Our signature event on artificial intelligence and business leadership
March 23-25, 2020
The Ritz-Carlton
San Francisco, CA


TRUST. Machines we can trust, data we can trust, results we can trust. The most talked about issues in AI today: deep fakes, bias, explainability, privacy, all have trust as a common denominator

MIT Technology Review returns to the West Coast for its signature conference on artificial intelligence, hosting leaders from academia, enterprise, and government as we examine amazing advances in AI and explore the most pressing AI adoption issues of today.

This year's program provides practical, technical and ethical guidance on deploying AI now. We are moving the conversation beyond "What are the opportunities and threats of AI?" to "How do we improve our lives and businesses with AI – technically, legally and ethically?"

Past guests have included leaders such as Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist of Baidu, Fei-Fei Li, Chief AI Scientist at Google Cloud, Rohit Prasad, Head Scientist, Alexa AI at Amazon and Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, Microsoft.

New for 2020 is the AI Strategy Studio, a pre-conference insight session where attendees can learn from leading organizations about how they have integrated AI into their processes, products, and services. Additional registration required

New This Year: AI Strategy Studio

For the first time, EmTech Digital attendees will have even more access to the experts at the heart of the AI revolution. Register for an EmTech Digital AI Strategy Studio ticket for an exclusive networking lunch and half-day program to learn from the leaders.

Join this pre-conference insight session to hear from leading organizations about how they have integrated AI into their processes, products, and services. Learn from their experiences and extract best practices to stay a step ahead with your own AI implementation plans. 


Experts at the heart of the AI revolution

We’re gathering the experts who’ll give you the inside track on the technologies and businesses that are disrupting industries, creating entirely new markets, and changing society.

We are now accepting speaker nominations for our upcoming conference. Applications close approximately three months before the event. 

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What You Can Expect

» Interact with AI leaders defining modern AI from technology, management, start-up, engineering, and academic communities

» Frank and open discussion on the challenges and state change brought on by AI innovations and implications

» Learn to harness artificial intelligence to build a competitive business advantage: increase revenue, accelerate innovation, and make smart hires in a changing workforce

» Clear insights that will help you cut through the hype surrounding AI and chart a clear and actionable strategy for capitalizing on AI opportunities

EmTech Digital 2020 Schedule

Save the date:
March 23-25, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

  • 12:15
    Registration and Networking Lunch
  • 1:00
    AI Strategy Studio
    Available to AI Strategy Studio ticket holders only

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

  • 8:00
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00
    General Sessions
  • 12:30
    Lunch and Networking
  • 2:00
    General Sessions
  • 5:30
    EmTech Digital Reception

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

  • 8:00
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00
    General Sessions
  • 12:00
    Lunch and Networking
  • 1:30
    General Sessions
  • 5:00
    Closing Toast
Who Should Attend?

EmTech Digital is for senior executives responsible for information, technology, security, strategy, and marketing–those charged with driving innovation and product development across industries and sectors within their organization.

EmTech Digital is a must-attend for:
- C-Level Executives
- Heads of Innovation
- VC/Investors
- VPs of Strategy
- VPs of Product Planning
- R&D Specialists
- IT Decision Makers

Register now

Reserve your seat

EmTech Digital registration includes two full days of conference sessions, a networking reception on March 24, and a closing toast on March 25.

Register for EmTech Digital and the AI Strategy Studio for the full experience. AI Strategy Studio ticket holders are invited to attend an exclusive networking lunch and half-day of premium content on March 23. Tickets are sold separately.

All paying attendees will receive a one-year complimentary digital subscription to MIT Technology Review.


  • Media Registration

    To request a media pass for an MIT Technology Review conference, please submit the media registration form.

    Media passes are limited, and are granted only to working journalists who intend to cover the event (see media and analyst required credentials on the form). The information you submit will be reviewed carefully, so please be as detailed as possible when filling out the form. Media credential approval for a prior MIT Technology Review conference does not guarantee approval for this event.

    Email press@technologyreview.com with any questions.

  • Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel your registration for EmTech Digital for any reason, you must notify us in writing before February 24, 2020 for a refund less a $295 processing fee. Cancellations on and after February 24 are nonrefundable. You may transfer your registration to another person at any time by providing authorization to us in writing. All cancellations and transfer requests should be sent to: eventsreg@technologyreview.com.

  • Attendee Code of Conduct

    The mission of MIT Technology Review is to bring about better-informed and more conscious decisions about technology through authoritative, influential, and trustworthy journalism. We have curated a series of discussions that includes a wide range of views on the most significant technologies and trends of the year. We value diversity of ideas and perspectives from our speakers and our audience. We are proud to bring varying points of view to our stage, and we are committed to providing a respectful environment for our speakers and audience. By joining us at an event, you agree to maintain a respectful environment during all parts of the program.

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What’s EmTech Digital All About?

Take a look! Watch videos from previous EmTech Digital events to meet the leaders, understand the tech, and gain a business advantage.

Venue + Travel

The Ritz-Carlton,
San Francisco

The Ritz-Carlton

Set within a 1909 landmark building in the scenic neighborhood of Nob Hill, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is the city's only AAA Five-Diamond hotel. A sophisticated urban retreat featuring luxurious guest rooms and suites, globally inspired California cuisine, and a cable car stop just outside their door, guests will experience the most distinguished of luxury hotels in San Francisco, CA.

Hotel information

Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Discounted Conference Rate:
$399/night + tax
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600 Stockton at California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Book online here »

You may also reserve a room by calling the Ritz-Carlton directly at +1 (877) 266-2050. Be sure to mention EmTech Digital 2020 to receive the discounted rate.

The group rate is available until February 19, 2020.


With a cable car stop right outside the hotel’s door, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco provides easy access to attractions and shopping near Union Square and other points of interest.


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From San Francisco Airport

• Follow Highway 101 North to Interstate 80 East towards the Bay Bridge
• Take the 4th Street Exit
• Exit the ramp - go straight one block to 3rd Street
• Turn left on 3rd Street
• Cross Market Street - 3rd Street becomes Kearny Street
• Follow Kearny four blocks to Pine Street
• Turn left on Pine Street and follow two blocks to Stockton Street
• Turn right on Stockton Street and into The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco front drive

From the Oakland Airport

• Take Interstate 80 towards San Francisco
• Cross the Bay Bridge -- stay in the right lane
• Take the Fremont Street Exit
• Turn left onto Fremont Street
• Cross Market Street -- Fremont becomes Front Street
• Follow Front Street one block to Pine Street
• Turn left on Pine Street and follow for six blocks to Stockton Street
• Turn right on Stockton Street and into The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco front drive

From the Golden Gate Bridge/North

• Take 101 South heading towards San Francisco
• Cross the Golden Gate Bridge
• Take the Lombard Street/Downtown exit
• Follow Lombard Street to VanNess Avenue and turn right
• Follow VanNess Avenue one mile to Bush Street and turn left
• Follow Bush nine blocks to Stockton Street and turn left
• Make a right into The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco front drive

A Tradition in Technology

For 120 years, MIT Technology Review has been identifying important new technologies and deciphering their practical impact.

We've brought that mission and our journalism to life through EmTech since 1999, gathering the sharpest minds in the technology, engineering, academic, startup, and management communities to provide insight into the innovations that shape the world and your business.

We host EmTech events in the US, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.


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