The Conference

OpenVis Conf is a two-day, single track conference centered around the practice of visualizing data on the web.

Join us to learn about data visualization, information design, data analysis and implementation using the best Open Web technology.

OpenVis Conf will be taking place on April 24th and 25th of 2017 at the State Room in Boston, MA.

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Talks & Transcripts


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Live Transcription

Thanks to sponsor ActBlue, we're proud to have live transcription of all the talks at OpenVis Conf 2017. You can follow along here in real time with every word our speakers utter!

In addition to making the conference more accessible, transcription provides us a rich trove of data that we use in crafting our post-conference video visualization. We're thrilled to have it as a returning feature at OpenVis Conf.

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Where the magic happens

The Venue


We're excited to bring OpenVis Conf to new heights at the State Room. From this perch atop the Sixty State Street skyscraper, we'll have a bird's-eye view of modern data visualization practice – and of Boston! It's the perfect place for an anniversary celebration and we hope you'll join us there!

60 State St,
Boston, MA 02109

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Curating the conference

Program Committee

We are incredibly grateful to our committee members for their continuing dedication to OpenVis and the Data Visualization community at large. These people work hard to make this conference program the best that it can be.

Growing a more inclusive DataViz Community

Diversity Scholarship

We are thrilled to announce that this year we have awarded 8 diversity scholarships to attend OpenVis Conf – more than doubling the number from last year!

We also want to thank the sponsors that made this happen. Bocoup, PolicyViz, Datadog, MICA, and Measurement Lab.

These scholarships cover not only the cost of the ticket, but also accommodation and travel to Boston, if needed. It supports career exploration and participation at the conference for individuals from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in tech. Please consider sponsoring one next year.

Support us


Sponsoring OpenVis Conf is a great way to connect with our expert community of data visualization practitioners. Help us make OVC be the best it can be by providing Diversity Scholarships or by supporting our speakers and attendee. Take a look at our sponsorship prospectus to see all the ways you can be part of creating a shared experience and foster long-lasting relationships with members of the data visualization community.

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Code of Conduct

We believe that everyone deserves a thoroughly pleasant conference experience, regardless of who they are. We adhere to the Bocoup Code of Conduct and expect that all of our speakers, attendees, sponsors, and volunteers will do the same.

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