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Edmonton, Canada

Upper Bound

Canada’s largest convergence of AI researchers and applied professionals


May 23 - May 26

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About The Event

In 2022, more than 2,000 people joined us to celebrate 20 years of artificial intelligence research excellence. The week was a resounding success, with more than 50 events, 100 speakers, and guests joining us from 38 countries.

Building on the success of that gathering, Upper Bound is poised to be Canada’s largest convergence of AI researchers and applied professionals.

What started as an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come is now an annual gathering of the best and brightest in the field.

Upper Bound is a deep dive into fundamental research in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), merged with a parallel exploration of excellence in industry application.

Join us in Edmonton for four days of panels, demos, socials and academic conversations.

What to expect at the Upper Bound?

  • Academic Keynote Lectures
  • Applied AI Keynote Lectures
  • Full-Day Academic Symposium
  • Exclusive access for visiting researchers and Talent Bursary recipients
  • Talent Mixer
  • Sector-Specific Industry Panels
  • Startup and VC programming
  • Parties


  • Adam Asquini - Director of Information Management & Data Analytics at KPMG in Edmonton
  • Adam Danylenko - Former Community Team Lead at Startup Edmonton
  • Amreesh Khanna - Start up OraQ AI
  • Bailey Kacsmar - PhD candidate in the School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo
  • Bei Jiang
  • Breanna Duffy
  • Brent Bawel
  • Cam Linke - Longtime leader in Edmonton’s technology and startup community
  • Chris Henderson
  • Daniel C. Baumgart
  • David Cooper
  • David Chan - Product Lead - Industry at Amii
  • Deon Nicholas - CEO and Co-Founder of Forethought
  • Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell - Professor of Philosophy and Digital Humanities at the University of Alberta
  • Joseph Pedrola - Product Owner - Training at Amii
  • Kevin Leyton-Brown - Professor of Computer Science and a Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia
  • Marlos C. Machado - Fellow in Residence at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii)
  • Michael Allan - CEO of Routeique Inc.
  • Dr. Patrick M. Pilarski - Canada CIFAR Artificial Intelligence Chair
  • Randy Goebel - Professor of Computing Science, and co-founder and Fellow of Amii
  • Richard S. Sutton - Professor in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta
  • Dr. Ross Mitchell - CIFAR Canada AI Chair and the inaugural AHS Chair in AI in Health at the University of Alberta
  • and more...!

The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute