11 Data Science Conferences You Should Attend in 2018


Data science conferences encompass topics related to data analytics, machine learning, big data, artificial intelligence and data mining. Just like with most technological concepts, even with data science, the more you learn, the more there is to learn. With technology constantly evolving, it is pertinent for professionals to keep pace with them. This is where conferences step in. Data science conferences open the stage for professionals to showcase their talents as well as listen to new presentations and workshops from new speakers. It helps bring together people from various professions and backgrounds – healthcare, business, research – who can work together to use data to solve challenges. Here are 8 major data science conferences taking place in the remainder of 2018.

1. Data Science Conference, 18-19 September 2018, Belgrade, Serbia

This conference boasts of 16 speakers spread over 2 days. It is one of the important data science conferences in South Eastern and Central Europe. Some of the eminent speakers at the conference are professors, consultants, CEOs, and data scientists at leading organizations and universities. Some of the compelling data science topics that they will be addressing are:

  • Development of machine learning algorithms by white boxes approach
  • How to swim in data lakes
  • Data monetization using open data

The ticket price: 270 Euros
Find out more here.

2. Data Science Pop-Up, Various 

The data science pop-up is a day-long event held by the Domino Data Lab in various places across the world. Speakers include those from Netflix and Buzzfeed.
Dates for 2018:
Philadelphia: Aug 14, 2018
London: Sep 18, 2018
New York: Oct 4, 2018
Chicago: Oct 30, 2018
Boston: Nov 6, 2018
Charlotte: Nov 13, 2018

Find out more at here.

3. Predictive Analytics World for Manufacturing, June 3-7, 2018, Las Vegas, USA

Spanning for 5 days, PAW for Manufacturing “focuses on real-world examples of deployed predictive analytics“. In addition, by attending this conference we can “hear how some of the world’s largest and most forward-thinking manufacturers are tapping the powering predictive modeling to improve business outcomes” 

This conference has pre-conference workshops and workshops and some of them are listed below:

  • Big Data: Proven Methods You Need to Extract Big Value
  • Deep learning in Practice: A Hands-on introduction
  • How Automated Machine Learning Is Used To Transform the Enterprise
  • Enhancing Risk Models using Machine Learning – Why, How and When.

The PAW for Manufacturing conference has brilliant speakers and some of them are from Caterpillar, Elder Research, Uber. There are multiple ways to register for this conference – either by attending only workshops  or the entire conference or part of the conference. The pre-conference price starts from $ 650.

Find out more here.

4.  TDWI (Transforming Data with Intelligence), August 5-10 , Anaheim, Disneyland, California

At the TDWI, Anaheim conference in California, one will see the future of ‘data science’. One will be able to “manage users and data security, democratize analytics efforts, and innovate with machine learning and AI”. The TDWI has a number of big data and data science courses. Some examples of these courses are:

  • TDWI business intelligence and analytics architecture
  • TDWI analytics fundamentals
  • Ensuring a successful journey to the cloud
  • Enterprise dashboard design guide

Most of these courses are geared towards BI architects, data scientists, executives, consultants, IT professionals , BI and analytics team members and project managers.

Early bird registration starts from $1460.
Find out more here.

5. Strata Data Conference , September 11-13, 2018, New York, NY

The Strata data conference has speakers from Google, LinkedIn, DataStax, Al Jazeera and the Domino Data lab. At the Strata Data conference, you will “get an insider’s perspective on data’s latest tools and technologies”  to make important data decisions.

Some of the interesting presentations are:

  • 50 reasons to learn the shell for doing data science
  • A data marketplace case study with blockchain and advanced multitentant Hadoop in smart open data platform
  • Apache Metron: Open source cyber security at scale
  • Building your first big data application on AWS

Best prices starting from $795 lasts till June 15th.
Find out more here.

6. Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 19-23 August 2018, London

The KDD includes a Health Day dedicated to solving healthcare challenges through data, and a Deep Learning day that focusses on AI and neural networks. Standard (Jun 18 to Aug 18) and on-site (Aug 19 onwards) prices for the full conference for non SIG members is $1215 and $1380 respectively.

Find out more here.

7. ODSC Europe, 19th September 2018, London

The ODSC (Open Data Science Innovation Center) conference has over 600 participating companies from over 50 countries, including Adobe Systems, IBM, Intel and Walmart. It focusses on open data science, machine learning, open visualization and more.

The VIP limited offer pass for 4 days costs £999 till 8 May 2018.
Find out more here.

8. The Data Science Conference, September 20-21 2018, Chicago

The Data Science Conference is a meeting space for data scientists from academia and business alike to discuss big data, data mining, predictive analytics, etc. The unique thing about the conference is that it’s sponsor-free and vendor-free, which makes it a great hub for collaboration. Speakers are from Amazon, Google, Deloitte, Microsoft and Uber, among others.

The early registration ticket price is $1,250 and lasts till July 15th, 2018. ​
Find out more here.

9. International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), July 10 – July 15 2018, Stockholm, Sweden

ICML is the leading international machine learning conference and is supported by the International Machine Learning Society (IMLS).  Speakers include academia and engineers from MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Caltech,  and Qualcomm.

Registration fees for full-time students is $585.
Find out more here.

10. Spark + AI Summit, June 4 – June 6 2018, San Francisco, CA 

Aimed at Apache Spark enthusiasts, these summits see a variety of participants — businesses, academics, and advocates, among others. Speakers are from Tesla, Microsoft, Paypal, NVIDIA, Google, and more.

Some topics covered:

  • AI and Use Cases
  • Deep Learning Techniques
  • Python and Advanced Analytics
  • Hardware in the Cloud
Standard registration (ends 3rd June 2018)  for the conference is $1,275 and on-site is $1,375.
Find out more here.

11. Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), December 03 – December 08 2018, Montréal, Canada

NIPS is a machine learning and computational neuroscience conference has been held annually since 1987. It includes invited talks, demonstrations, workshops, symposia and paper presentations.
Registrations begin September 2018.
Find out more here.
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  1. Good morning, just want to point out that #DISUMMIT the annual conference of the data science community is taking place on JUNE 27 at Brussels University. Over 800 experts will gather to Demystify #AI – 40 presentations – 10 Master – 10 Hands-On workshops – Job Fair – BBQ in Beergarden. More info disummit.com

  2. Great post!
    I would like to point out that Data Science Conference, 18-19 September 2018, Belgrade, Serbia will cover this year topics such as Big Data, Data Architecture & Engineering, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Data Science in 4th Industrial Revolution, Open Data, Data Monetization.
    By joining us you are becoming a part of a global Data Science community!
    We have built the Conference around a great community of motivated individuals who wanted to do more for others and themselves. By gathering some of the best professionals in the field from around the world we are giving you the opportunity to see what it’s like being at the very edge of technological achievement today!

    More about conference you can find on our Website:http://datasciconference.com

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