Top 20 AI Conferences of 2021

After a tumultuous 2020, many people are interested in learning the latest in AI this year. If you’re one of them then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list of the top artificial intelligence conferences to attend in 2021.


Artificial intelligence is transforming every industry and simplifying every-day tasks. Keeping up with the latest changes in AI is essential now more than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken typical protocols leaving companies to find new, innovative solutions. In many cases, artificial intelligence is the answer.

Attending AI conferences is a great way to stay on top of the changes in AI and learn about the top use cases from prominent industry experts. But with so many conferences to choose from, how can you cut through the clutter and find those of the highest quality? We’re here to help with that.

Here is a list of the top 20 artificial intelligence conferences in 2021



1. Ai4 2021


  • Start Date: August 17th-19th, 2021
  • Location: Fully Digital
  • Description: The Ai4 2021 conference gathers business executives and data practitioners to discuss the facilitation and adoption of artificial intelligence within various industries such as cybersecurity, healthcare, finance, retail, telecom, transportation, energy, and more. The conference experience allows the global AI business community to exchange shared best practices, while providing intimate environments for each industry to explore the unique aspects of AI within their domain.


2. EmTech Digital 2021

  • Start Date: March 23rd – 25th, 2020
  • Location: Fully Digital
  • Description: MIT Technology Review returns for its signature conference on artificial intelligence, hosting leaders from academia, enterprise, and government as we examine amazing advances in AI and explore the most pressing AI adoption issues of today.


3. Re-Work Women in AI Virtual Summit

  • Start Date: May 11, 2021
  • Location: Fully Digital
  • Description: An evening of virtual networking and discussions to progress AI and raise awareness and support women in the sector. Re-Work events bring together the latest technology advancements as well as practical examples to apply AI to solve challenges in business and society. Our unique mix of academia and industry enables you to meet with AI pioneers at the forefront of research, as well as exploring real-world case studies to discover the business value of AI.


4. World Summit AI – Montreal

  • State Date: April 20-21, 2021
  • Location: Fully Digital
  • Description:WSAI Americas Global Meet-Up is designed as a digital first way to bring together the AI community in a fun, time efficient and curated way. It is productive and highly valuable – you can conduct months worth of meetings in two days!



5. International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)


  • Start Date: July 18th-24th, 2020
  • Location: Fully Digital
  • Description: The Thirty-eighth International Conference on Machine Learning. The generous support of sponsors allows for reduced ticket prices by about 50%, and support diversity at the meeting with travel awards. In addition, many accepted papers at the conference were contributed by sponsors.


6. AI & Big Data Expo Global

  • Start Date: September 6th-7th, 2021
  • Location: Business Design Centre, London, UK
  • Description: The AI & Big Data Expo Global is a showcase of next-generation technologies and strategies from the world of AI and big data, and opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Big Data in driving forward your business in 2021 and beyond.


7. AI World Executive Summit: The Future of AI

  • Start Date: July 14, 2021
  • Location: Fully Digital
  • Description: AI World Conference and Expo has become the industry’s largest independent business event focused on the state of the practice of AI in the enterprise. Attend AI World and learn how innovators are successfully deploying AI and intelligent automation to accelerate innovation efforts, build competitive advantage, drive new business opportunities, and reduce costs.



8. The European Conference on Computer Vision


  • Start Date: August 23-28, 2021
  • Location: Fully-Digital
  • Description: The top European conference in the image analysis area.



9. KDD 2021


  • Start Date: August 14th-18th, 2021
  • Location: Fully-Digital
  • Description: 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.


10. International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining

  • Start Date: July 18th – 22nd, 2021
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Description: The conference brings together researchers from all over the world who deal with machine learning and data mining in order to discuss the recent status of the research and to direct further developments.


11. AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

  • Start Date: February 2nd – 9th, 2021
  • Location: Fully Digital
  • Description: AAAI conference promotes research in artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers in affiliated disciplines.


12. International Conference on Applied Artificial Intelligence

  • Start Date: May 19th-21st, 2021
  • Location: Fully-Digital
  • Description: The International Conference on Applied Artificial Intelligence (ICAPAI 2020) 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 2020 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.


13. Global Big Data Conference

  • Start Date:  February 22nd-26th, 2021
  • Location: Fully Digital
  • Description: Global Big Data Conference is offering 5 days extensive bootcamp on Artificial Intelligence(AI). This is a fast paced, vendor agnostic, technical overview of the AI landscape. No prior knowledge of AI or programming is assumed. Global Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp is targeted towards both technical and non-technical people who want to understand the emerging world of AI, with a specific focus on NLP, Deep Learning, Tensorflow, Keras, Machine Learning & comparing frameworks. Attendees will gain hands on experience.


14. International Conference on Computer Vision

  • Start Date: October 11th-17th, 2021
  • Location:  Montreal, Canada
  • Description: 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.


15. Deep Learning World

  • Start Date: May 24th-28th, 2021
  • Location: Fully-Digital
  • Description: Deep Learning World is the premier conference covering the commercial deployment of deep learning. The event’s mission is to foster breakthroughs in the value-driven operationalization of established deep learning methods.


16. Intelligent Systems Conference


  • Start Date: September 2nd-3rd, 2021
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Digital
  • Description: 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).



17. Reinforce AI Conference



  • Start Date: March 3rd-5th, 2021
  • Location: Fully Digital
  • Description: See how AI is shaping the world and how your company can use it to fix real-world problems at this conference.


18. LOD Conference (Learning, Optimization, and Data Science)

  • Start Date:October 5th-8th, 2021
  • Location: Grasmere, Lake District, England – UK & Digitally
  • Description:The 7th Annual Conference on machine Learning, Optimization and Data science (LOD) is a international conference on machine learning, computational optimization, data science that includes invited talks, tutorial talks, special sessions, industrial tracks, demonstrations and oral and poster presentations of refereed papers.



19. The AI Summit Silicon Valley


  • Start Date: November 3rd-4th, 2021
  • Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
  • Description: The world’s largest AI event for business. The AI Summit gives you the knowledge, tools, and experience you need to change the face of your business for good. Engage with world-leading organizations, hear from the brightest minds, and gleam exclusive insights into pioneering AI projects from all corners of the industry like never before.


20. Data Science Salon Virtual

  • Start Date: February 16th-17th, 2021
  • Location: Fully Digital
  • Description: The data science salon is a unique vertical focused conference which grew into a diverse community of senior data science, machine learning and other technical specialists. We gather face-to-face and virtually to educate each other, illuminate best practices and innovate new solutions in a casual atmosphere.



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