Explore the Midwest's Only Embedded Systems Conference

With industry-leading speakers and a range of engaging formats, ESC's unmatched conference program gives embedded engineers the deep-dive, technical education to advance expertise and inspire breakthroughs. Attended by embedded systems engineers, hardware and software developers, product developers, design development engineers, systems architects, more, industry professionals know this conference is a must for learning the latest strategies and techniques for turning concepts into competitive products.

NEW: This year, we're offering an All-Access Conference Pass, featuring the three-track, Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Medtech Conference covering the latest in R&D, product development, medtech manufacturing, and more. All told, that's seven tracks you can pick and choose from.

Five Reasons to Attend the ESC Conference

Track Hopping

Choose any session across all tracks to build the agenda that’s right for you. More than 30 hours of education!

Leading Education

Get up to speed on industry mainstays including automation, IoT, bioprinting, 3D printing, VR, AI, surgical robots, and more.

Top Speakers

Learn from the brightest minds at top companies including Texas Instruments, Intel, the University of Minnesota, and VSI Labs.

Networking Lunches

Connect with serious professionals at exclusive networking lunches for conference pass holders only.

Cocktail Reception

Enjoy even more networking over drinks and light bites on Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:00. For conference pass holders only.

Must-See Speakers at ESC

ESC brings you top players in the industry to deliver direct insights from the people and companies improving tomorrow’s embedded systems capabilities. They’re pioneers in the community and experts at managing the complexity of lowering costs, increasing efficiency, and delivering game-changing designs.

Some of this year’s speakers include:


Daniel Aceituna
Requirements/Functional Safety/ Test Engineer, DISTek Integration

Rod Cope
CTO, Rogue Wave Software

William Goh
LPRF SW Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments

Eli Hughes
VP of Research & Development, TZero Labs

Luc Laeveren
Field Technical Solutions Manager, IMEC

Nick Lethaby
IoT Ecosystem Manager, Texas Instruments

Vinesh Sukumar
Director, Intel

Adam Taylor
Director, Adiuvo Engineering Training Ltd.

Track Themes

Dive deep into the latest information in low-power design, systems architecture, debug & test, security, sensors, and wireless networking techniques that can help engineer more efficient products.

Drill down into new thinking behind device drivers, open-source software, code reliability, languages, and much more.

Learn how networks are growing, integrating, and improving the way we build and experience the world. Topics include architecture, firmware, security, and application software.

Topics will focus on virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, artificial intelligence, and related topics. This track reveals how these innovations and others will change the manufacturing industry.

MD&M Track Themes

Track A's sessions cover issues important to R&D engineers, design engineers, and others in the early phases of medtech development: advances in product development techniques, human-centered design, artificial intelligence, sensor technology, usability testing, getting products to market fast, and more.

After you conceive a device and move it into development, you face a new set of challenges. This track offers sessions on choosing and using materials, prototyping, meeting material and product testing requirements, overseeing process and quality control, verification and validation, and ensuring compliance with regulatory and key industry standards.

This track looks at the final stages of making devices and getting them to market. Sessions will dig into topics such as adding smart manufacturing technologies (including artificial intelligence, automation, robotics, and the Internet of Things) to the manufacturing process. They'll also cover traditional manufacturing issues such as supply chain and scale-up.

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