Inside Quantum Technology’s “Inside Scoop:” Quantum and Conferences
Quantum computing is undeniably one of the most riveting fields of contemporary science and technology. As it promises to revolutionize industries from cryptography to drug discovery, an increasing number of conferences are being organized around the globe. These events provide students, researchers, and industry professionals with a platform to share findings, learn about the latest advancements, and network with peers. Here’s a look at some of the premier quantum computing conferences (please note that this list is not exhaustive, as there are more and more conferences being established each year):
QuantumTech: Held annually, QuantumTech is a global quantum computing conference that attracts a diverse crowd. It covers both the commercial and technical progress of quantum computing, making it ideal for industry professionals and researchers.
Q2B – Quantum 2 Business: This conference bridges the gap between quantum research and industry application. With a focus on business solutions powered by quantum technologies, Q2B offers insights into how quantum computing can be harnessed in real-world scenarios.
Quantum Computing Theory in Practice (QCTIP): Targeting students and early-stage researchers, QCTIP offers an in-depth look into the theoretical aspects of quantum computing. It provides attendees with opportunities to present their research and receive feedback from seasoned experts.
International Conference on Quantum Information Processing (QIP): QIP is one of the longest-running annual meetings for quantum information science. It gathers experts from around the world to discuss and present research findings on quantum algorithms, quantum cryptography, and more.
European Quantum Technologies Conference (EQTC): Held in Europe, EQTC is a major conference in the quantum tech sphere. It covers a wide range of quantum technologies, from computing to sensing and communication.
Qiskit Global Summer School: This summer school is organized by IBM and is tailored for students and early-career professionals. It offers lectures and hands-on labs, giving participants practical experience in using the Qiskit quantum computing framework.
The City Quantum Summit: Hosted at Mansion House, the home of the Lord Mayor of the city of London, the City Quantum Summit focuses on the UK’s quantum technology impact. The conference hosts students, lawyers, investors, and other key players from both research and industry.
Commercializing Quantum-The Economist: Held in London in 2024, this two-day conference hosts some of the biggest industry names in quantum technology, with over 600 attendees from 33 countries at the 2023 conference. It offers panel discussions, keynote speakers, and lots of space for networking; it’s a great event for those looking to learn more about the industry.
Inside Quantum Technology’s Conferences: Inside Quantum Technology hosts a variety of conferences throughout the world every few months. From networking at the Hague to watching a panel discussion in Vancouver to creating new collaborations in New York, Inside Quantum Technology’s conferences offer opportunities for everyone, including students, industry professionals, C-suite executives, and beyond.
Quantum Beach: Hosted in Miami during the springtime, Quantum Beach is an exclusive conference full of opportunities for networking and collaboration.
Attending these conferences can provide numerous benefits. For students, it’s an opportunity to delve deeper into the subject, network with potential employers, and even find collaborators for research projects. For those in the industry, these events offer a chance to stay updated with the latest advancements, understand competitive landscapes, and explore potential business opportunities.
The quantum computing landscape is vast and continually evolving. Whether you’re a student keen on diving into research or an industry professional looking to leverage quantum technologies, attending these conferences can pave the way for a brighter quantum future.
Kenna Hughes-Castleberry is a staff writer at Inside Quantum Technology and the Science Communicator at JILA (a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder and NIST). Her writing beats include deep tech, quantum computing, and AI. Her work has been featured in Scientific American, New Scientist, Discover Magazine, Ars Technica, and more.