NVIDIA to Host 10,000 Developers at GTC 2020 in Silicon Valley

GTC showcases advancements in AI, HPC and graphics across a wide range of industries.
by Lauren Finkle

Update: Our annual GPU Technology Conference will be virtual. Stay tuned for more details.

NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference — the world’s premier AI event — returns to San Jose in March, bringing together leading developers, researchers and executives to share the latest advancements in AI, high performance computing and computer graphics across a broad range of industries.

More than 10,000 attendees from 70 countries are expected to attend the 11th annual GTC, taking place from March 22-26 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Over 250 companies — including AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft — will exhibit the latest technology for cloud and enterprise computing, as well as autonomous cars, robotics, professional graphics and gaming, embedded and edge AI applications and more.

NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang will deliver a keynote address on Monday, March 23.

In addition to 600 sessions and full-day NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute workshops, GTC 2020 includes a range of new initiatives. Among them: an AI art gallery displaying the work of renowned artists; an HPC Summit giving attendees a chance to network and learn from industry luminaries; and new events for underrepresented communities in AI, such as a Women in Autonomy panel and reception.

A variety of industries will be represented in the talks, networking events, and experts attending GTC. This year’s topics include everything from data science to gaming to visualization, and industries ranging from entertainment to healthcare to retail.

Early Bird Discount

Registration is now open, with a 15 percent discount available until Feb. 13 and priority keynote access for the first 1,000 registrants.

Named one of Forbes’ top conferences for women in tech, GTC will continue its commitment to under-represented communities in AI. Various activities — including Deep Learning Institute training and unique networking events — will provide opportunities for female, Black and Latinx developers, with more to come. Experts from many of the world’s leading organizations — including BMW, Epic Games, NASA, Stanford and Wells Fargo — will present technical talks on topics ranging from autonomous vehicles and robotics to CUDA Python programming and natural language processing.

Summit for Science and Technology

This year, GTC will feature the HPC Summit, a full-day event on Thursday, March 26, bringing together hundreds of industry leaders, developers and researchers to discuss innovations in high performance computing.

HPC experts from around the world will lead sessions and a forum, including:

  • Thomas Schulthess, Director of ETH Zurich, CSCS
  • Ian Buck, NVIDIA’s VP of Accelerated Computing and the inventor of CUDA
  • Michael Kagen, CTO, Mellanox Technologies
  • Nidhi Chappell, Head of Product, Specialized Azure Compute, Microsoft

AI for Artists

Machine Hallucination
Refik Anadol will be presenting a display titled “Machine Hallucination.”

GTC 2020 will also feature its first AI art gallery showcasing a variety of artists, including Refik Anadol, Memo Atken, Mario Klingemann and Helena Sarin.

Anadol’s immersive display, called “Machine Hallucination,” is powered by NVIDIA Quadro GPUs and reimagines cities of past, present and future.

Hands-On Training

GTC 2020 offers developers and data scientists the chance to get hands on with deep learning, accelerated computing and accelerated data science. Attendees can register for 70+ instructor-led trainings and 30+ self-paced courses offered by the Deep Learning Institute.

There are also six full-day DLI workshops taking place Sunday, March 22, where attendees can earn certificates in topics ranging from anomaly detection to CUDA C/C++.

Beyond workshops, GTC will offer a variety of networking opportunities. These include evening receptions, birds of a feather dinners and “Connect with the Experts” — hour-long Q&A sessions with NVIDIA engineers and researchers on topics like autonomous vehicles, computer vision and robotics.

To learn more about the conference and reserve your spot, visit the GTC 2020 website.