Search Solutions is the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group’s annual event.

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9:45am - Event starts
5:30pm - Conference ends
5:30pm - Reception
7:00pm - Event ends

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Search Solutions is the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group’s annual event focused on practitioner issues in the arena of search and information retrieval.

The objective of the conference this year is to explore the implications and opportunities of AI-based technologies in enhancing the user experience in enterprise, e-commerce and systematic search.

The conference marks the first anniversary of the launch of ChatGPT on 30 November 2022.

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Ticket costs

(Prices stated are inclusive of VAT and fees.)

BCS members: £92.00
Non-members: £110.00
Students: £80.00


A refund, excluding fees, will be issued if a cancellation request is received within 14 days of the booking date or by noon on Monday, 20 November 2023; otherwise, name substitutions will be allowed after this date.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

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For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


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This event is brought to you by: BCS Information Retrieval specialist group

Search Solutions 2023 Conference
Date and time
Wednesday 22 November, 9:45am - 7:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
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