Event Updates

Activate is Virtual this Fall

Activate, the Search and AI Conference, will be hosted online in 2021 and the call for submissions is now open. Activate brings together search experts, data scientists, ecommerce leaders, and IT professionals focused on connecting users with data and content through contextual, personalized digital experiences. 

Activate showcases technical expertise in search, machine learning, and next-generation conversational interfaces (like chatbots, virtual assistants, and voice assistants) along with business perspectives and case studies from leading organizations.

If you have an innovation or project to share related to the topics below, please submit your talk by August 20, 2021 to present alongside the best and brightest in search and AI at Activate. Submissions will be considered for virtual Activate conference programs throughout the year and into 2022.

Track Suggested Topics
Search Relevance Personalization, relevance tuning, signals, recommendations, query optimization, learning to rank, avoiding “zero results” queries, user segmentation modeling, automated query rewriting, and A/B testing
AL, ML, & Data Science Deploying machine learning models in search, natural language processing (NLP), semantic search, deep learning in search, recommendation systems, user segmentation modeling, sentiment analysis, document visualization, and predictive analytics
Next-Gen User Interfaces Chatbots, virtual assistants, voice assistants, conversational AI, image recognition, and visual search
Product Discovery Product discovery case studies, product recommendations, personalization, customer experience (CX), merchandising, add-to-cart and conversion rate optimization
Customer Service Customer service case studies, customer insight, analytics, ROI measurement, margin optimization, user-propensity modeling, call deflection, and self-service support
Knowledge Management Digital transformation case studies, data accessibility, digital experience for knowledge workers, modernizing IT systems, document summarization, employee self-service, help desk ticket deflection, and ROI measurement
Lucidworks Fusion  Case studies showcasing how your organization uses Fusion to deliver enhanced search experiences for customers and employees or technical talks about how to get the most out of Fusion
Solr Development  New features in Solr, plugins, ongoing development, faceting, streaming analytics, geospatial search, data ingestion at scale, querying at scale, performance, and any other interesting Solr projects


If you have expertise in these or related areas, please submit your talk by August 20, 2021.

Virtual Activate events will feature the same high quality content and networking opportunities you’ve come to expect from in-person Activate events. This is our second edition of Virtual Activate that will take place in October 2021 (stay tuned for details) and will include inspirational keynotes and expert-led breakout sessions.

In addition to educational talks, attendees will have the chance to interact within the virtual event environment in a networking chat room on topics that matter, and during live Q&A following each session, and chats with sponsors and in demos in the virtual Expo, as well as fun and interactive activities with a chance to win prizes. We look forward to seeing you (virtually) at Activate!

Activate began as Lucene Revolution and later became Lucene/Solr Revolution, an event that brought together the Apache Solr open source community. The event relaunched as Activate in 2018 with an expanded focus on machine learning. Activate is hosted by Lucidworks, who provides AI-powered search and data discovery solutions to the world’s largest organizations.


Virtual Activate Series - Product Discovery

We hope to see you there.

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