Why Should You Go Virtual With Data Science Conferences This Year

Analytics India Magazine is conducting plugin, an online conference on artificial intelligence and data science which is scheduled to be held on 28-29 May 2020. This online conference brings the developers and leaders in data science and AI on a single online platform. Though conducted virtually, it has all the features of our flagship in-person conferences that we have conducted in the past. With three parallel sessions across 2 days, it is expected to host more than 1000 attendees, 70+ speakers and 200 organisations.

The 2-day event will provide an opportunity to connect with fellow attendees, meet companies and learn from global speakers — all virtually. While we have been used to attending and networking in physical events till now, we bring you 6 reasons why you should go virtual with a data science conference, plugin. 


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Allows safety of the home: There is no bigger reason right now than being at the safety of your homes given the tough times we are witnessing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Given the current scenario of lockdown and restricted movements and taboo on attending large gatherings, staying in the confines of home and meeting peers across the globe virtually doesn’t seem to be a bad deal at all. To stay updated with the latest global data science updates, plugin is the best opportunity to make the most of while staying home.

Global exposure: The opportunity to go online also means that it can connect a larger cohort of professionals from all across the globe with much ease. While in-person events can restrict the number of attendees in a given setup, plugin will have no such restrictions thereby creating a huge pool of attendees and speakers from across the globe. Not just global attendees, it will see a spectacular line-up of global speakers from leading AI and data science companies.

Wider content generation: Hosting larger speaker profiles and attendees would mean that the content generated at plugin will be diverse and more global in nature. Attendees will be exposed to the latest developments in the field that are happening not just in India but across the globe.  Just like our physical events, it can allow attendees to indulge in live chats, Q&A, surveys and more which will allow easy exchange of ideas.

Chance to connect to a larger audience with much ease: while physical events provide an opportunity to make connects on a personal level, online conferences will provide an opportunity to connect to a larger audience without a chance of having them lost in the crowd. With the live chat feature, professionals can connect with fellow attendees and speakers during their session or after that, thereby making networking much like the physical events.

Easy accessibility to resources: One of the biggest advantages that data scientists will have when attending an online conference such as plugin is easy accessibility to their laptop. Data science conferences are full of workshops and hand-on sessions and with a laptop with exclusive internet connection in hand, it will be convenient for attendees to make the most of these practical sessions. It will also be much easier to take notes from knowledge talks and tech talks. 

Saving time: It will prove to be a huge time saver in terms of travelling, finding the venue, locating the halls and more. One of the advantages that online data conferences such as plugin is likely to bring is the chance to save on time and utilise it to connect with fellow data scientists and gather knowledge on the online platform.

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Srishti Deoras
Srishti currently works as Associate Editor at Analytics India Magazine. When not covering the analytics news, editing and writing articles, she could be found reading or capturing thoughts into pictures.

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