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Women in Data Science Saskatoon

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Candle Span Room - Innovation Place (The Atrium Building)

114 - 15 Innovation Boulevard

Saskatoon, SK S7N 2X8

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The Women in Data Science initiative aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide and to support women in the field.

About this Event

Women in Data Science (WiDS) Saskatoon is an independent event organized by a group of individuals in Saskatoon who are passionate about data science and innovation in Saskatchewan. The event will coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. All genders are invited to attend WiDS events, which feature outstanding women doing outstanding work.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The conference is open to everyone, regardless of gender, who is interested in engaging with and learning from the local data science community.

SCHEDULE

MORNING (9:00 - 12:00)

  • 9:00 - Welcome Announcement and WiDS Opening Video
  • 9:20 - Featured Speaker Briana Brownell
  • 9:50 - Featured Speaker Mayra Samaniego
  • 10:20 - Coffee Break
  • 10:45 - Panel Discussion
  • 11:30 - Stanford Keynote Address Live Stream
  • 12:00 - Lunch

The day will begin with a welcome announcement from the event organizers, followed by the official WiDS opening video provided by Stanford University. We will then welcome our two fantastic featured speakers, Briana Brownell and Mayra Samaniego, to share their experiences in the world of data science.

Topics of Presentations:

Briana Brownell: State of the Union: The Current State of Data Science and What the Future Holds

Mayra Samaniego: Data science and Artificial intelligence for the Agriculture of the Future

We are then excited to welcome three outstanding ladies to our panel discussion to share their thoughts and opinions on data science (panel topic coming soon!).

The morning will finish off with a live stream of the much-anticipated keynote address from Daphne Koller at the Stanford WiDS conference: "Machine learning: a new approach to drug discovery"

AFTERNOON (13:00 - 16:00)

The afternoon will feature a hands-on workshop, an in-depth interview with our featured speaker Briana Brownell, and a student showcase where students will discuss their research in a lightning talk-style format. The Stanford WiDS conference will also be live streamed in the room adjacent to the main conference room.

  • 13:00 - World Cafe : Networking & Discussion
  • 14:00 - Q&A with Briana Brownell
  • 14:30 - Coffee Break
  • 14:45 - Student Showcase
  • 16:00 - Closing Remarks

EVENING (19:00 - 21:30)

Join us for a fun evening of networking with your fellow conference attendees at Vendasta in the heart of downtown Saskatoon! Vendasta has graciously provided us with their Atrium space in the Avenue building and free snacks and beverages (beer, wine, and soft drinks) to Women in Data Science Saskatoon attendees. Make sure to grab your after party add-on while you still can!

The party will take place at 220 3 Ave S (Avenue Building) on the 4th floor.

SPONSORS

Special thank you to our HOST sponsor Innovation Place!

Special thank you to our PLATINUM sponsor Vendasta!

Special thank you to our GOLD sponsor Cameco!

Special thank you to our SILVER sponsor Coconut Software!

Special thank you to our BRONZE sponsor 7shifts Restaurant Scheduling!

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Candle Span Room - Innovation Place (The Atrium Building)

114 - 15 Innovation Boulevard

Saskatoon, SK S7N 2X8

Canada

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