ML conferences are gaining popularity as the field constantly grows and presents new possibilities. Conferences are a great way to exchange the latest research results, learn from experts, and establish professional relationships that can help grow your business.
Attending conferences is one of the best ways to learn and develop skills. Additionally, you can meet new people, discover how others apply machine learning in their work.
To help you choose, we’ve prepared the list of the best conferences about machine learning in 2021. But make sure to check the agenda carefully – due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events shifted to an online or hybrid form, and for others, the dates still need to be confirmed.
When: Sun Jul 18th through Sat the 24th 2021
- Expo Sun Jul 18th
- Conference Sessions, Tutorials, Workshops and Expo Sun Jul 18th through Sat the 24th
Where: Virtual only
Pricing: To be announced. Registration starts Apr 13
The International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) is one of the best machine learning conferences.
ICML is globally renowned for presenting and publishing cutting-edge research on all aspects of machine learning used in closely related areas like artificial intelligence, statistics and data science, as well as important application areas such as machine vision, computational biology, speech recognition, and robotics.
When: June 21 – 23, 2021; EXPO: June 22 – 23, 2021
Where: Munich or online
Pricing: Prices start at € 669-1239
- Team Discount: Register 3+ colleagues and get 10 % off
- 2-in-1 conference special if you buy an ML Conference ticket and get free access to the IoT Conference
- Extra Special: Freelancers and employees of scientific institutions receive individual special conditions
The Conference for Machine Learning Innovation. At this conference, you can learn about the applications of machine learning in business.
This year because of the pandemic the conference has a hybrid form, you can either attend it in person or online.
Livecoding and direct application of new ideas, sessions, keynotes and interesting talks of international speakers from the business industry and science, networking with people from a wide range of industries – you can take part in all these events, learn and meet professionals that can help you advance in your career.
Additionally, you get an official Machine Learning Conference certificate, certifying your participation.
- Thomas Chen, Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering
- Prof. Debjyoti Paul, Amazon
- Laurent Picard, Google
- Dr. Pieter Buteneers, Sinch
When: August 17-19, 2021
Where: The event has a digital form
Pricing: You can apply for the free pass if you’re working at an organization with 250+ employees, holding a senior-level position and/or technical role, not having a sales interest in our audience (or work for a company that does).
Over three days, the Ai4 2021 Summit brings together business leaders and data practitioners to facilitate the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology.
The conference gathers speakers from the world’s most innovative companies who are actively involved in AI projects – leaders of enterprise from across the industry, government organizations, disruptive startups, investors, research labs, academia, associations, open-source projects, media, and analysts.
During the conference, you can learn about the latest AI trends in business. Ai4 is one of the best machine learning conferences every AI lover should attend
When: May 6, 2021
Pricing: Prices vary at $495.00 – $1,495
This conference provides in-depth insights and use cases examining how organizations are capitalizing on their AI strategy and development. It brings together AI technology thought leaders and experts to enable AI-driven strategies to ultimately drive your organization into the future of Artificial Intelligence.
It’s a professional event dedicated to Chief Information Officers, Heads of AI/ ML, Heads of Innovation, and Heads of Data Science.
- Jonathan Robinson – Head of Data & Analytics, ANZ Bank
- Ujwal Kayande – Director at Centre for Business Analytics, Melbourne Business School
- Janice Carey – Head of Customer Data & Analytics, Bupa
- Sveta Freidman – Director Data Analytics, Carsales.com
- Giovanni Butera – CEO & MD, Nixora Group
When and where: Apr 2021 (Not Final), Chicago
The International Software Development Conference brings together software developers, IT architects and project managers.
GOTO Conferences is a series of software development conferences designed for developers, team leads, architects and project managers. Each event is organized for developers by developers.
Because of the pandemic, the conference might not happen so make sure to check online for updates.
When: Tue May 4th through Sat the 8th
Where: Virtual only (formerly Vienna)
Pricing: Pricing starts at $650
Ninth International Conference on Learning Representations is the premier gathering of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the branch of artificial intelligence called representation learning, generally referred to as deep learning.
ICLR is globally renowned for presenting and publishing cutting-edge research on all aspects of deep learning used in the fields of artificial intelligence, statistics and data science, as well as important application areas such as machine vision, computational biology, speech recognition, text understanding, gaming, and robotics.
Participants at ICLR span a wide range of backgrounds, from academic and industrial researchers to entrepreneurs and engineers, to graduate students and postdocs.
