Published on: 9th October 2017

19 - 23 March 2018


DataFest18 is a festival of data innovation run by The Data Lab, with events hosted across Scotland from 19th to 23rd March 2018.

Now in its second year, DataFest will showcase Scotland’s leading role in data on the international stage, while offering an unprecedented networking platform where you can interact with local and international talent, industry, academia and data enthusiasts.


A two-day international conference presenting compelling stories on how #DataChangesEverything with keynotes, panels, pitches and lots of inspiration.

Data Talent Scotland

Now in its third year, Data Talent Scotland brings together aspiring data science and engineering students with employers from across the country. The event is an opportunity to network, discuss and learn from some of Scotland’s leading data leaders, professionals and researchers.

Fringe Events

DataFest18 is all about collaboration. We believe that interaction between different industry sectors and disciplines, academics, data practitioners, students, public sector, and business specialists is a key element towards data driven innovation.

An open call inviting organisations to submit their proposal to host a DataFest18 Fringe Event will be announced soon.


The festival will continue to explore how #DataChangesEverything, and this year the programme will have a special focus on collaboration.
Follow DataFest on Twitter @DataFest_ and join the conversation using #DataFest18 and #DataChangesEverything.

Find out more on the DataFest website.


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