The Search Relevance Conference!

Created and organised by OpenSource Connections

Haystack USA 2023 - Week of 24th April - Early Bird discounted tickets available now!

Haystack US 2023 will be held in Charlottesville the week of 24th April, here's our draft schedule:

  • Start with an informal Search Meetup the evening of Monday 24th April (venue TBC)
  • Main conference days Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th April:
    • Conference Dinner Tuesday 25th (included in your ticket)
    • Birds of a Feather Dinners Wednesday 26th (sponsored by OSC and other organisations, details TBC)
  • Stay in town for trainings, hacking & a free co-working space Thursday 27th April:
    • Trainings will include a new course on Understanding Search Result Quality to run Thursday 27th and the morning of Friday 28th - get your combined ticket here
    • We’ll organise a free Search Hackday on Thursday 27th – come and work in a group on some shared search problems
    • If you just need a space to work we’ll provide somewhere on Thursday 27th with WiFi and company
  • Social event on Friday 28th April (we hope to organise a tour of local wineries that you can book yourself, bring friends & family perhaps)

Get your tickets here for the conference (and training if you want to attend it).

We’re also running regular Haystack LIVE Meetups featuring talks on search and relevance - and you can submit a talk here.

Haystack is the conference for improving search relevance. If you're like us, you work to understand the shiny new tools or dense academic papers out there that promise the moon. Then you puzzle how to apply those insights to your search problem, in your search stack. But the path isn't always easy, and the promised gains don't always materialize.

Haystack is the conference for organizations where search, matching, and relevance really matters to the bottom line. For search managers, developers, relevance engineers & data scientists finding ways to innovate, see past the silver bullets, and share what actually has worked well for their unique problems. Please come share and learn!

Why we created the Haystack conference series.