I just received an email from the organizers of the forthcoming Embedded Online Conference (EOC), which will be held May 17-18-19 & 20. As I mentioned in my previous column on this topic (see The 2021 EOC Approacheth), quite apart from everything else, we will be celebrating 50 years of the microprocessor and embedded legend Jack Ganssle will be giving a must-see keynote The Microprocessor at 50.

Also, if you take a look at the Conference Schedule, you will see that yours truly will be giving a presentation titled Not your Grandmother’s Embedded Systems on May 19 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time).

Returning to the email I just received, it included a link to this short video showing some of the speakers (including your humble narrator) explaining why attending this conference is such a good idea.

In order to bask in the glow of my presentation — and attend the other talks — you will, of course, need to Register for the Conference. Once you’ve registered, while you are counting down the days for the 2021 conference to start, you can watch as many talks as you want from the 2020 conference. Furthermore, all the talks from the 2021 conference will remain available on demand until the May 2022 conference, thereby giving you a year to feast your eyes and ears.

Sad to relate, we are now in May, which means the price of attending the conference has risen to $290 a head (you can contact the organizers for special group rates). Well, once again I’ve coaxed and cajoled and wheedled and whined on your behalf, with the result that members of the Cool Beans Blog Community can use promo code MAX149. This little beauty will grant you a $141 rebate, so you’ll pay only $149 instead of $290. I know $149 isn’t “chump change,” but when you look at the quality of the speakers involved (and me) I’m sure you’ll agree this is well worth the price of admission.

All I can say is that I’m really looking forward to watching the other presentations and giving my own, and it would be awesome to see your smiling face in the live video Q&A sessions that will follow each of the presentations.