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‘Electronics Rocks’ is an engineering community-supported event, that aims to create India’s most exciting platform for everyone interested in technology and electronics design. In 2014, we already have 50+ awesome sessions, 9 workshops and a ton load of fun all planned and set for the thousands of delegates who will register!

This event will feature keynotes, star speakers, technical tracks, workshops, expo, innovation demos, community meet ups and even a hackathon.  EFY’s Electronics Rocks 2014 is committed to grow and become the #1 platform for Indian design engineers and makers.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Exhibitors and Sponsors

 

Q. What’s this event about?

A. This event (Electronics Rocks) aims to create an exciting platform for Electronics Design Engineers. Over 50 speakers that include industry thought leaders and stalwarts, will speak about amazing cutting-edge trends in technology, and on how they solved the challenges that they faced while implementing completely new projects on the Internet of Things.

Our aim is to help engineers reduce design time and complexity by using cutting edge design ideas, electronics design tools and solutions.

We also aim to help futurists and makers get started with inter-disciplinary tinkering in electronics, as well as creating a platform for them to showcase commercial Indian designs.

 

Q. What are the key elements of Electronics Rocks in 2014?

A. The key elements of Electronics Rocks in 2014 will be on certain topics that we have decided based on feedback from the 1300+ engineers who had attended the previous iteration — Electronics Rocks 2013. This year we will be focusing on:

  • Challenges and Solutions for Internet of Things
  • Open Hardware Design
  • Designing for Aerospace
  • Designing for Automotive
  • Designing for Medical
  • 3D Printing and Desktop SMT
  • Indian Innovations
  • Hands-on Workshops
Q. Will the entry for delegates be free or paid?

A. There will be free passes, as well as paid passes. The FREE passes will have access limited to certain tracks and the expo.

 

Q. How many types of passes will be there?

A. There will be 3 levels of passes. They are:

1) Expo Pass

• Cost: Free
• EXPO Access: Yes
• Conference Access: Only to one conference hall (Hall A)
• Workshop Access: No
• Certificate of Attendance: No
• Reservation: No
• Buffet Lunch: No
• Videos: No

2) Bronze Pass

• Cost: Rs. 500
• EXPO Access: Yes
• Conference Access: Yes. ALL Conference Halls (Hall A, Hall B, Hall C)
• Workshop Access: No
• Certificate of Attendance: No
• Reservation: No
• Buffet Lunch: No
• Videos: No

3) GOLD Pass (best offer!)

• Cost: Rs. 2000
• EXPO Access: Yes
• Conference Access: Yes. ALL Conference Halls (Hall A, Hall B, Hall C)
• Workshop Access: Yes. Reserved seats For Two Workshops, Access to others if seats are available (first come, first serve)
• Certificate of Attendance: Yes. Directly handed over at the venue on October 11th
• Reservation: Yes. Assured seating in front rows for conference
• Buffet Lunch: Yes. Lunch will be provided at venue on both days
• Videos: Yes. Online access to all conference sessions
Q. Why should my firm be an exhibitor or a sponsor of this event?

A. Since the main target audience of this event are electronics design engineers, only those organisations and brands who wants to engage with this unique audience segment should come in as an exhibitor or a sponsor. Some of the reasons for participation can be: :

1. Want to promote a new technology or a product segment amongst the electronics design engineering community

2. Want to demonstrate a new product or application amongst this community

3. Want to strengthen one’s brand as the employer of choice amongst this community

4. Want to interact with this community and get feedback on certain products or initiatives

5. Want to demonstrate innovative projects or applications plausible using your products or solutions

 

Q. What is going to be EFY’s strategy to ensure that the content of the conference is going to be relevant?

A. At EFY, we follow a simple principle when it comes to selecting content for events — customers prefer listening to experiences and best practices of other customers rather than vendors. Hence, the majority of our speakers are from the Design Community itself. Plus, we work closely with our sponsors to ensure that their speakers also present a generic picture. Lastly, we ensure that full transparency is maintained with attendees so that they can make informed decisions when it comes to selecting sessions and speakers they intend to listen to.

 

Q. What are the types of opportunities for organisations or brands to engage with the Electronics Design Engineer Community?

