RISC-V 2021 Event Brochure

Updated September 28, 2020

Introduction

RISC-V events are an important part of the overall marketing and awareness plan. Through our events, we are able to touch on many or our key themes and visibility priorities:

  • Pro-active media engagement and grow engagement with industry media and analysts
  • Highlight the adoption of RISC-V and in targeted industry verticals: Cloud, HPC, IoT, AI, Automotive
  • Demonstrate industry thought leadership
  • Engage with the developer community and highlight community leaders
  • Spread RISC-V learning to a broader audience
  • Grow alliances
  • Add value to RISC-V membership by offering opportunities for members to participate and engage with the community.
  • Amplify member product announcements and milestones
  • Drive new member acquisition

As we reviewed events for adding to our calendar, we took into account events that we feel will provide the best opportunity for leads and are applicable to the broader members. We also looked for industry events in targeted verticals to expand beyond our traditional embedded events.

If there are other events you feel would be valuable for us to attend, please let us know.

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If a member organization is participating in an event, we have branding items such as tablecloths, signage, and stickers to provide for the event. Email info@riscv.org.

Event Overview

We have classified our events into 3 categories. This does not include the Community Events (Meetups).

Throughout this guide, these categories are color-coded for easy identifications:

Major RISC-V event

These include RISC-V Global Forums, RISC-V Summit, and participation in major RISC-V events. Events may be run by RISC-V or other host organizations.

These are committed.

Industry event determined by member interest

These include events that focus on technology, industry verticals, and open source. The goal is for RISC-V to be represented across a variety of relevant events.

RISC-V presense such as sponsorship, booth, and pavilion in these events will be determined by member interest.

Regional RISC-V events led by local RISC-V organizations

These include our known regional events. The region takes the lead on the events, they are funded by the region.

RISC-V provides support through speakers, content, and promotion, and may provide additional support as needed.

Most events have sponsorship opportunities.

This brochure is provided so you can plan your 2021 event strategy and set budget. Note that many events are to-be-determined with date and in-person or virtual. We have noted any information we have at this time in this prospectus. As events are updated, we will update the brochure accordingly.

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Committed

Potential

RISC-V Forum Europe
Date TBD (April, May, or June)
Planned in-person with a virtual backup
Approximate sponsor cost: TBD

embedded world 2021
March 2021
Planned in-person
Approximate sponsor cost $6,000 per pod

Design Automation Conference (DAC)
July 2021
Planned in-person
Approximate sponsor cost $6,000 per pod

RISC-V Forum China
Date TBD (September or October)
Planned in-person
Approximate member cost: Led and hosted by local China RISC-V member

RISC-V Summit
December 2021
Planned in-person
Approximate sponsor cost: TBD

RISC-V Day India
Event and Date TBD, targeting April 2021
Approximate cost: $20,000 total, funded by RISC-V + sponsorhsip

RISC-V Day Vietnam
Event and Date TBD, targeting June 2021
Approximate sponsor cost: $750 – $2,000

RISC-V Day Taipei
Event and Date TBD, targeting September 2021
Funded by sponsorship and the regional organization

RISC-V Day Tokyo
Event and Date TBD, targeting November 2021
Approximate sponsor cost: $1,500 – $5,000

ISS Europe 2021
January 12, 2021
Virtual

FOSDEM
February 6-7, 2021
Virtual

Automotive Grade Linux
March 2021
Virtual

IEEE Cool Chips
Date: TBD, expecting mid-April
Location: TBD, potentially Japan
Approximate RISC-V cost: $2,000

FOSSI Foundation Europe
Date: TBD, anticipating April, May, June
Location: TBD
Approximate RISC-V cost: $2,000

ISC High Performance
Date: June 27 – July 1, 2021
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Approximate sponsor cost: $6,000 per demo pod

LF Open Source Summit North America
Date: August 4, 2021
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Approximate RISC-V cost: $6,000

LF Open Source Summit Europe
Date: September 29, 2021
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Approximate RISC-V cost: $6,000

Hot Chips
Date: TBD, last half of August
Location: San Francisco, CA
Approximate RISC-V cost: $2,000

Flash Memory Summit
Date: Mid-November
Location: TBD, likely Santa Clara, CA
Approximate RISC-V cost: $4,500

SC21 (Supercomputing)
Date: November 14-18, 2021
Location: St. Louis
Approximate sponsor cost: $6,000 per demo pod

RISC-V Events Description

RISC-V Forum Europe

Date: TBD, April, May, June
Location: TBD
Technology. Opportunity. Community.

