12 Best Machine Learning Conferences and Events of 2018

The machine learning technology as a part of the artificial intelligence field is evolving quickly and has implications for all industries and areas of life. It’s important for businesses to be aware of technological innovations, big changes and the latest trends. The best way to do this is to attend different tech events. In 2018, there are hundreds of ML events worldwide that you might want to attend, sponsor or submit papers to. Which events are most suitable for your corporate needs and budget? We’ve compiled a list of the best machine learning conferences with detailed information to help you plan your business travel calendar.

1. ML Conference


When: June 18-20, 2018

Where: Munich, Germany

The Conference for Machine Learning Innovations (ML Conference) is a must-attend event for software developers and architects, data engineers and scientists, and those who want to enhance their business with the help of AI technologies.

At the conference, you’ll have a chance to see a comprehensive insight into the main ML principles, tools, technologies and languages.

The first day (June 18) will be dedicated to practical workshops on AI products, machine learning and deep learning. Experienced specialists will share their best practices and teach the participants to build their own systems or extend the existing ones using various techniques.

The main conference will take place on June 19-20. More than 30 international speakers will give exciting lectures on the most vital topics. More than 35 sessions, keynotes and workshops will be held during the event.

The ticket price is €649 per day, €999 for two days and €1199 for three days. Teams of 3+ participants get a 10% discount on each ticket! The submission deadline is open.

2. ICML 2018


When: July 10-15, 2018

Where: Stockholm, Sweden

The upcoming International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) will be held for the 35th time, this year in Sweden. The first day (July 10) will be dedicated to tutorials. Then, there will be three days of sessions (July 11-13). The event will be concluded by two days of workshops (July 14-15). The submitted papers concern various topics related to ML.

The conference is supported by the International Machine Learning Society (IMLS) and sponsored by Google AI, Microsoft, Yandex, Baidu and other big players.

3. 5th World Machine Learning & Deep Learning Congress


When: August 30-31, 2018

Where: Dubai, UAE

This annual World Machine Learning & Deep Learning Congress is definitely among the top conferences in machine learning for this year. Organizers welcome everyone who is interested in AI technologies and has a desire to share their knowledge and research among like-minded people.

The motto of the Congress is “Machine Learning: Discovering the New Era of Intelligence.” This implies disclosing the latest innovations that aim to change the future.

More than 200 leading computing science experts from all over the world will gather together on this platform to share their best practices and new ideas.

Who attends: engineers and developers, scientists and researchers, practitioners, managers and directors, startups representatives and anyone interested in the AI industry. In 2017, there were attendees from various industrial sectors: healthcare, manufacturing, education, transportation, media and entertainment, and many more.

4. AI in Finance Summit


When: September 6-7, 2018

Where: New York, USA

One of the best ML conferences for this year is organized by RE•WORK and is to be held in New York.

The invited speakers will discover the benefits of ML tools and techniques for the finance industry. You’ll get an opportunity to learn the emerging trends in the financial sector and recent breakthroughs in fintech applications.

You’ll also have a unique chance to expand your network by interacting with influential industry specialists.


  • Stock market prediction
  • Financial compliance
  • Financial forecasting
  • Blockchain
  • Retail finance
  • Robo advisors
  • Insurance
  • Fraud detection

5. ECML PKDD 2018


When: September 10-14, 2018

Where: Dublin, Ireland

The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases is one of the main technological events in Europe, according to the ranking of similar events.

The program includes multiple workshops and tutorials. Moreover, there will be numerous opportunities for informal networking during social activities such as the welcome reception, dinners, barbecue parties and sightseeing tours.

6. Minds Mastering Machines [M³]


When: October 15-17, 2018

Where: London, UK

Minds Mastering Machines is the ML and AI Conference that will take place in London. It brings together experts in AI, ML and data science with developers, team leaders and CIOs to discuss the latest tools and how to use them while running AI projects.

At the conference, you’ll discover the implications of machine learning, robotics, data science and artificial intelligence as a whole for our society and various businesses.

