Haystack Europe 2022

Haystack returns to Berlin for a day of talks, networking and discussion on cutting edge search topics. Get your ticket today!

Haystack is the conference for improving search relevance. If you’re like us, you work to understand the shiny new tools or dense academic papers out there that promise the moon. Then you puzzle how to apply those insights to your search problem, in your search stack. But the path isn’t always easy, and the promised gains don’t always materialize.

Haystack is the conference for organizations where search, matching, and relevance really matters to the bottom line. For search managers, developers, relevance engineers & data scientists finding ways to innovate, see past the silver bullets, and share what actually has worked well for their unique problems.

After the conference there will be a social event nearby (details to be confrrmed). You can read our Code of Conduct and COVID-19 policy here.

Travel & Accomodation offers

Travel by train to Haystack Europe 2022 from every train station in Germany for fixed prices starting at 49.50€. You can also stay at the Victor’s Residenz-Hotel Tegel including breakfast for 158,00€ per night. From the hotel it’s a 15 minute walk to our venue or 10 minutes by public transport (this offering is limited and valid until September 7th). Details of the offers are available after checkout. Maybe you can stay for the Vector Search Hackday? (see below).

Call for Presentations – closes 15th August

At Haystack we want to hear from practitioners from around the world working on hard relevance problems. We want to hear and share what’s working and not working – the real-life war stories of theory encountering practice. What did that paper actually say, and how did you implement it in your search stack? Was the silver bullet for your team some kind of taxonomy? Or intent classification? Or perhaps Learning to Rank? A/B testing for search? Generating search quality data from user events? How did your team get started and grow in maturity? Your audience will generally be search professionals, developers, search product owners and relevance engineers. Submit your talk here!

Find out what makes a great Haystack talk – we are looking for talks of 30-40 minutes. Curious what a Haystack talk looks like? Explore past Haystack Events or check out past Haystack LIVE! talks in our Youtube channel. Note that we don’t have any external sponsors for Haystack – so there are no paid speaking slots or space for vendor pitches.

A week of search events

There’s more happening in Berlin that week!

  • Monday 27th September (PM) – we hear a Berlin Search Meetup will be planned and we hope to meet Haystack attendees there
  • Tuesday 28th – Haystack Conference, followed by an evening social event
  • Wednesday 29th – we’re happy to announce that in partnership with we will be holding a free Vector Search Hackday
  • Thursday 30th (PM) – there’s a Open NLP Meetup (not organised by us) featuring talks on search from Nils Reimers of Huggingface and more

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