineering, including middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate level activities.
Dr. Feri has been very active in the IEEE Control Systems Society. She was elected twice to that society’s Board of Governors, was the program chair for the American Control Conference, and chair of the Control System Society Technical Committee on Education. She has been an associate technical editor for the IEEE Transactions on Education and for the IEEE Control Systems Magazine.
Known as the Father of LabVIEW by engineers and scientists worldwide, Jeff Kodosky cofounded National Instruments in 1976 and has continued to mentor the global R&D organization and pioneer graphical system design approach through NI LabVIEW.
Kodosky’s invention of LabVIEW was named as one of the “Top 50 Milestones for the Industry” by Electronic Design magazine and is recognized with more than 100 national and international awards from major industry publications including EE Times, Electronics Weekly, Elektronik, Engineering for You, EDN, NASA Tech Briefs, and Test & Measurement World.
Kodosky holds 68 patents associated with LabVIEW technology and was inducted into the Electronic Design Engineering Hall of Fame for his invention. Learn how NI LabVIEW is accelerating productivity, innovation, and discovery at ni.com/LabVIEW.
Jeff K, as he is known around NI, has a personal passion for education and opera. Kodosky has been recognized with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship for his work with organizations including: The University of Texas at Austin UTeach program and College of Natural Sciences, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Board of Trustees, and the Austin Lyric Opera.
Kodosky holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.
I am currently filling the role as Chief Automation Architect at L-3, Communication Systems West division. In this role I am responsible for the skill level of all Automated Test Engineers as well as the architectures, common code and framework used by the engineers. Our team has earned a Center Of Excellence award from National Instruments for exceeding a defined level of proficiency in 15 different categories including: On-Boarding Process, Certified Engineers, Source Code Control and Documented Team Standards. After graduating from the University of Utah in 2004, with a degree in Computer Engineering, I started my career at National Instruments as an Application Engineer. In 2007 I moved back home to Utah to work for a startup using Verilog for FPGA design. I quickly realized my passion was in automated hardware testing and went to work for L-3 doing LabVIEW and TestStand. I am Certified TestStand Architect and a Certified LabVIEW Architect. I am a part owner and CEO of Testeract, an NI Alliance Partner. Testeract specializes in consulting with multi-developer test teams to help them standardize and build out frameworks with solid foundations. I am one of the top Kudoed authors on the TestStand forums as ~jiggawax~. I also administrate the UUT (Utahns Using TestStand) group which meets every quarter. I host a website called teststandhelp.com which supplies TestStand users with practice exams for both the CTD and CTA. When I'm not working I play the organ and piano for my church and love playing basketball and spending time with family.
Named an Innovation Agent by Fast Company, James Truchard, president and CEO, cofounded National Instruments in 1976 and has pioneered the way scientists and engineers solve the world's grand engineering challenges.
As one of Forbes' America's Favorite Bosses, Dr. James Truchard, commonly known around NI as Dr. T, has led the company from a three-man team to a multinational organization recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Places to Work and one of the top 25 “World's Best Multinational Workplaces” by the Great Places to Work Institute.
Under Truchard's leadership, the company's long-term vision, known as the 100 year plan, and focus on improving the world by providing tools that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery, has led to strong, consistent company growth and success of its broad base of customers, employees, suppliers, and shareholders. Learn more about the NI company story at ni.com/company.
As Vice President of Product Marketing for Academic, Dave Wilson leads the global team responsible for ensuring adoption, proficiency, and growth of NI’s academic business.
Since joining NI in 1991, Wilson has held roles across sales and marketing, including serving as a District Sales Manager, Director of Data Acquisition Marketing, International Sales Director for NI Japan, and the Director of International Marketing.
Wilson serves on the ASEE Corporate Member Council as an advisor to the Southern Regional Education Board and is a member of several corporate boards. He is an avid maker, inventor with two patents, and evangelist for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities.
Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from The State University of New York.
Born and grown up in Sweden near Linköping. Studied Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at Linköping University and finished with a Master’s Degree in June 2011. From June 2011 to January 2013 I worked at Syncore Technologies in Linköping as a developer of software and hardware for embedded systems. From January 2013 to March 2015 I worked as a Consultant for Syncore at Saab Aeronautics. I have been an employee at Saab Aeronautics in Linköping since April 2015. For about a year I have worked as a technical manager for simulator hardware responsible for quality, new Technologies, Reviews and a lot of other things regarding simulator hardware. I am also an advisor for the systems engineers regarding different solutions for the simulator hardware. My main interest when I'm not working is: Running, indoor or outdoor climbing, fishing and outdoor Life. I also have a big interest in Belgian beers mainly Trappist beers.
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People traveling to the United States from the 34 visa waiver countries must register on the US Customs and Border Protection’s website before being allowed entry into the United States. For more information or to register, visit the following websites:
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As VP of R&D at FlowServe, I am responsible for driving growth in worldwide revenues and profits from new products and services, as well as managing product lifecycles across our entire portfolio. My responsibilities include global R&D and solving complex customer field problems with our equipment.