AI is at the forefront of digital transformation, while search is fundamental for users seeking information. Combine the two and create an unprecedented way of connecting users with data, connecting employees with information and insights, and connecting customers with products and services. ACTIVATE 2019 brings the worlds of search and AI together, as business leaders, search architects, and data scientists convene to share how these worlds intersect — and what it means to their organizations.

With ACTIVATE 2019 just around the corner, we are thrilled with the line-up of folks coming to share their knowledge and perspectives. If you haven’t already, check out the full ACTIVATE agenda where you’ll find dozens of technical talks, case studies, and panels for technology and business leaders sharing best practice on how to leverage AI-powered search.


Join the Solr Community

ACTIVATE is where the Solr open source search community convenes each year to share learnings and drive innovation. This year’s Solr developer track includes talks from Solr committers and experts on search relevance, scaling search, and the cloud. Speakers from Bloomberg, Home Depot, letgo, LexisNexis, Priceline, Salesforce, Target, Wayfair, and more will be presenting case studies and leading trainings.

Attend Technical Training on Solr or Fusion

The week starts off with two days of hands-on, in-depth training with two courses for Solr developers and five courses for Lucidworks Fusion users including a few tailored to data scientists, front end developers, and administrators.

Hear Digital Transformation Case Studies

We’ve extended the ACTIVATE program to address the community of search and AI professionals who are not developers. Specifically, we’re focusing on transformation in commerce and the workplace with insight from top analysts, Fusion case studies from ExxonMobil, Foot Locker, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), lululemon athletic-a, Sandia National Labs, Nordstrom Rack | Hautelook, PwC, Veritas,  Uber, and Dynatrace and talks that help organizations embrace change.

Explore AI, Machine Learning, and Data Science

We’re also taking a deep dive into AI, machine learning, and data science this year, and are excited about talks from data scientists and engineers on personalization at Airbnb, Go-Jek, Hautelook, and Target. Talks will cover user interfaces like visual search, chatbots, and question answering. We’ll also explore AI’s impact on government, banking, and e-commerce, with industry-specific panels and roundtables.

Learn Practical AI Applications

One of the most popular sessions from last year’s ACTIVATE, AI in Practice: Separating Fact from Fiction, is being reprised. Search guru and Lucidworks Founder Grant Ingersoll will be joined on the main stage with featured speakers from Looker, Overstock.com, Cloudera and NativeX. Stay tuned for main stage keynote announcements.

Learn firsthand from search, AI, and data experts at the world’s leading organizations at ACTIVATE, taking place at the iconic Washington Hilton (home of the annual White House Correspondents dinner) from September 9-12, 2019. Register here by September 6 to save $200 on your pass.