Talk Submission

thanks for your interest. by 2/16/2018, AI NEXTCon SF call for speakers has been closed, we have last a few speaking spots reserved for sponsors only. please contact us if your team/company are interested in sponsorship. AI NEXTCon Conference does not have a formal call for speakers. Instead, we reach out and invite speakers who are tech lead, domain experts. However, we do have the following gudelines for additional speakers to submit their talk ideas. The track hosts use the guidelines to assess speakers and talks:

Change and Innovation

Will your talk deliver a change in how the attendees will want to work, or knowledge of an important innovation that they will be recommending on their next project or to their peers?

Content of general Interest

Your presentation should be of general of interest to a broad audience, and isn’t tied to using a specific product. Product-agnostic talks attract a larger crowd and are much better received by our attendees.

Speaker bio

This is a key tool we use on the conference site and within the conference guides, to give attendees a quick understanding of why this speaker matters. Focus the description on your technical achievements, not necessarily your job title. Examples: Creator of Javascript, CTO of Helpio, Netflix Cloud Director of Engineering, etc...

Deadline

There is no formal deadline, we close the submissions once all the speaking slots have been filled out. If your presentation is selected, the Program Committee will get in touch with you.

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Online AI Learning Group

The best way to learn software technology is by practices. Show me the codes, how do you apply AI to product teams, what are the best practices and pitfalls? Attending conference is part of learning and practising on software technology, and we also build the online learning group for engineers, developers, data scientists to continuous learning and practice with peers before and post the conference, with more than 300+ tech lead speakers and 50,000+ tech engineers in the group.

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Apply for Media and Analyst Pass

To qualify for a media pass, the applicant must cover the industry on a regular basis by writing blogs, community/user groups contributions, reports or publishing articles on related business or technology issues that are not solicited by an exhibiting company.

please submit your application here: form

Media passes are limited, and are granted only to working journalists who intend to cover the event. The information you submit will be reviewed carefully, so please be as detailed as possible.

A media pass entitles you to entrance to conference plenaries and sessions, and admission to exhibitions and social events. Private working facilities for the media will also be provided.

You are responsible for your own travel and accommodation costs. If you have special needs, please be sure to let us know your specific requirements at least two weeks before the conference begins.

We reserve the right to refuse media passes, without cause, during preregistration as well as on-site media registration. Please note that the conference sponsors receive access to the media list.

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Convince Boss Letter

Want to attend AI NEXTCon Silicon Valley 2018.but need some tips as to how to justify your participation at this important event? We have developed a template email below, to assist you in making your case. Edit as you see fit – we hope to see you!

Dear {Boss/Manager Name},

I’d like to attend the 5th NEXTCon: AI NEXTCon Silicon Valley 2018 taking place Aprile 10-13th in Santa Clara, CA. The AI NEXTCon, the leading tech conference for AI, is a series of community-driven, tech conferences hosted around the world, with over 50 tech lead speakers and hundreds of influential, inspiring attendees and speakers who are bringing new ideas, driving innovation, and adopting new technology inside their companies. it’s four days conference features hands on code labs/workshop, inspirational keynote speech and deep diving breakout tracks tech talks. The conference cover the following areas:
  • Computer vision
  • Speech recognition
  • NLP
  • Machine learning
  • Deep learning
  • Data science and analytics
  • Participating in the conference will give me direct access to cases and practical experience in technologies we use on a daily basis - or intend to adopt in the future. I plan to attend several sessions providing education in areas of that could be put to use immediately with. You can learn more about the conference by clicking AI NEXTCon Silicon Valley '18

    The standard registration price (2-days conference pass: $599.00; 2-days workshop pass: $1399.00). The 50% early bird tickets end on 2/15/2018, and 20% off tickets sale end on 3/01/2018. Included in the registration fee is attendance to all tech talks and keynote sessions, access to the sponsor showcase, speaker office hours, meals and breaks.

    I am seeking approval for the registration fee, travel expenses to the conference and minimal food expenses during the conference. The detailed cost breakdown is listed below. Here is the breakdown of conference costs:
  • Airfare: $
  • Transportation: $
  • Hotel: $
  • Meals: $
  • Conference Fee: $
  • Total Cost: $
  • I would be happy to write a post-conference report detailing what I’ve learned, and recommend any changes we can implement for improving our practices.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns; otherwise, I hope we can make this opportunity work.

    Thanks,

    {Your Name}

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    Code Of Conduct

    Association of Technology and Innovation (ATI) is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the event organizers.

    Our anti-harassment policy can be found below, adapted from a policy developed by the Ada Initiative

    Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Discrimination or unfair treatment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion.
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
  • Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

    Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

    If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference. ATI may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

    We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!

    If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to a member of the ATI events staff. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.

    If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately. Event staff can be identified by staff badges onsite, and can be found at the event registration counter at any time.

    You may also reach out to the following individuals:

    Bill Liu

    President of ATI, 425-4445607

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    Photography & video

    Our goal is to capture the excitement of our conferences, and you may see photographers or videographers (including ones we’ve hired) documenting this event. Photos or videos taken by or on behalf of NEXTCon may be posted on one or more of our sites or used in future marketing materials and publications. We also encourage attendees to share their conference experiences through social media. It’s possible that you would appear in some of these shots. We invite you to speak directly with any photographer if you have concerns about their activities. Please note that audio and video recording or broadcasting of presentations (keynotes, sessions, tutorials, workshops, and training) by attendees is not permitted.

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    Privacy Policy

    This version (Version 1.0) of CTSSOFT Consulting LLC's Privacy Policy is effective as of January 1st, 2017.

