The CDI Foundation seeks to develop standards for the conversational AI community. It engages industry stakeholders to create alignment and create better job opportunities for people entering the field.

The CDI Foundation events, including the flagship CDI Festival, bring together people working in conversational AI. Whether you work at a startup or an enterprise, and whether you are a practitioner or executive, The CDI Festival is where you want to be.

We have a strong focus on real enterprise use cases, conversation design best practices, and the latest future facing NLU technologies. Our events are fun and interactive, fully designed to learn from each other and to celebrate the people working in conversational AI.

CDI Festival: Making AI Speak Human

1 day | 24 January 2023 | virtual

Making AI Speak Human

A single day Global event for the Conversational AI community to advance the connection between humans and Artificial Intelligence.

The CDI Festival: Making AI Speak Human took place on 24 January 2023


1 +
1 +
1000 1 +
1 +



Workshop Hosts


Peter Thomas

Director, RMIT Forward

Rafael Cunha

CX Consultant, Infobip


Tara Panu

VP of Marketing, Voiceflow

sarah critch

Sarah Critchley

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

WhatsApp Image 2022-11-11 at 10.00.59

Hans van Dam

CEO, Conversation Design Institute

Denise Martinez – Salesforce

Denise Martinez

Conversation Design Senior, Salesforce

Willian C

Willian Costa

Head of Professional Services, Infobip

Braden Ream

Braden Ream

CEO, Voiceflow

sam burns

Sam Burns

Demand Marketing Lead, Voiceflow

Gary Pretty

Gary Pretty

Principal Product Manager, Microsoft


Greg Bennett

Director of Conversation Design, Salesforce

Our Events are automatically recorded and Sessions are shared with our attendees, email lists, publications and on Social Media.