Speaking Opportunities


UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science is hosting the eighth annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Charlotte conference on March 15th, 2022.

The event is hosted and sponsored by UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science and Lowe's Inc., prior to the Analytics Frontiers Conference. The conference aims to inspire, educate, and engage current and future data scientists in the Carolinas, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field by providing training, networking and mentoring opportunities.

This year, the conference will be a one-day event, complete with two keynote speakers, panel discussions and a series of breakout sessions, featuring industry and academic experts from across the region, highlighting groundbreaking research, innovative industry solutions and more.

The 2022 WiDS Charlotte conference will feature opportunities for thought leaders to engage audiences in a variety of technical talks, panel sessions, hands-on training in innovative techniques and professional development in data science.

Broad topic areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Career & Professional Development (Salary Negotiation, Interview Success, Diversifying the STEM field, etc.)
  • Applied Research: NLP and Social Media
  • Machine Learning and AI in the Cloud
  • Applied Research: Data Visualization
  • Hands-on Training (AWS, Tableau, TensorFlow, SAS, etc.)

Submissions for speaker proposals are due December 15th, 2021. Proposals must include the following items: a topic title, topic abstract (less than 250 words in length) and short bio.


Proposal submissions must be sent to: analyticsfrontiers@uncc.edu. Email subject lines must read: "WiDS Charlotte 2022 Presentation Proposal." For more information, download the official presentation proposal document below.

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