Article·AI & Engineering·Aug 3, 2023

Top 8 Conversational AI Conferences in 2023 And Beyond

Dylan Hamilton
By Dylan Hamilton
PublishedAug 3, 2023
UpdatedJun 13, 2024

As Conversational AI continues to become a more significant part of the global economy and the community continues to grow, conferences have become important for building connections between people in the field and advancing AI development. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have disrupted in-person meetups for a few years, AI conferences across North America, South America, and Europe have adapted by offering hybrid and fully-online options for attendees all over the globe.

As we enter into the second half of 2023, many of us are building out our calendars for both this year and the next, and there are plenty of choices when it comes to Conversational AI conferences to incorporate into our schedules. Here are some of the top Conversational AI conferences in 2023 that we’re excited for, as well as a few planned for 2024 that we can’t wait to attend again.

Project Voice | April 22, 2024 | Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA | In-Person

Since its first conference in 2018, Project Voice has been a major player in the field of Conversational AI, boasting attendance numbers in the thousands and featuring dozens of companies that are currently working to expand what Conversational AI is capable of and what benefits it can provide. Project Voice is also somewhat unique for featuring a “Contrarian Speaker” every year in order to provide alternative perspectives on AI developments and technologies—in their own words, “to disrupt the formation of an echochamber.”

Project Voice 2023 was a roaring success in April of this year, and the 2024 event will likely be just as triumphant. While the next conference is still a ways out, Merve Hicock—President and Research Director for Washington, DC’s Center for AI and Digital Policy—is already slated to provide the opening keynote, and there will be tracks built specifically around the automotive, banking, education, healthcare, and hospitality industries, as well as one dedicated to the “Future of Labor.”

ACM Conversational User Interfaces (CUI) | July 19th-21st, 2023 | Eindhoven, The Netherlands | In-Person

Sponsored by SIGCHI and the Association for Computing Machinery, ACM Conversational User Interfaces (CUI) 2023 presents an exciting opportunity for AI professionals around Europe to converse and collaborate with each other regarding current and future human-computer interaction. It is also unique in its primarily academic focus on Conversational AI. 

Topics for the 2023 event will include voice user experience, theory development for speech interfaces, advancements in chatbots and Large Language Models (LLMS), and computer speech recognition and synthesis. Planned keynote speeches include a presentation by Professor Effie Law on emotional resilience and trust in customer service chatbots, and a presentation by Professor Catherine Pelachaud on adaptation mechanisms for Socially Interactive Agents. 

Ai4 | August 7th-9th, 2023 | Las Vegas, Nevada, USA | In-Person

Ai4 bills itself as “the industry’s leading artificial intelligence conference,” and given that its 2023 edition has more than 100 AI exhibits and over 275 speakers scheduled for a projected attendance of over 2,000, it’s not hard to see why. Focusing on both the progression of machine learning technology and responsible adoption of AI across numerous disciplines, Ai4 should be a marquee event on any U.S.-based AI enthusiast’s schedule.

The 2023 conference will have tracks specialized to various specific industries, in-depth technical tracks focusing on practical applications of AI research and technology, and cross-industry tracks dedicated to providing broad information about AI fundamentals and ethics to a general audience. Previous attendees at Ai4 have included representatives from Apple, General Motors, Tesla, Visa, and dozens of other massive players in massive multinational markets.

Oh, and if you’re going to Ai4 this year, be sure to visit Deepgram at booth #814. We hope to see you there!

Voice & AI 2023 | September 5th-7th, 2023 | Washington, District of Columbia, USA | In-Person

Generative AI has recently become a front-page-worthy example of what the future of Conversational AI might look like, and the Voice & AI Conference is focused on exploring the link between these two disciplines and furthering the development of both. From ChatGPT to custom assistants to the very latest advancements in machine learning and LLMs, this conference has something for everyone. Major Conversational AI industry players like OpenAI and will be in attendance, as well as cross-industry corporations like Google, Microsoft, AWS, Salesforce, and retail outlets like Walgreens and Walmart.

AI Hardware & Edge AI Summit | September 12th-14th, 2023 | Santa Clara, California, USA | In-Person

Organized with enterprise machine learning experts and technology vendors in mind, the AI Hardware & Edge AI Summit—which will be immediately preceded in 2023 by the Efficient Generative AI Summit in the same venue the day before—will be a prime opportunity to get a comprehensive look at new hardware and software for efficient AI training and use. Featured speakers will include Landing AI’s Andrew Ng, Meta’s Alexis Black Bjorlin, Google’s Amin Vahdat, and Microsoft’s Marc Tremblay, among over 100 other speakers who are leaders in the AI industry.

The AI Conference SF | September 26th-27th, 2023 | San Francisco, California, USA | In-Person

For those wanting to learn a little bit of everything surrounding the world of artificial intelligence and applied deep learning, The AI Conference SF kicks off at the end of September in the city by the Bay. Strap in for two days of engaging talks, workshops, and networking events aimed at informing and connecting attendees. The speaker list is impressive—featuring the likes of Google Director of Research Peter Norvig, Hugging Face Research Lead Nazneed Rajani, and other leaders from companies like Meta, Pinecone, Mosaic, Anthropic, and LangChain.

Deepgram is a proud Silver-level sponsor of The AI Conference SF. We're looking forward to connecting at the conference!

World AI Summit | October 11th-12th, 2023 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands | In-Person

As one of the premier places for startups, established industry leaders, and everyone in between to launch new products and explore new business opportunities, the World AI Summit certainly lives up to its title and, arguably, its self-identification as “the only AI Summit in the world that matters.” The 2023 edition of this event already has a veritable who’s-who of C-suites, founders, and bleeding-edge AI experts on tap for its speaking slots, and we’d be remiss not to draw attention to “The Accelerator,” a brand-new networking event for this year designed to maximize connections between innovators and investors. 

ExCel London Chatbot Summit | October 11th-12th, 2023 | London, United Kingdom | In-Person

If you can’t make it to Amsterdam for the World AI Summit, you may have a closer option for a Conversational AI conference in the United Kingdom on the same dates. The Chatbot Summit at the ExCel ICC Auditorium is expected to draw a crowd of over 2,000 attendees and more than 50 exhibitors, with the primary theme for 2023 being Large Language Models like ChatGPT. Pro passholders will also have access to nine Masterclass sessions as well as a Pro & VIP Networking Event. 

Ibero America Chatbot & Conversational AI Summit | November 29th-30th, 2023 | Online

Of course, Conversational AI will not only have conversations in English, and the Ibero America Chatbot & Conversational AI Summit is organized specifically around exploring the future of chatbots and AI technology in Spanish and Portuguese. In March of 2024, mark your calendars for the European version of this summit as well, which will take place in-person in Edinburgh, Scotland, as well as online.

Don’t Miss the Top Conversational AI Conferences for the Rest of 2023

Whether you are completely new to the world of Conversational AI or have already been working and innovating in this space for years, attending AI-focused conferences can be a fantastic way to learn about new technologies and services as well as advance your own personal and business interests. The conferences listed above are just some of the many events all over the world focused on Conversational AI development in 2023 and beyond. We’ll see you there!

Editor's Note: We snuck in another conference to this list after publication! So even though the headline says 8 conferences, we've covered 9 here.

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