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 Beyond Boundaries Global Event, 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 
Beyond Boundaries Global Event 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.

BB Global Festival Barcelona

A 2-day Global event for generative AI and conversational AI professionals. Join us in Barcelona for the ultimate gathering of AI professionals, researchers, business leaders, and innovators from around the globe. Two days of inspiration, innovation and networking, brought to you by The CDI Foundation and its partners. Position your brand as leading in AI excellence by investing in one of our sponsor packages.


After four transformative years of uniting Conversational AI professionals worldwide through virtual events, we are thrilled to announce our first in person gathering. 


We want to take conversational AI to new heights, forge connections beyond our screens, celebrate our community and break down the barriers between people, organisations and technologies. 


Join us to connect face-to-face with peers, learn from industry leaders and learn about the latest research on conversational AI. 


We’re building a community, not just running a conference. 

Join us #BeyondBoundariesBarcelona24 #bbb24



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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

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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

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