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.

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. You need to provide the following info: Name, bio, media outlet/type, website, monthly unique visitors, links to (3) relevant storied published in the last 12months.

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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