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Data Tech Call for Showcase Submissions

Data Tech have a call out for poster submissions for Showcases at their event in May. We’re looking for who’s using Data to build Our Future – share your story & be part of DataFest 2021.

About DataFest 2021

DataFest 2021 will cover a nine-month period of events themed around Our Data. Starting with a launch event on March 25th and culminating in Data Summit in November, DataFest in practice will cover 3 weeks in May, September and October, each with their own sub-themes of “Our Future”, “Our People” and “Our Planet”.

About Data Tech 2021

In each of the three DataFest weeks, there will be one online half-day Data Tech event. Data Tech is an event for data professionals: if you are a data scientist, an analyst, a recent graduate in data or an experienced IT professional, Data Tech is for you.

Previous Data Tech events were highly focused on very technical data science and academic content, but this year we intend to broaden our content to reach out to the whole spectrum of data professionals. With keynote speakers, parallel sessions with audience questions, and an associated Masterclass, there will be plenty of content. With Data Tech, we want to explore our role as data professionals in building Our Future, helping Our People, and saving Our Planet.

What is a Showcase?

The Showcase will be an exhibition of content around our event theme. It will work similarly to a poster session, with the work available for browsing independently by attendees throughout the conference, and a dedicated presentation slot as part of the agenda during which attendees can visit the Showcases that most interest them.

Modelled on an academic poster session, the idea is that your content will be available throughout the event for attendees to browse independently. They will be able to leave questions for you, indicate and vote for their favourite showcase, and even leave their event contact details to allow you to set up a networking meeting where relevant.

There will also be one half-hour slot in the agenda during which attendees will be able to visit the Showcases that have most interested them. Each accepted showcase will host three ten-minute sessions for attendees. The host of the session will control the entrance and exit of attendees into the session, for which training will be provided. There will then be an opportunity to either present or to take questions from your audience.

The Call for Showcase Submissions

For Our Future, the submissions will be open from March 25th 2021 until April 18th 2021, and you can apply by filling in this form.

Showcases should be relevant to the event theme, and must fall into one of three categories:

  • Case studies (what we did),
  • sector spotlight (what we do that we should share), or
  • practical techniques (how we do this).

There is no restriction on who can apply: students and academics are welcome, as are members of voluntary organisations or corporate representatives. We want to Showcase Scotland’s data and journey into Our Future, so if you have a data story worth telling, submit it with this form!

For more details, visit the DataFest website.

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