ODSC West • San Francisco

Oct 29th –  Nov 1st , 2019 – Thank you to all our attendees, speakers and partners for an incredible event.

ODSC West 2020 | Oct 26th to 30th | Be one of the first to receive a very generous 2020 discount

ODSC is the best community data science event on the planet. There are other events that cover special topics, or industries, etc., but ODSC is comprehensive and totally community-focused: it's the conference to engage, to build, to develop, and to learn from the whole data science community.

Kirk Borne - Principal Data Scientist and Executive Advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton @ ODSC East 2019
Training Sessions
Hours of Content

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– September 16th – 19th, 2020 –


ODSC Brazil | São Paulo

– October 15th, 2019 –

South America’s Applied Data Science Conference

Data Science Conference & Expo

Accelerate your data science knowledge, training, and network.  All in one event.

ODSC West 2020 is one of the largest applied data science conferences in the world. Our speakers include some of the core contributors to many open source tools, libraries, and languages. Attend ODSC West 2020 and learn the latest AI & data science topics, tools, and languages from some of the best and brightest minds in the field.

Focus Areas
  • Deep Learning

  • Machine Learning

  • Predictive Analytics

  • AI for Engineers

  • Natural Language Processing

  • Data Visualization

  • Data Wrangling

  • AI Research

  • Data Science at Scale

  • Data Science for Good

  • Data Science Management

  • Data Science Workflows

  • AI Business Summit

  • Recommendation Systems

  • Transfer Learning

  • Machine Vision

  • Autonomous Machines

  • Conversational AI

  • Data Science Research

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Speech Recognition

  • Unsupervised Learning

  • Image Classification

  • Self-driving Vehicles

  • Machine Translation

  • 200+ Speakers over 4 days

  • Tensorflow, PyTorch, MXNet, Caffe 2, Chainer, CNTK

  • Python, Jupyter Notebooks, XGBoost

  • R programming, Julia, Scala, Stan,

  • Apache Spark, MLlib, Streaming

  • Scikit-learn, Theano, Shogun, Pylearn2

  • Azure ML, Amazon ML,H20.ai, Cloud ML

  • Kubeflow, Kubernetes, Seldon, Airflow,

  • Neo4J, D3.js, R-Shiny

  • Hadoop, Apache Storm, Apache Flink, Kafka, Druid

  • See schedule for many more..

West 2020 Registration

ODSC West 2020 – October 25th to 31st – San Francisco

Be one of the first to receive a very generous 2020 discount

** Networking Events and receptions are open to all Bootcamp, Silver, Gold, Platinum, VIP, and Business Pass holders. However, the Tuesday Speaker reception is granted to VIP, and Business pass holders only.
** Recording are distributed by pass holders days and pass access. 

Registration Resources

Pay by invoice/purchase order

You are able to buy your ticket via Invoice/Purchase Order (PO).

Please submit your request to receive a Purchase Order HERE.


ODSC offers merit based scholarships to first year graduates, underrepresented groups, and working students who express interest in the content ODSC offers. Find out more HERE

Request Visa Letter

Upon request and with a valid pass, ODSC Provides Visa Invitation letters for attendees. PLEASE Note that there will be no Visa Invitation letter issued without ticket purchase confirmation.
Please submit your request HERE.


We offer academic, government, non-profit and start-up discounts.

To find out more please click HERE

Group Discounts

We offer group discounts for groups between 3 and 12 people. Please click for a purchase HERE.

If you have a group of 13 or more, please email us at group@odsc.com to enquire about additional discounts. Please mention the size of your group and the types of passes required.

How to Convince your manager to attend ODSC West 2020?

Let us help you convince your manager that your attendance will benefit your organization.
Please check HERE for more information.

Discounted Hotel rates for ODSC attendees

Discounted hotel room rates are available at our venue hotel – Hyatt Regency.
Please check HERE for special hotel deals.


In exchange for a free pass, ODSC is seeking volunteers to help with our program and event planning.  See more details HERE.

