ODSC West 2021

The Leading Data Science Conference RETURNS

San Francisco, Nov 15th – 18th, 2021 


You’re In Good Company

The ODSC West Conference 2021 is one of the largest and ONLY applied data science training conferences in the world. Our instructors include some of the core contributors of many open source tools, libraries, and languages. Attend ODSC West 2021 and learn the latest AI & data science topics, tools, and languages from some of the best and brightest minds in the field..

Focus Areas
  • Mini-Bootcamp

  • Deep Learning

  • Machine Learning

  • Predictive Analytics

  • AI for Engineers

  • Natural Language Processing

  • Data Visualization

  • Data Wrangling

  • AI Research

  • Data Science at Scale

  • Data Science for Good

  • Data Science Management

  • Data Science Workflows

  • AI Business Summit

Training Topics
  • Recommendation Systems

  • Transfer Learning

  • Machine Vision

  • Autonomous Machines

  • Conversational AI

  • Data Science Research

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Speech Recognition

  • Unsupervised Learning

  • Image Classification

  • Self-driving Vehicles

  • Machine Translation

  • 200+ Speakers over 4 days

Open Source Tools
  • Tensorflow, PyTorch, MXNet, Caffe 2, Chainer, CNTK

  • Python, Jupyter Notebooks, XGBoost

  • R programming, Julia, Scala, Stan,

  • Apache Spark, MLlib, Streaming

  • Scikit-learn, Theano, Shogun, Pylearn2

  • Azure ML, Amazon ML,H20.ai, Cloud ML

  • Kubeflow, Kubernetes, Seldon, Airflow,

  • Neo4J, D3.js, R-Shiny

  • Hadoop, Apache Storm, Apache Flink, Kafka, Druid

  • SAS Viya

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As part of the global data science community we value inclusivity, diversity,  and fairness in the pursuit of knowledge and learning. We seek to deliver a conference agenda, speaker program, and attendee participation that moves the global data science community forward with these shared goals. Learn more on our code of conduct, speaker submissions, or speaker committee pages.

ODSC West 2020 Keynotes

Suchi Saria, PhD
Suchi Saria, PhD

Director of the Machine Learning and Healthcare Lab, John C. Malone Endowed Chair, Founder of Bayesian Health, MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

Johns Hopkins University

Jeannette M. Wing, PhD
Jeannette M. Wing, PhD

Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute, Professor of Computer Science Columbia University, Former Corporate Vice President Microsoft, Former Assistant Director, National Science Foundation

Columbia University

Ion Stoica, PhD
Ion Stoica, PhD

Professor of Computer Science, Head of RISELab. Co-founder of Anyscale, Databricks, and Conviva Networks, ACM Fellow, SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award (2015), SIGCOMM Test of Time Award (2011)

UC Berkeley

Raluca Ada Popa, PhD
Raluca Ada Popa, PhD

Cybersecurity & Applied Cryptography Professor, MIT Technology Review's 35 Under 35, Recipient of Intel Early Career Faculty Honor award, George M. Sprowls Award for best MIT CS doctoral thesis, Co-founder of PreVeil

UC Berkeley

Zoubin Ghahramani, PhD
Zoubin Ghahramani, PhD

Chief Scientist, Founding Director of the AlanTuring Institute, Prof. of Information Engineering & Deputy Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Fellow of St John's College Cambridge and of the Royal Society

Uber | The University of Cambridge

Azalia Mirhoseini, PhD
Azalia Mirhoseini, PhD

Senior Research Scientist at Google Brain. Advisor at Cmorq. Co-founder Machine Learning for Systems Moonshot at Brain focusing on Deep RL. MIT Technology Review 35 Under 35 Award

Google Brain

Marinela Profi
Marinela Profi

Global Strategist for AI, Global Ambassador for the Women Tech Network, Author of “Mastering Model Lifecycle Orchestration: An interactive guide”


John Montgomery
John Montgomery

Corporate Vice President, Visual Studio, Microsoft Azure AI Lead, Former Chief Information Office at Imagine Publishing, Author at Visual Studio


Ben Taylor,PhD
Ben Taylor,PhD

Chief AI Evangelist, Deep Learning & HPC Expert, Co-founder & Chief Scientist at Zeff.ai, Former Chief Scientist at HireVue, ProductCraft Contributor


ODSC West 2020 Featured Speakers

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8 Focus Areas. 4 Days. One Data Science Conference

The largest applied data science conference is now 4 days, including mini-bootcamp days, 3 full training days, and 2 talks/workshops days. You get even more talks, trainings, and workshops spread over 8 focus areas. Accelerate your data science knowledge, training, and network all in one event. Start learning now with our pre-bootcamp live and on-demand training and hackathon.

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Conference Focus Areas

November 15th – 18th, 2021

AI for Social Good

Applying AI to help solve social, climate, and humanitarian challenges
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Hands-On Virtual Training & Workshops

Confirmed Virtual Training Sessions


Pre-conference Training & Hackathon

– A real immersive learning experience –

Start learning now with live and on-demand pre-bootcamp sessions.  

4 Days of Data Science Training 

– Taught by World-Class Data Scientists –

Learn the latest data science concepts, tools, and techniques from the best.  

