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ODSC is the best community data science event on the planet. There are other events that cover special topics, or industries, etc., but ODSC is comprehensive and totally community-focused: it's the conference to engage, to build, to develop, and to learn from the whole data science community.
Kirk Borne - Principal Data Scientist and Executive Advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton @ ODSC East 2019

Making the Case to Attend an ODSC Conference?

ODSC offers an unparalleled experience and ensures you stay current with the most recent and exciting developments in data science. Featuring 250+ expert speakers, 300+ hours of content, dozens of networking opportunities, and star speakers, ODSC East 2024 will be the one event you won’t want to miss. Here are a few pointers on convincing your manager.

Helpful Resources:

To help you overcome your first challenge (convincing your manager to send you), we’ve prepared a couple of resources that we hope you’ll find helpful. Check them out below: 


STEP # 1

ODSC Team compiled the email with the most concise details to help you convince your manager to attend the East 2024 Conference. Just edit your details!

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STEP # 2

As your boss gets even more optimistic, mention that ODSC helps with different payment options. Your Finance Team will make it smooth! 

Complete the below form, and we’ll revert with the invoice document shortly.

Fill in the PO form

STEP # 3

Need a VISA to attend a conference?  We send an official invitation for the application for a VISA only after FULL payment of the Pass has been made. 

Complete VISA form

Team Discounts:

We believe that ODSC conferences are too good to keep to yourself and that our growth and learning opportunities could benefit your team. To show our commitment, we offer special group discounts for groups with as few as three people. See our group pricing, or for larger groups, please don’t hesitate to contact us at And don’t forget to use the resources above to convince your manager to send the whole team!

Conference Hotel

Sheraton Boston Hotel 

Current price: $274 + Taxes & fees

39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199, US

In 2024, hotel rooms started from just $274 + taxes and fees per night for a limited time. Book yours before they are sold out.

Discover your ideal retreat at Sheraton Boston Hotel. Nestled in the historic Back Bay neighborhood and directly connected to the Prudential Center and the Hynes Convention Center, experience outstanding service and an incredible location in downtown Boston. Take in soaring views of Back Bay and the Charles River alongside elevated amenities like the Sheraton Sleep Experience Beds from our pet-friendly rooms and suites.

Book here

Room Block Alternatives

Our room block is almost sold out. However, meanwhile, you can book directly with hotels that are a 5 to 10 minutes walk from our venue including the  WESTIN COPLEY HOTEL or BOSTON PARK PLAZA HOTEL

Please be sure to check the dates of your reservation when booking.

ODSC East Conference 2024 - April 23 – 25th


A Few Teams We’ve Hosted

See Who Attends ODSC East Hybrid Conference 2024

The #ODSC #OpenDataScienceConference #ODSCVirtual is wrapping up today. What a great week full of hands-on workshops, talks and a ton of GitHub repos cloned. It may take a month to review it all! Already looking forward to the next ODSC East!


Not enough hours in the day to absorb all of the #ODSCVirtual content! Spending time this morning to review the talks I wasn’t able to attend yesterday – starting with Dan Sullivan’s #SQL Deep Dive. Thank you, Dan :)


Folks at @odsc making this year’s #ODSCVirtual event feel almost… not virtual. Really neat user experience recreating the expo hall and even the outside of the convention center


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ODSC East Conference 2024 - April 23 – 25th


Visa Invitation Request

Visa letter to attend ODSC

We will be delighted to provide a Visa invitation letter to attend any of our ODSC conferences. 

Please complete this form and we will reply within 72 hours. 

  1. We believe in equal learning opportunities for all attendees. We have no restrictions on nationalities, race, etc. for visa invitation letter.
  2. We are legally unable to provide any invitation letters without an official receipt of conference purchase. 

ODSC Newsletter

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