Call for Submissions

Submit your talk for virtual Activate

Activate brings together search, AI, and data science experts with ecommerce, customer service, and knowledge management leaders, and other innovators using search and AI to deliver relevant digital experiences for employees and customers.

If you are involved in an interesting project related to the topics below, we want you to share your innovation with Activate attendees. Please submit speaking proposals by August 20, 2021, with in-depth ideas and insights in easily understood, concise language. Activate aims to represent diverse voices, experiences, and perspectives. Please consider this goal when choosing who would be best to speak on behalf of your company.

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Activate 2021 Key Themes and Topics 

Theme 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
AI, 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, visual search
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
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 self-service, searchable knowledge base, agent effectiveness, call deflection, ROI measurement, customer insight
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
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

We are particularly interested in sessions at the intersection of various topics above, for example, “personalization for virtual assistants in the enterprise” or “case studies of merchandising augmented by AI” If you have questions about your submission please contact us at [email protected] 

Submit your talk by August 20, 2021.

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