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Top Speech Technology Events in 2018

From personal assistants and bots to eLearning and smart technology, the applications of speech technology continue to grow in the marketplace. While there’s only one event dedicated to speech technology – that’s SpeechTEK, there are many conferences that show speech technology in action. This list of events in 2018 spans across the artificial intelligence, assistive technology, augmented reality and virtual reality, broadcasting, eLearning, call center, and smart and wearable technology sectors.

Top Speech Technology Events 2018

Top Speech Technology Event

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SpeechTEK 2018
April 9-11, 2018
Renaissance Washington DC Hotel – Washington, DC
http://www.speechtek.com/2018/default.aspx

SpeechTEK’s presentations focus on how speech technologies from IVR, apps, to digital assistants can help businesses connect with customers. SpeechTEK’s sessions provide information on a range of topics from bots and biometrics and security to IVR advancements and new applications of speech technologies. You can expect 100+ speakers and 70+ sessions packed with information and insights. Whether you’re a business looking for a solution, a company doing research in the field, or a developer creating products and software, SpeechTEK features all the current trends and news about speech technologies.

Top Artificial Intelligence Events

AISummit

AI Summit
September 18-20, 2018
The Palace of Fine Arts – San Francisco, CA
https://theaisummit.com/sanfrancisco/

The AI Summit is the AI event businesses. Attendance is open only to business leaders, not the general public, so you can make meaningful network connections. Last year, they had 120+ speakers, 60+ sessions, and 1,200+ networking meetings. You can expect to hear from giants like Google, Microsoft, and IBM, and see showcases of the latest AI developments and applications.

AIExpo

AI Expo
November 28-29, 2018
Santa Clara Convention Center – Santa Clara, CA
https://www.ai-expo.net/northamerica/

The AI Expo will show practical applications of AI that can promote business efficiency and success. You’ll learn about chatbots, digital assistants, big data, and deep learning and how it will influence the future of AI and business. The AI Expo is co-hosted with IoT Tech Expo and Blockchain Expo. All together, there’ll be 300+ speakers and 300+ exhibitors. These expos provide a look at how artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and blockchain interconnect.

Top Assistive Technology Event

ATIA

ATIA 2018
January 30-February 3, 2018
Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center – Orlando FL
https://www.atia.org/conference/

The Assistive Technology Industry Associate is an organization dedicated to education and research about the products and systems that enhance the lives of persons with disabilities. ATIA 2018 brings together assistive technology practitioners, experts, and vendors to share insights, network, and test assistive technology products and services. You can also earn continuing education units with their educational sessions and pre-conference seminars.

Top Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality Event

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Augmented World Expo USA 2018
May 30-June 1, 2018
Santa Clara Convention Center – Santa Clara, CA
http://www.augmentedworldexpo.com/

AWE 2018 explores how AR/VR can encourage empathy, improve healthcare and education, and promote environmental sustainability. AWE 2018 is for companies, developers, and investors with an interest in how AR/VR can increase efficiency and productivity in business and our lives. Last year, there were 300+ speakers and 200+ exhibitors. There will be workshops on tools and SDKs for creating AR and VR platforms as well as inspirational lectures on how AR/VR can change the world.

Top Broadcasting Event

NABShow

2018 NAB Show
April 7-12, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center – Las Vegas, NV
http://www.nabshow.com/

The National Association of Broadcasters provides education, advocacy, and events for the field of broadcasting. The NAB Show is truly where content comes to life across many mediums from TV and radio to mobile and AR/VR. The NAB Show provides mixers, showcases, discussions, and exhibits about the broadcasting industry in all its forms. Their MET Effect is a gathering of media, entertainment, and technology professionals to showcase new products and provide networking opportunities.

Top eLearning & Training Events

ATDTechKnowledge

ATD TechKnowledge
January 24-26, 2018
McEnery Convention Center – San Jose, CA
http://techknowledge.td.org/

The Association for Talent Development supports professionals who develop employee skills and knowledge. ATD TechKnowledge shows what’s new in learning technology with 100+ sessions and 70+ exhibitors. The session topics include eLearning, management and strategy, and virtual classrooms. You’ll learn about the emerging technologies and the latest talent development industry solutions.

ELearn

AACE E-Learn
October 15-18, 2018
Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
http://www.aace.org/conf/elearn/

AACE E-Learn connects educators, developers, and businesses from around the globe. AACE E-Learn does not have an exhibit hall, but has corporate showcases where businesses can demonstrate their research and products. The E-Learn conference provides keynotes, workshops, and presentations on topics like content development, tools, and policy issues.

DevLearn

DevLearn Conference & Expo
October 24-26 2018
The Mirage Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
https://www.elearningguild.com/content/5217/devlearn-2018-conference–expo/

DevLearn is a conference and expo for learning professionals and eLearning developers. Last year, they had 200+ sessions, 100+ exhibitors, and keynotes about strategies and technology for learning. You can expect to hear from the likes of Adobe Captivate and Articulate. You’ll also have networking opportunities with Morning Buzz- casual, coffee-stimulated, early-bird discussions.

Top IVR/CTI, Call Center Events

ICMI

ICMI Contact Center Expo
May 20-24, 2018
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort – Lake Buena Vista, FL
http://www.icmi.com/Contact-Center-Expo-Conference

ICMI Contact Center Expo is for customer service professionals, managers, and businesses who want to improve their contact center and customer relationships. The ICMI Global Contact Center Awards celebrates the achievements of the customer service community. You can expect 70+ sessions and 100+ exhibitors to provide you with a wealth of information and strategies to implement in your business. And, of course, there’ll be lots of networking opportunities.

CCW

Customer Contact Week
June 18-22, 2018
The Mirage – Las Vegas, NV
https://www.callcenterweek.com/

Customer Contact Week is packed with interactive discussion groups, 150+ speakers, and 200 exhibitors and sponsors. You’ll hear from Barbara Corcoran, a “Shark” on the TV show Shark Tank. There will also be Lunch & Learns where you can connect with fellow customer service professionals.

Top Smart & Wearable Technology Event

WTS

Wearable Technology Show USA 2018
April 10-11, 2018
Santa Clara Convention Center – Santa Clara, CA
http://www.wtsusa.show/

Wearable Technology Show USA 2018 is all about the internet of things and smart devices. You’ll hear keynotes and case studies about the innovations, risks, and future of wearables. You can expect to hear from 200+ speakers and see showcases from 100+ exhibitors. WTS USA 2018 looks at the impact of wearables in the technology and healthcare industries.

What do you think?

Will you be going to any of the above events? Did you attend any of last year’s events? And if so, do you have any insights from them? Let us know in the comments!

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