Artificial Intelligence Conference and Roundtables

Fri 8. March at 09:00 - Sat 9. March 2019 at 15:00

Joint Building of Ministries (Superministeerium) · Suur-Ameerika 1, Estonia

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ELSA Estonia together with Swedbank, US Embassy, Tallinn University, University of Tartu, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and Njord Law Firm invite you to:

Develop your understanding of the impact of AI and discover new ideas at Artificial Intelligence Conference powered by Swedbank (9:00-17:00 on March 8, 2019 at the Joint Building of Ministries in Tallinn).

Speakers include computer scientists, entrepreneurs, public policy leaders and academics who examine the legal, social and ethical issues and business opportunities of AI (see more information below). Coffee breaks and lunch included.

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Create new connections and have fun at AI Conference afterparty (20:00-01:00 on March 8, 2019 at Kultuurikatel).

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Share your ideas and discuss with experts how to address the risks and make the most of the benefits of AI at Artificial Intelligence Impact and Policy Roundtables (10:00-15:00 on March 9, 2019 at the Joint Building of Ministries in Tallinn).

Coffee breaks and lunch included.

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The participation fee for international students outside Estonia iincludes 2-day academic program; social program; accommodation at Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn; breakfasts, lunches and coffee breaks on March 8-9, dinner on March 7 and a city tour on March 7.



Would you like to spend 3 days in Tallinn, explore the historical city and learn about the fascinating topic of Artificial Intelligence Governance?

Yes? Then listen up!

ELSA Estonia in cooperation with US Embassy offers 30 international students a very affordable chance to visit Tallinn and join our Artificial Intelligence Conference & Roundtables on March 8-9, 2019.

What do you get?

*Tallinn city tour on 7th March 2019
*Academic program for 2 days on 8th and 9th March 2019
*Access to Hollywood club on 7th March
*Access to Kultuurikatel’s party on 8th March
*Dinner and welcome night on the 7th March
*Breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch on 8th and 9th March
*Accommodation for 2 nights during 7-9th March in Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn

Fees for international students:

The participation fee is only 19 euros! This includes all the above mentioned: 2 days of academic program, 2 nights of social program, a dinner on 7th March, breakfast and lunch on 8th and 9th March and a walking tour of the city.

Travel expenses and your evening meal on March 8, 2019 are not included in the participation fee.

International participants need to follow the same registration procedure as all other participants. Please see the page “Tickets” and get the “International student 2-Day Pass”.

NB! There are only 30 spots for this offer! To be eligible for the offer, you have to be in the age of 18-26 and participate in the academic program to its full extent. You do not have to be a law student to participate. When the spots are filled, we will close the ticket sale.

Information kit with timetable, travel information etc for international students:


ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Conference (March 8, 2019 at Joint Building of Ministries)

AI Conference is an international conference dedicated to the impact of AI.

If you are interested in how AI affects your life and work, our economies and societies, this conference is for you.

We welcome IT and non-IT crowd alike. Prior knowledge of AI is not needed.


AI Conference speakers are AI-focused computer scientists, entrepreneurs, public policy leaders and researchers.

You will meet and hear from a variety of experts including:
- Markus Lippus (MindTitan),
- Katrin Nyman-Metcalf (Head of Research at Estonian e-Governance Academy),
- Silja Elunurm (Attorney at NJORD Law Firm),
- Sandra Särav (Global Affairs Director at Government CIO Office),
- Sebastian Le Roux (Digital Attache for the French Embassy in Tallinn),
- Sven Kirsimäe (Chief Architect at LIFT99),
- Thomas Hoffmann (Visiting Professor of IP Law at TalTech),
- Brendan Quinn (Managing Director at IPTC),
- Kieren Niĉolas Lovell (Incident Management Specialist at Tallinn University of Technology),
- Dr. Agnes Kasper (cyber security expert, guest lecturer at TalTech),
- Jaan Aru (Neuroscientist).

AI Conference is moderated by Sten Tikerpe (Chief Legal Officer of Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications).