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When: October 5 – 8, 2021
Where: Grasmere, Lake District, England – UK and online
- The early onsite registration fee is 580 Euro (not later than Saturday July 10, 2021); the late onsite registration fee is 630 Euro
- The early online registration fee (for virtual attendance only) is 290 Euro (not later than Saturday July 10, 2021); the late online registration fee is 340 Euro (from July 11, 2021).
The 7th Annual Conference on machine Learning, Optimization and Data science (LOD) is an international conference on machine learning, computational optimization, big data and artificial intelligence. The conference includes invited talks, tutorials talks, specialised sessions, industrial tracks, demonstrations, oral and poster presentations of refereed papers.
The LOD has established itself as a premier interdisciplinary conference in machine learning, computational optimization, data science and AI. It provides an international forum for the presentation of original interdisciplinary research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative and practical development experiences.
- Verena Rieser, Heriot Watt University, UK
- Ioannis Antonoglou, DeepMind, UK
- Paige Bailey, Google, USA
- Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, USA
- And more to be announced
When: May 19-21, 2021
The International Conference on Applied Artificial Intelligence (ICAPAI 2021) will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Industrial/Real-World settings. ICAPAI 2021 welcomes papers in all sub-areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The conference aims to provide a platform to researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to meet and share information about cutting-edge developments in the field.
> You can also join a free ICAPAI one-day webinar on September 17th, 10:00 CET! Five keynote speakers, hosts, and panelists provide an overview of applied AI in a variety of application domains.
When: 2-3 September 2021
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Virtual + Onsite
Pricing: Author – £650 (Onsite), GBP £400 (Virtual); Participant – £550 (Onsite), £300 (Virtual)
Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys) 2021 will focus on areas of intelligent systems and artificial intelligence (AI) and how it applies to the real world. IntelliSys is one of the best respected Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference.
IntelliSys provides a leading international forum that brings together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields with the purpose of exploring the fundamental roles, interactions as well as practical impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The goal of the conference is to be a premier venue for researchers and industry practitioners to share new ideas, research results and development experiences in various fields.
- Elias Fallon (Engineering Group Director, Cadence Design Systems)
When: July 7–10, 2021
Where: Boulder, Colorado (and/or online, if necessary)
The 34th Annual Conference on Learning Theory (COLT 2021) gathers professionals from the field of machine learning and it’s a great chance to learn about the latest discoveries and learn from the experts.
- Sara van de Geer (ETH Zurich)
- David Silver (DeepMind)
- Éva Tardos (Cornell University)
- Persi Diaconis (Stanford University)
When: July 10-14, 2021
Where: Online-only Conference
Pricing: Prices vary from free access to $400 and depend on whether you’re a presenter or a participant
The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) presents the latest high-quality results in genetic and evolutionary computation since 1999.
Topics include: genetic algorithms, genetic programming, ant colony optimization and swarm intelligence, complex systems (artificial life, robotics, evolvable hardware, generative and developmental systems, artificial immune systems), digital entertainment technologies and arts, evolutionary combinatorial optimization and metaheuristics, evolutionary machine learning, evolutionary multiobjective optimization, evolutionary numerical optimization, real world applications, search-based software engineering, theory and more.
When: 14-15 October 2021
Where: Boston, MA, USA
Pricing: Pricing starts at $900
Interestingly, this is the only sponsor-free, vendor-free, and recruiter-free data science conference. Because of the no pictures/recording/broadcasting policy, the conference has earned the reputation of a secure venue for speakers to share information otherwise they may have not.
13. KDD 2021
When: August 14-18
The annual KDD conference is the premier interdisciplinary conference bringing together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and big data.
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When: August 16-20, 2021
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark and Virtual
VLDB is a premier annual international forum for data management and database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users. The VLDB 2021 conference will feature research talks, tutorials, demonstrations, and workshops.
It will cover issues in data management, database and information systems research, since they are the technological cornerstones of the emerging applications of the 21st century.
When: August 1-6, 2021
Where: Berkeley Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand
The Joint Conference of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2021). As in previous years, the program of the conference includes a poster session, tutorials, workshops and demonstrations in addition to the main conference.
16. ECML PKDD 2021
When: 13-17 September
Where: Online only
The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases. This event is the premier European machine learning and data mining conference and builds upon over 19 years of successful events and conferences held across Europe.
