Attendee FAQ and Guidelines

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:

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. You will be removed from the event if you are recording.

Mute cell phones during all events.

No recruitment or solicitation unless you are with a sanctioned sponsor.

In consideration of fellow attendees, no food is allowed in the meeting rooms.

Wifi is available but not for streaming or heavy DL. Respect others.No multiple device connection please.

There is no official coat check or storage at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. We encourage you to leave your luggage at your hotel. If you need to bring your luggage with you on May 4th, you may leave it in Room 203. Please note that you are leaving your luggage in an unattended area and you bear full responsibility for any lost, damaged or stolen items. ODSC will not be responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen items.

All sessions are first come, first served basis. Plan your attendance accordingly. We apologize in advance if space is not available at your event of choice.

Registering for a session in the “my schedule” portion of the app is for personal planning, it does NOT guarantee a seat in any room. Be advised that it is strongly recommend you arrive early to sessions in order to get a seat.

Bring fully-charged laptops. We will have charge points available, including phone chargers, but they may not be accessible at all seats.

IMPORTANT: All sessions prerequisites on the APP can be found here. Please note, check the App for last minute changes. Training sessions materials will be sent directly to training session ticket holders. It is imperative that attendees attending these sessions look up and/or download the materials provided.

Registration begins at 7.30 AM each day.

All attendees must check in at registration in order to pick up their conference badge. You do NOT need to print your eventbrite registration.

Please leave yourself extra time as we will be very busy and are expecting over 4000 people to be checking in at this time. To ensure you do not miss your first session arrive early to collect your badge and be prepared to wait in line for your badge. Average wait time can be expected to be up to 45 minutes on the first day of the conference, May 1st and May 3rd.

Please keep your badge on you at all times during the conference. While you do not need to recheck in each day you will NOT be allowed access to the event if you are not wearing your conference lanyard and badge.

Replacement badges will be available and will be $10.

Follow the link for Boston Convention & Exhibition Center – Map and directions:

Badge pick up will be in the NW Corner Pre Function, Level 2, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210 between 6-8pm.

Ticket types:
April 30th: Training, Accelerate AI, Business , Platinum, VIP PASSES
May 1st: Training, Accelerate AI, Silver, Gold, Business, Platinum, VIP, Sponsor PASSES
May 2nd: Silver, Gold, Business, Platinum, VIP, Sponsor PASSES

To stay connected, you may find us using @ODSC and #ODSC.
We are active on many social media platforms:

LinkedIn: Open Data Science Conference group at:

Be sure to use hashtag #ODSC on all of your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts throughout the conference for a chance to win a FREE GOOGLE HOME or FREE TICKET to an upcoming ODSC event! A total of 5 winners will be selected during the conference.

At this time conference rate hotel rooms have sold out.