You will learn:

AI for Dummies: what is AI and how is AI delivering real value for businesses and public sector?
Four Waves of AI: what are Internet AI, Business AI, Perception AI and Autonomous AI?
What is the socioeconomic impact of AI?
How is AI used for Profit, for Control and for Good?
Who are leading the race for AI?
What is the European AI Legal Framework and French AI Strategy?
What are AI Ethics?
If and how should we regulate autonomous AI?
How do new technologies create problems of credibility and trustworthiness in news and media content and what to do about it?
How is AI a double-edged sword in Cybersecurity?
How far are we really from general AI?
What are the real threats of AI and how do they impact you?


08:30 – 9:00 Registration, coffee and snacks
09:00 – 10:00 Opening remarks
10:00 – 11:50 Beyond Hype
12:00 – 13:00 A Global Race for AI
13:00 – 14:00 lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Modernizing Rights and Policies
15:40 – 17:00 AI – a Threat?

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DAY AFTERPARTY (20:00-01:00 on March 8, 2019 at Kultuurikatel)

Create new connections and have fun at AI Conference afterparty!

An exclusive Artificial Intelligence Conference afterparty takes place at the most exciting venue in Tallinn! We will be gathering at Kultuurikatel with good music, catering and a social program to get to know each other and network followed by a public party at Kultuurikatel with a multi platinum selling artist Rudimental!

Join the event:
Rudimental - Tallinn - Toast to Our Differences Album Tour:

Admission to Kultuurikatel is only for Artificial Intelligence Conference powered by Swedbank attendees!

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AI IMPACT AND POLICY ROUNDTABLES (10:00-15:00 March 9, 2019 at Joint Building of Ministries)

Roundtables will be based on active participation and informal learning. Participants will form 5 groups each with a goal to discuss and provide proposals on a specific matter concerning AI.

Each group will be under the guidance of a chair and an expert on the subject to make the discussion as fruitful as possible. The day ends with a General Assembly and an Open Debate where each group presents their resolution (issue statements and proposals).

The resolutions will provide the Estonian government and the European Commission with insights and feedback from young people on what worries them, how AI should be regulated and which principles ought to be followed.


09:30 – 10:00 Gathering and morning coffee
10:00 – 12:00 Roundtables with experts
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Roundtables with experts
14:00 – 15:00 General Assembly and Open Debate

All the above for a very affordable ticket thanks to our partners: Swedbank, US Embassy, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, University of Tallinn, University of Tartu, Njord Law Firm, Eesti Templitehas and Caffeine.

AI Conference is organized by Estonian law students of non-profit organization ELSA Estonia.

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What language is used at the event?

All presentations and discussions are held in English.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The mimimum age for this event is 14. There is no maximum age.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Superministeerium (Suur-Ameerika 1) is very accessible by public transport. The closest bus and tram stops are "Kosmos" (250m), "Vineeri" (450m) and train station Lilleküla (900m). There is no free parking spots as Superministeerium is located in the Tallinn City Centre parking zone. See where are the closest payed parking spots:

What's the refund policy?

We do not accept refunds but you can transfer your ticket to a friend who can come instead of you.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not have to take a printed ticket to the event. If you have bought a ticket, we will identifiy you by your name.

Is my ticket transferrable?

Yes, your ticket is transferrable. However, please let us know who will be coming instead of you.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket doesn't match the person who attends?

If it does not match, please let us know what is the name of the person who attends.

What is included in the ticket?

- Access to academic programs of AI Conference (8.03.2019) and the Roundtables Day (9.03.2019).

- Coffee breaks and lunches of AI Conference (8.03.2019) and the Roundtables Day (9.03.2019).

- Access to the private AI Conference afterparty with DJ, snacks, open bar and a social program and you also get access to the public party that follows in Kultuurikatel.

How can I get in touch with the organizer?

Write us: You can also DM us on Facebook or call +37253637341

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Phone: +372 53637341



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