APAC 2020 Attendee FAQ and Guidelines

Virtual Conference FAQs


General Questions 

The ODSC APAC Virtual Conference and Expo is an event that will take place on Virtual Platform. All conference presentations are broadcasted via webcast so you can watch from the comfort of your own office or home. You will have the ability to move from presentation to presentation as you see fit, and all the features of an in-person event will still be available (exhibit halls, networking, questions with presenters, downloadable collateral, etc.)

  • ODSC APAC 2020 Virtual Conference will take place on Virtual Platform on December 8th – 9th, 2020.
  • ODSC India Virtual Conference on 8th of December will take place according to India Standard Time (IST), UTC +5:30.
  • ODSC  Asia & Pacific Virtual Conference on 9th of December will take place according to Singapore Time (SGT), UTC +8.
  • Sessions begin at 9:00 AM each day. The conference will close at 5:30 PM.
  • ODSC India Virtual Conference on 8th of December will take place according to India Standard Time (IST), UTC +5:30.
  • ODSC  Asia & Pacific Virtual Conference on 9th of December will take place according to Singapore Time (SGT), UTC +8.
  • December 8th – 9th –  Virtual AI Expo from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • December 9th – Partners Demo Talks from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Register for a free pass here
  • ODSC India Virtual AI Expo on 8th of December will take place according to India Standard Time (IST), UTC +5:30.
  • ODSC  Asia & Pacific Virtual AI Expo on 9th of December will take place according to Singapore Time (SGT), UTC +8.

Yes, you can upgrade your pass. If you would like to attend more sessions than your pass allows, please contact info@odsc.com or send a message in Upgrades Slack Channel and we will calculate the cost of the upgrade immediately.

An additional 5% discount applies automatically to all orders for a group of  3 or more tickets. If you are a group of 7 or more please contact info@odsc.com for a special discount.

Attendees will receive an email with registration details instructions 5 days before the event.

  • Laptop or personal computer
  • Strong, reliable wifi connection
  • Google Chrome is recommended to run the Virtual Conference platform.
  • All of our Sessions will be recorded during the event and will be made available to attendees on Friday, December 11th,  after the event on live platform and be available for 12 months after release. Recordings will also include the session slides. 
  • If your pass includes access to some / all of the recordings, you will receive instructions for accessing them via email following the conference. 
  • Please refrain from personal recording as speakers may want to edit the recording before release.

ODSC will offer wide variety of networking opportunities:

  • Live Community Chat with different channels
  • Introductions; Introduce yourself and let the rest of the attendees know what it is you’re looking for. It’s a space where you can discuss what problems you’re facing or what solutions you potentially have for other attendee’s problems.
  • Hallway Track: General random conversations between attendees + speakers.
  • Virtual Meetups: A channel dedicated for people to connect, make plans for a group call and discuss a specific topic + virtual drinks etc.
  • ODSC Virtual Slack Workspace 
    • The value of the Slack channel is an opportunity to meet people ahead of the event, get to know them. 
    • Create unique channels so you can create a mini community within ODSC.
  • ODSC strives to create an inclusive experience, ensuring underrepresented groups feel welcome in the data science community. As part of this initiative, we’re offering a limited number of Scholarship Passes for ODSC APAC 2020 Virtual Training Conference.
  • Scholarship Applications are opened. Please check our website to apply. 
  • Scholarship passes are not interchangeable and cannot be upgraded.
  • Please note that successfully selected candidates will receive a confirmation email with details 7-14 days before the conference.

Cancellations within 30 days of the event are non-refundable. Cancellations 60 days prior to the will be granted minus an administration fee. Other terms apply as noted in our terms and conditions. Please email info@odsc.com, if you would like to transfer your ticket. Ticket transfers may be requested up to 7 days before the conference. Please note: you can only transfer the pass only 1 time per conference or per attendee.

  • The Open Data Science Conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We reserve the right to refuse entry or remove anyone in breach of this code without refund.
  • Please do not conduct any personal recordings. Once we have a speaker’s permission and the presentation is edited, we will then release content to our conference website.
  • Mute cell phones during all events.
  • No excessive photography.
  • No recruitment or solicitation unless you are with a sanctioned sponsor.
  • If you have any special needs, disabilities, or dietary restrictions that we can address to make your participation more enjoyable, please contact info@odsc.com
  • Our full code of conduct can be reviewed here: http://odsc/code-of-conduct/

Registration & Logging in to the Virtual Conference

  • Attendees will receive an email with login instructions 5 days before the event. We encourage all attendees to log into the platform before the conference starts to make sure you can login. If you have trouble logging in, please email info@odsc.com
  • The conference will start daily at 9 am so attendees should be logged into the virtual platform and in their virtual sessions 30 mins earlier.

