Big Data Summit


Save the date! The fourth annual Big Data Summit will take place on November 10, 2016  at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign.

Thought leaders from the University of Illinois Research Park, industry, and academia met at the third annual Big Data Summit on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 to learn and share knowledge about key aspects of big data and its business applications through dynamic panels, inspiring keynote presentations, and networking opportunities.

More than 350 people attended the 2015 Big Data Summit, including 70 different companies and 20 University of Illinois departments representing six different colleges. In addition to students from our home university, the Summit drew students from the University of Illinois at Springfield; UIC; and University of Chicago.

Subscribe to our Big Data 2016 mailing list to stay up to date on speakers, panel subjects and more. Registeration coming soon.

If you are interested in speaking at the next Big Data Summit, please contact Laura Bleill at

Highlights from Big Data 2015:

View the various slide decks from some of our 2015 presentations. 

Big Data 2015 Agenda