Haystack US 2024

The Leading Search Relevance & AI Conference

Join 150 other search relevance & AI enthusiasts at this leading event run by the OpenSource Connections team since 2018. 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. Please come share and learn!

This year our talk schedule features speakers from organisations including Moody’s, AWS OpenSearch, LexisNexis, Reddit, Yelp, Wolters Kluwer, MongoDB & Elastic. Early bird tickets are available until March 22nd (or until they run out!). We’ve got talks on measuring relevance, vector search, RAG, Learning to Rank, audio search, image search, query understanding with LLMs and more, given by some of the leading experts in the field.

If you’re working in search and AI come and join us in Charlottesville, VA between April 22nd-25th to learn what works and what doesn’t to solve your business challenges (you can also join us online):

  • If you’re just starting in search, consider joining our first all-day workshop How To Improve Search When You Don’t Have A Search Team on Monday 22nd April, taught by the team at OpenSource Connections
  • We’ll have an informal social event on Monday evening (TBC)
  • Main conference days Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th April:
    • Conference talks by speakers from Moody’s, AWS OpenSearch, MongoDB, Reddit, Yelp, Elastic & more – check out our draft schedule
    • Conference Dinner Tuesday 23rd (included in your conference ticket)
    • Sponsored Birds of a Feather Dinners Wednesday 24th (sponsors & subjects to be announced)
  • Stay in town for more workshops & a hackday on Thursday 25th April:

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