The Midwest’s Biggest AI Event Is Now Free

Join us at, St. Louis’s premier decision science event – now at no cost!

October 1-28, 2020 is the largest event focusing on AI, ML, and decision science in the midwest – now 100% virtual and free. We’ll be presenting again this year and hope you’ll join us! 

Register now.

Here are 5 reasons to attend 2020: 

Range of topics

Now that the event is all-virtual, it will be broken up across five afternoons in October. From 10/1 to 10/28, attend over 50 sessions with different tracks happening each afternoon with speakers from companies including Google, Microsoft, Bayer, Centene, Mercy, Planet Labs, John Deere, Disney, and more.

Keynotes include

Keynote: Harnessing 21st-Century Technology to Uncover Ancient Civilizations

  • Sarah Parcak, PhD – Author, Space Archaeologist, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • October 7, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Keynote: Engineers & Artists: How AI is Revolutionizing Animation

  • Marlon West – Head of Effects Animation, Disney Animation Studios
  • October 21, 2020 | 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Flexible agenda

With a flexible agenda that spans five afternoons, you’re not committing yourself to days of non-stop sessions as with a traditional conference. The range of topics also fits almost anyone interested in AI – whether you’re a marketer just dipping your toe or a seasoned data scientist looking for a technical deep dive.

You can view the full agenda, but here’s the breakdown of the tracks:

THURSDAY 10/1/2020 | 12pm-6pm

Workforce Development Forum – Broadening the Tech Talent Pipeline 

WEDNESDAY 10/7/2020 | 12pm-6pm

Our Planet & Beyond – Archaeology from Space, Ag Tech, Food Security in a Changing Climate

WEDNESDAY  10/14/2020 | 12pm-6pm

Health & Wellbeing – Open Science, Durable Consent, Public/Private Partnerships

WEDNESDAY 10/21/2020 | 12pm-6pm

AI at Work & Home – Chat Bots, VR/AR, Autonomous Vehicles, The New Supply Chain

WEDNESDAY 10/28/2020 | 12pm-6pm

Social Impact & Ethical Implications – Image Recognition, Adversarial AI, Social Justice, Democracy

Free to attend

Now free, the event was originally priced at $499 for a standard ticket. You’re getting a lot of value with no cost due to the pandemic. Put on by a nonprofit, their mission is to increase collaboration around next-gen technologies to improve human experiences. The organization and the event were founded by the tech entrepreneurs that started and

It’s also easy to join from wherever you are this year with a virtual event platform that can be accessed through the app or a web browser. 


Whether you can attend the live sessions or not, you have access to the replays to watch and share at your leisure.  

There will also still be an expo hall with sponsor booths vying for your interaction with great giveaways. Enter raffles to win swanky prizes on top of the industry-leading content you get from the sessions. 

Join Our Session 

We are also hosting a great panel discussion with enterprise leaders on October 21 at 1:50pm. Join us and leaders from Mastercard and Charter Spectrum in a great conversation!

View in Event App | Add to Calendar

The One Thing Every Company Must Do Before Leveraging AI: Panel Discussion

Building models is not the first step in adopting AI technology. Yet, many companies launch AI initiatives without having the right data infrastructure in place to effectively support their efforts. Without taking key steps with your data upfront, AI projects have a strong propensity to fail.

Join our panel discussion as we walk you through the steps leading organizations including MasterCard and Charter Spectrum have taken to lay the foundation for data science success.

We hope you can join us, but if not, stay tuned to our social channels and blogs for updates and recaps!

Other Insights

Customers today have myriad ways to contact a business, enabled by the digital explosion that has taken businesses online. Despite
Read Full Story »
Watch Nick Rafferty's journey from student to full time Data Engineer
Read Full Story »
Matthew “Coach” Carter is developing Guild Simulator; an idle video game that combines two things he loves -- video games
Read Full Story »
As the pandemic continues to move into our rear view mirror, we're evolving to an Innovation First approach to where
Read Full Story »
Our Innovation Hours Program gives our employees time to work on their own passion projects every week. As part of
Read Full Story »
Grokking Streaming Systems has been in the making for the past two years and the book is now a step
Read Full Story »