RISC-V is breaking down technical barriers and disrupting traditional microprocessor business models through global collaboration. The RISC-V Global Forum is our opportunity to engage across the community, from start-ups to multi-nationals, from students to luminaries, from deep technical talks to understanding industry momentum.

Event structure:

  • In-person event
  • Table-top
  • Keynotes, breakout sessions, and hands-on tutorials and how-tos.
  • Networking and social events (evening event)

RISC-V will be seeking sponsorships to cover the costs of the event.
Approximate sponsor cost:

RISC-V Forum China

Date: TBD, September or October
Location: TBD
Technology. Opportunity. Community.

RISC-V is breaking down technical barriers and disrupting traditional microprocessor business models through global collaboration. The RISC-V Global Forum is our opportunity to engage across the community, from start-ups to multi-nationals, from students to luminaries, from deep technical talks to understanding industry momentum.

Event structure:

  • In-person event
  • Table-top
  • Keynotes, breakout sessions, and hands-on tutorials and how-tos.
  • Networking and social events (evening event)

RISC-V will be seeking sponsorships to cover the costs of the event.
Approximate sponsor cost:

RISC-V Summit

Date: December
Location: San Jose, CA
Technology. Opportunity. Community.

RISC-V is breaking down technical barriers and disrupting traditional microprocessor business models through global collaboration. The RISC-V Summit is our opportunity to engage across the community, from start-ups to multi-nationals, from students to luminaries, from deep technical talks to understanding industry momentum.

Event structure:

  • In-person event
  • Exhibit booths
  • Keynotes, breakout sessions, and hands-on tutorials and how-tos.
  • Member day
  • Networking and social events

RISC-V will be seeking sponsorships to cover the costs of the event.
Approximate sponsor cost:

Industry Events

embedded world 2021

Date: March 2-4, 2021
Location: Nuremberg, Germany

embedded world – the leading international fair for embedded systems.

Be it security for electronic systems, distributed intelligence, the Internet of Things or e-mobility and energy efficiency – the embedded world trade fair in Nuremberg enables you to experience the whole world of embedded systems.

Call for papers: Due October 2, 2020

RISC-V Activities:

  • Pavilion style booth
  • 14 demo pods available
  • Components of each pod TBD
  • Research opportunities for speaking slots: invited & contributed
  • Games and contests to drive booth traffic to RISC-V pavilion and member booths

Approximate sponsor cost: $6,000 per demo pod

Design Automation Conference (DAC)

Date: July 11-15
Location: San Francisco

DAC offers outstanding training, education, exhibits and superb networking opportunities for designers, researchers, tool developers and vendors.

Exhibitor manual available March 2021.
CFP open: TBD

RISC-V Activities

  • Pavilion style booth
  • Demo pods available:
  • # of demo pods available (TBD)
  • Components of each pod TBD
  • Research opportunities for speaking slots: invited & contributed
  • Games and contests to drive booth traffic to RISC-V pavilion and member booths

Approximate sponsor cost: $6,000 per demo pod

FOSDEM ‘21

Date: February 6-7, 2021
Location: Online
Event website

Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels. In 2021, they will gather online.

RISC-V Activities

  • Possible sponsor
  • Secure a keynote or speaking slot as part of the event support
  • RISC-V community submit proposals for program slots

IEEE Cool Chips

Date: TBD, expecting mid-April
Location: TBD, potentially Japan

IEEE COOL Chips is an International Symposium initiated in 1998 to present the advancement of low-power and high-speed chips and systems. The symposium covers leading-edge technologies in all areas of microprocessors and their applications.

