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Activate, the Search and AI Conference, Launches 2019 Call for Submissions and Registration

April 2, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, April 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lucidworks’ Activate Conference today opens the call for submissions and registration for the 2019 event taking place in Washington D.C. from September 9-12. Activate will span four days, featuring presentations, talks, and trainings from technology and business leaders from many of the most innovative organizations that are using search and AI to solve their hardest problems, unlock the value of their data, and connect users to information, insights, and each other.

The event kicks off with two days of hands-on technical training courses for Apache Solr developers and Lucidworks Fusion users. Each course is tailored to a specific audience, with trainings targeted at developers, devops engineers, admins, and data scientists. To view training courses, visit: https://activate-conf.com/training/ The main Activate Conference program runs Wednesday-Thursday, September 11-12, 2019, with expert-led sessions and inspirational keynotes. The conference is accepting speaker submissions through Wednesday, May 8 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Activate speaking tracks include Search Development at Scale, AI-powered Search, Data Science & Analytics, Search-enabled User Experience, and Intelligent Applications - such as chatbots and virtual assistants - with an increased emphasis this year on business use cases in digital commerce and the digital workplace. Developer tracks will focus on Apache Solr, Apache Spark, and the Lucidworks Fusion platform.

CxOs and technology leaders can also participate in the first ever Digital Transformation Summit, where they can learn about best practices for data-driven organizations and practical approaches to implement search, AI, and other technologies that are rapidly changing how organizations function. “We transformed Lucene/Solr Revolution into Activate last year for the very first time, and we are proud to continue on this year in supporting and growing our incredible community of technology leaders, developers, data scientists, and customers,” says Will Hayes, CEO of Lucidworks. “Our mission is to help the world’s biggest organizations solve their toughest data problems to create as much value as possible. Activate 2019 is an opportunity to collaborate, to listen to the people who are at the cutting edge of AI and search technology, and learn from the business leaders who are finding ways to stay competitive in highly competitive markets. We’re setting the bar higher than ever for this year’s Activate and we look forward to welcoming you to D.C. in September.”

The deadline for submissions is May 8, 2019 but early submissions are encouraged. To view a detailed list of submission topics and for more information, visit: https://activate-conf.com/speakers/ Activate will also feature an Expo showcasing innovative solution providers. For more information on exhibiting, visit: https://activate-conf.com/sponsorship/ Activate 2019 registration is now open, with $600 savings on passes through May 17. To register, visit: https://activate-conf.com/attend/

Get in Touch: Website: www.activate-conf.com Blog: www.activate-conf.com/news Twitter: www.twitter.com/activate_conf Facebook: www.facebook.com/activateconf YouTube: https://bit.ly/2uEiknY

About Activate The Activate Conference brings together the brightest minds in search, AI, data science, and analytics from innovative organizations creating rich digital experiences. The Activate Conference is organized by Lucidworks and began in 2010 as Lucene Revolution, which grew into Lucene/Solr Revolution, an event dedicated to bringing together the Apache Solr open source community. As search continued to converge with AI and related technologies, the event relaunched as Activate in 2018 with an expanded program including both open source Apache Solr and complementary technologies at the intersection of Search and AI.

About LucidworksLucidworks builds search-driven solutions for many of the world’s largest brands. Fusion, Lucidworks’ advanced development platform, provides the enterprise-grade capabilities needed to design, develop, and deploy intelligent search apps at any scale on top of Apache Solr. Companies across all industries, from consumer retail and healthcare to insurance and financial services, rely on Lucidworks everyday to power their consumer-facing and enterprise search apps. Lucidworks’ investors include Top Tier Capital Partners, Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, Silver Lake Waterman, and Walden International. Learn more at lucidworks.com.

Contact Information Liz Wakefield Senior Director, Global Events 415-533-1927 activate@lucidworks.com