Quantum computing conferences are an important part of the quantum computing ecosystem. They are a chance for industry professionals, academics, government scientists from national labs and other people within the space to get together to advance quantum science and technology.
The Quantum Insider is actively engaged in attending many of these quantum computing conferences and will continue to do so in the future.
15 Quantum Computing Conferences in 2023
1. The Sydney Quantum Academy Conference
Australia’s premier quantum computing conference and industry event presented by Sydney Quantum Academy, it returns in 2023 with its second annual Quantum Australia Conference and Careers Fair 2023 on February 21–23, 2023. The three-day online and in-person program will explore the theme ‘Building the foundations for a quantum economy’.
It is a chance for people to meet important quantum experts from across the globe for thought-provoking panels and presentations on the industry’s latest developments and innovative collaborations.
Conference speakers and panellists will cover the state of the nation, cyber security, sustainability, quantum chemistry, commercialization, software and hardware, the role of government and much more.
2. Quantum Beach Conference powered by The Quantum Insider
Our very own event, Quantum Beach takes place on 2–3 March 2023 at the W Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida and is an exclusive conference and networking event that brings together the leading stakeholders in the industry.
The event — which is limited to ~120 individuals and provides an intimate setting for leaders to connect, learn and form meaningful relationships — is now on its second edition and is organized by The Quantum Insider (TQI), the leading resource dedicated to making Quantum Technology accessible through news, information, media and data.
3. The IQT The Hague Quantum Conference
The IQT The Hague quantum computing conference will be held in The Hague, Netherlands on March 13–15, 2023.
The IQT The Hague 2023 is the eighth global conference and exhibition in the highly successful Inside Quantum Technology series and will focus on Quantum Communications and Quantum Security. Ten vertical topics encompassing more than 40 panels and talks from over 80 speakers will provide attendees with a deep understanding of state-of-the-art developments of the future quantum internet as well as the current impact of quantum-safe technologies on cybersecurity.
4. Economist Impact Commercialising Quantum US
Economist Impact is organizing the Commercialising Quantum US conference. Taking place on March 23–24, 2023, at the JW Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, this two-day quantum computing conference will cover the promise, the perils, the applications, the limitations, the hype, and the reality of quantum.
5. The UK’s National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) Quantum Computing Scalability Conference
The Quantum Computing Scalability Conference, organized by National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC), will take place on March 30–31, 2023 at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, UK.
Hardware scalability is one of the main challenges in the field of quantum computing. Currently, there are research and engineering challenges that need to be tackled across all hardware platforms in order to meet the full requirements for scalability. Understanding the roadblocks to scalability can help us allocate resources more efficiently.
This event aims to bring together experts in quantum computing hardware, across multiple platforms, to make an honest assessment of scalability. It intends to identify the bottlenecks and most pressing issues in the field, compare and discuss solutions, fostering collaborations and cross-fertilization.
6. Quantum.Tech Boston Conference 2023
Quantum.Tech Boston 2023 takes place in Boston, Massachusetts on April 24–26, 2023. This conference will be an in-person quantum technology conference, covering computing, cryptography and sensing. The conference will showcase the multinational enterprises, governments, academics, and solution providers leading the charge to quantum supremacy.
7. Q2B Paris 2023
The Q2B Paris 2023 quantum computing conference, an exclusively in-person event presented by quantum computing company QCWare, will be held as an in-person conference on May 3–4, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile with a focus on the roadmap to quantum value.
8. Economist Impact Commercialising Quantum UK
The second Economist Impact quantum computing event of the year and one that The Quantum Insider attended in person last year, this Commercialising Quantum 2023 event takes place on May 17–18, 2023. It will be both a virtual and in-person event in London, UK.
The event will empower attendees to evaluate if and when they should invest in quantum technologies. The event in 2023’s includes expert speakers who will discuss where quantum outperforms classical computing and will offer a balanced view of the technology’s advantages.
9. IQT NORDICS
The IQT NORDICS conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 6–8, 2023. 3DR Holdings will produce the event with numerous co-producers led by the Danish Quantum Community and additional organizations in Finland and Sweden. IQT NORDICS will cover the full range of quantum computing and technology topics over three days and will be exclusively an in-person event.
10. Quantum Latino Conference
Quantum Latino is the largest quantum event in Latin America and will be held in Mexico City from 14–16 June 2023 at the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Santa Fe.
