May 14th–16th
Paris, France


The Conference

OpenVis Conf is a two-day, single track conference centered around the practice of visualizing data with open source tools on the web. In 2018, we are following the main program by educational, hands-on workshops. Our conference program merges the latest in visualization research, technology, and practice, constructed by an open-call submission and committee review process. We have an FAQ here about talk submissions and reviewing.

Running from Boston since 2013, OpenVis Conf is proud to be taking place in Europe for the first time with an expanded program, brought to you by emlyon business school's Data R&D Institute. Join us in scenic Paris to learn about data visualization, design, and analysis using the best open source technologies.

OpenVis Conf will be taking place on May 14th and 15th 2018 at the Novotel Paris Center Eiffel Tower Hotel in Paris, France. Workshops (a separate registration) will be held on May 16th.

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Where the magic happens

The Venue

Novotel Paris Center Eiffel Tower Hotel

We're excited to bring OpenVis Conf to the Eiffel Tower via the Novotel Paris Center Hotel.

From the sidewalk outside, you can see the Eiffel Tower. From the conference reception, you can see the Seine River. The hotel features a heated indoor pool and a nice bar and cafe. Come for the weekend before the conference and have a working holiday with your old and new data vis friends!

61 Quai de Grenelle
75015 Paris

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Call for Speakers

At OpenVis Conf, the 2-day single-track program is constructed from submissions from you, after careful program committee review. Our call for speakers is open through January 15th, 2018 and is open to anyone with a compelling story to tell about the practice of data visualization. We welcome speakers from industry and academia, technologists and artists, students and teachers alike.

We are also seeking workshop presenters. Workshops will be run the day after the main conference. Accepted workshop givers will receive a free registration to the main conference.

We have an FAQ for submissions here. For a sampling of the types of talks we've had at OpenVis Confs past, take a look at some of our videos from OpenVis Conf 2016 and 2017.

Keep an eye on @OpenVisConf for any updates.

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Ticket Info and Policies

Early access tickets (160) for the main conference (14th-15th May) are now available until they are sold or until February 15th 2018.
Workshop tickets for the day after the conference will be made available after submissions have been reviewed.

All tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable until the day of the conference. You can contact us for help.

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Support us


OpenVis Conf relies heavily on sponsors to allow us to put together the conference our attendees deserve and expect. There are many ways in which you can help: From sponsoring a diversity scholarship to throwing a party for our attendees. We're adding a job poster board this year, too. Let us work with you. Find out more in our prospectus, and get in touch!

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Code of Conduct

We believe that everyone deserves a thoroughly pleasant conference experience, regardless of who they are. We have put together an OpenVis Conf Code of Conduct and expect that all of our speakers, attendees, sponsors, and volunteers will do the same.

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