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Welcome to Women in Data Science Villach | Austria

An independent regional initiative of WiDS at Stanford University

Women in Data Science [WiDS] started as a conference at Stanford in November 2015. Now, WiDS includes a global conference, with approximately 200+ regional events worldwide; a datathon, encouraging participants to hone their skills using a social impact challenge; and a podcast, featuring leaders in the field talking about their work, their journeys, and lessons learned. 

WiDS aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. 

We are proud to bring to bring the global WiDS  initiative to Carinthia [Austria] and support with our conference the WiDS 30×30 Mission

WiDS Villach is organized in cooperation with the initiative AI Carinthia.

All data science enthusiasts, regardless of gender, are invited to join the next WiDS Villach conference, taking place April 25, 2024, to hear about the latest data science related research and applications in a broad set of domains, learn how leading-edge companies are using data science for success, and to connect with the local scene.

Are you eager to know more about WiDS Villach? Then have a look at the recordings from our past conferences, browse through the agendas or get an impression about a WiDS conference day by reading the summaries.

How can you participate? Registration to WiDS Villach conferences is FREE of charge. Registration for WiDS Villach 2024 will open in February 2024.


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We are looking forward to meeting you again!

Olivia and Anita & the whole WiDS Villach organization team

Olivia Pfeiler - Women in Data Science Villach

Olivia Pfeiler
Head of Statistics & Data Science at KAI GmbH, WiDS Ambassador

Anita Kloss-Brandstätter - Co-Ambassador of WiDS Villach

Anita Kloss-Brandstätter
Professor at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, WiDS Co-Ambassador


April 25, 2024

8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Hybrid conference – in person and online participation is possible.


Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
Europastraße 4
9524 Villach


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WiDS Villach 2021 Sponsor - Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
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