RISC-V Activities:

  • Possible sponsor
  • Secure a keynote or speaking slot as part of the event support
  • RISC-V community submit proposals for program slots

Funded through RISC-V International.
Approximate RISC-V cost: $2,000

Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe)

Date: April 21-23, 2021
Location: Brussels, Belguim
Event Website

As the world seeks to leverage emerging technologies to establish a new normal, the microelectronics manufacturing and design supply chain will play a critical role. Semiconductors are at the center of the innovative solutions required to develop the Digital Economy and provide a secure and sustainable Digital Future.

ISS Europe 2021 will gather key stakeholders from the public and private sectors to help design a way forward and fast-track a return to high industry growth into 2021 and beyond.

RISC-V Activities:

  • Possible sponsor
  • Secure a keynote or speaking slot as part of the event support
  • RISC-V community submit proposals for program slots

FOSSI Foundation Europe

Date: TBD, anticipating April, May, June
Location: TBD
Event website

FOSSi Foundation organizes several conferences and similar events every year as a way to bring developers and users together to meet and share their work.

These events are of a varying size, but they all have in common that the focus is on meeting others interested in free and open source silicon in a relaxed atmosphere.

RISC-V Activities:

  • Exhibition / sponsor
  • Secure a keynote or speaking slot as part of the event support
  • RISC-V community submit proposals for program slots

Funded through RISC-V International.
Approximate RISC-V cost: $2,000

Hot Chips

Date: TBD, last half of August
Location: San Francisco, CA
Event website

Since it started in 1989, HOT CHIPS has been known as one of the semiconductor industry’s leading conferences on high-performance microprocessors and related integrated circuits. The conference is held once a year in August in the center of the world’s capital of electronics activity, Silicon Valley.

RISC-V Activities:

  • Exhibition / sponsor
  • Secure a keynote or speaking slot as part of the event support
  • RISC-V community submit proposals for program slots

Funded through RISC-V International.
Approximate RISC-V cost: $2,000

Flash Memory Summit

Date: Mid-November
Location: TBD, likely Santa Clara, CA
Event website

FMS is the best networking opportunity in the storage industry!
Attendees will hear keynotes and the latest technology updates, forecasts, and roadmaps for non-volatile memory (NVM). 2019 highlights feature NVMe, NVMe-oF, Persistent Memory, advanced memory technologies, and key Open Source software topics. Learn the latest storage design tricks, take advantage of networking opportunities, and connect with both established and new vendors and suppliers.

RISC-V Activities:

  • Exhibition / sponsor
  • Secure a keynote or speaking slot as part of the event support
  • RISC-V community submit proposals for program slots

Funded through RISC-V International.
Approximate RISC-V cost $4,500

Automotive Grade Linux

Date: TBD, March
Location: Virtual

The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) All Member Meeting takes place bi-annually and brings the AGL community together to learn about the latest developments, share best practices and collaborate to drive rapid innovation across the industry.

RISC-V Activities:

  • Possible sponsor
  • Secure a keynote or speaking slot as part of the event support
  • RISC-V community submit proposals for program slots

LF Open Source Summit North America

Date: August 4, 2021
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Event website

The premier vendor-neutral conference in North America for open source developers and technologists to collaborate, share information and learn about the latest technologies and innovations across open source.

RISC-V Activities:

  • Exhibition / sponsor
  • Secure a keynote or speaking slot as part of the event support
  • RISC-V community submit proposals for program slots

Funded through RISC-V International.
Approximate RISC-V cost: $6,000

Open Source Summit Europe

Date: September 29, 2021
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Event website

The premier vendor-neutral conference in North America for open source developers and technologists to collaborate, share information and learn about the latest technologies and innovations across open source.

