Attendees of csv,conf,v4

Save the date for csv,conf,v6! The 6th version of csv,conf will be held online on May 4-5 2021.

If you are passionate about data and its application to society, this is the conference for you. Submissions for session proposals for 25-minute talk slots, and a new ‘Birds of a Feather’ track, for which we invite people to gather around a topic or area of interest, are open until February 28 2021, and we encourage talks about how you are using data in an interesting way.

The conference will take place on Crowdcast, Slack, Spatial Chat and other platforms used for breakout and social spaces. We will be opening ticket sales soon.

Pictured are attendees to the csv,conf,v5 opening session.

csv,conf,v5 was planned to go ahead in May 2020 in person in Washington DC. Due to the Covid-19 situation this was not possible and the organising team made the decision to do the event online. The event was a huge success and most talks had well over 300 attendees. We have written about our experience of organising an online conference with the hope that it will help others (https://csvconf.com/going-online) and are excited to be building on this experience for this year.

csv,conf is a much-loved community conference bringing together diverse groups to discuss data topics, featuring stories about data sharing and data analysis from science, journalism, government, and open source. Over two days, attendees will have the opportunity to hear about ongoing work, share skills, exchange ideas and kickstart collaborations. As in previous years, the Open Knowledge Foundation are members of the organising team.

Expect the return of the comma llama!

First launched in July 2014, csv,conf has expanded to bring together over 2,000 participants from 30 countries with backgrounds from varied disciplines. If you’ve missed the earlier years’ conferences, you can watch previous talks on topics like data ethics, open source technology, data journalism, open internet, and open science on our YouTube channel. We hope you will join us  in May to share your own data stories and join the csv,conf community!

We are happy to answer all questions you may have or offer any clarifications if needed. Feel free to reach out to us on csv-conf-coord@googlegroups.com, on Twitter @CSVConference or our dedicated community Slack channel

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and strive to be a supportive and welcoming environment to all attendees. To this end, we encourage you to read the csv,conf Code of Conduct.

csv,conf,v6 is a community conference that is in part supported by the Sloan Foundation through our Frictionless Data for Reproducible Research work. The Frictionless Data team is part of the organising group.