About the conference

ExpertTalks 2018 invites the tech community to come together to discuss the technological innovations driving modern businesses.

A diverse mix of views and topics

This year, eminent speakers will share their experiences and views on Machine Learning and AI, experience reports on how technology helped them build a startup or a product, observability, accessibility and Mobility.

And for the first time, we’re adding another day to this annual conference, dedicated to hands-on workshops.

What to expect

ExpertTalks is everything you’d expect from one of our meet-up groups around the world – only more so.

We have one day of insightful workshops, and one day of talks from a diverse array of speakers. And a friendly, switched-on audience to bring it all to life. Lunch and snacks are provided on both days, there’ll be plenty of conference swag and sponsor booths, and opportunities for after-hours fun and community building.

Hosted by Vikram Poddar, the Corporate Comedian

ExpertTalks 2018 will be hosted by Vikram Poddar’s BoredRoom Comedy – so expect a unique and irreverent take on business life!

We hope you enjoy the show!

FAQ + code of conduct

Why is there a fee for this conference?

It’s not about making profits; it’s about making the event a quality experience for all who attend. In our experience‚ free events attract plenty of initial registrations but suffer from lower turnout, which negatively impact event planning. To help ensure we can run an event with a high calibre of speaker and a serious, tuned-in audience, we’ve made ExpertTalks a paid event.

I don't want to make an online payment. Can I pay by cash / cheque at the event?

Sorry, we only accept online payment in advance. We cannot accept payment via cash / cheque at the conference itself.

Do I need to bring anything to the conference?

Just bring your ticket to verify your registration (either a printed copy, or on your mobile). This will be needed to gain entry. The ticket will be sent to your registered email address when you sign up.

Oh yes! Please bring plenty of enthusiasm too!

I’d like to be a presenter at the conference. How do I go about it?

Thank you so much for showing interest in presenting at ExpertTalks 2018. Our paper submissions are closed for this year’s event, but we look forward to hearing from you next year – and we’ll be happy to welcome you as part of the audience at this year’s conference.

Can I demonstrate and promote my work / product / initiative at this conference?

If your work / product / initiative is in line with the themes of the conference (and subject to review), we’d be happy to provide you with a platform for an open demo. Email us the summary of whatever you want to demonstrate and the tentative duration you’d require for demonstrating it, and we’ll be in touch.

Code of conduct

We’re grateful to all the members of the community who participate in ExpertTalks. We know that all those attending ExpertTalks are intelligent, understanding individuals who are attending the conference to learn and connect.

As organisers, it’s our duty to ensure the event provides a safe environment for all, so we’ve put together a short code of conduct. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct.

Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We request cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Summary

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, whether in talks, workshops, parties, Twitter or other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference, without a refund, at the discretion of the conference organisers.

In detail

Harassment includes but is not restricted to offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any behaviour deemed as harassment are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be easily identified; they will be wearing ExpertTalks branded clothing and/or badges.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

We value your attendance and appreciate that we are diverse community with mutual respect for all.

For any concerns relating to this code of conduct, please do reach out to Devangi Kamra (+91-98224 78808) and/or Ashish Jagtap (+91-94055 77106).

We look forward to your participation and co-operation.