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Past Events

Welcome to our Past Events page. Here you’ll find a chronicle of the Danish Data Science Academy’s previous conferences, workshops, and meetups. These events have played a crucial role in fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and community building within Denmark’s data science ecosystem. Each entry provides a brief overview of the event, highlighting key features and outcomes. While these events have concluded, they represent important milestones in our ongoing mission to strengthen and grow the data science community in Denmark.

Annual Conference 2024 in Nyborg

D3A – Danish Digitalization, Data Science and AI 2024 was a two-day conference held on February 1 and 2, 2024, at Hotel Nyborg Strand. The event was jointly hosted by the Danish Data Science Academy, Pioneer Centre for AI, and Digital Research Centre Denmark.

This annual conference brought together visionary researchers and leading professionals to grow the Danish digitalization, data science, and AI communities. The event served as a platform for attendees to sharpen their knowledge, exchange ideas, and make valuable connections across geography, scientific domains, and sub-fields.

The conference featured a strong line-up of national and international keynote speakers, a multitude of exciting parallel sessions, and numerous networking opportunities. A unique aspect of the event was its collaborative approach, with attendees invited to co-create the programme by submitting proposals for parallel sessions.

D3A 2024 played a significant role in fostering collaboration and innovation within Denmark’s digital and data science ecosystem, contributing to the growth and development of these fields in the country.

You can find the old event page here.

National Data Science PhD Meetup 2024 in Nyborg

The National Data Science PhD Meetup was a one-day event held on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024, at Hotel Hesselet in Nyborg, Denmark. This gathering aimed to strengthen the community of data scientists in Denmark by bringing together PhD students from various fields across the country. The event focused on building relationships, sharing knowledge, and fostering collaboration among data science PhDs.

Highlights included a keynote speech by Kirstie Whitaker from The Alan Turing Institute, a session on Open Science featuring experienced speakers, and an “unconference” segment where participants drove the agenda. The meetup provided valuable networking opportunities and guided discussions, with a particular emphasis on the benefits of open science practices. This free event preceded the D3A 1.0 conference, offering attendees a chance to connect in a smaller, more informal setting before the larger gathering.

 

You can find the old event page here. 

Data Visualisation Workshop 2023

The Data Visualisation Workshop was a two-day intensive course held on November 15-16, 2023, at Milling Hotel Park in Middelfart, Denmark. This joint event, organized by the Danish Data Science Academy, the Danish Cardiovascular Academy, and the Danish Diabetes and Endocrine Academy, aimed to enhance early career researchers’ ability to communicate research findings effectively through visualizations.

The workshop covered theoretical concepts and practical techniques for transforming complex data into insightful visual representations. Participants learned visualization principles, analyzed their own visualizations, worked on domain-specific tasks, and engaged in group work using the Five Design-Sheets Methodology. The event also provided networking opportunities through dinner and social activities.

Led by Hans-Jörg Schulz, Associate Professor at Aarhus University, the workshop was designed for data scientists, basic and translational research scientists, clinical researchers, and clinicians working within the scope of the organizing academies. The event was free to attend and included accommodations for participants, fostering a collaborative learning environment for the Danish research community.

You can find the old event page here.

Growing Danish Data Science 2023

Growing Danish Data Science 2023 was a one-day event held on Tuesday, June 27th, 2023, at the Utzon Center in Aalborg, Denmark. The event aimed to strengthen the community of data scientists in Denmark and consisted of two main parts: the National Data Science PhD Meetup and Celebrating Danish Data Science.

The morning session, the National Data Science PhD Meetup, brought together up to 80 PhD students from across Denmark to form new relationships, engage in inspiring scientific talks, and participate in group discussions. It featured keynotes by Anna Rogers from ITU Copenhagen and Rolf Hvidtfeldt from Aalborg University, as well as workshops and networking activities.

The afternoon session, Celebrating Danish Data Science, welcomed the wider community of data science researchers and practitioners. It included keynotes from prominent figures in the field, the announcement of the 2023 DDSA Fellows, and a networking reception. The event provided opportunities for attendees to network, learn about interdisciplinary collaboration, and contribute to the growth of the Danish data science community.

You can find the old event page here.

Danish Data Science 2022

Danish Data Science 2022 was a two-day conference held at the Legoland Hotel in Billund, Denmark. The event aimed to build relations and community among data science practitioners across academia, startups, corporate and public sectors.

The conference featured a broad range of technical sessions in fields such as Machine Learning, AI, Data Quality, and Algorithms. It included 6 keynote talks, 14 parallel sessions, more than 40 speakers, and 46 poster presentations. To foster connections within the Danish Data Science community, the event also hosted several networking activities and a PhD dinner.

Highlights of the conference included detailed discussions on data science methods and applications, opportunities for cross-sector collaboration, and a platform for sharing knowledge and experiences. The event brought together professionals from various sub-fields and institutions, contributing to the growth of data science in Denmark.

Organized by the Danish Data Science Academy and funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and Villum Foundation, the conference played a significant role in nurturing the Danish data science ecosystem.

You can find the old event page here.