Unless you have been living off the grid for the past year, you likely noticed increased discussion around AI. Ever since OpenAI launched Chat GPT into the public, news outlets, publications and especially conferences have been eager to cover advances in this technology, especially with generative AI and LLMs. Most of our clients have asked us for guidance on which AI conference they should attend this fall – especially since there seems to be an option every week between mid-September and mid-November. As regular readers of this blog and our newsletter will remember, all our event recommendations depend on the objectives of the company and the target audiences they are trying to address, influence, or meet.
When you begin to plan your own AI conference participation, take a moment to determine what audiences are most important to you and your business – which vertical market, geographic area, or technical role are you most interested in?
Many of this fall’s events target specific audiences or industries, so you may choose to start your search there. For example, Generative AI for the Creative Industries Summit is 12 – 13 September in London; AI Hardware & Edge Summit is 12 – 14 September in Santa Clara; and AI Games and Entertainment Summit is 12 September in LA. In October, the AI in Healthcare Conference will happen in Houston bringing together researchers, engineers, clinicians, and entrepreneurs at the forefront of artificial intelligence in healthcare and public health. Rework Healthcare Summit & AI in Pharma Summit in Boston will be a month later but focused on AI and ML methods & tools set to revolutionize not only healthcare, but also medicine and diagnostics.
If you are looking for information on how AI is being applied to business now and in the future (regardless of the industry), that too is possible to find. Another AI event in Boston in November is MIT Technology Review’s EmTech. It will be part of MIT’s AI Week during those same dates (13 – 16 November) as the healthcare conference. Applied Intelligence Live (September in Austin) will also focus on practical applications of AI across industries, as will AI & Big Data Expo Europe in September in Amsterdam and CogX in September in London.
Or you may be searching for more technical information on AI. In December, one of the longer-running technical AI events, NeurIPS will return for its 37th year to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
If you would rather gather a few AI insights while you are learning about other technologies, many of the largest tech conferences have simply added an AI stage this year. Web Summit, TechCrunch Disrupt and DTX in London are great examples.
And finally, if you want an AI education but really don’t want to leave your couch, Techstrong is hosting one of the online-only conferences in December called AI in Action.
These are just a few of the many options out there. Regardless of where you go to get your information, there is an AI event for all this fall!