Top Data Science Conferences to Attend in 2021/2022

By Data Science Salon

As AI and machine learning techniques are evolving quickly, data scientists need to constantly inform themselves in order to keep up with the latest breakthroughs and trends. A great way to do so is attending conferences, which offer the opportunity to meet other industry professionals, exchange best practices, and explore innovative solutions.

Here’s an overview of some recommended data science conferences to attend, depending on your expertise and field of interest, including NLP, computer vision, MLOps, applied AI and Enterprise AI. We hope you'll find it useful!

1. NLP Summit

For NLP practitioners. 

The NLP Summit is the gathering place for those putting state-of-the-art natural language processing to good use. This inaugural virtual conference showcases NLP best practices, real-world case studies, challenges in applying deep learning & transfer learning in practice – and the latest open source libraries, models & transformers you can use today. The NLP Summit brings together the growing NLP community interested in building language understanding applications used in healthcare, life science, finance, eCommerce, media, recruiting, and more. Free admission.

Healthcare NLP Summit. April 5-6, 2022. Online. Free admission.

2. MLOPs Salon

For practitioners who want to put ML models into production.

The MLOps Salon Series is a quarterly event focusing on the operationalization of machine learning models in the real world. Bringing together experts from industry as well as research, the MLOps Salon events showcase best-practices, real-world case studies, and community oriented interactive panels.The focus of the upcoming edition is on building AI-enabled products. Free admission.

November 4, 2021. Online. Free admission.

3. Data Science Salon

For senior data scientists who want to stay at the forefront of modern AI/ML applications.

Disclaimer: this is the author’s conference series😊 The Data Science Salon is a unique vertical focused data science conference which grew into a diverse community of senior data science, machine learning and other technical specialists. The Data Science Salon community gathers face-to-face and virtually to educate each other, illuminate best practices and innovate new solutions in a casual atmosphere.


For data engineers.

A day of (fully virtual) technical talks, panels, and networking. Hear from data engineering teams, modern data stack companies, founders, and other speakers and engage with other data engineers, scientists, and analysts working to solve the most complex data reliability problems enterprises are currently facing.

December 14, 2021. Online. Free admission.

5. Data Points Summit

For data science leaders who want to learn and engage with each other.

The Data Points Virtual Summit is a recurring event series featuring interactive online sessions on big data, analytics & enterprise AI trends, and best practices. The upcoming edition will focus on the manufacturing, retail & CPG sectors. Free admission.

December 8, 2021. Online. Free admission

6. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

For data analytics leaders.

Gartner Data & Analytics Summit addresses significant challenges that data analytics leaders face as they build the innovative and adaptable organizations of the future. The event focuses on building data and analytics strategies that enable digital acceleration, deep dives into the data and analytics trends and tools that will change organizations and the leadership skills to build a resilient, adaptable and data-literate organization.

March 14-17, 2021. Orlando, FL.

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