RISC-V Activities:

  • Exhibition / sponsor
  • Secure a keynote or speaking slot as part of the event support
  • RISC-V community submit proposals for program slots

Funded through RISC-V International.
Approximate RISC-V cost: $6,000

ISC High Performance

Date: June 27 – July 1, 2021
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Event website

#SHAPINGTOMORROW
The Event For High Performance Computing, Machine Learning and Data Analytics

Over 3,700 practitioners and users, and 160 exhibitors in a live conference and exhibition experience. The event caters to hardware and software demands of global research centers and businesses in the fields of HPC, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics.

RISC-V Activities:

  • Exhibition:
    • Single booth (6sqm): €4,300
    • Pavilion style 12sqm: €15,300
    • Pavilion style 18sqm: €29,500
    • Plus cost for the booth and graphics
  • Day-before RISC-V event
    • Full day event €4,250
    • Includes coffee breaks with fruit and snacks, juice, and lunch.
    • Maximum participants 34 (due to social distancing rules)
  • RISC-V pitch potential speakers and topics for the invited program
  • Support the RISC-V community in submitting CFPs for the Contributed Program

RISC-V will be seeking sponsorships to cover the costs of the event.
Approximate sponsor cost: $6,000 per demo pod

SC21 (Supercomputing)

Date: November 14-18, 2021
Location: St. Louis

The international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis.

RISC-V Activities:

  • Exhibition:
    • Single booth
    • Pavilion style $35,000 (estimated)
    • Plus cost for the booth and graphics
  • Day-before RISC-V event
    • Full day event $5,000 (estimated)
  • RISC-V pitch potential speakers and topics for the invited program
  • Support the RISC-V community in submitting CFPs for the Contributed Program

RISC-V will be seeking sponsorships to cover the costs of the event.
Approximate sponsor cost: $6,000 per demo pod

Regional Events Description

RISC-V Day India

Date: TBD, targeted for early-April
Location: TBD, India

The international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis.

RISC-V Activities:

RISC-V proposes a workshop day, working with The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras). Ideally, we would like the workshop day in conjunction with another IT event in India.

The content will discuss current and prospective RISC-V projects and implementations as well as offering opportunities for hands-on tutorials and how-tos.

RISC-V will be seeking sponsorships to cover the costs of the event.
Approximate cost: $20,000 total, funded by sponsor + RISC-V

RISC-V Day Vietnam

Date: TBD
Location: Vietnam

RISC-V Day Vietnam is the largest RISC-V conference in Vietnam. RISC-V suppliers deliver their technical PR and RISC-V researchers present their research results in the fields of IoT applications involving AI, security and others presenting excellent technologies and products related to RISC-V. Key people and technicians gather to improve product exposure, realize collaboration between companies, and where technology exchange takes place.

RISC-V Activities:

  • Sponsor or co-host
  • RISC-V submit proposals for program slots
  • Pitch program slots for RISC-V members and community

Approximate sponsor cost: $750 – $2,000

RISC-V Day Taipei

Date: TBD, estimated September
Location: Taiwan

RISC-V Taipei Day leads a new revolution in EDGE AI design-Edge Smart Embedded Design Application Forum

RISC-V Activities:

  • Sponsor or co-host
  • RISC-V submit proposals for program slots
  • Pitch program slots for RISC-V members and community

Funded by the region.

RISC-V Day Tokyo

RISC-V Day Tokyo
Date: TBD, targeted for early-April
Location: TBD, Tokyo

RISC-V Day Tokyo is the largest RISC-V conference in Tokyo. RISC-V suppliers deliver their technical PR and RISC-V researchers present their research results in the fields of IoT applications involving AI, security and others presenting excellent technologies and products related to RISC-V. Key people and technicians gather to improve product exposure, realize collaboration between companies, and where technology exchange takes place.

RISC-V Activities:

  • Sponsor or co-host
  • RISC-V submit proposals for program slots
  • Pitch program slots for RISC-V members and community

Approximate sponsor cost: $1,500 – $5,000

Take the survey!

Mark the events you are interested in.

We will use this information to build the 2021 event plan.