Conference Guide

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Conference Activities

Meet The Experts

Chat and connect with top experts from various conference focus areas, including deep learning, machine learning, data visualization, conversational AI and more.

Office Hours

Meet and connect with some of the biggest names in the industry. Talk shop and get your questions answered by the experts.

Exibit Hall

Event sponsors like Facebook, Wayfair, DataRobot and others will be located outside the main conference rooms. Attendees will have plenty of time to chat and learn more about these organizations and what makes them industry leaders.

Career Fair

Representatives from top data science companies will be seeking talented individuals. More information can be found here.

 AI Expo

Attendees will have a chance to explore and interact with some of the coolest data science and AI projects. See Microsoft, Nvidia, and others showcase projects such as virtual assistants, virtual reality, and more.

Book Signing

Meet some of the most famous data science authors. We will be giving away a few books to be signed. Or bring your personal copy to be signed.

Networking  Coffee Breaks,  Lunches and Drinks Reception

There will be morning and afternoon coffee breaks, daily lunches, and a Thursday drinks reception to allow you to socialize with fellow attendees, speakers, experts and partners.

Dinner with Data Scientists

ODSC is all about connecting the data science community. Don’t dine alone – self-organized after-hours dinners or drinks is a great way to meet new people at one of our suggested dinner or drink venues. Check out the “dinner with data scientists” on our app and get a group together.

Conference App Coming Soon!

For an enhanced conference experience, download the ODSC East smartphone app in the Apple and Android app stores — search for “ODSC.” It’s a great way to keep track of the schedule, read up on speakers, message with other attendees, take live polls as part of Q&A sessions, and get special conference alerts.

Connect with the Best & Brightest at ODSC East

By day, ODSC East brings the top innovators, executives, and students together. But it’s at night when the real connections are made at dinners, receptions, and parties across Boston, where our attendees can network in a casual environment.

Networking Lunches

Boston Convention Center food court is open everyday from 11:30 to 3 pm. Here  attendees can enjoy the vast variety of lunch options. Menus can be found here

Networking Reception

A networking reception is open to all ticket holders on May 3rd; there will be light fare and drinks. Sponsored by:

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  • 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.
  • Our code of conduct can be reviewed here: http://odsc/code-of-conduct/
  • 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.
  • In consideration of fellow attendees, no food is allowed in the meeting rooms.
  • If you have any special needs, disabilities, or dietary restrictions that we can address to make your participation more enjoyable, please contact


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