Attendee Experience

About Upper Bound

Upper Bound is an AI conference, with a human touch. Designed with attendee experience in mind, we bring creativity and intellect together to create a vibe like no other.

Learn - Collaborate - Connect

We believe groundbreaking discoveries happen when diverse perspectives come together.

Upper Bound is THE place to hear from some of the brightest minds in machine learning, neural networks, reinforcement learning, and other AI technologies.

Upper Bound celebrates the convergence of tech, art, science, industry, education, and much more.

Attendees can expect a collaborative environment, with lots of opportunities to have fun and make meaningful connections along the way.

Who’s coming?

Past Upper Bound attendees include:

  • Professors, researchers, grad students, undergrads, and K-12 students

  • Founders, CEOs, CTOs, COOs, CDOs, CFOs, CMOs, CIOs

  • EVPs, SVPs, VPs, Directors

  • Heads of AI, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Cognitive Computing, Data Science, Data Analytics, Technology, and Innovation

  • Data Scientists, Data Analysts, Software Engineers, Developers.

  • Recent grads and interns

  • VCs and angel investors

  • And more!

No matter your experience level, industry, or field of interest, there’s something for you at Upper Bound.


Upper Bound 2024 is bigger in every way: more speakers, more sessions, more networking events, and more attendees. And all of that means a bigger venue!

Edmonton Convention Centre (ECC)

The majority of Upper Bound 2024 programming takes place at the Edmonton Convention Centre (ECC), where attendees can take advantage of:

  • Three main stages

  • More seating at every stage

  • A convenient downtown Edmonton location, with easy access to Amii HQ.

Amii HQ

Amii HQ (10065 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3B) will play host to all tutorials and coworking.

Around Downtown

Fun networking events will take place at various locations throughout the downtown core.

Getting Around

Whether you’re coming to Upper Bound by plane, train, automobile, bicycle, or on foot, our friends at EEC have got you covered. Click here for easy-to-follow directions!


We want to ensure everyone feels welcome and included at Upper Bound, so we've arranged for prayer and meditation rooms, nursing or lactation rooms, and accessible seating.

If you require an additional accommodation to participate fully at Upper Bound, please email

Programming & Special Events

With 150+ sessions to choose from, Upper Bound 2024 attendees will have access to a wide range of programming in various formats, including:

  • Presentations

  • Master Classes

  • Workshops

  • Tours

  • Networking Events

  • Poster Sessions

  • Community-Host Events

Your Conference Pass also includes access to our Talent Mixer and the Upper Bound Party.

Technical Proficiency Rating

To help you find the sessions that are right for you, all Upper Bound programming will get a Technical Proficiency Rating from 1 - 5:

Level 1 = most accessible

  • Does not require advanced knowledge of AI or machine learning terminology or concepts and is intended for all audiences.

Level 5 = most complex

  • May include detailed discussions on advanced mathematical concepts and/or model architectures, and is intended for AI professionals and researchers with extensive knowledge and experience in the field.

The Upper Bound App - Coming Soon!

The Upper Bound App will be your best friend during the conference. Plan your schedule, receive live updates on speakers and events and stay in the know on all things Upper Bound.

Registered attendees will be notified as soon as the app goes live. Stand by for updates!

The Nitty Gritty

  • Doors open, and badge pick-up starts on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. MDT.

  • You can pick up your conference badge at the Edmonton Convention Centre (ECC) any time between Tuesday, May 21 at 8:00 a.m. MDT and Friday, May 24 at Noon MDT.

  • Upper Bound wraps on Friday, May 24, 2024, at Noon MDT.

  • Badge pick-up, info booth, mainstage speakers, workshops, masterclasses, poster sessions, on-site food hall, and more will all be at the Edmonton Convention Centre (ECC).

  • Tutorials will all take place at Amii HQ.

  • Field trips, networking, and community events will take place at various locations around downtown Edmonton (all within walking distance of ECC and Amii HQ).

  • Food Hall Pass holders will have access to breakfast, lunch, and snacks in the designated Food Hall at the primary conference site on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the conference.

    Note: the Food Hall is not open for dinner any day and is not open at all on the Friday of the conference.

  • If you choose to forgo the Food Hall Pass, you will have access to vending machines and water fountains on-site at EEC. If you are looking for something more substantial, we encourage you to make a new friend and visit one of the amazing restaurants in the downtown area - there are lots of walkable options!

  • The weather in Edmonton can be unpredictable, so come prepared and pack for rain or shine!

Experience Edmonton

Home to Amii (one of three national AI institutes in Canada) and the University of Alberta (ranked 3rd in the world for AI research), Edmonton is a thriving AI ecosystem.

It’s also an all-round great place to hang out. We hope the information below will help you get the most out of your visit!


There are over 2,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the Edmonton Convention Centre (ECC). The four closest major hotels are:

For more conveniently located accommodation options, you can find a more comprehensive list furnished by the ECC here!

*The Edmonton Oilers are killing it on the ice these days, and fans are getting excited about the prospect of their favourite hockey team making it to the playoffs. We suggest you book your accommodations early to avoid a potential playoff crunch!


Downtown Edmonton is full of mouth-watering dining options. Here are a few of our favs:

Craft Beer Market

Craft has a little something for everyone. Enjoy all of your pub favourites including burgers, pizza and shareable plates or tuck into one of Craft’s plant based options.

Dalla Tavola Zenari

Dalla Tavola Zenari is a warm, authentically Italian atmosphere in the heart of downtown Edmonton. They serve delicious food AND offer a 50% discount on all wines and beers every Tuesday!

Rosewood Foods

Rosewood is a dinette and bake shop with a great breakfast menu and sandwich/salad options for lunch. Wash it all down with coffee, beer or a selection from their natural wines list!


Bianco’s menus feature old-school Italian classics with a contemporary twist; Hand-made pasta, wood-fired oven pizzas, and carefully crafted wine lists are amongst many of its specialties.

Continental Treat Fine Bistro

Continental Treat Fine Bistro is a family-run restaurant with a menu that reflects a central and eastern European influence with the tastes of Poland, Germany, Hungary and Austria all amazingly and deliciously Gluten-Free.


Strong Italian roots, authentic food and excellent service have made Rigaletto’s a popular and long-lasting destination for Edmonton patrons and the city’s Italian community.

*If you would like to pick up a few groceries along the way, Loblaws City Market is within walking distance from the main conference site.


Downtown Edmonton is home to many world-class attractions, all of which are connected by an extensive indoor pedway system! While you’re here, consider visiting:

Art Gallery of Alberta

Celebrating its prominent location on Sir Winston Churchill Square in the heart of the Arts District in downtown Edmonton, the AGA connects the Gallery and the community, welcoming visitors to experience it firsthand.

Dwayne Martineau: Boreal Fortress will be the featured exhibition while you’re in town!

Winspear Centre

Home to the Edmonton Symphony, the Winspear Centre strives to be an open and accessible hub for music in our community.

Ones - The Beatles #1 Hits is on stage while you’re in town!

Royal Alberta Museum

The new Royal Alberta Museum takes you on a journey through millions of years of Alberta’s remarkable stories. From their expansive Natural and Human History halls to a live Bug Gallery, a-ha moments await!

West Edmonton Mall

If you’re willing to go further afield, we suggest you check out North America’s largest shopping mall - a one-stop destination for entertainment with over 800 stores and restaurants, 12 world-class attractions, and 2 hotels.

Looking for More?

Check out Explore Edmonton for more activities in Edmonton!