Big Data Summit


We’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Big Data Summit. This event has had a great 9-year run.  We are grateful to all who have been part of its history, from speakers to participants, from industry partners to campus colleagues. We are looking to reimagine this event and return next fall with a new experience.

We were “early adopters” of this kind of programming on campus, and now it has become quite pervasive. Monthly, we support the Champaign-Urbana Data Science User Group via Research Park. There are also options for related workshops, events and conferences being implemented across units and colleges such as NCSA, the iSchool, the Gies College of Business, and the Institute for Genomic Biology to name a few.

Please visit our YouTube page to see talks, panels and keynotes from previous years of the Big Data Summit.

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Big Data Summit History

The free event features discussions from industry leaders on machine learning, artificial intelligence, and digital transformation.

This interactive conference offers participants the opportunity to learn and share knowledge about key aspects of big data and its business applications through dynamic panels, inspiring keynote presentations, and networking opportunities.

Check out these highlights from our Big Data Summits of past years.


2020 Big Data Summit Photos

2020 Big Data Summit Videos


2019 Big Data Summit Photos


2018 Big Data Summit Photos