8 Data Science Conferences to Attend in 2020

If you're one of those people that's still living in 2019, take a look at my post 7 Data Science Conferences to Attend in 2019.

If you're like me, and already thinking about what will be happening in 2020, here's a list of 8 data science conferences to attend in 2020. I've tried to make them different than the list I made in 2019, as most conferences tend to occur every year, but some are too good to pass up.

1) The Data Science Conference

This conference is metioned first because it is compeletly vendor, sponsor, and recruiter free. It's the conference without distractions. There's no selling, only learning.

Going into the second-half of its fourth year, 2019's conference was held in Boston, and the conference moves locations from year to year, although, from their records, you can almost expect it to take place in Chicago at least once every year. 2019's speakers list includes data bahemiths, such as Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, while also mixing in speakers from the University of Chicago and USC. This fits right along with the rave reviews it received from attendees, saying the conference is for professionals, by professionals.

Dates: May 14-15, 2020 Location: Chicago, IL Venue: Gleacher Center

2) useR! 2020

useR! 2019 took place a few weeks ago in Toulouse, France. So it's understandable that I wasn't able to find any information about the 2020 conference.

Having said that, useR! has been taking place every year since it began in 2004. Conferences have occured in both Europe and the United States. The most recent conference had an impressive list of keynote speakers, ranging from the CTO of RStudio to a Marine Data Scientist at NCEAS. If you're interested in all things R, you should definitely check out this conference, wherever it will be.

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3) Women in Analytics Conference

The Women in Analytics Conference has a mission to "provide visibility to the women making an impact in the analytics space and provide a platform for them to lead the conversations around the advancements of analytical research, developement, and application".

The 2020 speaker list for this conference hasn't been released yet, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get excited about it.

Dates: June 3-5, 2020 Location: Columbus, Ohio Venue: Greater Columbus Convention Center & Hyatt Regency Columbus (Columbus, OH)


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8) AnalytiX - 2020

Alright, I'm not just putting AnalytiX here because I fell in love with Kyoto when I visited back in 2016. It's because of their long list of confirmed speakers who are university professors. These professor's aren't all from the same country. Russia, China, Japan, and The Netherlands are only four of a diverse list. If you're in Asia, make sure to give this conference a good look before traveling somewhere else.

Dates: March 5-7, 2020 Location: Kyoto, Japan Venue: Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto)

Honorable Mention

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.datasciencedojo.com/p/5921b591-0207-401b-a016-b0f9813668df/