Networking Events

Exhibitor Reception (open to exhibitors only)

Monday, May 8
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Solutions Theater (XPO Hall)

First Timers Reception

Monday, May 8
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Lobby AB

First time at XPONENTIAL? Make friends and get to know other first time attendees right before the Welcome Reception.

Welcome Reception

Monday, May 8
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lobby AB

Attendees planning to begin their week with our exciting conference programming on Monday will close out their day with an opportunity to network with the great speakers and panelists featured that day.

Sponsored by:

Textron

Chairman's Reception (open to VIP Pass registrants and invitees only)

Tuesday, May 9
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
VIP Club (Room C3-C4)

Enjoy an elegant evening with top executives and industry leaders in an ideal setting for building relationships and expanding your professional circle.

Sponsored by:

Lone StarTexas A&M EngineeringNUASCP

XPO Hall Networking Receptions

Tuesday, May 9
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday, May 10
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Thursday, May 11
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have a chance to reconnect with exhibitors and other attendees at the end of the day in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the innovative displays of technology and great conversation.

Startup Showdown Happy Hour

Wednesday, May 10
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM
Ballroom C1 & C2

Three finalists will emerge from fifteen semi-finalists to compete in the Startup Showdown in the XPONENTIAL General Session room. During the Startup Showdown, finalists will have six minutes each to pitch their business to the panel, and will then have a six-minute live question and answer session with the judges.

The Mix (ticket required)

Wednesday, May 10
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Gilley's Dallas
1135 South Lamar St | Dallas

AUVSI is taking over Gilley’s Dallas, home of the Urban Cowboy legacy and memorabilia, namesake of Mickey Gilley. Join old and new friends to experience a taste of some southern culture. Embrace the south and learn how to line dance, ride a mechanical bull, watch armadillo races, play cornhole, or just enjoy some great music, there is something for everyone! We look forward to having you there.

Sponsored by:

Northrop Grumman