Save the Date: PyImageConf 2018

Imagine taking the practical, hands-on teaching style of the PyImageSearch blog…

…and translating it to a live, in person conference.

Sound interesting?

If so, mark the date on your calendar now:

PyImageConf is taking place on August 26th-28th 2018 at the San Francisco Hyatt Regency.

Confirmed speaker/workshop hosts include:

  • François Chollet (creator of Keras, researcher at Google)
  • Katherine Scott (Planet Labs/co-author of SimpleCV)
  • Davis King (creator of dlib)
  • Satya Mallick (author at LearnOpenCV)
  • Joseph Howse (author of six computer vision/OpenCV books)
  • Adam Geitgey (author of Machine Learning is Fun! series at Medium)
  • Jeff Bass (Raspberry Pi hacker)
  • Adrian Rosebrock (that’s me!)
  • …and more to come!

To learn more about PyImageConf (and why you should attend), keep reading.

Save the Date: PyImageConf 2018

PyImageConf is a practical, hands-on conference featuring computer vision, deep learning, and OpenCV experts.

If you want to rub elbows, make connections, and learn from the leading computer vision and deep learning experts (and hang out with us in San Francisco for a few days)…you’ll want to get on the wait list now.

Who is speaking/presenting?

Figure 1: PyImageConf 2018 speakers include Adrian Rosebrock, François Chollet, Katherine Scott, Davis King, Satya Mallick, Joseph Howse, Adam Geitgey, Jeff Bass, and more.

PyImageConf has put together the biggest names in computer vision, deep learning, and OpenCV education to give you the best possible live, hands-on training and talks.

Each speaker is respectively known for their writing, teaching, online courses, and contributions to open source projects.

Right now there are eight confirmed speakers/workshop hosts with more to be added later:

If you’re looking for a computer vision/deep learning conference with the foremost educators and speakers, this is it.


PyImageConf will take place on August 26-28th 2018.

Tickets will go on sale in January 2018.

If you want a ticket make sure you claim your spot in line!


The conference will be hosted in the newly remodeled San Francisco Regency Hyatt, right on the beautiful San Francisco Bay waterline.

Talks will take place in their exquisite state-of-the-art ballroom and workshops/breakout sessions will utilize the hotel’s dedicated workspaces.

Take a look at the photos below to get a feel for the space — I’m sure you’ll agree that this will be the computer vision and deep learning event of the year:

Figure 1: PyImageConf 2018 will be held at the newly renovated Hyatt Regency in San Francisco CA. The hotel is right on the San Francisco Bay waterline and walking distance to popular attractions, restaurants, and bars.

Figure 2: The conference itself will be held the Grand Ballroom with state-of-the-art visual/audio and reliable high-speed WiFi.

Figure 3: Along with the talks we’ll have a number of smaller, intimate workshops where you’ll learn techniques you can apply to your work and projects.

Figure 4: Registration and evening events will take place in the Hyatt Regency ballroom.

How much?

I’m currently finalizing ticket prices with my conference coordinator now but expect the prices to be in the $700-$900 range.

This may seem like a lot, but keep in mind this includes two full days of talks, workshops, and training — most conferences would charge well over $1,500-$2,500 for this type of event.

If you’re a PyImageSearch Gurus member you will enjoy first dibs on the tickets (and a discount).

Take the time now to check with your stakeholders (spouse, kids, etc.) and earmark funds to grab a ticket.

How many tickets will there be?

The conference will be small and intimate, capped at 200 attendees.

I’m purposely keeping the conference small to enable you to:

  • Learn from the speakers and presenters
  • Have 1-on-1 time with experts in computer vision and deep learning
  • Better network with your peers and colleagues

Once the 200 tickets sell out, they’re all gone and I will not be adding more.

Tickets will sell out…so get on the early bird list!

If you’re a longtime PyImageSearch reader I don’t need to tell you how fast these types of sales sell out.

A few years ago when I ran a Kickstarter campaign for the PyImageSearch Gurus course all early bird specials sold out within 30 minutes.

In January of this year I launched the Deep Learning for Computer Vision with Python Kickstarter — all early bird specials were claimed in under 15 minutes.

Given that there will only be 200 tickets available, I expect all tickets to sell out within 10 minutes of the tickets going live.

So, if you want a ticket to PyImageConf…

…make sure you click here and get on the early bird list!


Here’s the TL;DR;

  • PyImageConf will take place on August 26-28th 2018 at the San Francisco Hyatt Regency.
  • I’m capping the conference at 200 attendees to keep the event small, intimate, and hands-on.
  • Confirmed speakers include François Chollet (Keras), Davis King (dlib) Katherine Scott (SimpleCV/Planet Labs), Satya Mallick (LearnOpenCV), Adrian Rosebrock (that’s me!) and others.
  • Tickets will go on sale in January 2018.
  • If you want a ticket, you’ll need to claim your spot in line (tickets will sell out FAST).

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11 Responses to Save the Date: PyImageConf 2018

  1. Christian November 20, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

    Is this going to be recorded live.? E.g LiveStream

    • Adrian Rosebrock November 20, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

      I don’t have any plans to stream the conference (yet). Putting on the conference is very expensive and I need to work out the in-person logistics first. If you intend on coming to the conference, definitely make arrangements to buy a ticket and attend the live, in-person event. If I can offer a “digital ticket” will, but that will be well after the conference sells out.

      • Lewis November 21, 2017 at 6:24 am #

        Second a digital ticket – I live in Australia and would love to attend but unfortunately there is no way I can make it in person

        • Adrian Rosebrock November 21, 2017 at 9:19 am #

          Hi Lewis — I’ll do my absolutely best, but there is no way I cannot guarantee it at this point. I’ll keep everyone updated!

    • Lars November 22, 2017 at 3:06 am #

      Digital Ticket would be fine (Germany)!

  2. Hilman November 21, 2017 at 5:44 am #

    Being in Japan and a student prevent me from coming to this awesome looking event.

    • Adrian Rosebrock November 21, 2017 at 6:24 am #

      I hope this is not the last and only PyImageConf! If it goes well (which I imagine it will!) I could certainly see doing international events.

  3. Todor Arnaudov November 21, 2017 at 11:37 am #

    Congratulations for building a community, both of the masters’ side and of your/their “students”!

    And yet another “vote” for organizing teleconferencing events someday. 🙂

    • Adrian Rosebrock November 21, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

      Thanks Todor! 🙂

  4. William November 25, 2017 at 5:47 am #

    It would be nice if i can have a paid live stream (Indonesia) !

  5. Hacklavya Guru November 25, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    I wish some please record it and later make available for those who can’t buy the tickets and attend in person, that will be great. Please do it if I am not wrong here.

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