    This Policy ("Policy") describes the privacy practices of CTSSOFT Consulting LLC. ("CTSSOFT," "we," "us," "our") and governs how we collect, store, process, transfer, use, and protect personal information collected from and about you. This Policy applies to the websites that we own and that display or link to this Policy. This Policy also applies to your access to these websites via mobile devices. Please contact us at info@ctssoftus.com if you have questions or concerns about this Policy.

  • Information We Collect
  • As used in this Policy, personal Information ("PI") means information that can be directly associated with you (such as your name, email address, telephone number or billing information), or information about activities directly linked to you (such as products, services, or conference admissions that you have purchased). You agree that you will not provide us with the PI of anyone other than yourself unless you first obtain the consent of the person on whose behalf you will be providing PI to us. We collect PI in the following ways:

    1.1 Information that you provide to us directly

    When you contact or communicate with us, we may gather PI such as your name, age, physical address, email address and phone number.

    When you participate in a promotional offer (such as a trial subscription) and/or purchase products or services, we may gather PI regarding the offer that you participate in, and any products or services that you purchase, as well as payment information.

    When you register for an online account, make a purchase, subscribe to a newsletter, participate in communities or an event, program, class or promotion, or click on a URL, we may gather user preferences, product interests, industry focus, community choices and other customer profile information.

    Our website offers publicly accessible areas where users may contribute content and other information. Any PI that you provide in these areas may be read, collected and used by others.

    We may provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys on our website. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). As participation in these surveys is voluntary, you need not provide this information if you do not participate.

    You can log in to our website using third party sign-in services such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you with the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form(s). Third party services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on our website to your profile page on third party services to share with others within your network on those services.

    1.2 Information we collect through technology related to our products and services

    Certain products and services, such as our mobile conference applications, may connect and transmit telemetry and system/product data to us or our authorized agents. This data may include, but is not limited to, system model, mobile carrier, operating system, host ID, location, IP address and other information used to collect aggregate data on app usage, downloads, sessions, and frequency of use. We use this information to manage and administer our products, services and events, and as the basis for advising you of the availability of updates and new versions, providing testing and monitoring of services provided to you, enhancing our products and services, and improving and targeting our communications with you. When using our mobile applications we may collect your geo-location data in order to help provide you with conference services near you. If you have previously consented to the collection of your geo-location and no longer wish to have it used, you can turn it off at the device level.

  • How We Use Information We Collect
  • We use PI to conduct business, provide information and support for products and services, improve our understanding of your needs and interests, develop and improve our services and products, and personalize communications. Examples include: *Advising you of relevant promotions, products, services, and news about us and affiliated third parties

    *Processing and fulfilling orders

    *Responding to customer service requests

    *Creating and monitoring accounts

    *Conducting market research projects

    *Analyzing how our products and services are used

    *Personalizing content and advertising

    *Monitoring our services in order to prevent and identify unauthorized content use and violations of our end user agreements

    *Planning and forecasting

    We use information collected directly from you in order to monitor website traffic, personalize our website, and to improve our website and mobile applications.

  • How We Share and Disclose PI
  • We will not sell your information to third party companies for their promotional use, however we may share with or disclose your PI to: Companies related to CTSSOFT, in order to support business and marketing processes.

    Service providers and suppliers, who are authorized to use PI only as necessary to provide services to us. For example, we use a third party payment processor to bill you for purchases of goods and services, and an email service provider to send communications to you on our behalf.

    Sponsors of events, products, or services that we make available to you, and organizations with whom we make co-branded events, products or services available (the sponsors and co-branding participants are identified when you provide PI to us in the course of registering for the event including participant listings, purchasing or signing up to receive the product or service, or when you otherwise indicate to us that you are going to participate in, purchase, or take advantage of the co-branded offering).

    Government agencies, law enforcement agencies and others, based on a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to respond to judicial process, valid government inquiry, or is otherwise required by law.

    Other third parties for purposes to which you have consented

    Other users of and participants in of our wikis, forums, blogs, message boards, chat rooms, profile pages, comment fields and other social network environments, to the extent of any PI that is posted there by you or by someone else whom you have authorized to do so.

    We may share with or disclose your PI as necessary, if we suspect a violation of our policies or to protect the rights or safety of any person or entity.

    We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our website in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. Information, such as your public profile and information or material (including images) that you in the course of your participation in public or community events and activities make available via our sites, and aggregated or anonymized information, may be shared by us without restriction. You acknowledge that when you make information or material public in the course of participating in public or community activities, we are not responsible for its collection by others, or their subsequent use of it.

  • Notice and Choice
  • We provide notice about our use of PI in this Policy, in our web pages, and in other locations where we collect PI. You can choose whether or not to provide PI to us. If you choose not to provide PI, you may not be able to take advantage of certain offers, options, website features, events and services that depend upon accurate PI.

    To request the removal of your PI, please contact us at info@ctssoftus.com
  • Security
  • We uses administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of PI against loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. In addition, we use standard security protocols and mechanisms (such as secure socket layer [SSL] encryption) to transmit sensitive data such as payment details.

    You can assist us in protecting your PI by keeping your password and login information secret, and making sure that you terminate user sessions, close the browser, and log out when you access our services from shared computers. Please note that no method of transmission over the internet, nor any method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

  • Your Privacy Rights — Information Sharing Disclosure for California Residents
  • Our policy is to share your PI only if you have given us your consent, for instance, by your agreeing to this Policy. After obtaining such consent, we may from time to time provide its business partners with contact details for direct marketing purposes of relevant services, products, and programs. If you no longer wish your information to be shared, or if you have questions regarding our information sharing practices, please let us know. You can email us at info@ctssoftus.com.

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