24 Conferences Data Scientists Should Attend in 2021 and 2022

20 Conferences Data Scientists Should Attend

Updated: August 2021

Being a data scientist means dedication to continuous learning.  One great way to keep learning, improve your network, and get exposed to different views is to attend conferences.

Since 2020 organizers have been opting for online virtual conferences instead of in person conferences. In 2021 the same trend continues although some conferences are also being scheduled to be attended in person in the second half of the year.

Data science conferences are one of the best ways to learn, develop new skills, meet and discuss ideas and discover how others are applying AI, analytics and machine learning in their work.

Here are several conferences for data scientist you should consider attending.

1. Open Data Science Conference


Open Data Science has its main focus on open-source frameworks for large data sets. Examples include R, Python and Julia.

Open Data Science conference aims to advocate the use of open source tools in large companies. On the sidelines, it also aims to raise money for open-source projects and increase awareness about data science.

Topics covered at the conference also include machine learning, artificial intelligence, neural networks, social networks, graph analysis, text analysis, natural language processing, data visualization, Python, R, Tensorflow, Big data tools and Hadoop-based frameworks.


Location APAC San Francisco Boston London
Date Sep 15 – 16, 2021 Nov 15 – 18, 2021 April, 2022 June, 2022
Other Details Price Price Price Price
Online Yes No No No




2. The Data Science Conference


The Data Science Conference is dedicated to business analytic professionals but can also be attended by data scientists, predictive analysts and machine learners.

This conference is suitable for people working in the fields of big data, data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence and predictive modeling.

Topics that are covered include promotion of education for data science, and pros/cons of open-source vs proprietary services.


Location Boston Chicago
Date Oct 14-15, 2021 May 12-13, 2022
Other Details Price Price
Online No No




3. Data Conference


The Data Conference focuses on bringing together people interested in databases, data warehousing, data managing and data security.


Location Lisbon, Portugal
Date July 11-13, 2022
Other Details Price Not Mentioned
Online No




4. MLConf

The Machine Learning Conference is focused on machine learning and data science.

Instead of discussing tools, the main focus of this conference is on bringing professionals and researchers from industries and universities and giving them a platform to share latest development, research, methodologies and practices.


Location San Francisco
Date Oct 15, 2021
Other Details Price
Online No




5. TDWI Orlando Conference

This is another learning conference by TDWI. Its purpose is to bring together experts in the field of big data and analytics and share latest technology trends and implementation strategies.


Location Orlando
Date Nov 15-18, 2021
Other Details Price
Online Hybrid




6. Terdata Universe

Teradata Partners Conference is another mega event related to data and analytics which is attended by more that 3000 data science professionals with the goal of sharing their knowledge and ideas with each other and to discuss new strategies and implementations on how to use data to drive better business value.


Location San Diego, USA
Date Oct 2-6, 2022
Other Details Price Not Mentioned
Online No




7. PyData

PyData provides a platform to users and developers of data analysis tools to come together and discuss, share and brainstorm new ideas and problems related to the data science and data analytics field. This enables them to learn from each other and gain insights into new industry practices and latest technologies and trends.


Location  Online
Date Oct 28-30, 2021
Other Details Price 
Online Yes




8. Data Science Salon

Data Science Salon is a conference that brings together professionals, experts, developers and executives from various fields. These fields can range from media and entertainment to finance and health technology. The main topics of focus that are discussed are machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Data Science Salon affords an opportunity for data science experts and professionals to learn from each other, understand and develop best practices and to come up with new and efficient solutions.


Location  Online  Online Miami  Online
Date Aug 25, 2021 Sep 9, 2021 Sep 13-17, 2021  Dec 1, 2021
Other Details Price Price  Price Price
Online Yes Yes No Yes




9. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

The Gartner Data & Analytics Summit will bring together data and analytics leaders, solution providers and Gartner analysts.

The summit will afford you an opportunity to build on the fundamentals of data management, business intelligence, and analytics; harness innovative technologies such as AI, blockchain and IoT; and accelerate the shift toward a data-driven culture to lead the way to better business outcomes.


Location Orlando, FL
Date March 13-17, 2022
Other Details Price
Online Yes




10. Data Council

Data Council focuses on technical aspects of data science. It aims to remove the gap between data scientists, data engineers and data analysts.

Main focus of the conference will be on topics related to the real world application of data science. Conference will also discuss data pipeline architectures. Among the panel of speakers would be data scientists and engineers from top companies such as Facebook, Lyft, Airbnb and Instacart among others. Attendees will include data scientists and engineers from from a variety of different fields and startups including media, finance and technology.


Location Austin
Date Jan 2022
Other Details Price
Online No




11. ICDM 2021

IEEE International Conference For Data Mining has established itself as one of the biggest conferences on data mining with its main focus on latest technologies and the role of big data in businesses.

