Frequently Asked Questions

What is Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference?
Now in its 2nd year, Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference is North America’s premier event for embedded systems and technologies. 

When and where will the event be held?
The event is June 22-24, 2020. Pre-Conference sessions and exhibitor move-in take place on Monday, June 22 and conference sessions and exhibit hall are open on June 23-24. The event will take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. 

Who can attend Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference?
The event is open to engineers, developers, technologists, academia, and anyone with a technical interest in embedded systems, AI, IoT, and related technology. Visit to see if the event is a fit for you. 

How much does it cost to attend?
There are a range of packages and pricing to fit every budget and preference from free expo hall passes to all access passes which provide access to all co-located events. Visit the Registration page for more information. 

How do I get to the McEnery Convention Center?
Located in the Downtown core with its own parking garage, the Convention Center is connected to two hotels (San Jose Marriott and Hilton San Jose), is within walking distance of 5 additional hotels, multiple visual and performing arts facilities and an abundance of restaurants. The Center and its surroundings are connected by public transportation including Light Rail, Caltrain and free Downtown shuttle. The Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is the closest airport, about 4.6 miles away, and there is also the San Francisco International Airport, about 36 miles away. Visit for more information as well as parking. 

Is there certification for the sessions offered?
We've partnered with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to offer its valuable accreditation to conference pass holders for an additional $25. Whether you're looking to keep your skills up to date in order to help your organization stay competitive, or need CEUs or PDHs to maintain your license, you can accrue these credits by attending the sessions at Embedded Technologies Conference. To take advantage of this opportunity, all you have to do is select IEEE Certification Program on the Add-on Packages page during Registration. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Charlene Soucy at [email protected].

What if I need special assistance at the event?
Please contact the team to coordinate any special needs or assistance you may require at the event. 

How can I make travel arrangements to attend the show?
Hotel and travel details is available on the Hotel & Travel page We have negotiated travel discounts and secured several blocks of reduced-rate hotel rooms to make your trip to San Jose affordable. Through the travel experts at our official housing contractor, Par Avion, rooms at the group rate are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis. The 2020 housing block will be open shortly, please stay tuned. 

What sessions are offered at Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference?
A variety of sessions are offered at Embedded Technologies Conference from technical sessions to keynotes to engaging panel sessions to hands-on workshops and demos. Visit to view the latest agenda and line-up of sessions, when available. 

What types of companies exhibit at the event?
Embedded Technologies Expo attracts a range of companies from manufacturers to distributers and startups to established technology providers, all who want to create partnerships and find qualified buyers. 

Can I exhibit at Embedded Technologies Expo? How can I go about exhibiting?
Yes, please click here to contact a sales representative: 

How do I register for the event?
Registration for the 2020 event is available here

How can I become a conference speaker?
The majority of our speakers are selected through our call for speakers application process, which closed on Friday, November 8, 2019. If you have a compelling topic that you’d like to discuss, please contact [email protected] for more information. 

I’m speaking at the event. How do I register?
If you are a confirmed speaker, you will be registered automatically. Your pass will include access to all of the conference sessions and event features taking place at the event you’re speaking at. 

How can I make changes to an existing registration?
If you are a registered attendee, you can log in to the Attendee Resource Center to update or edit your registration. Please note that the cancellation deadline is May 1, 2020. 

Is there a bag/coat check available?
We don’t offer a dedicated bag/coat check, but if you are staying at one of the local hotels, you should be able to check your bag for the day there. 

Can I get a list of registered attendees?
Our registration list is not available for purchase. Beware of brokers claiming to have a copy of our attendee list. Emails from Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference staff will come from the domain “”. If someone contacts you from an unfamiliar domain, please forward the email to a Questex team member to verify the source. The only way to contact attendees is through sponsorship opportunities and the mobile app. 

Will the presentations be available post-event? If so, where can I find them?
If you purchased a pass that includes the presentations, they will be available in the Attendee Resource Center following the event. 

My company is sponsoring and/or exhibiting. Who can assist me with our benefits and deliverables?
For assistance with sponsor and exhibitor benefits as a contracted exhibitor, you can reach out to [email protected] on our Operations team. 

How do I register as a member of the press?
Members of the press must apply for a complimentary media pass. The qualification link will be available shortly for submission. 

Are there any recommendations for making press announcements at/around the event?
Yes, please consider making your news announcements at Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference. We have a variety of promotion and press tools available for you to maximize your announcement reach and success. Visit the Marketing toolkit for marketing information and be sure to reach out if you’d like to take advantage of our press resources.  

Are there any co-located events? And if so, how do I attend them?
Yes, Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference has two co-located events – Sensors Expo & Conference, which shares an expo floor ( – and Autonomous Vehicle Sensors Conference ( You can buy individual passes to each of the events or if you’d like to attend all three events, you can purchase our all new All Access Pass through any of the event’s registration sites.