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The premier global gathering in visual tech

May 23 & 24, 2018 in New York City


 

80+ Domain Experts

Discussing the disruptive force of computer vision, machine learning & AI.
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600+ Attendees

Making valuable connections across a variety of sectors & industries.
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40 Illuminating Talks

Leading researchers, startups, execs, marketers, & investors in visual tech.
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2 Leading Competitions

Highlighting computer vision researchers & startups in the visual tech space.
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LDV Vision Summit felt like all the movers and shakers from across the world of Vision, coming together in the throbbing heart of Gotham City.
— Julian Green, Google X Group Product Manager

2018 Speakers & Judges

Amy Banse Comcast Ventures Managing Direct & Head of Funds San Francisco, CA, US

Amy Banse
Comcast Ventures
Managing Direct & Head of Funds
San Francisco, CA, US

Rebecca Kaden Union Square Ventures General Partner New York, NY, US

Rebecca Kaden
Union Square Ventures
General Partner
New York, NY, US

Assaf Glazer Nanit CEO New York, NY, US

Assaf Glazer
Nanit
CEO
New York, NY, US

Jenny Lefcourt Freestyle Capital Partner San Fransisco, CA, US

Jenny Lefcourt
Freestyle Capital
Partner
San Fransisco, CA, US


Competitions

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Many companies who presented or competed at the last Summit have since raised venture capital funding. Others have joined startups or formed companies with people they met at the Summit.

Startup Competition:  Are you one of the most promising imaging & video companies? Compete for limited presentation slots in front of ~600 attendees including judges, investors, customers and potential partners.

Entrepreneurial Computer Vision Challenge: Face off against your fellow Computer Vision and Machine Learning enthusiasts for a chance to present your solutions to top industry VCs, judges, media executives and hiring companies.                                                  2018 Competition Details >>


Organizers

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Presented by Evan Nisselson, LDV Capital
Video Program: Rebecca Paoletti, CakeWorks, CEO
Computer Vision Program: Serge Belongie, Cornell Tech
Computer Vision Advisors: Jan Erik Solem, Mapillary; Samson Timoner, Cyclops; Luc Vincent, Lyft; Gaile Gordon, Enlighted, Alexandre Winter, Netgear; Avi Muchnick, Adobe
Universities: Cornell Tech, School of Visual Arts
Sponsors: TBD - Please email if you are interested.
Media Partners:  The Exponential View, Kaptur, VizWorld


LDV Vision Summit is one of those rare events that brings a very focused group of people together to talk about something that they all care about - computer vision & visual technologies. If you are investing or working in the space, you should definitely attend to meet other experts and startups building the next great products and companies.
— Josh Elman, Greylock Partners, Partner
Really impressive and most important - amazing founders presenting.
— Adam Singolda, Taboola, Founder & CEO
Being involved in the LDV Vision summit was a pleasure and an amazing opportunity to network across all disciplines of entrepreneurial computer vision. Big congrats to this years winners and everyone else for a great meeting!
— Oscar Beijbom, UC Berkeley, Postdoctoral Scholar
The Summit’s clear technology focus sets it apart - I was truly impressed by the quality of companies using computer vision across a range of verticals, from VR to robotics, and by the caliber of conversation amongst speakers.
— Christina Bechhold, Samsung Global Innovation Center, Investor. Empire Angels, Co-Founder, Managing Director.
Because of its focus, LDV Vision Summit was not only fun but also a real learning experience for me.
— Andy Weissman, Partner, Union Square Ventures
It was my first time at a summit as a student, and it was quite an eye-opening experience: lots of interesting people to meet with game-changing ideas in the works. I feel like it is a necessary bridge to even out the disparities between academia and industry in this rapidly growing field, and the opportunity to network with some of the greatest names in the field is something that should definitely not be overlooked!
— Divyaa Ravichandran, Carnegie Mellon, Research Assistant

Who should attend?

» Computer Vision, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence experts and professionals
» Media and brand executives interested in boosting revenue by leveraging new imaging and video products and technologies
» Investors: Visual technologies & businesses deliver tremendous upside - don't miss the next Instagram, Youtube, Oculus, Snapchat... 
 » Imaging and video startups interested in meeting investors, customers, recruiting and potential partners
» Technology executives evaluating companies for partnerships & acquisitions
» Creatives: Photographers, Videographers and anyone creating content



2017 Speakers & Judges

Albert Wenger Union Square Ventures, Partner NYC, NY, U.S.

Albert Wenger
Union Square Ventures,
Partner
NYC, NY, U.S.

Erin Griffith Fortune Magazine Senior Writer NYC, NY, U.S.  

Erin Griffith
Fortune Magazine
Senior Writer
NYC, NY, U.S.
 

Jianxiong Xiao AutoX Founder & CEO   San Jose, CA, U.S.

Jianxiong Xiao
AutoX
Founder & CEO  
San Jose, CA, U.S.

Clement Farabet Nvidia, VP of AI Infrastructure Sold MADBITS > Twitter Silicon Valley, CA, U.S.

Clement Farabet
Nvidia, VP of AI Infrastructure
Sold MADBITS > Twitter
Silicon Valley, CA, U.S.

