Call for Submissions

Submit your talk for virtual ACTIVATE

Activate brings together search experts, data scientists, ecommerce leaders, IT professionals, 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 July 17, 2020, 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.

This year, Activate will take place online, with a series of virtual events starting in September 2020. Additional events will be announced soon and we’ll be accepting submissions for virtual talks throughout the year and into 2021.

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ACTIVATE 2020 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 eploying 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
Digital Commerce Product discovery case studies, product recommendations, personalization, customer experience (CX), merchandising, add-to-cart and conversion rate optimization, customer insight, analytics, ROI measurement, margin optimization, user-propensity modeling, call deflection, and self-service support
Digital Workplace 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
Cloud Infrastructure Architectural patterns and autoscaling, public cloud deployments, Kubernetes, ZooKeeper, cloud platforms, DevOps, Lucidworks Managed Search
COVID-19 Response Case studies demonstrating how search and AI helped your organization respond to COVID-19 more effectively.

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 July 17, 2020.

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