Location: San Jose, CA
Cost: $899 to $1,199. Expo Hall pass is free.
This 30-year-old conference is anything but stale, considering the key role sensors are playing in IoT today and the avalanche of innovations that came along with that. The Sensors Expo & Conference is updated every year with the latest on all things sensors. There are hundreds of speakers and a multitude of technical sessions packed into just three days.
New this year are five symposia ahead of the conference: MEMS and Sensor Technologies, Energy Harvesting and Efficient Power Solutions, IoT, Industrial IoT, and Printed/Flexible/Stretchable Fabric Sensors. Also new are 10 tracks to better cover all the forks in innovation, and the colocation of two related conferences: the Medical Sensors Design Conference and the Autonomous Vehicle & Sensors Conference.
Reason to attend: Sensors are undergoing a renaissance. You need to stay on top of what they can do now, how they can be used, and how close edge computing is getting to the sensor these days.