CDE, Industrial and Academic Events

Find out more about events that the CDE is arranging or taking part in.  Here you will also see notable upcoming industrial and academic conferences.  You can click on the date within the calendar to see whats on, or you can view the events and conferences by list.  If you would like any additional events added to the CDE calendar, please email Zoe Leonard.

Our Upcoming Events

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Saturday 8th June 2019

Venue: Hellerup, Denmark

Ecsite Annual Conference 2018

The 2019 edition of the Ecsite Conference will be hosted by Experimentarium in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 6 to 8 June. This will be the 30th edition of the conference: expect some anniversary specials.

Open to all professionals who engage audiences with science and technology, the Ecsite Conference offers an intense mix of intellectual stimulation, experimental formats and inspiring human encounters.
Meet a crowd of approachable, creative and experienced professionals, keen to share and collaborate.

The 2019 edition of the Ecsite Conference will be taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 6 to 8 June (with pre-conference workshops on 4-5 June). This will be the 30th edition of the conference: expect some anniversary specials.

The conference will be hosted by Experimentarium and will be held inside the science centre itself, the former home of the Tuborg Brewery. Experimentarium re-opened its doors to the public with 18 brand new exhibitions in January 2017, all exploring new boundaries for science communication.

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Monday 10th June 2019

Venue: Long Beach, California

ICML 2019

ICML is the leading international machine learning conference and is supported by the International Machine Learning Society (IMLS).


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Saturday 15th June 2019

Venue: Long Beach, California

CVPR 2019

CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

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Tuesday 18th June 2019

Venue: Yale University, USA


Continuing the grand tradition & broadening the scope of the IEEE International Games Innovation Conference (IGIC, 2009 - 2013), IEEE Games Entertainment & Media (GEM, 2014 - 2016),  and last year’s event held at the National University of Ireland Galway, we are excited to announce the 2019 IEEE GEM conference will be hosted at the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, at Yale University.  This year’s conference will include a new platform for the exhibition of performances and experiences that utilize the emerging fields of Motion Capture, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality with a particular emphasis on pedagogy in these areas.

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Saturday 22nd June 2019

Venue: University of Nottingham


margins—a free tech conference for and by the marginalised community

Are you a marginalised person working in/with/around technology (or hope to break into the industry)? margins is a free one-day conference for you!

Join us in Nottingham (UK) for a day filled with inspiration, solidarity and compassion. We want to build a network of and for folks from across the tech sector whose voices are still looking for a platform. 

Whatever you do—research, design, data entry, social media management, if you perform maintenance on the Hadron Collider or you're thinking about writing your first line of code—as long as you work/tinker/dream with/in/around tech, you’re welcome!

margins has two tracks of workshops and talks that attendees can join! The conference is centred around making and building inclusive communities in technology together.

One Day, Two Tracks (talks & workshops)

22nd June 2019, University of Nottingham, 9:00-16:00

Free Tickets & More Info:

Twitter: @marginsconf

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Call for Talks & Workshops

→ Are you a member of a marginalised group working with/in/around tech?

→ Would you like to give a talk or a workshop on the conference day?

We are looking for people from all backgrounds, jobs and spaces.

Please check out our Call for Proposals and send an idea in!

(First time speakers are also super welcome and are encouraged to apply to our First Time Speaker Programme!)

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Monday 1st July 2019

Venue: Paris, France

CASA 2019 - Computer Animation and Social Agents

CASA is the oldest international conference in computer animation and social agents in the world. It was founded in Geneva in 1988 under the name of Computer Animation (CA). In the last past ten years, CASA was held in Belgium (2007), Korea (2008), Netherlands (2009), France (2010), China (2011), Singapore (2012), Turkey (2013), United States (2014), Singapore (2015), Switzerland (2016), Korea (2017) and China (2018).

CASA 2019 will provide a great opportunity to interact with leading experts, share your own work, and educate yourself through exposure to the research of your peers from around the world.

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Tuesday 9th July 2019

Venue: Hilton Brighton Metropole Kings Road Brighton East Sussex BN1 2FU

Develop Brighton 2019

Brighton has been bringing together the European Game Dev community from global superstars to micro indies - since 2006. Come and learn from your peers and share your experiences, hear from the industry’s leading lights, get up-to-date with the latest tools, techniques and industry trends, plus network with over 2,000 game dev professionals.

