The field of quantum information science is booming, with conferences playing a vital role in connecting stakeholders from across the ecosystem. As quantum technologies progress toward real-world viability and impact, events focused on computing, cryptography, engineering and more are achieving record participation. Here is an overview of ten leading quantum conferences occurring in 2024 globally.
The 19th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC) meets September 9-13, 2024 at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan. TQC is a prestigious annual conference centred on theoretical quantum computer science.
Sessions and peer-reviewed paper presentations span quantum algorithms, computational complexity theory, and information theory as applied to quantum physics, quantum cryptography, and other related areas. Keynote speakers feature world-renowned experts in theoretical quantum computing. TQC 2024 also incorporates tutorials, poster sessions, rump sessions and opportunities for student participation.
Fault-Tolerant Quantum Technologies
This workshop from August 4-17, 2024 in Benasque, Spain focuses on engineering practical fault-tolerant quantum computers. Areas from quantum error correction to detecting and mitigating noise across software, hardware and architectures are explored. The three-day workshop incorporates short courses tailored both for young researchers and professionals alongside peer-reviewed paper presentations, poster sessions and rump sessions.
21st International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic
The 21st International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic meets July 15-19, 2024 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This series has convened leading experts in quantum foundations, mathematics and computer science annually since 2003. Technical areas span the logic of quantum information and physics, the semantics of quantum programming languages, probabilistic modelling and more.
IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
Held since 1972, the IEEE Information Theory Society’s International Symposium (ISIT) is a key forum connecting theoretical and applied information and communication technology research. The 2024 ISIT conference in Athens, Greece from July 7-12 will incorporate strong quantum representation. ISIT spans areas like quantum communication, quantum computing, quantum Shannon theory as well as classical information theory and coding relevant to quantum systems.
International Quantum Matter Conference & Expo
This interdisciplinary conference & expo convenes physicists, chemists and material scientists alongside industry representatives May 7-10, 2024 in San Sebastian, Spain. Areas from quantum materials synthesis to characterization and devices are explored. The technical program incorporates keynote talks, oral sessions, workshops and an exhibit showcasing advanced instrumentation and quantum technologies for materials research. Pre-conference tutorials and a student poster session are also offered.
2024 APS March Meeting
The American Physical Society March Meeting series is one of the largest annual physics conferences globally. The 2024 event from March 3-8 in Minneapolis spans more than a dozen distinct symposia around quantum information science and technology – from fundamental qubits to quantum materials, devices and sensors. Plenary sessions feature top experts across theory, simulation, computing, communication and more alongside thousands of contributed paper presentations. A virtual option is also offered.
Noise and Decoherence in Qubits
This Gordon Research Seminar and accompanying Conference meet February 25 – March 1, 2024 in Aspen, Colorado. Graduate students, postdocs and professionals in experimental quantum computing and information science share research and discuss noise processes and mitigation techniques for solid-state and other qubit modalities. Areas span decoherence times, detection and characterization of noise, quantum error correction and other signal processing and hardware considerations.
Quantum Days 2024
Quantum Days is Western Canada’s only annual quantum technology conference & showcase convening startups, researchers, students, investors and enterprises. The 3-day event from February 21-23, 2024 in Calgary incorporates keynotes, technical talks, a research poster session, exhibits and opportunities for generating partnerships and collaboration. Content areas include quantum computing, sensing, imaging, communication and quantum machine learning.
Quantum Computing and Simulation in the NISQ Era
This international winter school & conference meets January 14-18, 2024 at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef in Germany. The event is aimed at students, researchers and professionals engaged with noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) hardware and applications. Technical programming explores NISQ algorithms, error mitigation strategies and the software stack alongside hands-on tutorials using quantum computers and simulators.
The 17th Conference on Quantum Information Processing (QIP) meets January 13-19, 2024 in Taipei, Taiwan. QIP is a leading forum for fundamental advances in quantum computation, cryptography, communication and more alongside other workshops and tutorials during Quantum Week. Peer-reviewed paper presentations span theoretical computer science, experimental physics and mathematics underlying quantum information technologies and sciences.
These ten conferences reflect the tremendous breadth of international activity around progressing quantum discoveries into technologies with transformative potential. The events convene key stakeholders across academia, industry and government to facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration across the thriving global quantum ecosystem.