Taggart Matthiesen Lyft Director of Product SF, CA, U.S.  

Taggart Matthiesen
Lyft
Director of Product
SF, CA, U.S.
 

University of Toronto, Associate Professor in Computer Science   Canada Research Chair in ML/CV. Toronto, Canada

University of Toronto, Associate Professor in Computer Science   Canada Research Chair in ML/CV. Toronto, Canada

Jenny Fielding Techstars Managing Director NYC, NY, U.S.

Jenny Fielding
Techstars
Managing Director
NYC, NY, U.S.

Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman Facebook, Research Scientist U. Washington, Assist. Professor Sold Dreambit > Facebook Seattle, WA, U.S.

Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman
Facebook, Research Scientist
U. Washington, Assist. Professor
Sold Dreambit > Facebook
Seattle, WA, U.S.

Andrew Zhai Pinterest. Software Engineer, Tech Lead Visual Search/Lens SF, CA, U.S.

Andrew Zhai
Pinterest. Software Engineer, Tech Lead Visual Search/Lens
SF, CA, U.S.

Josh Kopelman First Round Capital Managing Partner Philadelphia, PA, U.S.

Josh Kopelman
First Round Capital
Managing Partner
Philadelphia, PA, U.S.

James Philbin Zoox Senior Director, Computer Vision Palo Alto, CA, U.S.  

James Philbin
Zoox
Senior Director, Computer Vision
Palo Alto, CA, U.S.
 

Orlando Lima Viacom/VH1 VP, Digital NY, NY, U.S.

Orlando Lima
Viacom/VH1
VP, Digital
NY, NY, U.S.


 

LDV Vision Summit exposed me to some amazing entrepreneurs and thought leaders thinking about the world through a different perspective than any other tech conference I’ve been to. Anyone that wants to get a glimpse at the future of how we process everything around us would benefit from attending.
— Ed Laczynski, Zype, CEO & Co-Founder
The last 10 years of advances in mobile and cloud computing have been life changing. Visual computing feels like that next life changing tech movement, and the questions and ideas explored at the LDV Vision Summit will be critical to any tech player serious about being involved.
— Rohit Dave, Samsung, Corporate Development & Strategy
As a first time attendee to the LDV summit, I was mostly expecting to see numerous technical presentations by various startups from the computer vision field. I was pleasantly surprised that LDV Summit also covered important investment related topics and trends that helped me gain greater understanding of business aspects related to Visual Tech. I am definitely looking forward to LDV 2017!
— Jack Levin, Nventify, CEO & Founder, ImageShack, CEO & Co-Founder
It was definitely one of the best learning and networking experience. I love listening to all the rapidly disseminated information. Also loved feedback from people on my thoughts. So many people came and provided me positive feedback on Context and intent are essential for finding meaning in photos; and language divides but visual unites.
— Ramesh Jain, Professor at UCI and CoFounder at Krumbs
The summit gave us insight on emerging technologies that will be valuable for our network of photographers to anticipate as tools for their work in the near and distant future!
— Susan Meiselas and Emma Raynes, Magnum Foundation
As an early stage investor in robotics, computer vision, autonomous mobility, and remote sensing,The LDV Summit is an invaluable resource to have in our venture community. Reflecting on last week’s presentations, I am still impressed by the curated experience of industry leaders, innovative startups and quality connections all under one roof.
— Oliver Mitchell, Mach 5 Ventures
The LDV Vision Summit is computer mad scientists meets visual storytellers with world class investors lurking in every corner. Two days that will stretch your brain and open your eyes to countless emerging possibilities in the imaging world.
— Brian Storm, Founder & Executive Producer, MediaStorm
I had a fantastic experience doing the challenge and coming to the summit, and it was wonderful to meet so many other amazing people.
— Serena Yeung, Ph.D. Stanford U., winner of our Entrepreneurial Computer Vision Challenge
You brought a lot of great thinkers in the space together. I enjoyed it!
— Megan Cunningham, Magnet Media, Founder & CEO
Thank you for all your tremendous work organizing yesterday. It’s bold to bring everyone together from deep machine learning to publishers as brands - but it worked so well! I learnt a lot and met some great people, so thank you so much for including me!
— Sophie Lebrecht, Neon Labs, CEO
The LDV Vision Summit is a fast-paced mix of technology, business, and academic perspectives. You can hear insights from seasoned venture capitalists, major industry players, and young entrepreneurs developing their first vision or machine learning-based startups, packed into just two days. It’s invigorating!
— Dr. David S. Touretzky, Carnegie Mellon University, Research Professor Computer Science Department & Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
LDV brought together entrepreneurs, practitioners and investors for a multidisciplinary discussion about where the future of the visual image is heading. It was a great mix of people who are working inwhat lies ahead for visual media. It is clear we are only at the beginning of what is possible. It was exciting to be part of it.
— Doreen Lorenz, Vidlet, Co-Founder
As comedians, we weren’t quite sure what to expect at the LDV Summit. But seeing as we do much of our work on YouTube and in the digital space, it was really cool to learn about how future technologies will change the ways in which we develop and create content.
— Ethan Fixell, The Dave and Ethan Show