NeurIPS 2019 brings 12,500 AI experts to Vancouver for one of city’s largest conferences to date
The Vancouver Convention Centre and Tourism Vancouver are honoured to welcome 14,000 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence experts for the 33rd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) taking place in Vancouver from December 8-14, 2019.
Capping off an active year for conventions and meetings in Vancouver, this will be one of the largest conferences held in the city to date and is estimated to contribute approximately $32.5 million in direct spending to the local economy.
Organized by the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation, NeurIPS brings together specialized professionals across all industries for a week of discussions, workshops, demonstrations and competitions to advance knowledge and technology relevant to the increasingly vital field.
And for the second year, NeurIPS EXPO will be held as part of the conference on December 8 offering attendees an opportunity to see first-hand how neural information processing tools are being applied to different industries and their impact.
NeurIPS 2019 will mark the eleventh time the event has been held in Vancouver and the first time it will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, which it is set to return to in 2020.
2019 has been a record year for international conventions at the Vancouver Convention Centre. NeurIPS 2019 is one of 17 that have taken place throughout the year and has the largest attending delegate group followed by the World Sleep Congress in September and Women Deliver in June. The Convention Centre hosts upwards of 550 events a year, including conventions, trade and consumer shows, meetings, banquets, community events and special events.