6 Essential Data Science Conferences In The First 6 Months Of 2020

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It’s almost the end of the year, and many of us are already thinking ahead to 2020. When it comes to keeping your skills sharp, you may not even have to travel far. Start your year off right with these six high-powered conferences.

This flagship edition of the Data Science Salon covers enterprise applications of AI and Machine learning in Finance, healthcare, and Technology. The Data Science Salon series is a unique vertical focused conference which brings together specialists face-to-face to educate each other, illuminate best practices, and innovate new solutions in a casual atmosphere with food, great coffee, and entertainment. This smaller, more intimate conference gives you more face-to-face time with attendees, so if you’re looking to connect with senior data scientists, managers, and executives, this is a good conference for you. Data Science Salon Austin is February 18–19, 2020.

One of the largest technical female-focused data science conference in the world, WiDS at Stanford is now officially sold out. But the vast majority of its attendees actually view the talks at regional events held in the United States and worldwide. Topics include a wide range of domains from data ethics and privacy, healthcare, data visualization, and more. WiDS is March 2, 2020.

One of the oldest data conferences just got a refresh — now back in San Jose, Strata Data Conference has merged with O’Reilly AI Conference for one massive unified summit. Multiple tracks offer a wide range of topics geared mostly to current data science and AI practitioners. Expect to see some of the biggest names in data science at this conference. Strata Data & AI Conference is March 15–18, 2020

This large-scale conference near Dallas, Texas attracts over 4000 attendees annually. It covers a lot of ground: everything from architecture and IT to business analytics and data science is discussed. This conference is a good choice for anyone looking for a high-level overview of the industry. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit is March 23–26, 2020.

For sheer scale, ODSC East 2020 is one of the largest applied data science conferences in the world with over 6500 attendees. It targets all levels, from beginner to advanced, and all positions within the data ecosystem. While this can be overwhelming, its focus on workshops gives you a hands-on chance to level up your skills. ODSC East is April 13–17, 2020 in Boston.

It’s no secret that Data Science has a long way to go on the road to inclusion. DSS Elevate puts women forward first in a daylong exploration of data applications and career paths for the enterprise alongside 150+ senior female data practitioners, managers, and executives. Hosted at Netflix HQ, it’s an intimate way to experience cutting-edge insights while expanding your circle. DSS Elevate San Francisco is April 21, 2020.

What are you your favorite machine learningn events to attend in the first part of 2020? Feel free to share!