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Network X Americas
May 20-22, 2025
Irving Convention Center at Las ColinasDallas, Texas


At Big 5G 2023, there is a full social agenda for you to get involved in around the conference. See some of the experiences that are on offer below.

The Big 5G Party

Taking place on May 16th in the evening, until late, join the Party to connect with fellow attendees and enjoy food, drinks, games and more. Access included in Delegate, Operator, Enterprise, Press and Exhibition passes.

The venue: Punch Bowl Social Downtown, 522 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Time: 7pm-10pm

Drinks and Networking

Taking place after the end of the sessions on May 15th and the 16th, join the speakers and fellow attendees for a relaxed happy hour to talk about all that has been discussed during the day, and more!

The Big 5G 5K

Start the day right, burn off some energy and head to Big 5G feeling fresh by joining the 5K run at the heart of Austin! Starts at 7:30 am on May 17th!

Roundtable Sessions

An exclusive opportunity to connect with selected, high-level, service provider executives and discuss industry burning issues in a Chatham House Rule interactive session, led by world-class analysts supporting Big 5G. Roundtable sessions are invite-only and will run on May 16th and 17th.

VIP Lounge

An exclusive lounge, available to speakers and VIP attendees, is a unique opportunity to connect with peers in a quiet zone, have meetings or do some work.

The Press Lounge

Available to all press attending Big 5G, the Press Lounge allows for a quiet space to write down news stories, well equipped with power and connectivity.

Light Reading TV Studio

See how first-class reporting is done at the Light Reading TV Studio, where the editors will be interviewing our expert speakers, sponsors and attendees.

Sustainability at Big 5G

The event venue is powered by 100 percent renewable energy from Austin Energy’s Green Choice Program. Not to mention, 50 percent of all waste generated is diverted from landfills through our extensive recycling, reuse, and composting program.

Health & Safety at Big 5G

Read more about the event's code of conduct and health and safety policies...