The Show Experience

The IoT Emerge Show Floor will be buzzing with activity November 2nd & 3rd. The event layout is designed to provide a dynamic, community based experienced to facilitate education and peer-to-peer interaction. All attendees can take advantage of the content sessions in the two show floor education theaters, attend event features & special programs on Women in IoT, an IoT Influencer Panel & Happy Hour, Author Meet & Greet, Roundtable discussions, Fireside chats, and more. In addition, there will be demos, interactive activities and a live podcast taping.

Show Floor Hours

Wednesday 10:30 am – 6:00 pm, including Happy Hour starting at 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm, including Happy Hour starting at 4:00 pm

IoT Institute Main Street

IoT Institute Main Street is the main hub in the center of the show floor where you can grab a coffee, charge your device, network with other attendees, and learn more about getting involved with the IoT Institute online community (the producer's of the IoT Emerge event) including access to research, special reports and case-studies.


Visit our exhibits area and see innovative companies that are helping lead the way forward in the IoT industry. See demos, hear about real-world case studies, and get direct access to experts who are building the next generation of IoT solutions across data analytics, IoT platforms, security, infrastructure, and design engineering.

For full list of exhibitors, click here

IoT Emerge Store

Visit the official IoT Emerge store for some unique swag, from hats and shirts to mugs and pens. The store will have an IoT Bookstore nook where you can purchase showcased and acclaimed books addressing topics of how IoT strategy, analysis and implementation can help companies become digital enterprises.

Innovator's Theater

The Innovator's Theater is your source for panels discussing topics such as Women in IoT, Real World IoT use-cases, Influencer Meet & Greets, and more including Author Meet & Greets plus book signings.

Learning Center Theater

The Learning Center Theater provides access to sessions that will showcase case-studies, product and strategy solutions and comparisons, and guidance on how to plan for your next IoT project.

Expo After Hours

Wednesday 4:30 – 7:30pm

Join us for drinks and appetizers Wednesday on the Show Floor's IoT Institute Main Street for an extended Happy Hour, featuring demos, hands-on activities and unique networking opportunities.

Expo Happy Hour

Thursday 4:00-5:00pm

Head over to the IoT Institute Main Street (middle of the hall) Thursday at 4:00pm for beer and wine and networking.

Think your smartphone is tiny? Think again!

Each IoT Emerge attendee will have the opportunity to build a Tiny Arcade, created by Tiny Curuits, to relive the golden age of video games with an arcade cabinet that fits in the palm of your hand. It features an OLED screen, comes pre-loaded with three games, has a microSD card expansion slot, and you can create your own games for it too!

Come Fly With Me

Do you watch ABC’s Shark Tank? Then you might be familiar with the drone start-up xCraft that manufactures XPlusOne—a drone that can hover like a quadcopter and fly like a fixed-wing aircraft. Come down and check out the drones that made Shark Tank investment history receiving offers from all five "sharks."

Indoor Graffiti is Good for the Soul

Like to color? IoT Emerge has collaborated with Ava Grey Designs to create a mural incorporating the city’s skyscape with characteristics of new and emerging technologies to capture Chicago’s history and future plans to become a Smart City. Stop by to help complete the mural and get a copy of the print on a t-shirt.

Ava Grey

Are you seeing double or in 3D?

3D printing is changing the way we think. IoT Emerge is working with The 3D Printer Experience, a registered Benefit Corporation in Illinois, to provide attendees with an overview of this new interactive printing experience. What’s really cool is that you can get a 3D version of yourself made! (will be mailed to attendees after the event).

Organic Headshots

Organic Headshots is a Chicago-based portrait studio taking professional headshots for executives and team members in all industries. Stop by for a professional photo to enhance your LinkedIn profile or website.

Reading is Fun!

Are you a fan of Tim Chou, Chairman, Alchemist Accelerator; Ayelet Baron, Co-Founder of Creatingis or Inder Sidhu, VP of Strategy and Planning at Cisco? Then stop by the IoT Emerge Conference bookstore and pick up a book.


OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES - the above events are accessible to all attendee badge types, as are the morning Keynote speakers on November 2nd & November 3rd (9:00 – 10:30 am)