A. While customised solutions can be developed depending on the marketing needs, the following standard options exist for:

* Sponsorships

* Exhibitor booths for brands & organisations

* Exhibitor booths for recruiters

* Demo tables for Innovators

* Surveys/Database Collection

* Distribution of marketing collateral or give-aways

* Dedicated seminars or workshops by brands

* Product Launch / Demo Sessions by brands

Please get in touch with us at dilin.anand@efyindia.com for more sponsorship details

Q. What do we do if we want to do a bulk/group registration? Are there special rates for bulk bookings?

A. Yes, there are discounts for Bulk Bookings (listed below). You are requested to contact us at erocks@efyindia.com or speak to Mr. Arun Singh at 08800-094213.

Discount Structure for Bulk Bookings

3 to 5 passes:              5% discount

6 to 10 passes:            10% discount

11 to 20 passes:          15% discount

21 or more:                 20% discount

 

Q. Is there any discount for academicians?

A. We have a flat 50% discount for academicians, because we believe that when we update one academician, we in turn update hundreds of students who are taught by the academician. Plus, if the academicians come in a group, then they can benefit from the Bulk Booking discounts too. We have NO special discounts for students.

 

Q. Is this event useful for students?

Yes and no. This event is useful for only those students who have a high interest in electronics, and want to pursue their career in this fast growing field.

Students might want to check out the workshops at the event. You can find a list of all the workshops at the MasterClass page.

 

Q. Is there any electronics body (i.e., Clik,ISA) joining hands with you?

Yes, most leading electronics associations are expected to support this event.

 

Q. Do you sponsor the speakers (i.e., whether EFY will take care of the to-fro charges)?

We do not sponsor speakers, but can provide accommodation in Bangalore.

 

Exhibitors & Sponsors:

 

Q. What kind of workshops will be featured at the event?

There will be 3 workshops at the event per day, each capable of enlightening 25 engineers at a time.

 

Q. Can my company hold a seminar at the event?

Yes, of course. First, you need to come in as an exhibitor, and then book a seminar slot (in multiples of 30 minutes). Once done, your seminar details will be shared on our website so that the audience can register it.

 

Q. Can we do a product launch at the event?

Sure. The process is the similar to that for the seminar – instead of a seminar slot, you would be booking a Product launch slot.

 

Q. What are the different engagement and marketing opportunities available? 

  • Standard engagement opportunities like exposition booths and sponsorships are available for brands wanting to engage with the audience.
  • Innovative marketing opportunities like surveys, on-the-spot contests, product launches, brand-centric workshops, brand-centric seminars, press conference, etc, can also be customised as per your marketing goals and budgets.

You are requested to contact us at erocks@efyindia.com or speak to Mr. Arun Singh at 08800-094213.

 

Q. Can you shed some light on the “innovative branding opportunities” mentioned for exhibitors and sponsors?

These refer to the creative on-the-spot activities like Surveys, Contests, Innovative branding, etc. EFY will help you with these engagement activities by:

1. Allowing you to do activities at different locations of the venue i.e. your staff can move around and conduct the surveys or contests.

2. Help publicise these activities by announcing them during breaks between sessions

3. Help publicise the brand by mentioning them in the event guide

 

Need a great design house to create a best-selling product?

Electronics Rocks ’14 (eRocks) is the perfect platform to find the best electronics design houses to design and develop your next best-selling product.

eRocks is a magnet for India’s best design houses to come together, as they speak about their latest and greatest designs. Demonstrations and presentations of some truly innovative products is what defines this conference, right from Day 1. Growing to be India’s most popular platform for electronics design, visitors are able to experience live demonstrations of innovative applications and the latest of technologies.

What does this give you? OEMs and manufacturers get a an awesome opportunity to pick the choicest of design houses, to design what could very well be the upcoming hottest selling product in the market.

Interested? Contact us here.

Are you a design house who got left out from Electronics Rocks 2014? You can get in touch with Neeta Vadhvani, DGM (+91 8800-094210) for events at Electronics Rocks 2014 to ensure you get a spot.

Become Our Community Partners For ZERO Cost!

