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Our List of Data Visualization Conferences in 2018

Get out of your diary and get excited because it’s going to be a big year for data viz!

We’ve rounded up a pretty comprehensive list of conferences happening around the globe to do with any and all things data and data visualisation. From beautiful Hawaii to Rome, old London town to Chicago, Singapore to Bangalore, and our home here in Melbourne, there’s definitely a data viz conference happening somewhere near you in 2018.

Check out our list below, and don’t forget to comment if we’ve missed something great!

 

January

HICSS-51, January 3 – 6

Hawaii, USA

What they say: “The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences – has been known worldwide as one of the longest standing scientific communities in the information systems and technology fields. Since 1968, it has become a respected destination that attracts high-calibre scholars and professionals in academia, industry and government agencies around the world to discuss their cutting-edge research.”

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India Analytics & Big Data, January 18

Pune, India

What they say: “We explore how data analytics impacts businesses, also considering its connections with predictive analytics and the new area of real-time analytics […] We cover the topics that matter most to today’s big data & analytics leaders along with creativity-enhancing inspiration & innovative action points and takeaways.”

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Visualisation and Data Analysis (VDA) 2018, January 31

San Francisco, USA

What they say: “The Conference on Visualization and Data Analysis (VDA) 2018 covers all research and development and application aspects of data visualization and visual analytics. Since the first VDA conference was held in 1994, the annual event has grown steadily into a major venue for visualization researchers and practitioners from around the world to present their work and share their experiences.”

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February

Data Visualisation Summit Johannesburg, February 2

Johannesburg, South Africa

What they say: “”This one-day, single-track event [is] focused exclusively contextualized to explore Visualisation tools and tips. [It brings] together data enthusiasts who will help you rethink your data imagery to enable easier to interpret, management and action. Join the leaders making informed data-driven decisions.”

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DeveloperWeek 2018, February 3 – 8

San Francisco Bay Area/Austin/New York City

What they say: “DeveloperWeek 2018 is the world’s largest developer expo and conference series with over 8,000 participants across the DeveloperWeek 2018 Conference & Expo, the DeveloperWeek Hackathon, Official Hiring Mixer, and”city-wide partner events.Because DeveloperWeek covers all new dev technologies, our conference and workshops invite you to get intro lessons (or advanced tips and tricks) on technologies like HTML 5, Python, Javascript, Robotics Dev, Data Science and Machine Learning.”

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Big Data & Analytics Summit Canada, February 7 – February 8

Toronto, Canada

What they say: “Big data, analytics, AI and machine learning have the power to transform your business – don’t be left behind! Big data and analytics are must-haves for competitive, efficient organizations in 2018. AI, including machine learning, is poised to revolutionize industries. Organizations that want to maintain competitive advantage can’t afford to not be on top of these trends. oin 200+ thought leaders, experts and professionals from across North America at this unique event […]”

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Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit, February 6 – 7

San Diego, USA

What they say: “Forecast the future. The Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit provides a platform for industry leaders to deliver case studies, expertise and share unique insight into the rapidly emerging movement: the power to forecast the future with today’s data. Attend and hear how top practitioners deploy predictive modeling, and what kind of business impact it delivers.”

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India Digital Conclave, February 8

Bangalore, India

What they say: “The India Digital Conclave is driven by the idea of providing a unique learning experience on the exchange of insights and practical knowledge around the establishment of new ways of working and collaboration as well as the transformation of business models for the digital age. [This] will be a unique event where the best minds in the digital world, leaders in the Enterprise Architecture. strategists and IT Innovation teams will meet face-to -face to join their efforts to co-operate in addressing the most topical issues of the Digital space.”

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Big Data Visualising Singapore, February 23

Singapore

What they say: “[A] one-day, single-track event […] focused exclusively contextualized to explore Visualisation tools and tips. Bringing together data enthusiasts who will help you rethink your data imagery to enable easier to interpret, management and action. Join the leaders making informed data-driven decisions […] This summit brings together leading experienced speakers within the Visualisation field to demonstrate how Big Data Visualisation has developed as a skill and tool.”