The conference provides an international forum for the discussion of the latest high-quality research results in all areas related to machine learning, data mining, and knowledge discovery.
17. Open Data Science Conference (ODSC)
The Open Data Science Conference gathers the attendees, presenters, and companies that are shaping the present and future of AI and data science. ODSC hosts one of the largest gatherings of professional data scientists, with major conferences in the USA, Europe, and Asia.
When and where:
- East 2021 – Virtual Training Conference Mar 30th – Apr 1st
- Europe 2021 – Virtual Conference, Jun 8th – Jun 10th
- West 2021 – San Francisco, Nov 15th – Nov 18th
- APAC 2021 – Conference, December 2021
18. Ai X Summit – ODSC East
When: Mar 30th – Apr 1st
Where: Boston, MA
Pricing: Prices start at $99
The Accelerate AI conference series is where executives and business professionals meet the best and brightest innovators in AI and Data Science. The conference brings together top industry executives and CxOs to help you understand how AI and data science can transform your business.
Industries covered include Finance, Healthcare, Biotech, Pharma, Energy, Manufacturing, Retail, Marketing, Transportation and more.
- Mark Weber – Applied Research Scientist, MIT-INM Watson AI Lab
- Serena Yeung, PhD – Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University
- Rich Dutton – Head of Corporate Engineering, Google
- And many more
19. DSS Virtual Salon + BONUS from Neptune!
- May 4-5: DSSVirtual | Media, Advertising & Entertainment
- July 12-16: DSSVirtual at VBTransform
- Aug 25: DSSVirtual | Retail & E-Commerce
- Sep 9: DSSElevate
- Dec 1-2: DSSVirtual | Finance & Technology
Where: Online conference
Pricing: Prices start at $55 with discounts
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The data science salon is a unique vertical focused conference that grew into a diverse community of senior data science, machine learning, and other technical specialists. The conference gathers face-to-face and virtually to educate each other, illuminate best practices and innovate new solutions in a casual atmosphere.
Learn from practitioners, technical experts, and executives how to solve real-world problems by harnessing disruptions in data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cutting-edge technologies. Each ticket comes with one month of access to DSS Insider, the content repository for all Data Science Salons.
Keynote speakers from companies, such as:
- S&P Global
- Wells Fargo
- Johnson & Johnson
- The New York Times
20. IJCAI 2021
When: 21st -26th August, 2021
Where: Montreal, Canada
The 30th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-21).
There’s still not much information about the conference so make sure to check the website for regular updates. For now, there’s the call for papers that’ll be presented at the conference.
21. EACL 2021
When: 19-23 April, 2021
Where: Online conference
The 16th conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL).
As in previous years, the program of the conference includes poster sessions, tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations in addition to the main conference. As the flagship European conference in the field of computational linguistics, EACL welcomes European and international researchers covering a broad spectrum of research areas that are concerned with computational approaches to natural language.
- Melanie Mitchell, Santa Fe Institute
- Fernanda Ferreira, University of California, Davis
- Marco Baroni, Pompeu Fabra University
22. NAACL 2021
When: June 6–11, 2021
Where: Mexico City, Mexico
Conference hosts are monitoring the ongoing global pandemic and will update the conference plans (e.g. moving to a virtual or hybrid format) as needed closer to the conference dates.)
2021 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics consists of workshops with experts of the machine learning.
23. EMNLP 2021
When: 7th – 11th November 2021
Where: The conference will probably take place in the Dominican Republic, but the organizers are prepared to hold it online depending on the development of the situation with covid-19.
The 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing. As in recent years, some of the presentations at the conference will be for papers accepted by the Transactions of the ACL (TACL) and Computational Linguistics (CL) journals. During this conference you’ll be able to participate in numerous interesting workshops.
24. CVPR 2021
When: 19-25 June, 2021
Where: Due to the continuing impact and future unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, CVPR 2021 is moving to a virtual event.
CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.
Re-Work hosts several events, all dedicated to different areas of AI. Regular speakers at the events include tech giants Google, Apple, DeepMind, Amazon and Facebook, as well as world-renowned academic institutions, government leaders, startups and investors. They also provide an analysis of current trends through podcasts, white papers and video interviews.
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26. NeurIPS | 2021
When: November 27 – December 5, 2021
Where: Location to be announced shortly so make sure to check the official website for updates
The purpose of the Neural Information Processing Systems annual meeting is to foster the exchange of research on neural information processing systems in their biological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical aspects. The core focus is peer-reviewed novel research which is presented and discussed in the general session, along with invited talks by leaders in their field.
