How to Get the Full Experience at ODSC East 2020

ODSC - Open Data Science
4 min readFeb 26, 2020


Attending any conference for only one or two days will limit what you can experience during your time, and if you’re going out of your way to attend one, why not make the most out of it? That’s why we believe that our premium ticket options, Platinum and VIP, are the best ways to experience ODSC East 2020. What can you do with more time at ODSC East 2020?

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Attend Training Sessions on Monday and Tuesday

With a Platinum or VIP ticket, ODSC East attendees can attend the half-day training sessions on Tuesday. In these 3 ½ hour training sessions, leading data scientists will give in-depth talks on various subjects. The ODSC East 2020 training sessions will help you learn an important, tangible skill in the shortest amount of time, such as crash courses on ML, DL, NLP, and more. These sessions are only available to Platinum and VIP ticket holders, and provide a quick ROI since you’ll be able to go right back to work and implement these new skills instantly.

Meet face-to-face with industry-leading experts like Cassie Kozyrkov, the Chief Decision Scientist of Google Inc.

For example, Andreas Mueller, PhD (Author, Research Scientist, Core Contributor of scikit-learn) will host a morning “Introduction to Machine Learning with scikit-learn” training session, and then “Intermediate Machine Learning with scikit-learn” later that day. You can become proficient in machine learning in only one day. Another popular training at ODSC East 2019 was Lukas Biewald of Weights & Biases’ full-day session, “Introduction to Deep Learning for Engineers,” where attendees walked away able to start using deep learning immediately.

Training sessions are a great way to learn from industry experts and see why they’re so influential. A few other highlighted training sessions are:

  • Deep Learning (with TensorFlow 2) with Dr. Jon Krohn, Chief Data Scientist, Author of Deep Learning Illustrated | Untapt
  • Solving the Data Scientist’s Dilemma: the Cold-Start Problem with 10+ Machine Learning Examples with Dr. Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist | Booz Allen Hamilton
  • State of the Art Natural Language Processing at Scale with David Talby, PhD, CTO | Pacific AI
  • Data Science, Privacy & Confidentiality, with Julia Lane, PhD, Professor | NYU Center for Urban Science
  • There will also be a topic to-be-decided with Thomas Wolf, PhD, Chief Science Officer of Hugging Face. More info is coming soon.

Full access

The ODSC East Platinum and VIP tickets don’t end there. Ticket holders get everything that the event has to offer. This means you get all talks, workshops, and training sessions Thursday and Friday, all networking meetups, access to the Career Expo, and more. Do you see the theme here? You won’t have to worry about FOMO since these tickets grant you access to everything!

Dr. Kirk Borne will be teaching a machine learning training session only available on day 1 of ODSC East 2020.

What’s the difference between ODSC East 2020 Platinum Tickets and VIP Tickets?

If you’re looking for the optimal marriage of training sessions combined with the opportunity to network with high-level data scientists and speakers — the VIP pass is our top-tier choice. It not only offers the full 4-day immersive experience of the Platinum Pass, but adds in networking receptions with other VIP’s, free lunch, drinks, and coffee, and a merch bag with ODSC goodies.

VIP Lunch

The best part of the VIP Speaker Lounge is being able to hang out with the speakers and other attendees to brainstorm ideas, learn new tools, and even collaborate on new projects. This is a great way to build your network and grab lunch, attend our speaker welcome reception, etc.

VIPs also take advantage of our co-located business conference, the Ai x Business Summit. This is the place for decision-makers to go to learn about AI and data science business implementation strategies. New to East 2020 is a focus on specific industry verticals such as Ai x Healthcare, Ai x Finance, etc.

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Need a little help convincing your boss? We have resources to help you convince your boss to fund ODSC East 2020 right here, so they’ll see the value in a full conference pass as well.

Hope to see you there! Learn more and register here before tickets sell out.



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