Basic topics to be discussed:

  • Machine learning (neural networks, genetic/evolutionary algorithms, decision trees, etc.)
  • Data mining
  • Data science
  • Computer vision, natural language processing, image and voice recognition
  • Predictive analytics
  • Parallel programming
  • Cognitive computing
  • Neural networks
  • Knowledge acquisition, representation, networks



When: November 14-16, 2018

Where: Beijing, China

The Asian Conference on Machine Learning has been held regularly since 2009 in different countries (Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, etc.). The conference is a great forum for researchers from the Asian-Pacific region and beyond. Those interested in machine learning and related fields will have a chance to present their ideas, concepts and achievements.

Basic topics to be discussed:

  • Learning problems
  • Analysis of learning systems
  • Applications (bioinformatics, healthcare, computer vision, human activity recognition, natural language processing, social networks, web search)
  • Knowledge-intensive systems

8. A2IC


When: November 21-23, 2018

Where: Barcelona, Spain

The Artificial Intelligence International Conference will present an international forum for AI adherents. Organizers want to join both academia and industry under one roof to discuss not only the case studies and applications of smart technologies, but also moral and other issues that may arise in an AI world.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Machine learning
  • Neural networks and deep learning
  • Pattern recognition
  • Knowledge representation
  • Ontologies and semantic web
  • Reasoning
  • Uncertainty in AI
  • Knowledge discovery and big data
  • Multiagent systems
  • Natural language processing
  • Robotics
  • Computer vision and perception
  • Cognitive systems
  • Computational creativity
  • Bioinformatics
  • Ethical issues in AI

9. Data Science Salon (Media and Entertainment)


When: June 13, 2018

Where: New York, USA

This small conference with 20 speakers and 200 attendees will focus on the way AI and machine learning can be applied to media and entertainment. The organizers try to make the event both informative and fun. The casual atmosphere promotes constructive face-to-face communication between the brightest media leaders and data science specialists.

10. AI Expo Europe


When: June 27-28, 2018

Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The leading exhibition on artificial intelligence will gather 8,000+ attendees, 300+ speakers and 300+ exhibitors in Amsterdam to discuss the latest technologies and showcase the successful implementation of AI into different businesses.

Attendees hail from a wide range of industries, including consumer and digital transformation, cybersecurity, healthcare, finance, government and public sector, automotive and more. Enterprise

Topics to be discussed:

  • Business intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Deep learning
  • Virtual assistants and chatbots
  • AI algorithms
  • Big data and analytics

The exhibition will be co-hosted with two largest gatherings — IoT Tech Expo and Blockchain Expo.

11. MLMH


When: August 20, 2018

Where: London, UK

The need for ML and data-driven methods in the medical field has been increasing in recent years. Electronic health records (EHR) and patient-generated health data are becoming a mandated reality, with loads of unstructured data that should be processed, analyzed and stored.

The Workshop on Machine Learning for Medicine and Healthcare will be held on KDD Health Day 2018. Among the participants, there will be data science specialists, practitioners, biomedical specialists and other subject matter experts. They will discuss the importance and practical implementation of ML technologies in healthcare and medicine.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Data standards for translational medicine informatics
  • Analysis of large-scale electronic health records or patient-generated health data records
  • Visualization of complex and dynamic biomedical networks
  • Disease subtype discovery for precision medicine
  • Interpretable machine learning for biomedicine and healthcare
  • Deep learning for biomedicine

12. Women in AI Dinner


When: October 23, 2018

Where: Toronto, Canada

We complete our list of the best conferences for machine learning with a very interesting event organized by RE•WORK — the leading global events company in AI and deep learning. Women in AI Dinner aims at supporting female specialists that work in the technological industry and computer science.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Deep learning algorithms
  • Neural networks
  • NLP
  • Machine learning
  • Predictive intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Healthcare
  • Women in tech

Similar Women in AI Dinners will be held in 2018 in some other cities, including San Francisco, London and New York.

To Sum Up

Hopefully, our review of the ML conferences 2018 was helpful for your decision-making. Save the dates of the events that appeal to you! Try to attend at least one of them to advance your business, acquire new knowledge and make new connections.

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