West 2019 Keynotes

Michael I. Jordan, PhD
Michael I. Jordan, PhD

Cited as one of the world's most influential computer scientists, recipient of numerous awards including IJCAI Research Excellence Award, and the David E. Rumelhart Prize

UC Berkeley AI Lab

Rachel Thomas, PhD
Rachel Thomas, PhD

One of Forbes’ “20 Incredible Women in AI, Renowned Data Ethics Expert and Researcher, Co-founder at fast.ai

fast.ai, University of San Francisco

Dawn Xiaodong Song, PhD
Dawn Xiaodong Song, PhD

One of MIT’s “the Top 35 Innovators in the World under the age of 35,” Distinguished AI & Deep Learning Security Researcher at BAIR Lab

University of California - Berkeley, BAIR Lab

Pieter Abbeel, PhD
Pieter Abbeel, PhD

World-renowned AI Deep Reinforcement Learning Expert, AI Researcher, Co-Director of the BAIR Lab, Co-Founder of covariant.ai, Advisor to OpenAI

Deep Learning Track Keynote

Cassie Kozyrkov, PhD
Cassie Kozyrkov, PhD

Global Leader in Decision Intelligence at Google, Statistics and Machine Learning Thought Leader

Chief Decision Scientist Google

Dr. Anand Rao
Dr. Anand Rao

Global AI Innovator at PwC, Accomplished Business + Strategy Author, Board Member of RIIA

Global AI Lead, Partner, PwC

Ashok Srivastava, PhD
Ashok Srivastava, PhD

Machine Learning and AI Visionary at Intuit, Editor-in-Chief at the AIAA Journal, Fellow of the IEEE

Chief Data Officer, Intuit

Sepideh Seifzadeh, PhD
Sepideh Seifzadeh, PhD

IBM Data Science Elite Team

West 2019 Speakers

Jacob Andreas, PhD
Jacob Andreas, PhD

Assistant Professor


Josh Tobin, PhD
Josh Tobin, PhD

Research Scientist


Jeff Clune, PhD
Jeff Clune, PhD

Senior Research Manager | Harris Associate Professor

Uber AI Labs | Computer Science at the University of Wyoming

Eric Xing, PhD
Eric Xing, PhD

Founder & Chief Scientist, Professor

Petuum, Carnegie Mellon University

Alexander Smola, PhD
Alexander Smola, PhD

Distinguished Scientist / VP

Amazon Web Services

Gill Bejerano, PhD
Gill Bejerano, PhD


Stanford University, Stanford AI Lab

Divya Jain
Divya Jain

Director, Machine Learning Platform


Andreas Mueller, PhD
Andreas Mueller, PhD

Author, Lecturer, Core Developer of scikit-learn

Columbia Center for Data Science

Gabriela de Queiroz
Gabriela de Queiroz



Reza Zadeh, PhD
Reza Zadeh, PhD


Founder and CEO at Matroid and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University

Sarah Aerni, PhD
Sarah Aerni, PhD

Director of Data Science and Engineering


Babak Hodjat, PhD
Babak Hodjat, PhD

Siri Co-Inventor, VP Evolutionary AI, Founder

Cognizant | Sentient Technologies

Phebe Vayanos, PhD
Phebe Vayanos, PhD

Assistant Professor, Associate Director

USC Center for AI in Society

Dr. Jon Krohn
Dr. Jon Krohn

Chief Data Scientist, Author of Deep Learning Illustrated


Jared Lander
Jared Lander

Professor, Author of R for Everyone

Columbia University, Lander Analytics

Lukas Biewald
Lukas Biewald


Weights & Biases

Mehrnoosh Sameki, PhD
Mehrnoosh Sameki, PhD

Technical Program Manager


Michael Tamir, PhD
Michael Tamir, PhD

Chief ML Scientist & Head of Machine Learning/AI


Jason Yosinski, PhD
Jason Yosinski, PhD

Co-founder & Research Scientist

Uber AI Labs

Conference Focus Areas

Open Data Science

Featuring real-world applications of the most current and key data science topics, tools, and languages

Machine Learning & Deep Learning

Learn the latest models, advancements, and trends

Research Frontiers

Hear from top academics and researchers as they deliver talks on the latest developments in key focus areas of data science

Data Science Kick-start

Learn the essentials to get started on your data science career and connect with top companies hiring data scientists and related roles

AI for Engineers

Transform your software engineering skills into one of today’s most in-demand professions – AI Engineer

Data Visualization

Design compelling graphics and tell powerful stories using data

Data Science for Good

Meet the men and women doing incredible work  using data science for good 

Management & DataOps

Managing the next wave of innovation


ODSC West is the perfect event to decide if data science is your next big career move 

Career Expo & Lab 

Looking to bring your career to the next level?  Our Career Lab and Expo will connection to the expert and companies that will get you there.

Hands-On Training & Workshops

– Taught by World-Class Data Science Instructors –

In our full day immersive training sessions and workshops, get hands-on with the latest data science platforms, tools, models, and techniques. Forge a connection with these rock stars from industry and academia who are passionate about teaching data science skills to those who will build the future of the industry.
With over trainings 90 sessions and workshops to choose from over 4 days ODSC West offer and unprecedented breadth and depth of training to choose from. 
Training included with our VIP,  Platinum (4 day), and Gold (3 Day) passes. 

