Looking to attend an AI event or two this year? We've listed 20 of the top machine learning conferences in 2019.
The term "machine learning" was first coined in 1959 by Arthur Samuel, a pioneer in the fields of computer gaming and artificial intelligence. It refers to the study of algorithms that computer systems use to perform specific tasks without receiving step-by-step instructions.
In recent years, as the field of artificial intelligence has become more "every day" and less "science fiction novel", AI events have sprung up to help lead the charge. Some of these events focus specifically on machine learning. Those are the ones we want to share with you today.
So without further ado, here are the top 20 machine learning conferences in 2019:
Start Date: June 9th - June 15th, 2019 in Long Beach, California
Description: ICML is one of the leading international machine learning conferences in the world.
Why You Should Attend: ICML is one of the most distinguished conferences on this list and is entering its 36th year. A conference is only able to run for that long of a time if it's constantly delivering value to attendees, which is exactly what ICML does. In 2019, event goers can expect to hear from another slate of expert speakers and attend in-depth workshops on the current state and future of machine learning— all from beautiful, sunny Long Beach, CA.
Start Date: April 15th - April 16th, 2019 in New York City
Description: Learn the latest breakthroughs in AI and machine learning.
Why You Should Attend: The Artificial Intelligence Conference is where science meets business implementation. This O'Reilly event (maker of online courses and host of multiple conferences around the world), will feature top speakers from companies like Salesforce, Microsoft, and Amazon; specific training courses that will delve deep into AI topics like machine learning; and networking opportunities for all attendees. For those interested in learning about how artificial intelligence can be used in practical ways, this conference is a great choice.
Start Date: May 14th - May 15th, 2019 in San Francisco, California
Description: See the biggest breakthroughs in machine learning and where the field is headed in 2019 and beyond.
Why You Should Attend: This event, hosted in the luxurious Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco, CA, will dive into the technical side of machine learning. As this conference is a part of the DATAx festival, attendees will have access to over 100 speakers sharing their wisdom across five different schedules. Key topics at this year's event will include how leading brands are using machine learning, the latest machine learning tips, tricks, and tools, and image recognition. There will also be a Women in AI networking lunch, which will be a great opportunity for women to meet other ladies in the field.
Start Date: September 5th - September 6th, 2019 in London, England
Description: A truly global event featuring speakers and attendees from many countries around the world.
Why You Should Attend: As one of the most respected technology events in the world, IntelliSys gives event goers a lot of bang for their buck. Attendees will hear from some of the top minds in AI, learn inventive new solutions to tough problems, and have the ability to network with other participants from over 55 different countries. Regarding machine learning and vision, one of the conferences four tracks is dedicated to the subject. Whether you want to learn more about human/computer interaction, signal processing, or pattern recognition, IntelliSys will have information on the subject.
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Start Date: August 4th - August 8th, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska
Description: Explore AI and machine learning in a truly unique and beautiful setting.
Why You Should Attend: In August 2019, the brightest researchers and practitioners in the field of artificial intelligence will converge on Anchorage for five amazing days of learning, networking, and fun. Professionals in data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, big data, and other specialties pertaining to machine learning will find incredible value in this event sponsored by industry heavyweights like Apple, Amazon, and Facebook. What's better than gaining the latest industry insights while surrounded by the rugged beauty of Alaska?
Start Date: May 6th - May 9th, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Description: Dive deep into the field of deep learning at this premier event.
Why You Should Attend: Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning. But if you're interested in attending ICLR, you probably already knew that. What you might not know is why every deep learning professional should be at this amazing event. As one of the fastest growing conferences in the world, ICLR will host over 4,000 event goers at their 2019 gathering. Attendees will learn about compositional modeling, structured prediction, and a whole lot more.
Start Date: May 23rd - May 24th, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts
Description: Voted the top AI conference for business leaders in 2018.