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Modern Data Management Summit, February 26 – 27

San Francisco, USA

What they say: “Covering the hottest topics within master data management, big data analytics, data science and business facing data-driven applications, senior level executives and hands-on practitioners can come together to obtain real action points and useful connections to better support their business goals”.

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Gartner Data & Analytics Summit, February 26 – 27

Sydney, Australia

What they say: “Data and analytics are at the heart of the digital revolution. They are an imperative across all industries […] To survive and thrive in the digital era, now is the time to drive data and analytics into the core of your business and scale outward to every employee, customer, supplier and partner […] At Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2018, we’ll help you create your future – a future based on data you can trust, analytics you can rely on and the insight you need to make game-changing business decisions.”

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Automate 2018, February 27 – 28

Melbourne, Australia

What they say: “Harnessing robotic process automation and AI to drive operational excellence and customer outcomes, Automate 2018 is designed to take you on your automation journey, covering everything from the business case development for Robotic Process Automation, strategic alignment, key considerations for deployment, choosing the right technology, getting buy in, and governance implications.”

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March

Strata Data Conference (San Jose), March 5 – 8

San Jose, USA

What they say: “Drive business results with data. Every year thousands of top data scientists, analysts, engineers, and executives converge at Strata Data Conference—the largest gathering of its kind. It’s where technologists and decision makers turn data and algorithms into business advantage.”

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Business Analytics Innovation Summit (Las Vegas), March 7 – 8

Las Vegas, USA

What they say: “The Business Analytics Innovation Summit provides a platform to share unique insight into the innovations that are driving success in the world’s leading organizations. [The summit] provides 20+ industry case studies and over 20 hours of networking opportunities across 2 days. ”

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Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit (Singapore), March 7 – 8

Singapore

What they say: “With 6 years’ history in Singapore, [the summit] has become one of the biggest gatherings for data executives across different industries. [It] provides you with access to 30+ latest case studies and cutting-edge knowledge, with lessons and approved best practices. Wherever you are on the big data journey, you will be inspired by the experiences and insights shared by our speakers.”

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Malofeij World Summit, March 11 – 16

Pamplona, Spain

What they say: “The Infographics World Summit will bring together jury members, speakers, media professionals from around the world, academics and students. For seven days Pamplona becomes the world capital of infographics.”

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Big Data Visualisation Summit (Melbourne), March 15

Melbourne, Australia

What they say: “This summit brings together leading experienced speakers within the Visualisation field to demonstrate how Big Data Visualisation has developed as a skill and tool. Using live demonstrations and interactive presentations to help further your skills and understanding of creating digestible graphics to convert your data into actionable visuals […] this event will provide the ideal platform for a deep analysis of the need for organizations to not only invest in, but understand Big Data Visualisation, from breaking down big data and how this is represented to the power and danger of Big Data Visualisation.”

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Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit (Melbourne), March 15 – 16

Melbourne, Australia

What they say: “Take control of your data.[The] summit is returning to Melbourne for an exciting two days of inspiring, insightful & educational presentations, panel sessions, interactive discussions and world-class networking, all lead by expert speakers from across the globe. Exploring how businesses drive Business concepts, Marketing and Customer Information to gain real value from Big Data.”

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Big Data Visualisation Summit (Sydney), March 19

Sydney, Australia

What they say: “This summit brings together leading experienced speakers within the Visualisation field to demonstrate how Big Data Visualisation has developed as a skill and tool. Using live demonstrations and interactive presentations to help further your skills and understanding of creating digestible graphics to convert your data into actionable visuals.”

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Big Data & Analytics for Pharma Summit, March 21 – 22

London, England

What they say: “With big data & analytics technologies re-shaping the pharmaceutical industry, a plethora of experts offer their knowledge within the space at this conference. Expect two days of inspiring, educational & informative presentations, panel sessions & networking opportunities.”

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April

Pacific Vis, 2018, April 10 – 13

Kobe, Japan

What they say: “Visualization has become an increasingly important research area due to its wide range of applications in many disciplines […] PacificVis is a unified visualization symposium, welcoming all areas of visualization research such as: information visualization, scientific visualization, graph and network visualization, visual analytics, and specific applications such as (but not limited to) security-, software- and bio-visualization.”

