STL DataFest 2024

May 16-17, 2024 | Emerson Auditorium, Knight Hall

Dates: May 16-17, 2024
Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (May 16); 8 a.m. - Noon (May 17)
Location: Emerson Auditorium, Knight Hall – Washington University in St. Louis (Danforth Campus)
Admission: FREE

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We are excited to announce STL DataFest 2024, an event designed to unite professionals across diverse sectors, including universities, government, businesses, and nonprofits, who share a passion for using data to drive positive societal change. 

At the heart of the STL DataFest is a shared commitment to harness the power of data to address real-world challenges. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals who believe in the transformative potential of data-driven insights. Whether you are a data scientist, researcher, student, policymaker, or advocate, this event provides a platform to collaborate, share knowledge, and explore the amazing possibilities of data to improve our world. We encourage you to join us and be part of the conversation.

RSVP         Submit a poster session proposal

Important Dates

  • Submissions/registrations open: Monday, March 18
  • Preliminary program announced: Monday, April 15
  • Submissions close: Friday, April 19
  • Notification of acceptance: Friday, April 26
  • Last day to accept/decline participation: Friday, April 26
  • Final program announced: Thursday, May 2

Keynote Speaker

Yoni Malchi, PhD: “Why AI is different than other disruptive innovations, and how it will affect you”

Yoni Malchi is a Managing Director in World Wide Technology's AI & Data Consulting organization. He has 15 years of experience leveraging AI and Data capabilities to drive value in Fortune 500 companies. Yoni, who currently leads a team of Management Consultants, Data Scientists and Data Engineers that focus on building end-to-end AI Solutions, was recently ranked one of the Top 25 Artificial Intelligence Consultants and Leaders of 2023 by The Consulting Report.

Call for Submissions

There are three ways to apply to have a larger role beyond attending:

  1. Short presentations: We welcome proposals for short (15 minute) presentations. This may focus on traditional research projects, a description of a specific use case for data-driven decision-making at your organization, a discussion of a particular dataset or method, or something even more creative. Panels will consist of 3-4 related presentations followed by a Q&A from the audience.  
  2. Poster session: Participants can submit proposals to present posters showcasing how they use data or other topics that may be of interest to STL DataFest participants. This is an excellent opportunity to share your work, network with professionals and potential employers, and receive valuable feedback in a highly informal setting. Students at all levels are particularly invited to apply for posters. Submit a proposal here.
  3. Birds of a feather session: Lead a small-group discussion to brainstorm collaboration opportunities with participants across sectors who share a common interest. Help us build a more vibrant and interconnected data science community in the region. Possible topics could include: business analytics and innovation, workforce development, educational analytics, healthcare analytics, economic growth, smart cities and urban planning, heritage preservation, government and public policy, housing analytics and affordability, and much more.