There is an Expo, where top industry sponsors give talks, panels, demos, and workshops on topics that are of academic interest; tutorials, which cover a broad background on current lines of inquiry, meetings, and more.
27. ICCV 2021
When: October 11th – October 17th, 2021
Where: Montreal, Canada
ICCV is the premier international computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and tutorials. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.
28. ICRA 2021
When: May 30 – June 5, 2021
Where: The IEEE ICRA 2021 will be held in a hybrid format, including both on-site and cloud meetings
The ICRA 2021 conference promises to be a great event with excellent technical and social programs. There will be original research results on all aspects of robotics and automation, tutorials and workshops, and organized sessions, on new topics or innovative applications. There will also be exhibits from both industries and research laboratories are welcome.
29. ICASSP 2021
When: 6-11 June 2021
Where: Formally Toronto, Ontario, Canada, however, due to the pandemic situation, it’ll be fully virtual
The international Conference on Acoustics, Speech, & Signal Processing (ICASSP), is the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s flagship conference on signal processing and its applications. The programme will include keynotes by pre-eminent international speakers, cutting-edge tutorial topics, and forward-looking special sessions. ICASSP also provides a great networking opportunity with a wide range of like-minded professionals from academia, industry and government organizations.
- Karl Friston
- Manuela M. Veloso, Head of J.P. Morgan AI Research
- Bernhard Schölkopf
30. IROS 2021
When: September 27 – October 1, 2021
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. The forthcoming IROS 2021 conference aims at creating opportunities to meet, discuss, and become familiar with the most recent advances in the field of robotics, autonomous and intelligent systems, human-compliant robots, medical robotics, and many more. IROS 2021, as ever before, will include a large robotic exhibition as an essential part of the event.
31. IEEE CoG
When: 17-20 August, 2021
Where: IT University of Copenhagen
The Conference on Games (CoG) evolves from the traditional Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG) to bring together leading researchers and practitioners from academia and industry in the field of Games, to discuss recent advances and explore future directions.
IEEE CoG 2021 will include presentations of peer-reviewed papers, invited talks by high-profile industry and academic leaders, panels, posters and demos.
32. SIGGRAPH 2021
When: Check the official website for latest updates
Where: Virtual only
SIGGRAPH is celebrating 48 years of advancements in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
This year in the virtual environment, the organizers aim to create a high-quality experience that will feature breakthroughs in research and technology, speakers who will inspire and push the field forward, and a community that will collaborate and enjoy all that has been achieved and what is now possible. The topics cover such topics as computer graphics, digital art, animation, visual effects, machine learning, artificial intelligence, immersive and mixed realities, scientific visualization, and more.
33. IEEE ICDM 2021
When: 7-10 December, 2021
Where: ICDM 2021 is preliminarily planned to be held in Auckland, New Zealand. However, due to the changing circumstances derived from the COVID-19 pandemic, the format may be updated to virtual only or hybrid format. Check the official website for updates..
The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) covers all aspects of data mining, including algorithms, software, systems, and applications.
ICDM draws researchers, application developers, and practitioners from a wide range of data mining related areas such as big data, deep learning, pattern recognition, statistical and machine learning, databases, data warehousing, data visualization, knowledge-based systems, and high-performance computing. By promoting novel, high-quality research findings, and innovative solutions to challenging data mining problems, the conference seeks to advance the state-of-the-art in data mining.
34. ICDM 2021
When: July 14-18, 2021
Where: New York, USA
The Industrial Conference on Data Mining ICDM is held on yearly basis.
Researchers from all over the world will present theoretical and application-oriented topics on Data Mining.
Topics include IIndustrial Exhibition · Best-Paper-Award for Talks and Posters · Workshops: Case-Based Reasoning CBR-MD, DM in Marketing DMM, and B2ML I-Business to Manufacturing and LifeSciences – The Internet of Things and Services.
35. IJCNN 2021
When: 18-22 July, 2021
Where: Virtual only
The International Joint Conference on NEural Networks (IJCNN) covers a wide range of topics in the field of neural networks, from biological neural networks to artificial neural computation. It’s one of the most popular conferences on machine learning.
- Marios M. Polycarpou
- Professor Karl J. Fristo
- Riitta Salmelin
- Peter Tino
- And more
36. ICANN 2021
When: 14-17 September 2021
The 30th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks.