Why You Should Attend: Another conference focusing on deep learning, a subfield of machine learning. This Boston-area event, hosted by industry leaders Re-Work, will feature 60 speakers from companies like Uber and Netflix, and host over 500 attendees. Their aim is to "bridge the gap between the latest technological research advancements and real-world applications in business and society." It's a tall order, but Re-Work has a history of hosting extraordinary events and the Deep Learning Summit should carry on this tradition with flying colors. Whether you work in machine learning or another AI field, this conference is worth attending.
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Start Date: May 6th - May 7th, 2019 in Munich, Germany
Description: Machine learning insights for professionals in just about any industry.
Why You Should Attend: Ready to learn how to apply the stunning developments in deep tech to everyday business tasks? The experts at Deep Learning World will show you how. Whether you work in healthcare, hospitality, finance, marketing, manufacturing, or some other field, this conference will give your career a boost. Learn from company leaders at organizations like Microsoft, WeWork, and Intel. Network with your peers from multiple countries. And enjoy yourself in the beautiful city of Munich.
Source: Reinforce AI Conference
Start Date: March 20th - March 22nd, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary
Description: See how AI is shaping the world and how your company can use it to fix real-world problems.
Why You Should Attend: Andrew Ng, famed computer scientist and entrepreneur, once said that AI is the new electricity. He's probably right. It's tough to think of an industry that won't someday be impacted by artificial intelligence. But for those who don't want to wait for "someday", for those who want to learn about the latest developments in AI and machine learning now, there's Reinforce AI Conference. Attendees will hear from experts at Google, IBM, and Uber while enjoying the unique city of Budapest. And for those who like to mix pleasure with business, don't miss the party on Friday night!
Start Date: September 10th - September 13th, 2019 in Siena, Italy
Description: A premier event for machine learning professionals.
Why You Should Attend: Now in its fifth year, the LOD Conference is, in the event's own words, a "single-track machine learning, computational optimization, data science conference that includes invited talks, special sessions, and demonstrations." This is a premier event for those in machine learning and will feature brilliant minds from some of the world's top universities and leading companies. Plus, it takes place in Tuscany in September. Need we say more?
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Start Date: December 8th - December 15th in Vancouver, Canada
Description: A highly regarded event on machine learning and computational neuroscience.
Why You Should Attend: Since 1987, the Neural Information Processing Systems Conference (NIPS) has been educating attendees on the latest developments and theories in machine learning. The 2019 event will be held in the beautiful city of Vancouver for the first time since 2010. If you attend this highly regarded conference, expect to learn about "neural information processing systems in their biological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical aspects." If you understand what the last sentence entails, this conference is likely perfect for you and shouldn't be missed.
Start Date: September 9th - September 12th, 2019 in Cardiff, Whales
Description: A well-respected conference covering topics related to machine vision.
Why You Should Attend: This machine learning conference focuses specifically on machine vision, image processing, and pattern recognition. As one of the longest-running events on this list (in operation since 1985), BMVC enjoys a fabulous reputation in the artificial intelligence community. Attendees to the 2019 conference will listen to expert keynote speakers, attend hands-on workshops, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Cardiff, Whales. Learn about the future of technology in a city whose history stretches back to the Roman Empire.
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Start Date: July 20th - July 25th, 2019 in New York City
Description: A conference for professionals in machine learning and data mining.
Why You Should Attend: Join other AI professionals and enthusiasts in New York City for this six-day conference, now in its 15th year. The aim of this event is to bring together the brightest minds in machine learning and data mining to share insights and push the field forward. As an attendee, you'll be able to hear from expert speakers, attend workshops, and network with your colleagues from around the world. If you feel so inclined, submit your research and/or application paper for review. The conference is currently accepting applications on over 65 topics related to machine learning.
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Start Date: April 11th in Charlottesville, VA
Description: A unique machine learning conference in its third year.
