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There are so many great ways to learn and improve your skills these days. You can read blogs, listen to podcasts, watch DIY videos on YouTube, and attend webinars, just to name a few. Why bother with the time and expense of an in-person conference or workshop?

If this is the way you are thinking, then you are missing out on one of the best opportunities to take your game to the next level. Live events—conferences, workshops, lunch & learns–provide unique learning and career building opportunities that you just can’t find anywhere else.

 

If you are in the chatbot and AI field, keep reading to learn of the top 10 chatbot conferences that you cannot miss.

 

1. The Agents of Change Digital Marketing ConferencePortland, US

At this full-day event, you’ll hear from top marketing experts on how to increase your online visibility and generate more leads and business through your website. You’ll discover some of the most effective ways to reach your ideal customers and build your business. You’ll hear new strategies and tactics to improve your search rankings and build your social media activity engagement.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to network with 400 other people, all excited to grow their business with digital marketing.

 

2.UTTR Conference on Chatbots & A.I. Los Angeles, US

UTTR is an advanced business and networking event for professionals involved in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, bot systems, incident response, messaging platforms, customer service, and mobile and desktop apps.

 

3. MoNage Boston, US

MoNage is going to explore the FUTURE of the Conversational Web; the CONVERGENCE of Computing, AI, Communications, and the underlying ecosystems.

This conference is ideal for Investors, Entrepreneur, Strategists, Thinkers, and ANYONE who is interested in what will be the NEXT BIG THING. Bringing together the leading organizations that make up the ChatBot Economy. Hear from leading ChatBot developers, investors, thought leaders, ChatBot startups, and more.

 

4. Jazoon ─ Bern & Zurich, Switzerland

Jazoon TechDays is a one-day conference which takes place twice a year. Every edition focuses on a single topic and features high-quality speakers. In autumn, the conference takes place in Zurich, and in spring, in Bern.

While the topics of each conference are independent of each other, the intention is the same: Give the attendees a profound insight into an interesting topic. This will be achieved through high-quality expert talks and interactive side activities.

Last but not least the conference will be concluded by an off-topic discussion and a social event.

 

5. AI World 2017 Boston, US

AI World’s primary mission is focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning.  The conference is designed to help business and technology executives cut through the hype, and learn how these advanced technologies are being successfully deployed to build competitive advantage, drive new business opportunities, and accelerate innovation efforts.

The 3–day conference and expo brings together the entire applied AI ecosystem, including innovative enterprises, industry thought leaders, startups, investors, developers, independent researchers, and leading solution providers.

 

6. Talkabot Austin, US

Talkabot is a two-day conference where we will explore the past, present, and future of bots in commerce, journalism, and entertainment.

Talkabot is for developers, entrepreneurs, and technologists looking to understand more about what it takes to build a successful messaging experience. The conference will be presented in a single-track format with talks from the people and companies who are defining this technology and making it real.

 

7. F8 — Facebook Developer Conference San Jose, US

Two days of interactive demos, announcements, and best practices that will keep you looking ahead. Attend sessions and interact with Facebook products and experts.

Whether you’re with us in San Jose or tuning in from around the world, there’s an F8 for everyone.

 

8. Hackathon Berlin, Germany

Anyone who is passionate about AI can be part of it! Whether you are a beginner, an expert, or a student, you are welcome to join YOUR local community of innovators and create a solution using YOUR skills!

They will host webinars to cover basic tools for all the participants before and during the event. They also provide a hackathon platform where participants can submit their projects and ask questions. In terms of technology, participants can use whatever technology is available to them.

 

9. AI Toronto 2017 Toronto, Canada

In its Canadian Debut, the AI Show, combined with the Big Data Toronto Show, allows you to explore and discuss insights, innovative projects, and connect with the best and brightest community.

 

10. AI Europe London, UK

More than 800 attendees coming from 10 countries gathered in London last December for the launch of the first business-oriented AI event in Europe.

Building on this success, AI Europe is coming back for an ambitious second edition.The objective of this event is to propose you a two-day long comprehensive panorama of the opportunities, perspectives, technologies, and to federate the international AI eco-system.

AI EUROPE 2017 is a tradeshow (conference + exhibition) that will be held in London next November 20th & 21st, 2017 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.

 

11.DEVNET Create San Francisco, US

Join the brightest of the IoT, cloud and enterprise developers to bring clarity to the blurred lines between infrastructure and applications.

Enterprise app developers are driving the future of business through cloud, IoT and new developer platforms and tools trends. These apps aren’t just for business—they affect everything—people, places, and things. They are built on a programmable infrastructure connected through APIs and DevOps practices, making the relationship between infrastructure and apps symbiotic.

 

12. Engage  Prague, Czech Republic

Engage Prague is organized by the team at Socialbakers, who provides social media marketing and analytics tools. The first two days will be filled with more than 40 hands-on workshops, and the final day will be a conference. There will also be Engage Bali, Engage Americas, and smaller events coming up next.

 

13.Nucl – Vienna, Austria

nucl.ai helps you apply Artificial Intelligence techniques into your applications, with a particular focus on Creative Industries such as games, visual effects, simulation, training, interactive toys, assistants, etc. The nucl.ai Conference takes place each year in Vienna/Austria, and they provide online courses on a regular basis too.

 

14. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence – Melbourne, Australia

IJCAI is the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the main international gathering of researchers in AI. IJCAI were held biennially in odd-numbered years since 1969. Starting with 2016, IJCAI will be held annually. IJCAI is sponsored jointly by IJCAI and the national AI societie(s) of the host nation(s). The 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence will be held in Melbourne, Australia in August 2017.

 

15. RPA & AI SummitLondon, UK

The world decision makers and doers in process excellence and shared services met in London this November to collaborate on the direction of Robotics Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence, share best practice, and discover the strategies, tactics and initiatives industry leaders are already implementing for business success. 2017 is our 2nd year of bringing this growing and exciting industry together!

 

16. Chat Conference Shanghai – Shanghai, China

Chat Conference (aka Chat Con) brings together WeChat experts, consultants and heads of digital, social and mobile at brands and media companies to discuss how the pioneers in this space have been experimenting and starting to figure out what works, how to engage with authentic content and how to monetize.

 

17. 13th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence Utah, US

AIIDE-17 will include invited speakers, research and practitioner presentations, playable experiences, project demonstrations, interactive poster sessions, product exhibits, workshops, tutorials, and a doctoral consortium. They invite researchers and developers to share insights and cutting-edge results from a wide range of AI-related problems and encourage the presentation of a) results from core AI research areas applicable to interactive digital entertainment and b) AI approaches developed and fielded in commercial systems.

18. SpeechTEK 2017 Washington, US

New uses of speech technologies are changing the way people interact with companies, devices, and each other. Speech frees users from keyboards and tiny screens and enables valuable, effective interactions in a variety of contexts. Find out more when you attend SpeechTEK 2017!

 

19. Put AI to Work – New York, US

The brightest minds in artificial intelligence will gather in New York to share how to implement AI in real world projects. Join them as they explore the future of AI—and how to get there from here.

 

20. Intelligent Assistants Conference London, UK

The groundbreaking Intelligent Assistants Conference series, which began in 2014, has featured case studies & executives from Amazon, Samsung, USAA, BMW, Swedbank, Amtrak, U.S. Bank, Facebook, Ticketmaster, SRI, Shell Corporation, Coca-Cola, Domino’s, Schlage, Hyatt Hotels, and many other leading brands showcasing efforts to improve customer experience, mobile apps, e-commerce, self-service efficiency, chatbots and conversational commerce.