April 24, 2024

Which Artificial Intelligence Conferences are Popular in 2024?

AI is here to stay! Here’s how you pick the conference of your choice.

Having too many options complicates things, right?

Should you take the tried-and-true route of going to where the big names are? 

Or is a more niche approach your cup of tea?

We researched dozens of Artificial intelligence events happening across the US this year and found six picks to help ML/AI Engineers find the best options.

We’ll reveal who they are for, what they offer and how they stack up against each other. (Note, we are purposefully excluding the gigantic conferences such as AWS Re:invent, or Google Cloud Next)

Our pick: 
AIQCON (AI Quality Conference)- June 25th – Hibernia, San Francisco

Do you ever feel left out at a large conference?

We may just have the fix for you.

We (the MLOps Community) have over 75,000 members worldwide and are partnering with Kolena who is all about quality standards in AI.

The fusion creates a unique approach to In-Person conferences with the tagline ‘AI Quality Matters in Production’

“The field is moving so fast, it’s hard to tell what is true vs false, what is good practice vs outdated”

The struggles are real and the AI Quality conference hosted on June 25th in San Francisco aims to spotlight common problems, answer questions, and outline solutions for you and your team.

 Come learn, connect, and take back mitigation tactics that will help you and your team be more successful with your AI endeavors.

Why it’s Great

  • 40+ leaders and practitioners talking about real-world challenges they faced 
  • Price to value ratio is off the charts
  • Specific robotics and autonomous systems track and GenAI and LLM 
  • Tons of non-technical activities;  DJ room, coffee bar from an organic farm in Colombia, instrument jam room, Stand up comedian.

Best For:  People interested in production over demos. Specifically interesting for ML tech leads and computer vision engineers wanting to go deeper in their craft.

Not Ideal For: Inexperienced engineers who don’t know much about AI.

Our runner-up:
Ai4 2024 – August 12-14, 2024; MGM Grand, Las Vegas

Why it’s Great

Boasting a lineup of over 350 speakers and drawing in a crowd of more than 4500 attendees, there’s something for everyone. 

Different pass tiers like Standard Pass, Complimentary Pass, AI Startup Pass, Government Pass, and Media Pass, each with specific qualifications and benefits. 

The speaker list has industry heavyweights like Andrew Yang, Karin Timpone, Brendan Schulman, and Eve Cunningham. 

Best For: 

  • Cloud/software engineers to AI product leads to C-level execs.
  • AI “window Shoppers” looking to learn more about the different offerings on the market

Not Ideal For: 

  • People looking for an intimate gathering/networking
  • People after in-depth sessions on specific topics

Grade: A

More picks to choose from:
AI & Big Data ExpoJune 5-6, 2024; Santa Clara Convention Center, CA

With 18 conference tracks and 6 co-located events, the AI & Big Data Expo North America 2023 is a juggernaut in its own right. 

Expect to rub shoulders with over 7000 professionals from across the globe with topics like Responsible AI and Data Monetization. 

While the sheer volume of content can be overwhelming, this conference offers an in-depth experience of the intersection of AI for enterprise professionals.

Best For Enterprise Professionals, Business Leaders, and Tech Enthusiasts

Not Ideal For: 

  • People looking for an intimate gathering/networking

Grade: A

GenAI SummitMay 29-31, 2024; Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

For Tech Innovators and Investors

Happening in the heart of San Francisco, with a lineup featuring speakers from tech giants like Microsoft and NVIDIA, this summit offers a glimpse into the future of AI. 

Whether you’re looking to network with global tech leaders or scout emerging startups for investment, the GenAI Summit has you covered.

Best For: For Business Leaders and Investors

Not For: People looking for deep dives on specific topics

  • Grade: A

Embedded Vision SummitMay 22-24, 2024; Santa Clara Convention Center, CA

If computer vision is your bread and butter, look no further. 

Organized by BDTI and the Edge AI and Vision Alliance, this is for professionals seeking insights into edge AI and vision technologies. 

Specialized tracks, networking opportunities, and post-talk Q&A sessions, the Embedded Vision Summit is tailor-made for anyone passionate about visual AI.

Best For: Computer Vision Enthusiasts

Not For: Someone looking to follow the LLM Hype wave

Grade: B

The AI Conference 2024 September 10-11, 2024; Pier 27 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA

The AI Conference 2024 is a vendor-neutral event that brings together the brightest minds in AI. 

From keynote sessions featuring industry stalwarts like Nir Shavit, Konstantina Christakopoulou, and others who are actively shaping the future of artificial intelligence. 

New speakers are announced weekly. With a focus on AI ethics and startups, this conference offers an all-inclusive view of the AI landscape.

Best For: Ethicists, venture capitalists

Not For: Bootstrapped buyers. Ticket prices start at $1299

Grade: B


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