How We’re Creating An Inclusive GTC

GTC is a forum for all communities to engage with the leading edge of AI and other groundbreaking technologies.

These technologies affect everyone, and NVIDIA believes that diverse voices of the world should be heard.

We’ve designed a program that seeks to inspire, influence, and impact developers from emerging countries as well as historically underrepresented students and professionals, with a wide range of opportunities.

GTC recognized in Forbes as a top conference for women to attend to further their careers.

Free Access

Free Access

We’ve made GTC free this year, so everyone has access to more than 1,400 technical and business strategy talks.

Complimentary Training Sessions

We’re working with minority-serving institutions and organizations to open up training opportunities to underrepresented communities by providing free seats for daylong hands-on certification classes through NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute..  

Partners include Norfolk State University, Howard University, North Carolina A&T University, San Jose State University, and Bowie State University, and organizations such as Black in AI, Black Tech Nation, Data Science Salon, LatinX in AI, Queer in AI, and Qwasar.

Complimentary Training Sessions
Networking Opportunities

Networking Opportunities

GTC’s popular Dinner with Strangers series provides an opportunity to meet new people who share similar interests, building connections and fostering career growth. This year’s gatherings are hosted by several of NVIDIA’s employee resource communities.

Sessions Featuring Diverse Voices

GTC is showcasing an inspiring lineup of amazing women speakers, including some of the world’s foremost researchers and business leaders, and highlighting the work of AI developers in emerging markets, like Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

It also features a series of talks centered on the importance of  inclusion in AI, including the need to expand access to AI and how women have continued to drive AI innovation during the pandemic.

Sessions Featuring Diverse Voice

Featured Sessions and Events

  • Inclusion In AI
  • AI In Emerging Markets
  • Networking Events
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14
10:00 - 11:30 CDT Keeping Up with AI in the Midst of COVID - Presented By NVIDIA Women in Tech
Murilo De Queiroze, Senior Hardware Engineer, NVIDIA
Laura Montoya, Founder and Managing Partner, Accel Impact Organizations
Jomar Silva, Head of Developer Relations, Zup Innovation
Neto Marin, Customer Engineer, Google
Vinicius Senger, Senior Development Advocate, Amazon Web Services
THURSDAY, April 15
13:00 - 13:50 CDT Panel With Healthcare Giants: The State of Healthcare AI Startups
Robin Braun, AE - Alliances, Dell
Renee Yao, VP and GM, AI Healthcare, GE
Karen Holzberger, Senior VP and GM, Nuance
Yin He, Startup Business Development, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Amazon Web Services
On Demand
Available April 12,
10am PDT
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader Who Knows AI?
Lisa Abel-Palmieri, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania
Jim Gibbs, Meter Feeder
Justin Shaifer, STEM Success Summit
Maynard Okereke, STEM Success Summit
Dr. Babak Mostaghimi, Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum, Instructional Support & Innovation, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, Georgia
Diversity Driving AI Innovation
Brennon Marcano, CEO, The National GEM Consortium
Nashlie Sephus, Applied Science Manager, Amazon Web Services
Joy Johnson PhD, Sr Hardware Engineer & Technology Lead, Apple
Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, Assistant Professor, The University of Utah
TUESDAY, APRIL 13
09:00 - 09:50 CDT AI in Africa: Enabling the Next 1M AI Developers
Karim Beguir, CEO and Co-Founder, InstaDeep
Kate Kallot, Head of Emerging Areas, NVIDIA
Alexander Tsado, Founder, Alliance4ai
Celina Lee, CEO, Zindi
Ciira Maina, Co-Founder, Data Science Africa
TUESDAY, APRIL 13
12:00 - 12:50 CDT Unlocking the Power of AI in Latin America through Developer Communities
Murilo De Queiroze, Senior Hardware Engineer, NVIDIA
Laura Montoya, Founder and Managing Partner, Accel Impact Organizations
Jomar Silva, Head of Developer Relations, Zup Innovation
Neto Marin, Customer Engineer, Google
Vinicius Senger, Senior Development Advocate, Amazon Web Services
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14
06:00 - 06:50 CDT A New Africa and a New World: The State and Future of African Developer Ecosystems
Marlene Mhangami, Software Engineer, NVIDIA
Kennedy Wangari,Data Scientist and AI Community Lead, SafeBoda
Ada Nduka Oyom, Founder, She Code Africa
Shodipo Ayomide, Developer Relations Manager, Stack Overflow
Sultan Akintunde, Founder, TalenQL, DevCareers Lebogang Madise, Azure Developer Marketing
TUESDAY, APRIL 13
19:00 - 20:00 CDT Dinner with Strangers: NV Pride and Queer in AI Mixer
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14
19:00 - 20:00 CDT Dinner with Strangers: Black NVIDIAN Network & Black in AI Mixer
THURSDAY, APRIL 15
19:00 - 20:00 CDT Dinner with Strangers: NVIDIA Women in Tech
THURSDAY, APRIL 15
19:00 - 20:00 CDT Dinner with Strangers: Hispanic Latino Network and LatinX in AI Mixer

Supporting Partners

AI
Black in AI
Data Science Salon
Data Science Africa
Gem Consortium
Latin-x-in-ai
Stem Success
Queer in AI
Women Who Code Accra
NVIDIA

We'll see you there

Our conference team is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.

While our attendees come from over 50 countries each year, we know there’s more we can do to foster diversity, and will look for opportunities to make that happen. 

If you have suggestions for how we can do this or if you work with a diversity-focused professional organization that could benefit from access to GTC content and deep learning training, please email GTC_registration@event.nvidia.com.

To learn more about NVIDIA's approach to diversity and inclusion, visit our Diversity & Inclusion page.