2 Days of Keynotes, Talks, and Workshops 

– Presented by the best in the field of data science –                             

West 2021 Registration

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Pay by invoice/purchase order

You are able to buy your ticket via Invoice/Purchase Order (PO).

Please submit your request to receive a Purchase Order HERE.

Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

The data science and the tech communities should strive to be more inclusive and offer opportunities for everyone to learn and grow their career in data science. To help achieve this goal ODSC offers diversity and inclusion scholarship passes to minorities, underrepresented groups, graduate students, and others who express interest in the content ODSC offers. We will open the application soon.


We offer academic, government, non-profit and start-up discounts.

To find out more please check later.

Group Discounts

If you have a group of 3 to 13 or more, please email us at info@odsc.com to enquire about additional discounts. Please mention the size of your group and the types of passes required.

How to Convince your manager to attend ODSC West 2021?

Let us help you convince your manager that your attendance will benefit your organization.
Please check HERE for more information.


In exchange for a free pass, ODSC is seeking volunteers to help with our program and event planning.  See more details HERE.

Donate to our Fundraise

For this year’s event, ODSC West is donating to Girls Who Code and Black Girls Who Code. We invite you to join us and donate to our fundraiser.  Both these organizations are dedicated to increasing the number of women in engineering and helping them become innovators in the STEM fields. Please donate what you can via our registration. No purchase is necessary to donate and 100% of funds raised are donated. 


Limited Booths Availability

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ODSC Virtual Conference – How It Works

  • Virtual conference experience includes networking lounge area, speaker auditorium, expo halls, and prizes

  • Access multiple livestream tracks on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday

  • Switch between sessions or tracks as your interests dictate

  • Multiple focus areas including deep learning, machine learning, NLP, research frontiers, AI X for business, and more

  • Sessions you missed can be viewed on demand at your leisure

  • Engage virtually with fellow attendees, speakers, and Expo partners

  • Participate in Q&A sessions with your speaker over live chat

  • Directly download slides and other session materials

  • (Training only) Access training and workshops prerequisites, notebooks, and other materials prior to training session starting

  • (Training only) Access hands-on training and workshops with instructor-led code labs and notebooks.

Where Business Meets AI

Ai X  Business Summit

Co-located at ODSC West, Ai X brings together the leading practitioners, innovation experts, and business professionals that drive artificial intelligence across a range of industries


Discover how techniques from Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Predictive Analytics are driving AI Innovation


Gain AI expertise and learn from leading experts how to work with the frameworks and tools employed in AI


Manage and deploy AI in the real world. Hear from AI management and heads of data science teams on a range of topics


Network with the AI experts, innovators, business professionals, and data scientists building the future of AI

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Past ODSC Speakers

Daphne Koller, PhD
Daphne Koller, PhD

Co Founder & Co-Chairman


Andrej Karpathy, PhD
Andrej Karpathy, PhD

Director of AI


Hilary Mason
Hilary Mason

GM of Machine Learning Cloudera

CEO of Fast Forward Labs,

DJ Patil
DJ Patil


U.S. Chief Data Scientist

Cathy O'Neil
Cathy O'Neil


Weapons of Math Destruction

Dawn Xiaodong Song, PhD
Dawn Xiaodong Song, PhD

One of MIT’s “the Top 35 Innovators in the World under the age of 35,

University of California - Berkeley, BAIR Lab

Pieter Abbeel, PhD
Pieter Abbeel, PhD

Professor & Director, Robot Learning Lab, Co-Founder

UC Berkeley, covariant.ai, Gradescope

Michael I. Jordan, PhD
Michael I. Jordan, PhD

Cited as one of the world's most influential data scientists,

UC Berkeley AI Lab

Rachel Thomas, PhD
Rachel Thomas, PhD

One of Forbes’ “20 Incredible Women in AI, Co-founder at fast.ai

fast.ai, University of San Francisco

Dr. Jürgen Schmidhuber
Dr. Jürgen Schmidhuber

Scientific Director, Professor of AI


Yoshua Bengio, PhD
Yoshua Bengio, PhD

Professor, Université de Montréal

Scientific Director - MILA

Professor Alex Pentland
Professor Alex Pentland


MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs

Drew Conway, PhD
Drew Conway, PhD

Entrepreneur, author, and Data Scientist

Mike Stonebreaker
Mike Stonebreaker

A.M. Turing Award Laureate, Professor, Co-Founder


Professor Gary Marcus
Professor Gary Marcus

Scientist, Author, and award-winning NYU Professor

Dr. Kirk Borne
Dr. Kirk Borne

Principal Data Scientist

Booz Allen Hamilton

Manuela Veloso, PhD
Manuela Veloso, PhD

Head of AI Research, Head of ML Dept.(On Leave) At CMU

J.P. Morgan., CMU

Regina Barzilay, PhD
Regina Barzilay, PhD

Professor, MacArthur Fellow


Reza Zadeh, PhD
Reza Zadeh, PhD

Founder and CEO at Matroid and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University


Cassie Kozyrkov, PhD
Cassie Kozyrkov, PhD

Global Leader in Decision Intelligence at Google

Chief Decision Scientist Google

Research Frontiers - Past Participating AI Labs

ODSC is delighted to host presentations from the following research labs including:

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Last year, ODSC welcomed nearly 20,000 attendees to an unparalleled range of events, from our large conferences, to hackathons and small community gatherings.
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