Business and Innovation Summit

Accelerate AI

Co-located at ODSC West, Accelerate AI brings together the leading practitioners, innovation experts, and business professionals that drive artificial intelligence


Discover how techniques from Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Predictive Analytics are driving AI Innovation


Gain AI expertise and learn from leading experts how to work with the frameworks and tools employed in AI


Manage and deploy AI in the real world. Hear from AI management and heads of data science teams on a range of topics


Network with the AI experts, innovators, business professionals, and data scientists building the future of AI

Research Frontiers - Participating AI Labs

ODSC is delighted to host presentations from the following research labs including:

AI Solution Showcase Expo Hall

Discover the Machine Intelligence, Deep Learning, and AI platforms and solutions that are transforming the world of business 

Experience first hand the platforms, products, and services that are accelerating the adoption of Artificial Intelligence 
Network with our partners, which include domain experts, data scientists, technologists and others
With our free Expert led demos and Expo Hall Tutorials, learn how these platforms and products can accelerate adoption of data science and AI within your organization

Learn more about partnership opportunities

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Why Attend ODSC

Accelerate your data science knowledge with the latest topics, tools, and trends presented by the best practitioners in the field

5 Reasons Why ODSC is a Better Experience
  • Looking for a conference that charges high ticket prices coupled mostly with vendor pitches that have zero relevance to you or your business? That’s not us 

  • We have a relentless focus on the best, most relevant content for our audience. Sure we have partners, but we limit their number and make sure they’re relevant 

  • Our focus is on the data science community and our contribution to that community’s growth and development, and on helping you, our attendee, gain relevant skills

  • As an applied data conference, we are committed to bringing you the most relevant topics and research that can have a direct impact on your work

  • We have fantastic networking activities at our event, so if you like your data science with a side of fun, we got you covered

Better Content & Training
  • Gain in-demand skills to enhance your data science career or simply become a better data scientist

  • Many topics to choose from, including 70+ talks, 50 workshops, and 40 training sessions all under one roof

  • Learn from the best and brightest in AI and data science to accelerate your learning and insights

  • Learn from the core contributors behind hugely popular tools such as scikit-learn and Caffe

Better Networking
  • Connect with 4,500 fellow data scientists, presenters, innovators, practitioners, and influencers

  • Get hired by innovative companies ranging from Fortune 500s to startups at our Data Science Career Fair

  • Meet executives from multiple industries using AI and data science to transform their industries

  • Attend multiple networking events including breaks, lunches, and evening receptions


See details of our modern and state of the art venue in San Francisco.

ODSC has secured excellent room rates at our venue hotel.  Book yours before they sell out.

Partnering With ODSC

Last year, ODSC welcomed nearly 12,000 attendees to an unparalleled range of events, from our large conferences, to hackathons and small community gatherings.

Past ODSC Speakers

Daphne Koller, PhD
Daphne Koller, PhD

Co Founder & Co-Chairman


Andrej Karpathy, PhD
Andrej Karpathy, PhD

Director of AI


Hilary Mason
Hilary Mason

GM of Machine Learning | Founder & CEO

Cloudera | Fast Forward Labs

DJ Patil
DJ Patil


U.S. Chief Data Scientist

Cathy O'Neil
Cathy O'Neil


Weapons of Math Destruction

Dr. Jürgen Schmidhuber
Dr. Jürgen Schmidhuber

Scientific Director, Professor of AI


Pieter Abbeel, PhD
Pieter Abbeel, PhD

Professor & Director, Robot Learning Lab, Co-Founder

UC Berkeley, covariant.ai, Gradescope

Mike Stonebreaker
Mike Stonebreaker

A.M. Turing Award Laureate, Professor, Co-Founder


Usama Fayyad, PhD
Usama Fayyad, PhD

Co-Founder & CTO, Former Chief Data Officer

OODA Health, KDD Conference, Barclays Bank

Regina Barzilay, PhD
Regina Barzilay, PhD

Professor, MacArthur Fellow


Reza Zadeh, PhD
Reza Zadeh, PhD

Founder & CEO | Adjunct Professor

Matroid | Stanford University

Prof. Alex Pentland
Prof. Alex Pentland


MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs

Drew Conway, PhD
Drew Conway, PhD

Entrepreneur, author, and Data Scientist

Constantinos Daskalakis, PhD
Constantinos Daskalakis, PhD

Professor, Rolf Nevanlinna Prize laureate, Member


Prof. Gary Marcus
Prof. Gary Marcus

Scientist, Author, and award-winning NYU Professor