Download convince your manager guide

Download convince your manager guide
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

Making the Case to Attend an ODSC Conference?

ODSC offers an unparalleled experience and ensures you stay current with the most recent and exciting developments in data science. Featuring 240+ expert speakers, 300+ hours of content, dozens of networking opportunities and star speakers, ODSC West 2024 will be the one event you won’t want to miss. We’ve put together a few pointers on convincing your manager.

Helpful Resources:

To help you overcome your first challenge (convincing your manager to send you), we’ve prepared a couple of resources that we hope you’ll find useful. Check them out below: 

See Who Attends ODSC West Conference



by learning advanced data science solutions and trends in AI for your industry and organization.


your career by learning new hands-on and in-demand skills.


best tools for practical product application, strategies and real case studies.


by navigating through 50+ live hands-on virtual workshops and training sessions, switching between tracks based on your interest.


with 3500+ data scientists worldwide, network with domain leaders, exchange ideas and collaborate.


STEP # 1

ODSC Team compiled the email with the most concise details to help you convince your manager to attend the West 2024 Conference. Just edit your details!

EDIT OUR Email Template

STEP # 2

As your manager gets even more optimistic, mention that ODSC helps with different payment options. Your Finance Team will make it smooth! 

Complete the below form, and we’ll revert with the invoice document shortly.

Fill in the PO form

STEP # 3

Need a VISA to attend a conference?  We send an official invitation for the application for a VISA only after FULL payment of the Pass has been made. 

Complete VISA form

Team Discounts:

We believe that ODSC conferences are too good to keep to yourself and that our growth and learning opportunities could benefit your team. To show our commitment, we offer special group discounts for groups with as few as three people. See our group pricing, or for larger groups, please don’t hesitate to contact us at And don’t forget to use the resources above to convince your manager to send the whole team!

ODSC West Conference 2024 - Oct 29-31


A Few Teams We’ve Hosted

See Who Attends ODSC West Hybrid Conference

The #ODSC #OpenDataScienceConference #ODSCVirtual is wrapping up today. What a great week full of hands-on workshops, talks and a ton of github repos cloned. It may take a month to review it all! Already looking forward to the next ODSC East!


Not enough hours in the day to absorb all of the #ODSCVirtual content! Spending time this morning to review the talks I wasn’t able to attend yesterday – starting with Dan Sullivan’s #SQL Deep Dive. Thank you, Dan 🙂


Folks at @odsc making this year’s #ODSCVirtual event feel almost… not virtual. Really neat user experience recreating the expo hall and even the outside of the convention center


Purchase Order Form

Purchase Order Form

Please enter your details in the form provided and we will email your purchase order with 3-5 business days.
* Please note that Purchase Order form must not be used to apply or receive any types of Visa.

* Please note that issuing a Purchase order is purely administrative and does not guarantee a seat at the conference until payment is provided completely.

ODSC West Conference 2024 - Oct 29-31


Visa Invitation Request

Visa letter to attend ODSC

We will be delighted to provide a Visa invitation letter to attend any of our ODSC conferences. 

Please complete this form and we will reply within 72 hours. 

  1. We believe in equal learning opportunities for all attendees. We have no restrictions on nationalities, race, etc. for visa invitation letter.
  2. We are legally unable to provide any invitation letters without an official receipt of conference purchase. 

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