A bit of history to explain why we made the move: The receptions used to be in the esplanade where the conference sessions take place, though this year we’re moving them to the show floor to bring more attendees through the exhibit hall. I first mentioned this change in my week 23 post. Weeks earlier, soon after I started blogging about DAC and inviting you to share your ideas with me, I’d received an email from my dear friend Bill Martin who suggested having the poster sessions at DAC on the show floor, as well. We were immediately intrigued as attendance occasionally waned at these sessions, where great content is presented often by some of EDA’s younger contingent, sometimes including graduate students. We first discussed the idea on the appropriate committees and then surveyed our exhibitors, who gave a very positive response. That was all we needed to decide to go for it and in fact to take Bill’s idea a little further.
To sum it up:
- The exhibit floor will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Receptions are on the show floor and will take place Monday and Tuesday at 6 p.m. and are open to 7 p.m.
- Designer Track and Conference posters will be displayed and presented on the show floor on Tuesday
- Send me an email and I might ponder more changes to DAC between now and June!
Oh, and I would like to thank all the designers out there for giving me an early birthday present. Yesterday we closed the window for the Designer and IP track submissions, which appear to be at an all-time high! This is amazing! And while we are talking about records and high demand – Embedded TechCon asked for additional room for their co-located conference. All this can only translate into a very vibrant event for our industry. Don’t miss your chance to be part of it.