5-8 November 2018 - GABORONE, BOTSWANA

From 5-8 November 2018, data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe will convene in  for International Data Week (IDW). The theme of this landmark event is ‘Digital Frontiers of Global Science’.  

As such, the International Data Week will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers and data stewards to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve our knowledge and benefit society through data-driven research and   innovation.

International Data Week comprises SciDataCon http://www.scidatacon.org/, a conference for research and practice papers addressing all aspects of data in research, and the 12th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance https://rd-alliance.org/plenaries/rda-twelfth-plenary-meeting-part-international-data-week-2018-gaborone-botswana

Botswana - Our Pride, Your Destination

 

Perspectives from the IDW Organising Committee

Dr. Simon Hodson
Executive Director, CODATA

Professor Atlhopheng
Dean of Science, University of Botswana

Organised by

Botswana President - His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi to Open IDW 2018

The organizing committee of International Data Week 2018 and the Botswana Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology are pleased and honoured to announce that the Botswana President - His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi - will formally open International Data Week and will deliver the opening keynote address for the week-long conference beginning on 5 November 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana.