Sessions and Activities
WELCOME RECEPTION **NEW**
Come to the Welcome Reception and Orientation on Sunday, March 23 at 18:00 to meet the NVIDIA team over a drink. This is a fun way to kick off the week, connect 1:1 in an informal environment while getting tips and tricks on how to make the most of your time at GTC.
GTC PARTY **NEW**
Enjoy great food and drinks, awesome music, fun games and amazing prizes. It's a whole new GTC Party and it's offsite at the Fairmont Hotel. Follow the guides outside the convention center to get to the Fairmont on Wednesday night after exhibits close. Don't forget your party ticket!
OFFICE HOURS **NEW**
You asked for it – you got it! New on the concourse this year, meet the NVIDIA speakers after their talks for more 1:1 time to connect and answer all your burning questions. Look for details in each session abstract for the post-talk office hour location on the concourse.
PARTY TICKET **NEW**
If you purchased a qualifying pass, you will be given a party ticket at registration. DO NOT LOSE THIS TICKET!
MODERATED ROUNDTABLES **NEW**
Stop by these tables on the concourse to connect with like-minded individuals. Roundtables will be moderated by NVIDIA engineers covering a wide variety of topics selected by GTC attendees. Search for these in the schedule by filtering for the "Moderated Roundtable" session type.
Women attendees and speakers are invited to an informal networking event on Wednesday, March 26 at 12:30 p.m. This is a casual networking event to meet new people and share information about your work. Dessert and coffee will be served. RSVP by clicking, here.
POSTERS AND BEER
See the GTC 2014 posters and meet their presenters over a beer on the concourse Monday afternoon 16:00 to 18:00. These research posters describe the latest GPU-enabled research, exciting new projects, and encouraging preliminary results.
You will be given a number of drink tickets based on the pass you buy. These drink tickets can be used for any event listed on the back of the ticket, which includes the following locations:
- Welcome Orientation – Sunday 18:00
- Poster Reception – Monday 16:00
- Happy Hour – Tuesday and Wednesday 18:00
Equal parts education, entertainment and inspiration – don't miss this year's keynotes!
- Jen-Hsun Huang (NVIDIA) – Tues, March 25 at 9:00
- Day Two Keynote (TBD) – Wed, March 26 at 11:00
- Closing Plenary and Awards (TBD) – Thurs, March 27 at 11:00
Missed a point or even a session? Most sessions, provided the speaker granted the rights, will be recorded and made available online to registered GTC attendees approximately 24 hours after the event.
BRING YOUR OWN COMPUTER HANDS-ON LABS
Get hands-on training from NVIDIA engineers by bringing your own computer to the Hands-on Labs! The one-hour sessions include CUDA C, OpenACC, Thrust, CUDA Fortran, Multi-GPU Acceleration, image/signal processing and more. Please see the online schedule, filter by "Hands-on Lab" session type, and read the abstract for each session's topic and hardware requirements.
PROVIDE FEEDBACK TO WIN A PRIZE
Help us improve GTC by providing feedback on each session and your overall conference experience. Please look for an email after you check into each session with a quick link to a four-question survey on that session. Also, at the end of the conference, look for an email survey from GTC. We will select a winner each day and contact the winner by email.
DON'T EAT DINNER ALONE
Over a self-hosted meal in some of the best restaurants in Silicon Valley, engage in lively conversation with other GTC attendees. We have pre-reserved tables for small groups in restaurants across a variety of cuisines and price points. Stop by the sign-up board located on the concourse, across from Hall 22. Time slots are available Sunday through Wednesday. Space is limited and available on the first-come, first-served basis.
GREEN INITIATIVE – NO PROGRAM GUIDE
In an effort to be more green, we have chosen not to print program guides moving forward. Plus with how dynamic things are, program guides tend to be out-of-date almost immediately after they go to print. Best way to stay up to date is to stay connected via your mobile app or web browser.
FREE BAG AND COAT CHECK (STREET LEVEL LOBBY)
Monday, March 24 - 8:30 to 18:30
Tuesday, March 25 – 8:30 to 20:30
Wednesday, March 26 – 8:30 to 20:30
Thursday, March 27 – 8:30 to 19:00