Where do recruiters go for top engineering talent?

Recruiting top engineers is a persistent challenge for ambitious tech companies. That’s why, for the past couple of years, entrepreneurs running robotics and artificial intelligence startups have sponsored workshops and hosted demos at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI, where they can personally make their pitch to some of the most sought-after engineering students on the planet.

The daylong event, presented in partnership with UC Berkeley at Zellerbach Hall, will be held this year on April 18. The event includes seven hours of curated onstage programming, concurrent Breakout Sessions, and a number of casual social events designed to encourage networking.

Last year, more than 1,300 Robotics and AI stakeholders attended the talks, panel discussions, and presentations that filled the day. Of keen interest to Robotics and AI entrepreneurs was the fact that fully 1/3 of these attendees were engineering graduate and undergraduate students, studying at such renowned institutions as the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research lab, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Texas A&M Biorobotics Lab, HCI Sorbonne, the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics at the University of Toronto, and Waterloo University’s RoboHub.

Making a connection with students promising enough to win acceptance into prestigious programs like these is almost impossible at a typical recruiting fair. But when students have self-selected to be at your demo or presentation, the subsequent conversations are invariably fruitful, benefiting from the informality that results when people who love robotics and machine learning are invited to share their enthusiasm with each other. For recruiters, such interactions can give your company a significant leg up on the competition.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI, check out our deck. If you’re ready to speak with us about how your company can become a partner to further your recruitment efforts, please fill out this form. And if you are interested in other TechCrunch events throughout the rest of year, click here for our 2019 calendar.