Attended by professionals and researchers from a diverse field of subjects related with data mining such as statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, data warehousing and data visualization this conference provides an international platform for presentation of new research and discussion on new technologies related to data mining.

Topics covered include data mining, algorithms, software systems and applications.


Location Auckland, New Zealand
Date Dec 7-10, 2021
Other Details Price
Online No




12. AI & Big Data Expo North America

The AI & Big Data Expo North America will feature new next generation technologies and strategies from the field of artificial intelligence and big data.

The conference will together market leaders, startups and experts from the fields of artificial intelligence and big data to discuss the advancement in these fields and the effect that these advancements will have on a number of sectors such as enterprise and consumer.

Location North America
Date Sep 29-30, 2021
Other Details Price
Online Yes




13. LOD 2021

Conference on Machine Learning, Optimization and Data Science will focus on multiple topics from the fields of machine learning, data science and computational optimization.

It will provide a platform for the discussion on the latest research and sharing of new ideas and practices.

The conference will feature invited talks, tutorials, demonstrations and special sessions.

Location Grasmere, UK
Date Oct 4-8, 2021
Other Details Price
Online Hybrid




14. Predictive Analytics World

Predictive Analytics World mainly focuses on the predictive analysis of large data sets.

The conference is suitable for both experts as well as beginners and includes topics such as customer relationship management, financial services, banking, insurance, e-commerce and government healthcare.

Location Las Vegas
Date June 19-24, 2022
Other Details Price
Online No




15. Ai4 2021

Ai4 is a conference that focuses on artificial intelligence but brings together leaders, practitioners and enthusiasts from fields such as data science and machine learning. 

The conference will include talks from practitioners who are working with AI at the enterprise level and how AI is changing industries.

Location  Online
Date Aug 17 – 19, 2021
Other Details Price
Online Yes




16. Disney Data & Analytics Conference

The Disney Data & Analytics conference will have in attendance executives, managers and analysts from over 250 companies including The Walt Disney Company.

The conference will bring into focus a wide range of departments including but not limited to revenue management, pricing, forecasting, marketing analytics, finance, data management and decision science.

Location  Orlando, USA
Date Nov 30 –  Dec 1, 2021
Other Details Price
Online No




17. Re.Work Deep Learning Summit

Rework consists of talks by experts and professionals given on advancements in the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Attendees get the chance to have first hand insight from experts on advancements in neural networks and its effects on the society and economy. They also get to interact with experts, industry professionals, business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Location  Online
Date Sep 22 – 23, 2021
Other Details Price
Online Yes




18. DATAOPS Summit

DataOps conference will allow data scientists and enthusiasts to gain knowledge on how enterprises and organizations are putting DataOps into practice.

Location  Online
Date Sep 28 – 30, 2021
Other Details Price
Online Yes




19. Citizen Data Science Summit

Citizen Data Science Summit focuses on bringing together researchers, startups and companies that want to train and expand their workforce in data science. 

The conference allows attendees to collaborate and learn from each other.

Location Boston, USA
Date Sep 20, 2021
Other Details Price
Online Yes




20. Chief Data & Analytics Officer

This is the 7th annual conference of Chief Data & Analytics Officer Fall. 

The CDAO focuses on discussing the latest strategies of how to use data analytics in businesses to increase business value.

Location Boston, USA  Online
Date Oct 27 – 28, 2021 Oct 12 – 14, 2021
Other Details Price Price
Online No Yes





The Data Science Conference focuses on bringing together experts and innovators in the field of data science and artificial intelligence. 

The attendees will get a chance to interact with the speakers and network with each other. The conference includes workshops which will provide attendees a chance to gain insights into latest industry practices.

Location Los Angeles, USA
Date Oct 15 – 17, 2021
Other Details Price
Online No




22. imdata

IM Data is an annual conference that includes data scientists, machine learning engineers and analysts.

The conference focuses on talks about innovation and advancements in the field of data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Location Los Angeles, USA
Date Oct 6 – 28, 2021
Other Details Price
Online No




23. IEEE BigData 2021

The International Conference on Big Data focuses on discussing latest trends and research in data science and its applications.

Location  Online
Date Dec 15 – 18, 2021
Other Details Price
Online Yes




24. IEEE BigData 2021

The International Conference On Machine Learning And Data Mining MLDM main purpose is to bring together researchers from around the world over in the field of machine learning and data mining.

The conference will focus on the latest research being done in the field of machine learning and data mining. Research papers on topics will include but not limited to audio mining, mining text documents, sampling methods, visualization and data mining. Application papers will also be accepted with main focus on applications related to multimedia, biomedical and web mining.

Location  New York, USA
Date July 16 – 21, 2022
Other Details Price
Online No




Good hunting.

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