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About the AI/ML Unconference

We're hosting an unconference focused on finding ways to use AI and machine learning to improve the lives of everyone in the community on October 19, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.

Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are predicted to affect aspects of every business, government agency and organization. In order to understand, better use and control these technologies and changes. We ran a similar event a year and a half ago and everyone got a lot out of it. Many things have changed since then and many issues are the same. Let's figure out where we stand.

Get Inspired

We'll Discuss Ways to Ensure the Effects Are Positive and Improve The Lives of All Individuals

Meet New Faces

Do You Have AI/ML Questions that Others Can Answer or Have Special Skills You Can Share with Others?



This one day unconference will foster local AI and ML innovation and sustainable application development with the open exchange of information, ideas and learning.

Unlike most conferences, at un-conferences, there are no pre-planned presentations or schedules. The day is organized around fostering conversations around the topics you find most interesting and important.

All participants are invited and encouraged to participate, propose, lead and contribute to discussions on AI and ML topics such as:

  • the basics and technical aspects of AI and ML
  • practical everyday uses of AI/ML
  • advanced uses of AI/ML and running models in production
  • getting started with AI/ML in your business or organization
  • using AI for good
  • ethical considerations
  • security and privacy in our future world
  • implications of general/super AI
  • algorithm and modeling tips and techniques
  • programming languages and libraries such as sklearn and TensorFlow
  • ... and whatever else you are interested in

Together, we'll create an unconference agenda that delivers actionable, insightful information that you can apply to your career, company and community.

Schedule: How it Works

We kick off with informal networking, opening remarks, outline the process, then dive into building the day's agenda around your needs, interests, and areas of expertise.

The process roughly works like this:

  • attendees present their ideas for topics
  • we vote on them to gauge number of participants
  • then craft a schedule to accommodate the expected audience
  • you attend the sessions that interest you and are free to leave them anytime they don't meet your expectations.

This is not a sales event and pitch focused presentations will not be tolerated. If a talk does not meet your expectations you are encouraged to vote with your feet and find a better discussion.

  • Puppet Labs (directions)
  • 308 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR
  • 5th Floor
  • Doors open at 9AM

All attendees are invited to present session topics. Everyone will have the opportunity to pitch one session and time permitting, may present a second. After sessions are presented, everyone will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite sessions. The top sessions are then confirmed and scheduled.

Selected sessions will run during this block in rooms assigned based on popularity. See session schedule once posted at event.

Selected sessions will run during this block in rooms assigned based on popularity. See session schedule once posted at event.

Selected sessions will run during this block in rooms assigned based on popularity. See session schedule once posted at event.

Selected sessions will run during this block in rooms assigned based on popularity. See session schedule once posted at event.

Selected sessions will run during this block in rooms assigned based on popularity. See session schedule once posted at event.

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FAQs

 

How do I submit a session?
All session submissions are handled on the day of the event. Be sure to arrive on time so you don't miss the session presentations and voting! All sessions, including those in the afternoon, are scheduled in the morning.
What makes an unconference great is that the content is voted on by attendees. If you're looking for inspiration, here's some starting topics to consider -- but don't let us limit your imagination. Most importantly, you want to submit a session that you care about and can facilitate:
  • the basics and technical aspects of AI and ML
  • practical everyday uses of AI/ML
  • advanced uses of AI/ML and running models in production
  • getting started with AI/ML in your business or organization
  • using AI for good
  • ethical considerations
  • security and privacy in our future world
  • implications of general/super AI
  • algorithm and modeling tips and techniques
  • programming languages and libraries such as sklearn and TensorFlow
  • ... and whatever else you are interested in
Promotional sessions are not allowed. However, you're welcome to purchase a Community Sponsor ticket, which will give you an opportunity to share briefly at lunch and break. At this time, community sponsors will be invited to promote their products, services & jobs they may be hiring for. We'll also add you to the event site.
Absolutely. Let us kno you're interested by sumbitting this brief form.

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

A big thank you to these industry leaders making this conference possible. Interested in sponsoring breakfast or lunch? Contact Julio Barros at

Community Supporters




Add your name or company here and have an opportunity to give a brief shout out during the event -- maybe your're hiring, have an awesome product or service to share, have a cool event coming up, or just want to share the love.

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Tickets

Early Bird pricing of $10 available until day of event. $20 on site. $100 to be a sponsor.

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Who's Organizing?

Julio launched the AI/ML Unconference in 2018 and is bringing it back due to popular demand, with the help of our incredible community & sponsors. Want to volunteer? Let us know.

Julio Barros

JULIO BARROS

Machine Learning Consultant, Event Founder

MARK WHEELER

Event Coordinator


JEWEL MLNARIK

Event Coordinator