12 Data Science Conferences to Attend in 2019

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Cover image: Strata 2018 in New York (source: O’Reilly Conferences, Flickr)
Updated: 27 Nov 2018 

Data science is one of the fastest growing fields of our time. The only way you and your team can stay on top of the game is to always be open to learning and keeping up with the advances. Data conferences are a big way to stay up to date and in the know. Luckily, there are quite a few lined up in 2019!

While the tickets can be expensive, the knowledge learned and networking opportunities are worth the hassle. Always make sure the conference is a correct fit for your interests and keep an eye out for special deals. Almost every conference has discounts available in some way.

Here are just a few data science conferences scheduled for 2019 in the USA:

1. PyData, Jan. 9-11, 2019

PyData is a space for data analysis tool developers to discuss and share new ideas and problems about data science and analytics. The conference is centered on open source Python packages but includes approaches to data analysis and visualization in other languages like R and Julia. Tutorials for novices and advanced workshops will be made available.

The conference will be in Miami from Jan. 9-11, 2019. Check the website for registrations. 

2. Global Artificial Intelligence Conference,  January 23-25, 2019

The Third Annual Global AI Conference will focus largely on data created by various platforms and how AI can be used effectively with the information. This is the largest vendor-agnostic conference for AI. There will be discussions about all industries, including but not limited to health care, education, manufacturing, agriculture, and transportation.

The conference will be held in Santa Clara, California, from January 23-25, 2019. The tickets range in price from a keynote and exhibits pass for $289 to an instant sponsorship pass for $4,000.

3. IBM Think 2019, February 12-15, 2019

World of Watson, Connect, Edge, Amplify and other IBM conferences are combined into the mega-event IBM Think. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including AI, big data and the Internet of Things, or IoT.

The event will be held in Las Vegas from February 12-15, 2019. A full pass is priced at $1,995.

4. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit, Various, 2019

The Gartner summit has a strong focus on data management, business intelligence and analytics with interests in AI, blockchain, and IoT. The summit’s purpose is to work toward a data-driven culture for better business practices around the world. Those attending the event will be data leaders, analysts, and solution providers.

The summit will be held around the world on these dates:

Sydney: February 18-19
Orlando, Florida:  March 18-21 (standard price per person is $3,575)
London, UK: March 4-6
Sao Paolo, Brazil: May 29-30
Mumbai, India: June 10-11 

5. Data Science Salon, Feb. 20, 2019

Data Science Salon focuses primarily on machine learning and artificial intelligence, or AI. People from varying fields, from media to finance to health care, are encouraged to attend. This is a conference for professionals to learn from each other and trade best practices, as well as provide networking opportunities, discuss problems and innovate new ideas.

The conference will be in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 20, 2019. Though it’s only one day, the prices can’t be beat. Tickets are $225 per person and $125 for students.

6. Domino Data Science Pop-Up, Feb. 27, 2019

The main purpose of Domino Data Science is to discuss financial and insurance services in data science. Experts and professionals are encouraged to attend and share ideas, network and discuss problems. There will be a number of talks and workshops available.

The event is being held in Boston on Feb. 27, 2019. Check the website for registrations.

7. Reinforce AI Conference, March 21-22, 2019

Reinforce, sponsored by Ericcson, brings together data science and machine learning experts to discuss the applications and future of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. They also include full-day workshops on various AI topics.

The event is being held in Budapest, Hungary on May 21-22, 2019. Check the website for registrations.

8. Dataworks Summit, May 20-28, 2019 

Dataworks Summit will have a focus on data science, analytics, AI and how companies are using them for delivery and value. The summit will feature talks from data and business experts, as well as opportunities for meet and greets. Training sessions will also be available for attendees.

This summit will be held in Washington, D.C., from May 20-28, 2019. Tickets are $1,400.
Dataworks Summit will also host another conference in Barcelona, Spain, from March 18-21.

9. Strata Data Conference, London and San Francisco, 2019

In collaboration with O’Reilly and Cloudera, the Strata Data Conference focuses on new technologies and methods for big data. Professionals, analysts, and data scientists are encouraged to attend, while the doors are open to everyone interested in the field of data science.

The conference will be in San Francisco from March 25-28, 2019. Strata will have another conference in London from April 29 to May 2.

10. The Data Science Conference, May 23-24, 2019

The Data Science Conference covers education for data science and oversource versus proprietary services. Data scientists, analysts, and machine learners are encouraged to attend, but the conference is dedicated to business analytics professionals. Those working in big data, data mining, AI, predictive modeling and machine learning may also find the conference beneficial.

The conference will be in Boston from May 23-24, 2019. A single ticket is $1,250, but there are discounts depending on how many you buy.

11. Predictive Analytics World, June 16-20, 2019

Predictive Analytics World has a focus on analytics in large datasets. Experts to beginners in data are encouraged to attend. Topics include relationship management, banking, insurance, financial services, government, and healthcare.

The conference will be held in Las Vegas from June 16-20, 2019. Tickets range in price from a social network one-day pass for $150 to the mega five-day pass for $4,750.

12. The Data Conference 2019, July 26-28

The 8th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications (DATA) brings together researchers and engineers working on big data, data management, security and other advanced data applications.

The conference will be held in Prague, Czech Republic from June 26-28, 2019. Ticket prices are broadly in the range of 535€ to 595€.

No matter where you are, there will be a data conference near you eventually. Keep an eye out for new events around the world. When you find something you’re interested in, try to register as soon as possible because some events offer early-bird specials on tickets. Even an extra 10 percent off the ticket price can make a big difference. Most of all, go in with an open mind and have fun.

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Nathan Sykes, the founder of Finding an Outlet (https://www.findinganoutlet.com/), is from Pittsburgh, PA. He enjoys writing about the latest news and trends in AI, big data, cloud computing and other emerging technologies. Stay updated on business technology by following Nathan on Twitter @nathansykestech.

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