Community Partners

If you belong to a design house or an engineering firm, here’s an opportunity for your firm to team-up with EFY’s Electronics Rocks conference, as a Community Partner. This is also a ZERO cost opportunity for your brand or company.

By being a Community Partner, you will be able to enhance your brand’s popularity through EFY Publications, websites and visitors at the event. Your brand will be featured in promotional material for the event, through both print and digital media. It will also enable all employees of your firm to get 20% discount on gold pass.
What do we need in return?
i) Permission to do a registration drive for one day on premises
ii) Total of three emails sent across employees
iii) Posters on key notice boards that you decide

All the above will be handled by our own team, so we only require the approval from your side for the three points mentioned above.

 

For more information mail to us at erocks@efy.in

Current Partners
Community-Pass
About Electronics Rocks 2014

Following the runaway success of Electronics Rocks 2013, our team is setting up the 2014 edition of this engineering community-driven event at Bengaluru. The two day event’s content attracted great reviews last year, for its fresh take on the traditional electronics engineering conference. Last year’s event, attended by over 1400 delegates overwhelmed us on many levels as it was twice the number of our expected engineering audience.

Convince Your HoD, Get Discounts

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Want a HUGE discount?   Use the Promocode: ‘EROCKSU25′ after selecting Gold Pass.

Register Today!

 

Do you know that attending eRocks is not only an investment for your personal skills but it will also help you in professional development.

What we are trying to say here is how about demonstrating this concept to your manager and persuading him to let your whole team attend this amazing carnival of design engineering professionals. Build contacts, develop skills, learn the hottest trends, add value to your employer!

So show the top 5 benefits of attending eRocks 2014 to your manager and get awesome deals!

Letter to your employer (Sample)
GoogleDoc

1. Intensive sessions from the industry’s best speakers
Our speakers are a combination of experienced industry leaders, high-value engineers and founder-innovators driven by a passion for technology and engineering.

  • Get to know the latest cutting-edge technology from the folks who developed it
  • Absorb the energy and drive from the pros — get better at what you do
  • Take away skills that you can apply to your work straight away!

2. Amazing Networking Benefits
The eRocks conference will enable your team to network with 1000s of new potential customers, vendors and professionals in the electronics industry

  • Team learns to sense the pulse of what’s happening in tools, technologies and customer requirements.
  • Get connected with our lineup of speakers, some of the most valuable people in the electronics industry
  • Hear ideas that your team weren’t even aware of!

3. Team Building was never this cool!
This conference will expose your team to extreme learning, to create a tighter knit and superbly efficient team.

  • Team members discuss new technologies, tools and processes with advice from the best in the industry.
  • Discussions on how to apply them back in the company to improve your products, performance and results.
  • Be part of an epic hackathon on the second day — tens of thousands of rupees up for grabs!

4. Enhance Innovation
Want to design an innovative product for the market place? This is the conference for you.

  • Learn from the founders of some of the latest successfully funded start-ups
  • Attend workshops, get taught on creating prototypes from Five popular dev boards
  • Don’t just dream — be a do’er and learn to get those dreams come alive!

5. Opportunity to join the experts community!
Every attendee at Electronics Rocks ’14 can apply to be invited to the EFY Experts Community.

  • Members get to be featured in future articles in EFY magazine and electronicsforu.com
  • Get opportunity to demonstrate innovative products at EFY’s exhibitions and conferences
  • Can utilise the extensive network of members to get connected with key industry players, even after the conference!

This is one conference which pays for itself!

If this isn’t enough, we are giving bulk discounts to the those who convince their HoD to let the whole department attend. If you have convinced your manager or HoD, write to erocks@efy.in for amazing discounts - ‘cuz you earned it!

Discount Structure for Bulk Bookings

3 to 5 passes:              5% discount

6 to 10 passes:            10% discount

11 to 20 passes:          15% discount

21 or more:                 20% discount

 

Do you belong to a design house or engineering firm?

You can still get 20% discount plus awesome benefits by becoming our community partners. Know how.

 

Resources

What the %^&* is eRocks Video
Letter to your employer (Sample)
GoogleDoc
eRocks 2014, show guide PDF