A conference of the European Neural Network Society.
The ideal of ICANN is to bring together researchers from two worlds: information sciences and neurosciences. The scope is wide, ranging from machine learning algorithms to models of real nervous systems. The aim is to facilitate discussions and interactions in the effort towards developing more intelligent computational systems and increasing our understanding of neural and cognitive processes in the brain.
37. ICIAP 2021
When: 13-17 September, 2021
Where: Lecce, Italy
ICIAP 2021 is the 21st edition of a series of conferences organized every two years by the Italian Association for Research in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (CVPL, ex GIRPR) which is part of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).
The focus of the conference is on both classic and recent trends in computer vision, pattern recognition and image processing, and covers both theoretical and applicative aspects
- Prof. Larry S. Davis – University of Maryland & Amazon, USA
- Prof. Roberto Cipolla – University of Cambridge UK
- Prof. Dima Aldamen – University of Bristol UK
- Prof. Dr. Laura Leal-Taixe – Technische Universität München GE
When: December 8 – 12, 2021
Where: Bali, Indonesia
Pricing: Prices vary at $250-$800
The 28th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP2021) aims to provide a leading international forum for researchers, scientists, and industry professionals who are working in neuroscience, neural networks, deep learning, and related fields to share their new ideas, progresses and achievements.
39. SIGIR 2021
When: July 11-15, 2021
Where: Online only
The 44th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval.
SIGIR is the premier international forum for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in information retrieval. The conference consists of five days of full papers, short papers, resource papers, demonstrations, tutorials, workshops, doctoral consortium papers, and perspectives papers focused on research and development in the area of information retrieval, as well as an industry track and social events.
40. AISTATS 2021
When: April 13 – 15, 2021
Where: Online only
The 24th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics. Since its inception in 1985, AISTATS has been an interdisciplinary gathering of researchers at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics, and related areas.
When: Main conference: July 27th – July 29th, 2021; Workshops: July 30th, 2021
The Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) is one of the premier international conferences on research related to knowledge representation, learning, and reasoning in the presence of uncertainty. UAI is supported by the Association for Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (AUAI).
The conference has been held every year since 1985.
42. IEEE – ICIP
When: 9-22 September 2021
Where: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
The 28th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (The IEEE ICIP) is the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on image and video processing and computer vision.
This conference will showcase world-class plenary speakers, tutorials, exhibits, special sessions, industry sessions, and women in engineering that creates an excellent forum to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. There will be opportunities to network with the brightest minds in academia and industry from this field. In addition, several events targeting students and professionals will also be featured at IEEE ICIP 2021.
43. INTERSPEECH 2021
When: 30 August – September, 2021
Where: Hybrid Brno (in Czechia) Interspeech with a back-up option of fully virtual one.
The purpose of the association that organizes the conference is to promote, in an international world-wide context, activities and exchanges in all fields related to speech communication science and technology.
The association is aimed at all persons and institutions interested in fundamental research and technological development that aims at describing, explaining and reproducing the various aspects of human communication by speech, that is, without assuming this enumeration to be exhaustive, phonetics, linguistics, computer speech recognition and synthesis, speech compression, speaker recognition, aids to medical diagnosis of voice pathologies.
To wrap it up
Which conference will you attend? Have you booked a spot at the conferences that interest you? If not make sure to do so before others outrun you!
Participating in such an event is a great opportunity to meet new people and stay on top of the latest news in machine learning.
ML Experiment Tracking: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Implement It
Jakub Czakon | Posted November 26, 2020
Let me share a story that I’ve heard too many times.
”… We were developing an ML model with my team, we ran a lot of experiments and got promising results…
…unfortunately, we couldn’t tell exactly what performed best because we forgot to save some model parameters and dataset versions…
…after a few weeks, we weren’t even sure what we have actually tried and we needed to re-run pretty much everything”
– unfortunate ML researcher.
And the truth is, when you develop ML models you will run a lot of experiments.
Those experiments may:
- use different models and model hyperparameters
- use different training or evaluation data,
- run different code (including this small change that you wanted to test quickly)
- run the same code in a different environment (not knowing which PyTorch or Tensorflow version was installed)
And as a result, they can produce completely different evaluation metrics.
Keeping track of all that information can very quickly become really hard. Especially if you want to organize and compare those experiments and feel confident that you know which setup produced the best result.
This is where ML experiment tracking comes in.Continue reading ->