20,000 GPU Developers, Data Scientists Flock to GTC 2017 World Tour

by Greg Estes

We’re taking our show on the road. Our global GPU Technology Conference series kicks off next week in Beijing.

Following the largest GTC yet in Silicon Valley in May, this fall we’ll host major conferences in Asia, Europe and Washington, D.C., making it easy for developers and researchers to see the latest developments in AI, VR and GPU computing.

Last year, more than 16,000 developers and researchers in all attended our GTCs. This year, we expect over 20,000 people at our upcoming events in Beijing, Munich, Tel Aviv, Taipei, Washington, D.C., and Tokyo. To learn more or register, check our full schedule.

Each event will showcase advances spanning artificial intelligence, deep learning, self-driving cars, virtual reality and more. The speaker list is a veritable Who’s Who of top technology companies, including NVIDIA’s founder and CEO, Jensen Huang, who will keynote most of the events.

And each event offers hands-on educational opportunities for developers through our Deep Learning Institute.

Here’s what’s in store:

GTC China (Beijing) – Sept. 25-27:
Keynote Sept. 26, 9 am CST

GTC China will offer more than 70 talks from experts at leading technology companies such as Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu, along with hands-on labs and workshops on AI.

Deep Learning Institute-certified instructors will present more than 30 hours of hands-on AI training for various fields including healthcare, finance and manufacturing. The classes — covering such topics as generative adversarial networks, signal processing and genomics analysis — give developers the skills they need to apply deep learning across a wide range of applications. To sign up, check out the GTC China training agenda.

Jensen will share the latest advances in AI during his keynote on Sept. 26.

Five promising startups will participate in a competition for the best AI startup in China. The competition, modeled after our first Inception event during GTC in San Jose, will allow CEOs to describe their company to a panel of five judges. The winner will receive an NVIDIA DGX-1 AI supercomputer.

GTC Europe (Munich) – Oct. 10-12:
Keynote Oct. 10, 10 am CEST

Taking place in Munich, GTC Europe will present the latest advancements in AI, self-driving cars, VR, AR and supercomputing. The three-day conference will feature Jensen’s keynote, more than 250 sessions and hands-on training opportunities through our Deep Learning Institute.

Our Inception program for AI startups will also make its European debut, and there will be a bustling VR Village.

GTC Israel (Tel Aviv) – Oct. 18:
Keynote Oct. 18, 10 am IDT

The inaugural GTC Israel will showcase the latest in AI and deep learning applied to autonomous vehicles, smart cities, cybersecurity and healthcare.

Following Jensen’s keynote, participants can attend 50 sessions or get hands-on training through the Deep Learning Institute. Ten startups will compete for an NVIDIA DGX Station in our first Israeli Inception event.

GTC Taiwan – Oct. 26:
Keynote Oct. 26, 10 am CST

GTC Taiwan will feature a keynote by Jensen, 16 sessions and a full day of hands-on training with three Deep Learning Institute labs.

GTC DC – Nov. 1-2:
Keynotes Nov. 1 and 2

GTC is returning to the U.S. capital on Nov. 1-2. Last year, more than 800 attendees participated in the two-day event, and this year we’re expecting more than 1,500 technologists, policymakers and agency leaders.

In addition to two keynotes, the conference will feature 80+ talks, with speakers such as Dr. France Cordova of the National Science Foundation, Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and Richard Rabbitz of Lockheed Martin.

More than 30 companies will show new technologies in the exhibit hall, including government and military applications; autonomous vehicle displays; and robotics and VR demos.

GTC Japan – Dec. 12-13:
Keynote Dec. 13 at 10 am JST

Wrapping up the 2017 GTC world tour will be GTC Japan, in Tokyo, with over 80 sessions and opportunities to learn from experts from the Deep Learning Institute.

Jensen will deliver a keynote about our advances in AI and the exciting developments taking place in Japan.

We’re bringing the Inception program to Tokyo as well, giving Japanese startups an opportunity to pitch their latest work in changing the AI landscape.

Save the Date for GTC 2018

We’ll host our 9th annual GTC in Silicon Valley, March 26-29, 2018. You can participate by presenting a talk, lab or poster at the show, and get a free registration pass. The call for submissions is open through October 20.