NOTE: Please note that our May 2020 Chicago Agenda is now full (as you can see on our Agenda web page). Any applications at this point will be considered for our October 2020 Boston conference.
If you are interested in delivering a speech at The Data Science Conference®, please fill out the form below. This will initiate the selection process. Please note that even if we don't respond to your application, due to the large volume of speaker requests we receive, your application is being considered carefully. A member of the Advisory Board (visit ADVISORY BOARD page) may reach out to you, if more information is needed during the selection process, or with a letter of acceptance, if selected to be a speaker.
DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSIONS
We do not have formal cut-off deadlines for speaker submissions. As a general guideline, however, we book our speakers 3-4 months in advance. Our Agenda is up-to-date and should be a good indicator of any openings. When a slot opens up, our Advisory Board makes a recommendation based on the candidate speaker's information (outlined above).
We encourage candidate speakers to express their interest for future conferences as well, not only for the upcoming conference (see top-of-page links for future venues).
GENERAL SPEAKER INFORMATION
Speakers are offered a complimentary pass. Since we accept no sponsorship, we are not able to accommodate any other expenses. Speakers choose their own topics (subject to approval by our board) from the following pre-approved broad themes: (1) Education for Data Science; (2) Open Source vs Proprietary Services; (3) Change Management; (4) Methods; (5) Data Science for Social Good; and (6) Ethics.
Presentations are typically 20 minutes long, but 30-minute slots are also possible. Please take the time to visit our FAQ, PICTURES, ARCHIVES, and TERM & CONDITIONS pages (under ABOUT on our website). It should give you a good idea on what to expect as a potential speaker.
All participants, including speakers, must read and accept the Terms & Conditions of the conference. As a candidate speaker, please be aware that our Terms contain a section specific to speakers:
NeoNorm, LLC is not responsible for and does not hold the copyrights to speaker presentations. NeoNorm, LLC is not liable for any damages resulting from the opinions and ideas communicated during the conference among participants, including but not limited to speakers and attendees. NeoNorm, LLC is not liable for any conference participant presentations, comments, or remarks that might reasonably offend anyone. Speakers agree that their presentation will not promote any products or services. In case a presentation does promote products or services, the presenter or the presenter's employer is liable for any legal action against NeoNorm, LLC. NeoNorm, LLC reserves the right to terminate a presentation if it is reasonably perceived as a sales pitch, or if it is offensive, or if it is discriminatory, or for any other reason to the sole discretion of NeoNorm, LLC.
To maintain the conference's high standards, speakers are usually invited by the conference. However, we welcome analytics professionals to communicate their willingness to deliver a speech.
The Data Science Conference® is a vendor-free, sponsor-free, and recruiter-free event. Potential speakers should be advised that proposed topics which promote (or can reasonably be perceived as promoting) products or services will not be considered.