Presentation Guidelines for the Trustworthy & Ethical AI Conference

Presentation Guidelines for the Trustworthy & Ethical AI Conference

What sort of presentation proposals are we looking for ?

The Trustworthy & Ethical AI Conference is a one-day event in Parker Hotel Brussels Airport (Belgium) on February 13th, 2020.

Artificial intelligence is set to become one of the most disruptive technological developments we have ever seen. AI is already a part of our every day life, and the more we involve and start to rely on AI, the more we'll need to be able to trust the recommendations and decisions that autonomous systems, AI solutions and robots make. Because whether you call it responsible AI, ethical AI, accountable AI, explainable AI, interpretable AI, etc, trust is going to be the key success factor in making the move from human-centered over augmented to artificial intelligence.

During this one-day conference on Trustworthy AI, we look at strategies, guidelines and technologies for building trust and explainability into the AI solutions of the future. For many critical applications like recruitment, lending, credit scoring, education, health care, housing, safety, ..., people will question automated "black box" solutions how they come to their conclusion, and whether these are unbiased, ethical and trustworthy.

This conference will address both the problems and the solutions, the opportunities and the challenges of trustworthy AI solutions. Topics at this conference include, but are not limited to:

  • human-centric AI business cases,
  • toolkits and algorithms for interpretable and explainable machine learning models
  • storytelling AI solutions and managing expectations,
  • data privacy and protection issues in AI and machine learning,
  • what GDPR says about automated decision making,
  • detecting and preventing bias,
  • the upcoming laws and regulations of AI and robotics,
  • ethics in autonomous systems,
  • etc

If you are building human-centric AI applications, you should understand the associated opportunities and threats from a human-centric perspective, to ensure acceptance and deliver maximum business benefit, by building trust and explainability into your solutions.

We are looking for people who want to present their practical experiences, customer stories, case studies, lessons learned, practical solutions, tips & tricks, new trends and technologies, etc to like-minded professionals. We prefer practical how-to topics based on experiences and case studies rather than theoretical or abstract topics. We encourage new speakers to apply, particularly practitioners with lots of experience in the field, even if they have no prior speaking experience - we will help them.

We have chosen for a 30 minute presentation format. This means that each presentation needs to be focused, containing two or three key messages, and based on practical experiences that illustrate the essence of these messages.

We prefer presentations showcasing real-life and "been there, done that" stories, as these are typically most appreciated by the audience. Theoretical presentations on Trustworthy & Ethical AI is welcome, but it has to be supported by practical examples.

All submissions are peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, content, relevancy and value for participants.

A speaker who is selected for the conference programme, gets free access and can bring a colleague along to the conference. Co-speakers of a selected presentation get a 50% reduction. We do not cover the cost of travel or hotel for conference speakers.

Tips for your proposal

  • Please select an engaging topic, relevant to a broad audience, and choose an attractive presentation title.
  • If your presentation is a customer story, please specify the customer name in the presentation title, and make sure you are allowed to do this.
  • Provide a concise and clear abstract with 2 or 3 key takeaways. Don't try to cover too much.
  • Demonstrate practical results you or your team have achieved.
  • You are welcome to submit multiple presentations, but only one will be selected for the conference programme.
  • Promotional pitches about tools or commercial services will not be accepted, but sponsoring is available. To know more about sponsoring, please take a look at our information page about sponsoring opportunities.
  • All presentations should be in English as the audience will be international.
  • Please read the Presentation Guidelines and then submit your proposal.

We very much look forward to receive your presentation proposal before the 24th of December, 2019.

Time Table:

  • Submit your proposal before the 24th of December 2019 via this form
  • We'll confirm acceptance of your proposal by the 10th of January 2020
  • Full programma will be online around 15th of January 2020
  • Submit a single-page abstract, a draft presentation and a one-minute video pitch about the key message(s) of your presentation by the 1st of February 2020
  • We will put the final presentations of the conference on our slideshare
  • We'll give you feedback and ideas for improving your presentation
  • 13th of February: Enjoy sharing your experience with our audience

Conference Pricing and Discounts:

  • Super-early-bird discount price (450 €) until the 15th of December 2019
  • Early-bird discount price (550 €) until the 15th of January 2020
  • The regular price is 650 €

The Organiser:

This Conference is organised by IT Works, a vendor-independent company founded in 1992. Our goal is to transfer knowledge about new trends and technologies to companies who want to improve, innovate and transform their business to be more competitive.

Contact us for more info or any questions you may have about presenting, participating or sponsoring at this conference.