Quantum technology events for 2024

From computing to sensing and cryptography to commercialisation and collaboration, here are eight events to whet the appetite…

Lucy Paine

There are some fascinating events coming up around quantum – from commercialisation to cryptography, sensing to condensed matter, there’s something for everyone either working in or interested in the field. What’s particularly exciting to see is the practical approach of these events, and the natural collaborations between academia and business, working together on innovation.

International Conference on Quantum sensing (4-6 June 2024)

International Conference on Quantum sensing – Paris, France
This conference is part of a broader series of events dedicated to advancing quantum technology and its applications​. The International Conference aims to bring together two scientific communities: one focusing on fundamental aspects of the quantum phenomena in superconducting hybrids; and the other working on the development of quantum devices and detectors (not only the superconducting ones), pushing the frontiers of their sensitivity and range of applications, inventing new technological and conceptual routes. The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss current hot topics and challenges.

The Economist event: Commercialising Quantum Global Summit 2024 (5-6 June 2024)

Commercialising Quantum Global Summit 2024 – London, UK
In its third year, the Commercialising Quantum Global Summit returns to London. Over 120 speakers will take the stage to discuss and explore the promise, peril, applications, limitations, hype, and reality of quantum technology. What are the actions organisations should take today to prepare? New for 2024: reflect upon the business opportunities enabled by the science of light in a photonics-focused half-day.

The 15th International Conference on Post-Quantum Cryptography (12-14 June 2024)

The 15th International Conference on Post-Quantum Cryptography – University of Oxford, UK
This conference will address the challenges and advancements in the critical area of post-quantum cryptography​. The aim of the PQCrypto conference series is to serve as a forum for researchers to present results and exchange ideas on the topic of cryptography in an era of large-scale quantum computers. Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptographic research related to post-quantum cryptography are solicited. Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to): cryptanalysis of post-quantum systems, and quantum cryptanalysis; cryptosystems that have the potential to be safe against quantum computers such as code-based, hash-based, isogeny-based, lattice-based, and multivariate constructions; implementations of, and side-channel attacks on, post-quantum cryptosystems; and security models for the post-quantum era.

Condensed Matter and Quantum Materials 2024 (2-5 July 2024) 

Condensed Matter and Quantum Materials 2024 – University of St Andrews, UK
This event is organised by the Institute of Physics and covers a range of topics from solid-state physics to quantum simulation. The Condensed Matter and Quantum Materials series is home to the UK condensed matter physics community and offers a community-focused meeting covering a wide range of topics and emerging fields, ranging from solid state and materials physics to many-body effects and quantum simulation. The conference is supported by a number of Institute of Physics groups and aims to bring together scientists and PhD students with diverse interests including exotic electronic and magnetic phenomena in solids, 2D materials, quantum simulators, new materials, superconductivity, characterisation techniques, and devices.

Quantum Technology International Conference (10-12 September 2024)

Quantum Technology International Conference – Berlin, Germany
The growing ability to manipulate quantum systems is paving the way for a second quantum revolution and a number of initiatives worldwide have been formed to foster quantum technologies. These exciting applications are exploiting specific quantum properties that are not accessible with classical resources such as superposition and entanglement of individual quantum systems.
The objective of the conference is to present the latest developments of quantum technologies in the domains of quantum communication, computation, simulation, sensors, and metrology, both in their implementation – using various platforms from atoms and ions to solid states, superconducting circuits and optics – as well as in their conceptual and theoretical foundations.

Quantum. Tech Commercial Applications of Quantum Computing, Communications and Sensing (23-25 September 2024)

Quantum.Tech Commercial Applications of Quantum Computing, Communications and Sensing – London, UK
Quantum.Tech Europe returns to Twickenham, exploring the real-world applications of quantum computing, sensing and cryptography. New for 2024, the Quantum.Tech Cryptography Spotlight Day on 23 September will explore the challenges and opportunities around quantum security, bringing together heads of cybersecurity from enterprise and CISOs to look at the work that must be done to remain quantum secure. The main conference will then run 24-25 September.

European Quantum Technologies Conference 2024 (18-20 November 2024)

European Quantum Technologies Conference 2024 – Lisbon, Portugal
One of Europe’s flagship quantum events showcasing innovation in quantum technologies​​.

Optica 2024 Quantum Industry Summit: Third Edition (19-20 November 2024)

Optica 2024 Quantum Industry Summit – Bristol, UK
This distinguished summit serves as a confluence for quantum companies and their prospective supply-chain partners, designed explicitly to address the industry’s demands and the substantial challenges on the horizon. Emphasising collaboration and innovation, the premier annual event for leaders in quantum aims to foster connections that spur progress and navigate the complex landscape of quantum technologies.