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Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit (Hong Kong), April 18 – 19

Hong Kong, China

What they say: “Drive business Effectiveness and prove ROI from big data analytics. With over 25 internationally renowned speakers and 150+ world-class delegates in attendance this summit boasts some of Big Data’s most influential individuals to educate you, inspire you and gives you unprecedented access to incredible networking opportunities.”

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Big Data Innovation Summit (San Francisco), April 19 – 20

San Francisco, USA

What they say: “Cultivate the data, yield the profit. We promise to celebrate our sixth year of production in style, bringing together an exciting agenda packed full of presentations, workshops, training sessions & panel discussions.”

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Data Visualisation Summit (San Francisco), April 19 – 20

San Francisco, USA

What they say: “The intersect of data and design. With 25+ Industry Speakers & 150+ delegates, Data Visualization brings together the world’s leaders in the industry. Running concurrently with our Big Data Innovation Summit, networking opportunities are second to none.”

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Conference for Visualization of Information, April 21

Weisbaden, Germany

What they say: “Besides focusing on data visualization, the see Conference places a strong emphasis on sustainable concepts. For this reason, our speakers open up new perspectives of effective communication in their presentations, focusing in particular on the impact of today’s actions on the society and environment of future generations. The best in their field – they are visionaries who understand, live and actively advance our mission of fostering sustainability.”

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CHI 2018, April 21 – 26

Montreal, Canada

What they say: “[CHI] is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction [and] is a place where researchers and practitioners gather from across the world to discuss the latest in interactive technology. We are a multicultural community from highly diverse backgrounds who together investigate new and creative ways for people to interact. [The 2018] theme will be engage.”

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May

Chief Data Officer Summit (San Francisco), May 9 – 10

San Francisco

What they say: “Leading the data pack. The Chief Data Officer Summit will unite global leaders in data discourse, data strategy, leadership & more. Learn how the top CDO’s are paving the path forward.”

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Perth Data Science Week, May 14 – 18

Perth, Australia

What they say: “In 2018, we are focussing on jobs and opportunities arising from data science, so we are encouraging events that cover the entire data science community (i.e. from primary school through to universities (students and teachers) to researchers / government / industry professionals (individuals and organisations) working in the data science field. If you are keen on running an event for 2018 then we would love to hear from you!”

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Strata Data Conference (London), May 21 – 24

London, England

What they say: “[In 2018] expert speakers from around the world will share their compelling data case studies, proven best practices, effective new analytic approaches, and exceptional skills with an audience of data scientists, analysts, and executives. Strata is a unique opportunity to tap into the leading minds in technology and network with thousands of data scientists, engineers, analysts, and business managers. Join us at Strata and turn algorithms into advantage.”

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Big Data & Analytics in Healthcare, May 16 – 27

Philadelphia, USA

What they say: “Improve patient outcomes with data analytics. For the 6th consecutive year, Big Data & Analytics in Healthcare returns to Philadelphia for two days of inspiring, insightful & educational presentations, panel sessions, interactive discussions and world-class networking.”

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Chief Data & Analytics Officer (Sydney), March 20 – 22

Sydney, Australia

What they say: “The premier event for data & analytics executives. Revealing the latest data, analytics and AI innovations driving the smart enterprise. Key themes to be addressed include: bold leadership and culture, advancing artificial intelligence, leveraging data to steer customer behaviour for competitive advantage, smarter decision making, keeping pace, future proofing, and the smart enterprise, and data frameworks managed and governed.”

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OpenVis Conf, May – dates TBC

Paris, France

What they say: “OPENVIS CONF is a two-day, single track conference centered around the practice of visualizing data on the web. Join us to learn about data visualization, information design, data analysis and implementation using the best Open Web technology.”

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June

PAKDD 2018, June 3 – 6

Melbourne Australia

What they say: “[We are] a leading international conference in the areas of knowledge discovery and data mining (KDD). It provides an international forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all KDD related areas, including data mining, data warehousing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, databases, statistics, knowledge engineering, visualization, decision-making systems and the emerging applications.”