A hybrid conference, the first day is dedicated to the quantum research community to discuss their research and advancements in quantum technologies. The second day, meanwhile, will be focused on the business side of quantum technologies to bring governmental institutions, investors, startups and end users while the third day is dedicated to all the stakeholders in the quantum ecosystem: government, academia, industry, startups, and the general public.
11. Optica Quantum 2.0 Conference and Exhibition
The Optica Quantum 2.0 Conference and Exhibition will be held on June 19–22, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. The conference will bring together academics, industry and government scientists, national labs and others working to advance quantum science and technology.
Participants will have the opportunity to interact, discover common ground and potentially build collaborations leading to new concepts or development opportunities. The goal of the conference is to promote the development of mature quantum technologies that will allow the building of Quantum 2.0 systems capable of quantum advantage and to look forward to new scientific frontiers beyond the scope of current technologies.
12. IEEE International Conference on Quantum Software (QSW)
The IEEE International Conference on Quantum Software (QSW) takes place in Chicago, Illinois on July 2–8, 2023. It will focus on quantum software engineering, including hybrid quantum software, quantum software development, quantum in the cloud, quantum applications and services, and quantum software analysis and evolution.
The goal of QSW is to bring together researchers and practitioners from different areas of quantum computing and (classical) software and service engineering to strengthen the quantum software community and discuss, e.g., architectural styles, languages, and best practices of quantum software as well as many other aspects of the quantum software development lifecycle.
13. Q2B Toyko 2023
The sister conference of the Paris event presented by QCWare, Q2B Toyko 2023 is yet another exclusively in-person held July 19-20, 2023. The location has yet TBD.
14. Quantum Simulation Conference (QSim 2023)
Held at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village, Colorado, the Quantum Simulation Conference (QSim 2023) takes place on August 7–11, 2023.
QSim is an international annual conference on quantum simulation that aims to bridge theory and experiment, bringing together physicists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists working at the forefront of quantum simulation and related problems that include applications, algorithms, verification, noise, scaling, etc. for both analog and digital approaches.
A special session midweek will be devoted to charting the future of the field. The organizers hope that this conference will stimulate interactions across disciplines and unveil new connections between seemingly disparate aspects of physics.
15. IEEE Quantum Week 2023
The IEEE Quantum Week 2023 conference — the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE) — will be held as an in-person event with virtual participation on September 17–22, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington.
The event bridges the gap between the science of quantum computing and the development of an industry surrounding it. As such, this event brings a perspective to the quantum industry different from academic or business conferences. IEEE Quantum Week is a multidisciplinary quantum computing and engineering venue that gives attendees the unique opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities with quantum researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, developers, students, practitioners, educators, programmers, and newcomers.
16. Quantum Business Europe (QBE23)
Quantum Business Europe (QBE23) will be held as an in-person event on September 25–26, 2023 in Paris, France. It will be collocated with another big tech event: Big Data & AI Paris (12th edition, 17,000 attendees).
Quantum Business Europe is a unique online event offering business leaders the keys to understanding the state of quantum technologies, evaluating the potential for their business and designing a clear quantum roadmap. By bringing together industry leaders, research teams and early adopters, the event aims at bridging the gap between science, research and business.
17. PUZZLE X 2023
The PUZZLE X 2023 conference will be held November 7- 9 2023 in Barcelona, Spain and is the first frontier tech and frontier materials hub in the world.
Established in Barcelona in June 2021, The Quantum Insider had the pleasure of attending the PUZZLE X event in 2022 where the program included expert speakers, panel discussions etc. on quantum tech.
Other Quantum Conferences
We must mention that the list of quantum computing conferences we have collated only highlights those conferences that are targeted towards industry rather than events that are focused more so on the academic and research side of quantum technology. Just so we haven’t left them out, we will list some of the more technical quantum conferences below.
- The Optical Fiber Conference (OFC), March 5–9, 2023 in San Diego, California.
- The American Physical Society’s March meeting, is an in-person event on March 5–10, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Quantum Computing Theory in Practice (QCTIP) conference, from April 17–19, 2023 at Jesus College in Cambridge, England.
- The 20th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL 2023), from 17–21 July 2023 at Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris, France.
2023 is sure to be an exciting year for quantum tech. As the number of quantum computing conferences grows — both with a commercial or technical/academic bent— so will the awareness of the technology to the wider audience.
Panel discussion at Quantum Beach 2022
As already mentioned, The Quantum Insider plans on attending as many of these as possible, as we see it as an important step in our strategy to develop industry and academic partnerships in all areas of the space. And quantum computing conferences, we have to add, are an excellent way to do this.