Latin America's 1st conference on real-world Machine Learning applications

June 20, 2017: Workshops; June 21-22, 2017: Conference
Telefonica Auditorium — São Paulo, Brazil

We're also calling for sponsors!

What's at PAPIs Connect?

Training & tutorials

Are you new to Machine Learning and looking to make the most of it? Learn first-hand what predictive technology can do, how to use modern tools and APIs to solve real-world problems, and how to create tomorrow's intelligent applications.

Talks & networking

PAPIs Connect is your chance to meet leaders from around the world who'll discuss new developments, opportunities and challenges in building intelligent applications. It features business & technical talks for all levels of experience (see highlights).

AI Startup Battle

The conference also hosts the world's 1st startup competition series where the jury is an AI (powered by PreSeries). Find out which are the most promising startups in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, or apply to pitch your own startup! Learn more... 



Lev Konstantinovskiy
Open Source Manager at RaRe / Gensim


Louis Dorard
University College London — School of Management

Poul Petersen
CIO at BigML

and more coming soon...

Also check out our Call for Proposals for a chance to speak at the conference!

Previous speakers


Nuria Oliver
Scientific Director at Telefonica R&D


Bob Williamson
CEO of National ICT Australia

Mark Reid
Researcher at Apple

Mac Devine
Fellow, VP and CTO at IBM

LI Erran Li
Senior Software Engineer at Uber

Chalenge Masekera
Data Scientist at Salesforce

David Weinberger
Sr. Researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Cynthia Rudin
Director of the Prediction Analysis Lab at MIT

Pre-conference Training Workshops

Get up to speed with some of the main topics of the conference with our 1-day training workshops taking place on June 20. Our experienced instructors will be teaching in classrooms of only up to 20 persons, to maximize interaction and so you can ask more questions than in a conference setting:

  • Operational Machine Learning with Open Source & Cloud Platforms. Learn about the possibilities of ML, how to create predictive models from data, operationalize and evaluate them.
  • More to be announced soon!

Attendees should bring their laptops for hands-on practical work. Some experience with the command line and in Python programming is required.

Register below (by choosing the Training + Conference package) or contact us!



The main conference will take place on June 21 & 22, 2017 at Telefonica Auditorium, and pre-conference training workshops will take place on June 20, 2017 (venue TBC soon).

Students get 30% off. Students and job seekers can also get in for free in exchange for volunteering. Journalists can get free media passes for covering the event — contact us!



Want to be a PAPIs Connect sponsor? Three different sponsorship tiers are available:

Sponsorship Tier Availability Visibility Comp. tickets Booth Speaking Slot
$12000 Platinum 1 Maximum 10 Premium 20' Keynote
$6000 Gold 3 High 6 Large 10' Spotlight
$3000 Silver 6 Regular 3 Regular -

AI Startup Battle


AI has a track-record of improving the way we make decisions. So why not use it to decide which startups to invest in, and take advantage of all the startup data that’s available? The AI Startup Battle powered by PreSeries and Telefonica Open Future_ is a unique experience you don't want to miss where you’ll see LIVE real-world & high-stakes AI. You’ll discover disruptive innovation from the best startups in AI and, for the first time in history, the winner will be chosen by an impartial algorithm that evaluates startups’ chances of success.

One of the most remarkable instants, which culminated the event, was the Startup Battle
— Enrique Otero, Data Scientist at BEEVA
Our participation in the Battle has given us an impressive boost that is already bearing fruit.
— Marco Laucelli, CEO at Novelti

Want to compete?

If your startup has AI at its core, the Battle is your chance to participate in a world premiere, get press coverage, pitch on stage, make connections at the conference and get unique exposure.

Applications are not open yet — stay tuned!

I was impressed by the quality and diversity of speakers and attendees. It attests to the skills and experience of the organizers. I walked away with valuable knowledge and also made new friends. PAPIs surpassed my expectations and I look forward to the next one.
— Rizwan Mallal, VP of Operations at Forum Systems
PAPIs had great talks on real world Machine Learning implementations from all over the world. It was also an opportunity to meet interesting people, partners and clients to collaborate with in the future.
— Andrés Gonzalez, Big Data Manager at CleverTask

Join us at Telefonica Auditorium!


PAPIs is a vendor-neutral and independent community conference. It wouldn’t be able to exist without the support of its partners. For this edition, we're grateful to have Telefonica sponsor their venue in downtown São Paulo — which allows us to keep registration prices low!