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Eyeo Festival, June 4 – 7

Minnesota, USA

What they say: “[We’re] inspired by the notion that this decade presents an exceptionally exciting time to be interested in art, interaction, and information […] What data is, where it comes from, and how we utilize it, looks different than ever before. What can we do with it all? What can’t we do? Artists, designers and coders build and bend technology to see what’s possible. What’s next with interaction, what’s revealed by the data. Eyeo brings together the most intriguing and exciting people in these arenas today.”

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EuroVis 2018, June 4 – 8

Brno, Czech Republic

What they say: “The objective of EuroVis is to foster greater exchange between visualization researchers and practitioners, and to draw more researchers and industry partners in Europe to enter this rapidly growing area of research. EuroVis has an expanded scope to include all areas of visualization, and a steadily more wide-spread visibility that achieves a more wide-spread impact.”

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Big Data & Analytics for Retail Summit, June 7 – 8

Chicago, USA

What they say: “Pinpoint opportunities for business growth. Learn from Fortune500 companies and innovative start-ups to create a business strategy that will ensure growth for your business […] [The summit] is the perfect opportunity to share insight and best practices with leaders and experts from across the field in an interactive environment.”

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The International Conference on Computational Science, June 11 – 13

Wuxi, China

What they say: “Science at the intersection of data, modelling and computation. [This conference] brings together researchers and scientists from mathematics and computer science as basic computing disciplines, researchers from various application areas who are pioneering computational methods in sciences such as physics, chemistry, life sciences, and engineering, as well as in arts and humanitarian fields, to discuss problems and solutions in the area, to identify new issues, and to shape future directions for research.”

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Big Data Analysis and Data Mining, June 20 – 21

Rome, Italy

What they say: “[We cordially invites all participants across the globe] to explore our main theme of the conference, ‘Future Technologies for Knowledge Discoveries in Data’. [Our] conference [aims] to expand its coverage in the areas of Big Data and Data Mining where expert talks [and] young researcher’s presentations will be placed in every session of the meeting will [inspire you] and keep up your enthusiasm.”

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July

Esri User Conference, July 9 – 13

What they say: “Applying the science of where. If you manage people who use GIS, the Esri UC is for you. Network and collaborate with peers in executive positions to learn best practices. Discover new, focused solutions that will help your organization unlock the full potential of data.”

San Diego, USA

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EVA London, July 10 – 12

London, England

What they say: “[Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA) London] explores the development and application of visualisation technologies in art, music, dance, theatre and the sciences. [Our conference] attracts a diverse, international audience using or interested in new technologies within the arts and culture [and] brings together artists, designers, researchers and technologists from all over the world.”

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15th International Conference Computer Graphics, Imaging, and Visualization, July 10 – 13

Salerno, Italy

No available description and limited available information at time of writing (December 2017)

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22nd International Conference Information Visualization, July 10 – 13

Salerno, Italy

No available description and limited available information at time of writing (December 2017)

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vis2018/MediVis2018/GMAI2018, July 10 – 13

Salerno, Italy

No available description and limited available information at time of writing (December 2017)

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Chief Data Officer Summit, July 11 – 12

Singapore

What they say: “Manage data and lead the future for competitiveness. The last few years have seen an emergence of Chief Data Officer across various industries. However, it seems that there are still struggling issues including what CDOs really do, where this role should be put within an organization, and what CDOs should be responsible for. With presentations & case studies from today’s data experts, the Chief Data Officer Summit will provide you how the CDOs drive values on multiple fronts […]”

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August

Siggraph 2018, August 12 – 16

Vancouver, Canada

What they say: “Generation new. SIGGRAPH 2018 is a five-day immersion into the latest innovations in CG, Animation, VR, Games, Digital Art, Mixed Reality and Emerging Technologies. Experience research, hands-on demos, and fearless acts of collaboration.”

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KDD 2018, August 19 – 23

London, England

What they say: “The annual KDD conference is the premier interdisciplinary conference bringing together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and big data.”

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September

Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit, September 5 – 6

Shanghai, China

What they say: “Embed data to exploit business potential. [At the summit] hear innovations from industry leaders in a fast-growing big data community as we have case studies from the most senior-level and ground-breaking executives in data & analytics science.”

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Data Visualisation Summit, September 11 – 12

Boston, USA

What they say: “Understand the real business value of design for data. [This is] a two-day event focused exclusively around data design and analysis. Bringing together over 200 data enthusiasts who are rethinking how we interact with data, this is the place to improve your data literacy and connect with the best.”

