We're Back at
World AI Cannes Festival (WAICF)


Cannes, France


February 8-10, 2024

Global AI Trends & Breakthroughs


The World AI Cannes Festival (WAICF) returns to France on February 8-10, 2024! With 16,000 attendees, 300 international speakers, and 250 sessions, the forum features an extraordinary gathering of the world's premier AI providers, industry leaders, and visionary startups, all dedicated to propelling business and humanity forward.

Over three days, the iconic Palais des Festivals of Cannes will transform into the global epicenter of AI, highlighting the most promising innovations, technologies, and use cases of our time.

We're thrilled to announce that Launch will join hundreds of other innovators at the World AI Cannes Festival for the second time.

Our Role at WAICF

This year, we're excited to showcase how we're leading the charge to bring the vision of AI First business strategy to life.

Join Launch at WAICF in multiple ways:
- A live interactive workshop, F the Future: Use AI Now, featuring Launch CSO Russ Whitman and Managing Director of AI, Kevin McCall
- The second annual Cannes Neurons Awards, hosted by Launch CSO Russ Whitman
- Filming season four of our award-winning web series, Navigating Abroad, where we explore the big trends and innovations happening in AI
- A unique virtual and in-person booth experience for WAICF participants

Visit Launch Virtual Booth


Fred Werner, Head of Strategic Engagement at ITU

Carsten Kraus, Product Development Entrepreneur

Nalini Saxena, CEO and Changemaker Award Recipient

Navigating Abroad Season 4 is in production.

Speakers We're Really Excited About

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Event Schedule

February 8-10, 2024
Stage 1

The Ambassador Theatre

Explore what AI can do today to imagine what future innovations will bring to tomorrow's society and organizations.

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Stage 2

Tech & Strategy Stage

Get key insights to improve your AI strategy and learn how best to use them with top level speakers.

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Stage 3

Applications Stage

Get an overview of the progress AI can bring to organizations, thanks to focuses on various industries.

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Neurons Awards

Hosted by Russ Whitman

The Cannes Neurons Awards, part of the World AI Cannes Festival, will be hosted for the second year by Launch CSO Russ Whitman. The Cannes Neurons Awards honor innovative AI projects aimed at benefiting the world. Open to AI developers, users, startups, and large companies, the awards focus on projects showcasing originality, innovation, and positive impact.  

Categories include Inclusive AI, Sustainable AI, Creative AI, plus a Special Jury Award. A jury of AI experts selects finalists who present their projects in battles, with winners chosen through public electronic voting.  

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“WAICF is a unique event where global leaders across technology, academia, and business intersect around AI.

It's a space to explore what's happening now and where we're heading while grappling with the complex change that we are all experiencing.”
Russ Whitman
CSO, Launch Consulting

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