The 13 Best Data Science Events and Conferences to Attend in 2021

The Best Data Science Events and Conferences to Attend in 2021

The editors at Solutions Review have compiled this list of the best data science events and conferences to attend this year, so mark your calendar!

The best data science events and conferences can be a great place to network, learn about new tools, hone your skills and even uncover best practices to make your work life easier. It’s with this in mind that our editors scoured the web, consulted with conference representatives, and identified where the industry’s top brass will be spending their time in the coming year. Though uncertainty remains because of the ongoing pandemic, this directory features both the best in-person and virtual data science events for North America.

Events and conferences listed may be hosted by software solution providers, independent analyst firms, researchers, and enterprise technology media outlets. Events are listed in chronological order and may include additional dates. Clicking the Event Name highlighted in red brings you to more information. Clicking REGISTER brings you directly to the event’s registration details.

The Best Data Science Events for Q1 2021

Data Science Salon General Machine Learning Practice Virtual

Applying AI & Machine Learning to Healthcare, Finance & Technology

Host: Data Science Salon

Date: February 16-17

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “DSS General Machine Learning Practices is the only industry conference that brings together specialists in Healthcare, Technology, and Finance data science field to educate each other, illuminate best practices, and innovate new solutions. Learn from practitioners, technical experts, and executives how to solve real-world problems by harnessing disruptions in data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cutting-edge technologies. Each ticket comes with one year of access to DSS Insider, the content repository for all Data Science Salons.”

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Open Data Science Conference East 2021

The ONLY Data Science Virtual Training Conference

Host: Open Data Science Conference

Date: March 30 – April 1

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “ODSC East 2021 is one of the largest applied data science conferences in the world. Our speakers include core contributors to many open-source libraries and languages. Attend ODSC East 2021 and learn the latest AI & data science topics, tools, and languages from some of the best and brightest minds in the field.”

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The Best Data Science Events for Q2 2021

SIAM International Conference on Data Mining

Develop a resilient data and analytics strategy for an AI-ready, data-centric organization

Host: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Date: April 29 – May 1

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “SDM has established itself as a leading conference in the field of data mining and provides a venue for researchers who are addressing these problems to present their work in a peer-reviewed forum. SDM emphasizes principled methods with solid mathematical foundation, is known for its high-quality and high-impact technical papers, and offers a strong workshop and tutorial program (which are included in the conference registration). The proceedings of the conference are published in archival form, and are also made available on the SIAM website.”

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Data Science Salon Virtual

Applying AI & Machine Learning to Media, Advertising & Entertainment

Host: Data Science Salon

Date: May 4-5

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “DSS Virtual Salon | Applying AI & Machine Learning to Media, Advertising, and Entertainment is the only industry conference that brings together specialists in healthcare, finance and technology data science fields to educate each other, illuminate best practices, and innovate new solutions in a casual atmosphere. Learn from practitioners, technical experts and executives how to solve real-world problems by harnessing disruptions in data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cutting-edge technologies.”

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Machine Learning Week

The premier machine learning event

Host: Predictive Analytics World

Date: May 24-28

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Attend Machine Learning Week and access the best keynotes, sessions, workshops, vendor exposition, expert panel, networking coffee breaks, reception, networking lunches, brand-name enterprise leaders, and industry heavyweights in the business.”

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The Best Data Science Events for Q3 2021

Marketing and Data Analytics Conference West

Supercharge the Power of Data Science and Analytics to Deliver Business Impact

Host: InformaConnect

Date: TBD

Location: San Francisco, CA

From the organizer: “Over the course of three days, discover the infinite possibilities that emerge when data science, marketing analytics, insights, and marketing executives break down silos and work together to drive bottom-line impact across an organization. All sessions and speakers at MADS: Marketing Analytics & Data Science focus on three core principles: Best practices for ensuring synergy between data science and analytics; hacks to ensure a data-driven mindset is embedded into your organizational culture, and proven strategies for enhancing the value of impact in the overall organization.”

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Data 2021

10th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications

Host: Data Conference

Date: July 6-8

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “The purpose of the International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications (DATA) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on databases, big data, data mining, data management, data security and other aspects of information systems and technology involving advanced applications of data.”

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International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining

Develop a resilient data and analytics strategy for an AI-ready, data-centric organization

Host: Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences

Date: July 18-22

Location: New York City, NY

From the organizer: “The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from all over the world who deal with machine learning and data mining in order to discuss the recent status of the research and to direct further developments. Basic research papers, as well as application papers, are welcome. All kinds of applications are welcome but special preference will be given to multimedia-related applications, biomedical applications, and web mining.”

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Women in Analytics Conference

Analytics. Featuring Women. For Everyone

Host: Women in Analytics

Date: July 21-23

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Our mission is to increase visibility to the women making an impact in the analytics space and provide a platform for women to lead the conversations around the advancements of analytical research, development, and applications. WIA aims to be an extremely inclusive organization and we welcome anyone to join the community!”

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AI & Big Data Expo North America 2021

Delivering AI & Big Data for a Smarter Future

Host: Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences

Date: September 22-23

Location: TBA

From the organizer: “This virtual technology event is for the ambitious enterprise technology professional, seeking to explore the latest innovations, implementations, and strategies to drive businesses forward. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this innovative technology and its impact on a range of industries including, manufacturing, transport, supply chain, government, legal sectors and financial services energy, utilities, insurance, healthcare, retail, and more!”

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The Best Data Science Events for Q4 2021

Data Science Symposium

Host: Open Data Science Conference

Date: October (TBA)

Location: Virtual

From the organizer: “Held in October, this symposium provides a forum for experts to provide deep-dive relevant perspectives on a wide range of topics and tools in data science. This event typically features multiple keynote speakers as well as hands-on tutorials and technical talks. Companies presenting technical & analytics case studies include Amazon, Disney, Great American Insurance, Macy’s, Elder Research, Kroger, Fifth Third Bank, MadTree Brewing, Cincinnati Reds, FICO, US Bank, P&G, Google,  84.51, Cincinnati Reds, IBM, Humana, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, NetJets and many more.”

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The Data Science Conference

The first and only sponsor-free, vendor-free, and recruiter-free data science conference

Host: NeoNorm

Date: October 14-15

Location: Boston, MA

From the organizer: “What sets us apart from other conferences is our ‘no sales’ philosophy. All our presentations, either by industry leaders or actual practitioners, are about data science, not promotions. Since 2015, we have developed a dedicated customer base who appreciates and defends their right to this basic premise that makes our conference unique. Networking at our conference means being treated as a fellow data scientist, not a sales prospect.”

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Open Data Science Conference West 2021

The Leading Data Science Conference RETURNS

Host: Open Data Science Conference

Date: November 15-18

Location: San Francisco, CA

From the organizer: “The ODSC West Conference 2021 is one of the largest and ONLY applied data science training conferences in the world. Our instructors include some of the core contributors of many open source tools, libraries, and languages. Attend ODSC West 2021 and learn the latest AI & data science topics, tools, and languages from some of the best and brightest minds in the field.”

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