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Strata Data Conference, September 11 – 14

New York City, USA

What they say: “Presented by O’Reilly and Cloudera, Strata Data Conference helps you put big data, cutting-edge data science, and new business fundamentals to work.”

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ONA18, September 13 – 15

Austin, USA

No available description and limited available information at time of writing (December 2017)

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Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit, September 20 – 21

Sydney, Australia

What they say: “Maximise the potential of your big data initiatives. Learn from industry leaders in a fast-growing analytics community as we hear innovative case studies from the most senior-level and ground-breaking executives in analytics & data science.”

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Big Data Analytics & Data Mining, September 26 – 27

Chicago, US

What they say: “The main theme of the conference is “Modern Technologies and Challenges in Big Data”. This conference aimed to expand its coverage in the areas of Big Data and Data Mining where expert talks, young researcher’s presentations will be placed in every session of the meeting will be inspired and keep up your enthusiasm.”

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October

Big Data & Analytics for Retail Summit, October 18 – 19

San Francisco, USA

What they say: “The real-world use of big data in retail. Learn from fortune 500 retailers and innovative start ups to create a business strategy that will ensure growth for your business. Speakers for this Summit include leading experts in analytics, data science, data mining, customer insights, business analysis, and CRM from Fortune 500 retailers and innovative startups.”

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IEEE VIS 2018, October 21 – 26

Berlin, Germany

What they say: “[This conference] will include programs for students, academics, artists, industry and commercial practitioners, government researchers, and anyone with interests in visualization and data analytics. The conference trend has been to draw over 1,000 participants from dozens of countries to a week of research presentations, tutorials, workshops, panels, demonstrations, posters, and exhibitions.”

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Tableau Conference 2018, October 22 – 25

New Orleans, USA

No available description and limited available information at time of writing (December 2017)

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Big Data Week, Dates TBC

London, England

No available description and limited available information at time of writing (December 2017)

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November

Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit, November 1 – 2

London, England

What they say: “Turn data into your competitive advantage. The Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit provides a platform for industry leaders to deliver case studies, expertise and share unique insight into the rapidly emerging movement: the power to forecast the future with today’s data. Attend and hear how investment in data offers the opportunity for a smarter, more efficient organisation.”

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Chief Data Officer Summit, November 1 – 2

London, England

What they say: “Improving governance, strategy, and architecture for data. [The] summit will gather Europe’s leading data executives that develop strategic business applications of information assets. We will explore the vision, strategy and oversight for all initiatives related to data. Discover how to deliver breakthrough results by strengthening the CDO function in your company.”

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Data Visualisation Summit, November 1 – 2

London, England

What they say: “The intersect of data and design. With 25+ Industry Speakers and 100+ delegates, we bring together the world’s leaders for the Data Visualisation Summit. Hosting programmers from today’s popular data science languages at the same table as the web programmers and UX designers that are increasingly fueling data visualisation technology. Running concurrently with our Chief Data Officer Summit & Big Data & Analytics Summit, London, networking opportunities are second to none.”

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CSCW 2018, November 3 – 7

Jersey City/New York City, USA

What they say: “[…] Bringing together top researchers and practitioners, CSCW explores the technical, social, material, and theoretical challenges of designing technology to support collaborative work and life activities. Join us as we explore how technologies can enable new ways of living and working together.”

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Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit (Beijing), November 21 – 22

Beijing, China

What they say: “Strategize your data Capabilities to maximize business performance. The 5th Annual Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit Beijing will bring together over 22 industry speakers, 80+ world-leading organizations and 150+ data pioneers across a variety of China and global industries. This exclusive event will provide you with the opportunity to share and develop new strategies, tools and solutions to drive ROI for your data initiatives.”

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December

Big Data & Analytics for Pharma Summit, December 11 – 12

Philadelphia, USA

What they say: “Leverage data analytics to deliver patient-centric outcomes. With big data & analytics technologies re-shaping the pharmaceutical industry, a plethora of experts offer their knowledge within the space at this conference. Expect two days of inspiring, educational & informative presentations, panel sessions & networking opportunities.”

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