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Sunday 21st July 2019

Venue: Tel Aviv University, Israel

International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation 2019

The goal of the ICVR conference series is to provide an overview of applied and clinical research on technologies in the field of virtual rehabilitation

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Monday 22nd July 2019

Venue: Warsaw, Poland

3rd International Summer School on Deep Learning

DeepLearn 2019 will be a research training event with a global scope aiming at updating participants about the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of deep learning. This is a branch of artificial intelligence covering a spectrum of current exciting machine learning research and industrial innovation that provides more efficient algorithms to deal with large-scale data in neurosciences, computer vision, speech recognition, language processing, human-computer interaction, drug discovery, biomedical informatics, healthcare, recommender systems, learning theory, robotics, games, etc. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.
Most deep learning subareas will be displayed, and main challenges identified through 2 keynote lectures, 24 four-hour and a half courses, and 1 round table, which will tackle the most active and promising topics. The organizers are convinced that outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction will be a main component of the event.
An open session will give participants the opportunity to present their own work in progress in 5 minutes. Moreover, there will be two special sessions with industrial and recruitment profiles.

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Friday 26th July 2019

Time: 12 PM - 12 PM | Venue: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

HCI International 2019

HCI International 2019, the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, will take place at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Orlando area, Florida, USA, under the auspices of 18 distinguished international boards.

Thematic Areas:

  • HCI: Human-Computer Interaction
  • HIMI: Human Interface and the Management of Information

The Conference will start with three days of Tutorials (26-28 July). Parallel Sessions, Poster Sessions and the Exhibition will be held during the last three days (29-31 July) of the Conference.

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Sunday 28th July 2019

Venue: LA, USA


Recharge and reboot at SIGGRAPH 2019, as multifaceted as you are—featuring global innovators who are changing what’s possible in computer graphics, animation, VR, Gaming, and Emerging Technologies.

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Monday 9th September 2019

Venue: Cardiff University

BMVC 201

The British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) is the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA) annual conference on machine vision, image processing, and pattern recognition. It is one of the major international conferences on computer vision and related areas held in the UK. With increasing popularity and quality, it has established itself as a prestigious event on the vision calendar.

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Thursday 12th September 2019

Venue: Bangor University

Computer Graphics & Visual Computing Conference 2019

CGVC 2019, hosted by Bangor University in the UK, is the 37th annual computer graphics, visualization, and visual computing gathering organized by the Eurographics UK Chapter.

CGVC has been a Eurographics supported event since 1983, when the first instance took place 28-29 March 1983 at York University.

The exciting and vibrant field of visual computing is an increasingly important research area due to its wide range of applications in many disciplines. In general, our ability to collect, store, and archive data vastly exceeds our ability derive useful knowledge and insight from it. This is a ubiquitous problem. Visual computing plays a key role in gaining an understanding large, complex data sets or phenomena by exploiting the human visual system. Visual computing leverages computer graphics in order to provide a visual overview, explore, analyze, and present phenomena which is often very difficult to understand.

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Thursday 12th September 2019

Venue: RAI Amsterdam Europaplein NL 1078 GZ Amsterdam

IBC Show 2019

Shaping The Future Together

The IBC2018 conference programme was reflective of the impact of change on the media, entertainment and technology scene and to brought leading personalities to the stage to dissect those changes.   

Over the five days of the conference over 1,400 delegates and guests from across the globe heard from our outstanding line-up 400+ speakers, enjoyed fantastic networking opportunities and were inspired to embrace the changes in our industry together. 

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Sunday 22nd September 2019

Venue: TaiPei, Taiwan

ICIP 2019

The 26th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) will be held in Taipei International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan, on September 22-25. ICIP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on image and video processing and computer vision, the conference will feature world-class speakers, tutorials, exhibits and innovative programs that include grand challenges, prominent industry talks, showcases, etc.

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Thursday 17th October 2019

Venue: NEC. Birmingham

EGX 2019

EGX is the UK’s biggest games event, and an established part of the global games scene. Hosting 75,000 gamers over four days and showcasing everything from the newest blockbusters to vintage boardgames.

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Sunday 17th November 2019

Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Brisbane, Australia

Siggraph Asia 2019

The 12th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia-Pacific will take place from 17 – 20 November 2019 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Brisbane, Australia.

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Tuesday 26th November 2019

Venue: Olympia, London

VR World

Now in its 4th year, VR World 2019 is a 1 day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming.

With multuiple in-depth event tracks and over 100 leading speakers, no other European event covers the market in as much detail.

Amid unparalleled networking opportunities, attendees will have access to visionary speakers and case-study led content. Hear from inspirational keynotes and thought-provoking panel discussions from key players redefining the boundaries for technology.

Register now to reserve your place for THE VR, AR and MR event of the year.

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Tuesday 17th December 2019

Venue: British Film Institute, Southbank, London

CVMP 2019

Welcome to the ACM SIGGRAPH European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP). For the years, CVMP has built a reputation as the prime venue for researchers to meet with practitioners in the Creative Industries.

CVMP brings together production and post-production specialists from the worlds of film, broadcast and games with imaging and graphics researchers; it brings together expertise in video processing, computer vision, computer graphics, animation and physical simulation.

CVMP provides a European forum for presentation of the latest research and application advances, combined with keynote and invited talks on state-of-the-art industry practice.

In this 16th edition of the conference, we are proud to be officially affiliated to and sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH.

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