Key Conferences

ITU continues to organize key conferences and events that showcase technological innovation and support our work towards SDGs, including the following:

WSIS Forum 2018

Ensures a broader participation of civil society and other actors in ITU’s work to ensure the inclusive development of the Information Society and promote the benefits of ICTs across many different domains and areas of human development.

The AI for GOOD Summit 2018

Formulated supporting strategies to ensure the safe and inclusive applications for AI for society and equitable access to their benefits.

Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) 2018

A unique networking event, convening/bringing together the global ICT regulatory community, to inform their debate and up and coming hot topics in ICT regulation, so ITU can learn from its regulatory community and the people shaping the future of ICT regulation, as well as inform them with the latest global statistics from the Tracker.

ITU Telecom World 2018

Took place from 10 to 13 September in Durban, South Africa, on the theme of "Innovation for smarter digital development". It brought together governments, corporations and tech SMEs to network, share knowledge, exhibit innovative solutions and debate with experts for economic growth and social good.

ITU Kaleidoscope 2018

On “Machine learning for a 5G future” called for original scientific papers. Submissions addressed advances in research on machine learning and AI techniques for future communication networks and covered all aspects of network design, management, implementation and optimization.

16th World Telecommunication /ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS)

The ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) is the main global forum for telecommunication and information society about the key trends and challenges in ICT statistics, big data and indicators.