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Top Data Science Conferences for 2024

In this article, we'll outline awesome data science conferences to attend in 2024.
Updated Feb 2024  · 10 min read

Data science conferences provide a great venue to learn from industry leaders who successfully implement data solutions in their daily work. These conferences can cover a broad range of data topics, including how to grow your career in the industry, best practices and tips for implementing data and analytics products, industry use cases on how to build a data culture and more. Most conferences also offer networking opportunities with industry leaders, recruiters, and other data practitioners in similar positions to you. 

This article focuses on some of the biggest and most useful conferences to attend in 2024. They include a mix of locations and virtual availability as well as a broad range of data topics that are useful for all data people, regardless of skill level, experience, and position in their organization. Some of these conferences focus more on hands-on workshops, while others focus more on growing scalable business solutions and strategic decisions to consider while building a data-focused organization. 

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DataCamp Radar: The AI Edition

  • Dates: June 26-27, 2024
  • Location: Online
  • Cost: Free of charge

We've had several highly successful Radar editions recently, and we're excited about June 26-27 when Radar: The AI Edition premiers. This edition is aimed at exploring how individuals and organizations can unlock their full potential with AI.

You can also check out recordings of DataCamp's first Radar Conference of the year, Radar: The Analytics Edition, which hosted insights from thought leaders in the analytics space. 

Big Data & AI World

  • Dates: March 6-7, 2024
  • Location: ExCeL London
  • Cost: Free of charge

The Big Data & AI World conference, part of Tech Show London, is scheduled for 6-7 March 2024 at ExCeL London. It's an event for exploring the latest advancements in big data and artificial intelligence, offering attendees the chance to delve into the potential of their data, network with industry pioneers, witness innovative solutions, and stay ahead of trends and developments. A single free ticket provides access to a suite of related events, including Cloud Expo Europe and Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, making it a gathering for business leaders and technologists aiming to shape their digital future.

Women in Data Science (WiDS) Stanford Conference

  • Dates: March 8, 2024
  • Location: Hybrid, Stanford, CA, US
  • Cost: $4000

The WiDS Stanford Conference is organized by the Stanford chapter of WiDS. Women in Data Science also hosts a collection of 200 regional events, which reach over 100,000 people each year. The conference includes a datathon, podcast, workshops, and a bunch of virtual conferences on-site. The in-person conference at Stanford will be held in early March, and keynotes will feature female leaders in Data Science from organizations like Microsoft, Facebook, Climate Change AI, LLNL, and Stanford University. 

Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

  • Dates: March 11-13, 2024
  • Location: Orlando, FL, US
  • Cost: $4,525

The Gartner Data & Analytics Summit is intended for data leaders. The conference is set up with many different tracks to meet each attendee's individual goals for the conference. These tracks cover various topics, including Leadership, Data Management, Analytics, Business Strategy, Machine Learning, and Governance and Privacy. This is a unique approach to scheduling a conference and allows a personalized experience with the content. 


  • Dates: March 28, 2024
  • Location: New York City, NY, US
  • Cost: $263.69, content free after (here)

MLConf is a single-day conference intended for a broad range of professionals who are interested in current applications of machine learning and best practices. Speakers from organizations like Meta, HuggingFace, and Ericsson discuss ML algorithms, platforms, tools, and lessons they have learned from working in the industry. Past discussions are also available online from leaders at places like Airbnb, Lyft, and Google.

Healthcare NLP Summit

  • Dates: April 2-3, 2024
  • Location: Online
  • Cost: Free of charge

Healthcare NLP Summit is a large applied Natural Language Processing conference. The event is two days and free of charge. It includes over 30 sessions focused on the application of NLP in healthcare and life sciences. The event also includes live Q&A sessions, networking opportunities, and on-demand access to content after the event. This event features professors from top universities as well as researchers from organizations like Google, John Snow Labs, and Merck.  


  • Dates: April 23-25, 2024 (Boston), 2024, September 5, 2024 (Europe), October 29-31 (California)
  • Location: Boston, MA, US (ODSC East), London, U.K  (ODSC Europe), and California, US (ODSC West), and available virtually.
  • Cost: $559 - $1670 (for ODSC East)

Open Data Science Conference is a collection of conferences hosted across the US and Europe. The currently featured ODSC East will be held in early May and offers a hybrid attendance format. The event includes training, networking opportunities, as well as expos and demos. Many tracks range from Machine Learning, NLP, MLOps, and Data Visualization. There is a track for most people in data to get personalized value out of the event. There will be over 250 speakers, 300 hours of content, 1700 companies, and thousands of attendees.  

World Data Summit

  • Dates: May 15-17, 2024
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Cost: € 1,695.00

The World Data Summit is a three-day event that focuses on topics in data governance, data literacy and leadership, privacy and ethics, applications of machine learning, and open-source data technologies. Attendees range from every seniority level, from analysts to directors and vice presidents. Featured speakers are from strong data-focused organizations like AT&T, Wayfair, Google, and Nike. 

The Data Science Conference

  • Dates: May 23-24, 2024
  • Location: Chicago, IL, US
  • Cost: $1,500

The Data Science Conference is a sponsor-free, vendor-free, and recruiter-free data science conference. The goal is to provide an opportunity for attendees to learn without needing to worry about being sold or prospected. This allows for more genuine networking opportunities and more informative, sales-free panels and discussions. Speakers cover a wide range of topics, including Speech Models, Computer Vision, Privacy and governance, and other data topics and case studies.

World Conference on Data Science & Statistics

  • Dates: June 17-19, 2024
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Cost: $499-$899 depending on timing and job or student status

Data Science Week, also called World Conference on Data Science & Statistics, is a 3-day event in the Netherlands that emphasizes academic research and industry-focused discussions around machine learning, math, and statistics topics. The theme for this year’s event is on Data Science in the age of ChatGPT and AI.  

Data + AI Summit

  • Dates: June 10-13, 2024
  • Location: Hybrid - San Francisco, CA, US (In-person) and available virtually 
  • Cost: Free of charge (virtually) $1595 (In-person) or free of charge (virtually) 

The Data + AI Summit is a four-day event hosted by Databricks. This conference includes panel discussions, networking opportunities, and hands-on training workshops. Past conference panels and training sessions are available on YouTube here. Past speakers include professors and leaders from organizations like Girls Who Code, Google, and Databricks. Discussions cover topics such as MLOps, Time Series Forecasting, Data Engineering, Machine Learning, AI, and many more. 


  • Dates: October 7-10, 2024,
  • Location: Hybrid - San Diego, CA, US (In-person) and available virtually
  • Cost: Free (virtually) or $700 (In-person in San Diego)

Coalesce is a five-day conference available in-person and free of charge virtually. The main conference will be hosted in San Diego. Last year’s sessions are all available here. This event covers various topics, including machine learning and AI, testing, data anomaly detection, data engineering, and many more. This conference also provides great networking opportunities for those who attend in person. 

Data Science Conference Europe 2024

  • Dates: 25th-29th November 2024
  • Location: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Cost:  $750 (In-person in Belgrade)

The Data Science Conference Europe is an international AI & data conference aimed at both data science professionals and AI enthusiasts. It covers a range of topics and technologies, live in Belgrade, with topics including NLP, Computer Vision, Open Data, and more. 

We hope you enjoyed this list of conferences. Make sure to tune in to DataCamp Radar and check out our upcoming events. 

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