Visualize This: How to See Visual Computing’s Future First – and for Less – at GTC 2015

by Samantha Zee

Our GPU Technology Conference is the epicenter of visual computing.

It’s the world’s largest, most important event for GPU developers. And it gives attendees the chance to connect with experts from NVIDIA, as well as a host of other organizations from around the world.

Execs from Alibaba, Amazon, British Aerospace, Facebook, GE, Gulfstream, Honda R&D, Pixar, Schlumberger, Siemens and Yahoo, among others, will be presenting. Hundreds of academic researchers from the world’s top institutions will also join in.

GTC 2015, scheduled for March 17-20 in San Jose, is the place to learn, share and discover what’s next for the future of visual computing. The only question: Do you have the stamina to take it all in?

Grab your spot at GTC 2015 by registering before prices increase on Jan. 21. Use Promo Code GM15BLOG through Jan. 20 to take an additional 20 percent off the full conference rate. Register now.

Presenter at the Posters & Beer reception
A presenter at the Posters & Beer reception makes his case to be voted poster of the year—and take home a $5,000 check.

From the “Posters & Beer” welcome reception to the closing-night party, GTC is the place to connect with GPU experts from a wide range of fields.

Join a GTC Hangout, where you can discuss anything you want during scheduled “office hours” with NVIDIA engineers and researchers.

NVIDIA engineers are readily available at GTC Hangout pods to answer questions.
NVIDIA engineers are readily available at GTC Hangout pods to answer questions.

Or forge relationships at the popular “Dinner with Strangers,” where the menu is known but the guests are a surprise.

We’re planning 500+ sessions and hands-on labs. Take a look at the preliminary list of sessions we’ve published. They cover 40 topics, including computer vision, machine learning, rendering and ray tracing, and virtual reality. Check our session catalog on GPUTechConf.com to find the sessions for you.

You’ll also want to check out the action at our Emerging Companies Summit. Early-stage companies and startups will present their disruptive, GPU-fueled technologies—and compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes. This action-packed day, now in its seventh year as part of GTC, takes place Wednesday, March 18.

MapD, winner of the 2014 Early Stage Challenge.
MapD, winner of the 2014 Early Stage Challenge, took home $100,000.

Whatever your choice, you’ll learn about the latest breakthroughs that world-class developers, designers, researchers, scientists, engineers and IT managers are achieving. Using GPUs, they’re solving the world’s most complex computing challenges.

Laser maze at the GTC 2014 party.
A GTC attendee navigates a laser maze—the surprise hit at last year’s GTC party.

GTC All Year Long

The main GTC show is for a few days in March. But the learning and sharing continue year-round. While you’re on the website, sign up for our free GTC Express webinars. And everyone has free unlimited access to replays of the more than 1,000 sessions from prior GTC events.

In each webinar, you can interact with industry icons from NVIDIA and other organizations. No need to leave your desk. Presenters in the last few weeks have included Yann LeCunn (Facebook), John Stone (University of Illinois) and Anatoly Baksheev (Itseez).