OpenVis Conf is a two-day, single track conference centered around the practice of visualizing data on the web.
Join us to learn about data visualization, information design, data analysis and implementation using the best Open Web technology.
OpenVis Conf will be taking place on April 24th and 25th of 2017 at the State Room in Boston, MA.
Talks & Transcripts
Worth well over 1000 words
In addition to making the conference more accessible, transcription provides us a rich trove of data that we use in crafting our post-conference video visualization. We're thrilled to have it as a returning feature at OpenVis Conf.Follow the transcription live
Where the magic happens
We're excited to bring OpenVis Conf to new heights at the State Room. From this perch atop the Sixty State Street skyscraper, we'll have a bird's-eye view of modern data visualization practice – and of Boston! It's the perfect place for an anniversary celebration and we hope you'll join us there!
Curating the conference
We are incredibly grateful to our committee members for their continuing dedication to OpenVis and the Data Visualization community at large. These people work hard to make this conference program the best that it can be.
Growing a more inclusive DataViz Community
We are thrilled to announce that this year we have awarded 8 diversity scholarships to attend OpenVis Conf – more than doubling the number from last year!
We also want to thank the sponsors that made this happen. Bocoup, PolicyViz, Datadog, MICA, and Measurement Lab.These scholarships cover not only the cost of the ticket, but also accommodation and travel to Boston, if needed. It supports career exploration and participation at the conference for individuals from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in tech. Please consider sponsoring one next year.
Bocoup partners with organizations to design, build, and deploy technology products and experiences that empower users and customers to accomplish more. Industries and individuals depend on the open technologies and standards developed by Bocoup. Companies work with us to solve their toughest technology problems as we help their development teams become fluent with open production methods.
Qlik Playground is a one-of-a-kind programming environment built for developers by developers. We make it easy to explore the possibilities of your most complex and innovative data-driven app ideas right away. Test out straight-forward indexing and association of data, fast in-memory inference and a calculation engine that powers responsive visualizations. It’s also backed by an open source community, so you can learn from fellow developers who are making data work for them.
Datadog is a monitoring service for cloud-scale applications, bringing together data from servers, databases, tools, and services to present a unified view of an entire stack. These capabilities are provided on a SaaS-based data analytics platform.
ActBlue builds and powers the premier online fundraising platform for Democratic campaigns, progressive organizations, and charities working to create a better future.
In his fourth work, Beautiful Evidence, which was provided to all OpenVis Conf attendees courtesy of Graphics Press, Edward Tufte "digs deeply into art and science to "deveal very old connections between truth and beauty — all the way from Galileo to Google," in the words of Bloomberg Businessweek.
Maps4News is a MapCreator service. We are a tight team of map fanatics located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. We create, design and develop the Maps4News service with passion and a close attention to detail. We are proud of our longstanding relationships with journalists, news organizations and press agencies all over the world.
Fjord, part of Accenture Interactive, is a design and innovation consultancy that reimagines people’s relationships with the digital and physical world around them. We use the power of design to create services people love. By combining a human-centered approach with robust methodology, we work with some of the world’s leading businesses to make complex systems simple and elegant.
In MICA's online graduate Information Visualization program, students learn how to translate data and information into graphics, images, and interactive designs that communicate more effectively to more people. They develop design expertise and analytical abilities for a combination of skills in increasing demand. With a faculty led by industry professionals such as Andy Kirk and Jon Schwabish, students complete the program in just 15 months so that they can maintain a work-life balance while acquiring the skills to alter or accelerate their careers.
M-Lab provides the largest collection of open Internet performance data on the planet. As a consortium of research, industry, and public-interest partners, M-Lab is dedicated to providing an ecosystem for the open, verifiable measurement of global network performance.
PolicyViz helps people and organizations communicate their data more effectively. We offer a range of trainings and workshops on data analysis and data visualization, as well as tool-specific classes in such tools as Microsoft Excel, PowerBI, R, and Tableau. Training workshops on presentation skills and design provide clients with the necessary knowledge and skills to help them create engaging, effective presentations.
Sponsoring OpenVis Conf is a great way to connect with our expert community of data visualization practitioners. Help us make OVC be the best it can be by providing Diversity Scholarships or by supporting our speakers and attendee. Take a look at our sponsorship prospectus to see all the ways you can be part of creating a shared experience and foster long-lasting relationships with members of the data visualization community.Review Sponsorships Get In Touch
Code of Conduct
We believe that everyone deserves a thoroughly pleasant conference experience, regardless of who they are. We adhere to the Bocoup Code of Conduct and expect that all of our speakers, attendees, sponsors, and volunteers will do the same.Read more