Sessions and Activities
WELCOME MEET AND GREET **NEW!**
Sun 18:00 to 20:00, Lobby
After you pick up your badge on Sunday, stop by to meet the NVIDIA team over a drink, and get some tips on how to make the most of your time at the conference. It's a fun way to kick off the week!
THE PARTY ***NEW***
Wed, 20:00 to 23:00, Fairmont Hotel
Celebrate a fantastic week of learning and connecting with some great food, potent libations, challenging games, and fun company. It's a whole new party and it's at the Fairmont Hotel. Open to All-Access Conference Pass holders, and Wednesday Conference Pass holders – be sure to bring your party ticket for entry.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER (BOFS)
Tues-Thurs 8:00-8:45, 13:00-13:45, Grand Ballroom Pre-Function Area
Join peers who share common interests over breakfast and/or lunch and participate in discussions without any pre-planned agenda. We've organized this year's BoFs around core topic areas and have assigned discussion leaders for each topic. Topics will be announced one week before the conference via the online scheduler and will be listed on each BoF table.
PARTY TICKET **NEW**
If you purchased a qualifying pass, you will be given a party ticket at registration. DO NOT LOSE THIS TICKET!
POSTERS AND BEER
Mon 16:00 to 18:00, Grand Ballroom
Come grab a beer and check out this year's research posters – and meet the brilliant minds behind them. These posters describe the latest GPU-enabled research, exciting new projects, and inspiring preliminary results. This year, we are awarding a prize to the Best Poster at GTC from a select number of candidates determined by a panel of NVIDIA judges and voted on by attendees. Voting starts at the Monday social and closes on Wednesday. The winner will be announced on Thursday.
Wed 12:30, Room 210E
Women attendees and speakers are invited to an informal networking event on Wednesday, March 26 at 12:30. 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.
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
SUPER CAR TEST DRIVES
Tues-Thurs, ground floor main lobby
Take the hottest new NVIDIA-powered super cars out for a spin and discover how NVIDIA is driving innovation in automotive. Limited spots available. Sign up on the ground floor main lobby.
Equal parts education, entertainment and inspiration – don't miss this year's keynotes!
- Tues, March 25 at 9:00 (NVIDIA: Jen-Hsun Huang)
- Wed, March 26 at 11:00 (Pixar: Dirk Van Gelder and Danny Nahmias)
- Thurs, March 27 at 10:30 (UCSF: Adam Gazzaley)
HANG OUT WITH NVIDIA TECHNOLOGISTS **NEW!**
Daily, Concourse Pods A, B & C
You asked for it – you got it! Get more face-to-face time with NVIDIA engineers and dev techs to connect and answer all your burning questions at the NVIDIA Hangouts. At the end of each day, come by to meet the most popular speakers and poster presenters. Look for these Hangouts in the online schedule for specific topics, times and locations.
Tues-Thurs, Room 230C (Talks)
Tues-Wed 19:00-21:00, Hall 3 (Competition Screenings)
Demoscene is an electronic art subculture that specializes in producing real-time demos that show off the combined effort of programming, graphical arts and musical skills. NVScene is a multi-day demoscene event co-located at GTC, complete with competitions and its own session presenters. NVScene talks and its jaw-dropping competition screenings are open to all GTC conference pass holders. Check out the online schedule by filtering on "NVScene" session tag.
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.
Tues-Thurs, Halls 1-2
Hot wheels, cool drinks and lots of GPUs! Come see exciting demos, emerging technologies and more in the expo hall. Also new in the expo hall this year is the "Connect and Recharge" lounge. Stop by to grab a cappuccino, some candy and give yourself and your portable devices a recharge!
DINNER WITH STRANGERS
Sun, Mon, Tues evenings, Downtown San Jose
Dinner with Strangers may sound a little creepy, but as previous participants will attest, it's a whole lot of fun. Join other attendees for lively discussions over a self-hosted meal in some of the best restaurants in San Jose. 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 Concourse 1. Space is limited and available on the first-come, first-served basis.
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.
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
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.