Join our free GenAI Tools, Infra & Open Source Event

By Toronto Machine Learning Society (TMLS)

4th Annual

Co-located alongside

Discussion Group Tables

4:20 PM | 1 Hour | October 26th

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Table 1

Discussion Theme:
Suggest A Theme

Guided Discussion Topics:

  • How to prototype new ideas – what works/doesn’t
  • What technology stack used/being considered?
  • Approaching research vs application

Table 2

Discussion Theme:
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Table 3

Discussion Theme:
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Table 4

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Table 5

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Table 6

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Table 7

Discussion Theme:
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Table 8

Discussion Theme:
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Table 9

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Table 10

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Table 11

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Table 12

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FAQ

This is for anyone who is attending MLOPS 2023 October 25th to 26th

Renaissance Austin Hotel (Same location at the MLOPS Conference)
Yes. This will take place at the conference.

It’s simple, rather than awkwardly standing around or having to approach a complete stranger to network, this year during the Happy Hour we’ve set up Round Table discussions with food and drink. Each table will have a subject. We’ll start with light intro’s and then dive into 4-5 lightly moderated discussion points based on that theme. Everyone will be encouraged to share within their own comfort level.

If you’d like to propose a theme to be held at a table you can do so! If you see a topic you’d like to join, you can also do that.

Tables will be 8 people max. To be clear- this won’t be on stage, recorded or held in front of an audience. The goal is to help you meet and share with other peers, and as well, engage in thoughtful discussions and new ideas in a welcoming environment.

When you arrive at your table there will be a sheet with the Theme + talking points for all participants. The intention isn’t to be militant with the structure of the conversation, we will have a moderator (for all tables) who will announce some light reminders when it’s time to move onto next discussion prompts.

No. The sign-up form will indicate if there’s a preference for experience level or other qualifiers for a given table

No. It’s an open discussion! We encourage you to share based on your experiences, and those at the table will have varying levels of experience which makes this interesting!

No, but we hope you’ll be there to participate! If approved, we’ll use your prompts to guide the discussion via our head moderator.

Anybody who is genuinely interested in meeting with peers and holding conversation to learn and make connections around a specific subject, technical or non-technical. This is not intended for those looking to demonstrate their knowledge and hand out advice. Also, not those looking to pitch their services or products. Please see the Communication and Privacy policy.

Please refer to our General Code of Conduct for the Conference, as per the Eventbrite registration.

For the round-table discussions we’ve designed this, not only to provide a safe and respectful environment, but to maximize learning, networking and takeaways for participants to speak freely, openly with peer-to-peer learning in the most effective way.

Respectful Dialogue: We use respectful and inclusive dialogue, allowing everyone to express their ideas and experiences without interruption, criticism or unsolicited advice. We try not to give advice unless asked for, but to share stories, as they are the best method to impart wisdom; your experiences are memorable and resonate best. Don’t hog the proverbial mic, be concise and land the plane. We focus on ideas and don’t engage in personal attacks.

Active Listening: Engage in active listening, give full attention to the speaker and refrain from side conversations or phone.

Balanced Participation: Strive for equal participation among all attendees to ensure diverse perspectives are heard. We discourage any dominating behaviours and remind participants to give everyone an opportunity to contribute.

Confidentiality: We maintain confidentiality and always respect the privacy of fellow participants. Operate under the assumption that all matters discussed are strictly private and confidential unless explicitly indicated otherwise.

Time Management: We’re mindful of time constraints. Be concise in your contributions, allowing for a smooth flow of the discussion and accommodating everyone’s input.

Open-Mindedness: Approach the discussion with an open mind and be willing to consider different viewpoints.

Technology Usage: Silence mobile phones and minimizing distractions caused by checking emails or social media. Recording the conversation is prohibited.

Moderator Role: We won’t have a specific moderator per table, rather a stage moderator for all tables that will give time reminders (as per the printed sheet and guided questions) to encourage the continual progression of the discussion & listed questions. Participants are expected to self-facilitate the discussion, maintain order, and ensure adherence to the communication policy. Let the sheet, and head moderator be your guide!