03-06 MAY 2021


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Connecting the Knowledge Ecosystem

Founded in 2019 at Columbia University, The Knowledge Graphs Conference is emerging as the premiere source of learning around knowledge graph technologies. We believe knowledge graphs are an underutilized yet essential force for solving complex societal challenges like climate change, democratizing access to knowledge and opportunity, and capturing business value made possible by the AI revolution.

KGC bridges the gap between industry, which is increasingly recognizing the necessity of integrated data, and academia, where semantic technologies have been developing for over twenty years. Our events, education, content, and community efforts facilitate meaningful exchange between diverse groups, and increase awareness, development and adoption of this powerful technology.

Conference – bridging the gap between research and industry

We organize workshops and tutorials to progress a number of Tech4Good themes, targeting objectives such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. At our most recent conference, 530 attendees participated, representing over thirty industries across forty-two countries. Speakers ranged from Bell Labs pioneer John Sowa to Morgan Stanley, AstraZeneca, and leading academics from Europe and USA. A variety of workshops and tutorials were also given, including several on tech4good themes–from the UN SDGs to personal health graphs and fake news.

KGC Vision and Values

Our goal is to build the community and become a leading source of learning around knowledge graphs.

We will achieve this by engaging and convening industry leaders and innovators, across sectors.

We will focus on the diversity of perspectives:

  • Industry diversity
  • Professional Diversity: Industry practitioners, Business Users, Faculty, Scientists, Students 
  • Gender & Age diversity
  • Geographical diversity

We will gather, share and publish content to increase learning.

We will build the community online and in-person through our content, meetups and conferences.

Why should I attend KGC?

Bring your entire team to share information, gain strategic insights, and meet with experts and peers in the industry.

Become a sponsor for KGC

Be front and center at the most comprehensive online gathering of experts on knowledge graphs on May 3th – 6th 2021. More information about sponsoring is available on demand at info@knowledgegraph.tech


Program Committee

Francois Scharffe

Conference Chair

Thomas Deely

Head of Partnerships

Chantal Gagnon

Head of Event Planning

Violeta Ilik

Workshops & Tutorials Chair

Hanhan Li

Content & Publicity Chair

Program Committee

Michael Atkin

Dan Brickley

Ying Ding

Violeta Ilik

François Scharffe

Program Committee Chair

Juan Sequeda


  • Azhar Yerzhanova, Speaker Concierge
  • Yidan Li, Volunteer Lead
  • Arik Shinkarevsky, Platforms and Experience Lead
  • Kexin Cha, Design co-Lead
  • Ping Wu, Design co-Lead
  • Kaitlyn Orwig, Web Content Lead
  • Shashank Singla, Webmaster
  • Evan Volow, KGC Knowledge Graph
  • Ethan Malzberg, Sponsor Concierge
  • Tanya Khan Sehgal, Marketing co-Lead
  • Claire Wang, Marketing co-Lead
  • Shara Senton – Communication
  • Julia Zhang – Communication
  • Michael Roytburd – Startup/Investor Event
  • Luis Losada – Media Library Lead, Startup/Investor Event

Event Volunteers

  • Aishwarya Srinivasan
  • Amanda Moura
  • Claire Lee
  • Ellie Young
  • Huizhe Zhu
  • Inna Logunova
  • Jianing Wang
  • Jiaxin Li
  • Karthic Subramanian
  • Mengdie Ji
  • Mengjia Lyu
  • Mo Yang
  • Olesia Korobka
  • Siyi Yang
  • Weiyi Zhong
  • Yanqing Shen
  • Yimin Wang
  • Yingtong Zhou