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The ODSC Volunteer Program

ODSC volunteers are an integral part of the success of each ODSC conference and a perfect extension of our core team and ambassadors to our community! 

Its a great way to get involved in ODSC – one of the world’s largest conferences and communities for artificial intelligence and data science experts.

Be an ODSC Volunteer for the Day

Become a valued part of the ODSC Community and connect with an incredibly motivated group of Data Science enthusiasts

Network with some of the best and brightest minds in the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Community

Gain significant experience working with the ODSC team and supporting the organization of the ODSC East 2024 Conference.

Engage with community/media partners that are part of the data science and artificial intelligence ecosystem. (ODSC will waive your fees for the conference attendance)

We are no longer accepting applications

Sign up for the waiting list

Once completed, you will receive an email with instructions within next 3 days.

Please note that we cannot promise a particular volunteer position or the attendance of desired sessions on your volunteering day.

Serg Masis @smasis

‘A conference volunteer asked me for career advice.
I said: I was in your shoes merely four years ago. Keep putting yourself out there and growth will follow!’ #DataScience #ODSC

ODSC Volunteer Incentives

  • Attend one to two full conference days in exchange for volunteering for free

  • Have access to on-demand recordings available for 12 months

  • Be an MC, introduce and liaise directly with speakers

  • Participate in speaker trainings and talks

  • Continued education in Data Science and AI topics 

  • Get your Certificate of ODSC Volunteer 

  • Add volunteering experience to your resume and impress your future manager or colleagues

  • Make connections with attendees, your peers, other professionals that can uplift your career

  • And even if we say it ourselves – it’s fun!

In-person Volunteering positions include:

  • Guide attendees or help at registration

  • Monitor talks, workshops, and tutorials

  • MC sessions and introduce speakers

  • Help with other conference activities at the venue! 

Can’t be in Boston this year? Help us with Virtually!

  • Shephard speakers and instructors  during their sessions

  • Help the ODSC Team with virtual activities

I have always been interested in Data Science. Now that I am in college, I am planning to pursue this field, so this event will be an opportunity for me to see what the field is like the future of the field and what awaits me as I graduate.

My main center of focus as of now is NLP as I love to work with text data, so I want to know what the future of this specific field is like, and I believe that this event will allow me to acquire this information.

Tojo - Undergraduate Student

I’m enthusiastic about data science, especially considering how quickly technology is changing the profession.

I enjoy being a part of new technologies and trying out innovative solutions, which I noticed your event also values. In particular, as my graduation date nears, I am interested in learning new technologies that are being used in the field and developing networks within the machine learning community so that I can hopefully discover a position for me after graduation.

With regards to learning, I’m especially interested in artificial intelligence after learning about machine learning in my studies, and I’m eager to understand how to use AI in a more practical capacity.


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