Why You Should Attend: Labeled as the "best boutique machine learning conference on the east coast," the Applied Machine Learning Conference stands apart from the rest of the events on this list. First off, it's only one day long and less expensive than most other conferences of this nature, so it's highly accessible. It's also hosted in the small, charming city of Charlottesville, VA rather than a mega-metropolitan area. These differences only add to the conference experience overall. Attendees will hear from speakers at Facebook, James Madison University, and more. They'll also be able to network with others in their field, meet recruiters looking for top talent, and have a great time at one of the power lunches or after parties.
15. GECCO 2019
Start Date: July 13th - July 17th, 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic
Description: A conference that focuses on genetic and evolutionary computations.
Why You Should Attend: GECCO, short for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, has been in existence since 1999. Since its inception, GECCO has educated attendees on topics related to genetic and evolutionary computation. Event goers in 2019 can expect two full days of workshops and tutorials, keynote speeches from some of the industry’s top minds, and access to a thriving job market. If that's not enough, the event is being held in Prague. Learn about the future of machine learning in one of Europe's most beautiful cities at GECCO.
16. ML Conference
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Start Date: June 17th - June 19th, 2019 in Munich, Germany
Description: An AI event completely dedicated to machine learning.
Why You Should Attend: ML Conference is THE conference for machine learning innovation. By attending, you'll learn how to better understand the data you work with, optimize the models you build, and dramatically improve the business you work for. You can also expect to hear keynote speeches from top experts in the field of machine learning, attend hands-on workshops, and network with professionals from a wide range of industries. It's going to be a highly valuable event!
Source: AI and Machine Learning Summit
Start Date: September 11th - September 13th, 2019 in Sydney, Australia
Description: Australia's top AI and machine learning conference.
Why You Should Attend: The AI and Machine Learning Summit is the only event on this list to be hosted outside of either North America or Europe. But if you're up for a trip down under, book your ticket to Sydney and take in all that this conference has to offer. The main focus will be on how AI can be used to reduce costs, boost productivity, improve customer experience, and increase revenue in business. Attendees will learn from top speakers, dive deep into cross industry case studies, and participate in expert-moderated interactive roundtables. There's a lot of practical knowledge to be gained if you're willing to make the trip.
18. COLT Conference
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Start Date: June 25th - June 28th, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ
Description: A staple in AI events since 1988.
Why You Should Attend: COLT (Conference on Learning Theory) is a staple in the machine learning event community. Since 1988, attendees have flocked to this conference to hear from AI experts, submit their own research papers, and enjoy socializing with other professionals in their field. This year's event will be held at the convention center in sunny Phoenix, AZ. We recommend you keep this one on your radar.
19. DataWorks Summit
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Start Date: March 18th - March 21st, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain
Description: An innovative conference set on sharing the latest developments in machine learning.
Why You Should Attend: The DataWorks Summit's motto is "Ideas. Insights. Innovation." The conference aims to push the boundaries and share the latest developments in AI, machine learning, IoT, and cloud technology. They plan to do so via 70 track sessions and crash course training events. Attendees will also get the chance to network with their peers. And for those who can't make it to Spain in March, a similar event will be held in Washington D.C. in May.
20. GOTO Conference
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Start Date: April 28th - May 2nd, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois
Description: Learn what's really working in AI today at this Chicago-based conference.
Why You Should Attend: When you attend GOTO 2019, you'll learn what's really working in AI from the world's top creators, pioneers, and thought leaders. Want to know which technologies are most useful today or what the future of software will look like? Wondering how AI can help you build a more collaborative team? Get your ticket to GOTO and you'll learn all of this and more from leaders at companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and JP Morgan. Specific conference topics include machine learning, programming languages, and security.
Which Machine Learning Conferences Will You Attend?
There are a lot of tech events out there. But the 20 listed above focus specifically on machine learning. If that's your field of interest, we recommend attending a few of them. Each will educate you on the latest developments, allow you to hear from industry leaders, and give you a chance to network and interact with your peers.
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