Attendees will receive an email with login instructions 5 days before the event. Please also check the spam folder. We encourage all attendees to log into the platform before the conference starts to make sure you can login. If you have trouble logging in, please email info@odsc.com

  1. You can visit the virtual “Info Desk” for technical support.
  2. Or send message to Support Channel in Slack
  3. Or send an email to info@odsc.com

Schedule, Sessions & Conference Passes Information

  • You can explore the speakers, topics, and schedule before the conference here
  • During the conference, you’ll be able to view the agenda once you have logged into the Virtual Conference platform.

ODSC passes:

General Pass – Get Access to ODSC India and APAC Talks Track and Keyotes, Demo Talks

All-Access Pass, December 8 – 9 – Get Access to All Talks and Workshops, plus On-Demand access to all recordings from ODSC India and APAC

 

ODSC Virtual AI Expo Hall pass:

Virtual AI Expo Hall Pass – includes access to Virtual Expo Hall and Demo talks, but excludes ODSC sessions.

There will be Q&A Slack Channels for all sessions and attendees will be able to ask questions or make comments.

  • Please visit the Gotowebinar Support page for a complete list of common issues including trouble joining a session, audio trouble, connections, etc
  • If you continue having issues, please visit the Info Desk in the Virtual Conference or email info@odsc.com

Attendees can access the breakout talk sessions from the Virtual Conference lobby in the Virtual Auditorium.

Switch tracks by selecting “Auditorium” from the main toolbar and selecting a new session to watch.

Attending Virtual AI Expo 

  • Attendees will receive an email with login instructions 1-2 days before the event. We encourage all attendees to log into the platform before the conference starts to make sure you can login. If you have trouble logging in, please email info@odsc.com
  • You can easily access the expo from anywhere in the Virtual Conference by clicking on the “AI Expo Hall” buttons from the menu bar at the top
  • December 8th – 9th –  Virtual AI Expo from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • December 9th – Partners Demo Talks from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Register for a free pass here
  • ODSC India Virtual AI Expo on 8th of December will take place according to India Standard Time (IST), UTC +5:30.
  • ODSC  Asia & Pacific Virtual AI Expo on 9th of December will take place according to Singapore Time (SGT), UTC +8.

Visit AI Expo Hall and engage with leading AI solution providers, including SAS, S&P Global, Microsoft, Wherescape, Wise With Data, and learn about the products and solutions that will help you automate machine learning, optimize data science costs, extract more value from data, and much more. Some of the technologies to be showcased: Auto ML, Data Labeling, DevOps, DataOps, Deep Learning, Cloud Computing, Image, Voice and Facial Recognition.

Join the most influential Data Science community worldwide.

  • The full AI Expo exhibitor list is located inside the Virtual AI Expo. To access, please enter the Virtual AI Expo Hall.
  • Once inside, the exhibitor list is located in the “Exhibitors Index” box on the lower left side of the screen. 
  • Click on any exhibitor’s name to be brought to their virtual booth to learn more about the company, save handouts and PDFs to your briefcase.

ODSC will offer a wide variety of networking opportunities:

  • Live Community Chat and Workspace with different channels
  • Introductions; Introduce yourself and let the rest of the attendees know what it is you’re looking for. It’s a space where you can discuss what problems you’re facing or what solutions you potentially have for other attendee’s problems.
  • Hallway Track: General random conversations between attendees + speakers.
  • Virtual Meetups; A channel dedicated for people to connect, make plans for a group call and discuss a specific topic + virtual drinks etc.
  • ODSC Virtual Slack Workspace 
    • The value of the Slack channel is an opportunity to meet people ahead of the event, get to know them. 
    • Create unique channels so you can create a mini community within ODSC.
  • Please find the AI Expo demo talks schedule on our website here.
  • Please find the AI Expo demo talks schedule on the Virtual Conference Platform:

-Enter the platform using your credentials – Visit Expo Hall: either by clicking the relevant Tab in the Menu Bar, or the Expo Hall Entrance. Find Demo Theatre Booths and choose any of them – you will be forwarded to Demo Talks schedule;

-Enter the platform using your credentials – Click Auditorium in Menu bar, In drop down list choose Demo Talks.