Data visualization lets you present information with visual and interactive elements so analysts and executives can easily digest data and generate powerful insights. . It incorporates elements like graphs, charts, and maps, making it essential for any 21st-century company looking to remain competitive in a digital data-driven landscape.

Because the importance of data visualization has grown so astronomically over the past two decades, trade shows and conferences offering courses, workshops, and vendor spotlights on the tools, skill sets, and strategies that aid successful data visualization have grown as well. Though many of these data visualization conferences have moved to a remote format over the past two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are coming back as in-person events in 2022 or will incorporate an in-person element. Regardless, there is a lot of value to be found in these events whether they are remote or onsite.

Here’s a quick list of the top events you should attend in 2022 to stay sharp on the latest developments and innovations in data visualization.

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Table of Contents

  1. What Can You Expect at Data Visualization Conferences in 2022?
  2. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit
  3. TDWI Conference Chicago Orlando 2022
  4. Data 2022 Conference
  5. IEEE VIS 2022: Visualization & Visual Analytics
  6. Marketing Analytics & Data Science Conference
  7. Forrester Data Strategy & Insights
  8. How Integrate.io Helps You Prepare for Data Visualization Conferences

What Can You Expect at Data Visualization Conferences in 2022?

Here are some of the biggest data visualization trends of 2022. Expect to learn more about these topics at upcoming data visualization conferences this year. 

COVID-19 Pandemic

As the pandemic continued to impact purchasing habits worldwide, businesses of all types used data visualization tools to segment customers and identify patterns in complicated data sets. (Businesses can move data to these tools using Integrate.io’s ETL pipelines.) As a result, companies discovered emerging trends and fine-tuned sales and marketing campaigns. Just like 2020, e-commerce continued to boom in 2022, so businesses displayed online sales data in pictorial and graphical formats, helping them engage with digital customers and drive business growth. 

Natural Language Querying 

More business intelligence (BI) tools incorporated Natural Language Querying (NLQ) into their user interfaces, allowing analysts to ask questions about data using everyday human language instead of relying on complicated code. This relatively new technology, which will likely be a hot topic at data visualization conferences in 2022, helps businesses make smarter decisions from data sets and generate more accurate visualization reports. 

More Advanced Visualizations

Data visualizations increased in scope and complexity in 2022, with the best BI tools providing users with advanced visualization reports that incorporate elements such as violin plots, bar chart races, and Sankey diagrams. Previously, analysts had to rely on standard visualization techniques such as pie charts and bar graphs. 

1. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

When: March 14-17, 2022

Where: Orlando, FL

Price: Starting at $3,625 

Gartner returns with its annual Data & Analytics Summit, attracting industry leaders worldwide with keynote speeches, networking events, and seminars. One of the biggest data visualization conferences, the event will cover the following topics:

  • How businesses can organize for success
  • How to foster cultural changes to make use of data and analytics
  • How to align data and analytics with digital acceleration and business outcomes

"Data has become the most important asset of any organization and data and analytics is more critical than ever. New use cases for data to support machine learning, AI, and analytics are endless," says Donald Feinberg, Gartner's global conference chair. "As the rate of change continues, embracing flexibility, agility, and adapting to new challenges is a must. We have designed Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2022 to address these changes, create new opportunities and prepare organizations for the future."2. TDWI Virtual Summit Series: Data Modeling Essentials 

When: March 28-30, 2022

Where: Virtual

Price: Starting at $792

TDWI virtual summits occur regularly across the year, and this one includes the latest trends in BI and data modeling, best practices, and strategies to provide context and structure to all the data that flows through your organization. Topics for this three-day event include:

  • Data analysis and design for BI and analytics solutions
  • Advanced data modeling techniques
  • Data modeling in the age of big data

Any professionals working in analytics from business analysts to data science directors to executives will gain value from this event.

Guests who attend all three days of the event will receive a certificate. 

3. TDWI Conference Chicago Orlando 2022

When: May 8-13 November 14-19, 2022 

Where: Chicago 

Price: Starting at $1,725 

Chicago Orlando 2022 is Transforming Data With Intelligence (TDWI)’s annual conference and the organization’s first proper in-person event since 2019. This year’s content will include vendor-neutral courses on topics such as:

  • BI and analytics
  • Data visualization
  • Data warehouses and data lakes
  • Architecture
  • Data monetization
  • Tools and technology like IoT, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, predictive analytics, data governance initiatives, and ETL (Integrate.io provides automated ETL solutions for businesses)

Included in the agenda are over 50 half-day and full-day courses meant to educate and inform data integration architects, business and IT leaders, business analysts, data scientists, and more.

"Designed specifically to maximize attendees’ learning experience and training investment, the information you acquire and key contacts you make at this event will enable you to immediately impact your current business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics initiatives," event organizers say. 

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4. Data 2022 Conference

When: July 11-13, 2022

Where: Lisbon, Portugal

Price: Unspecified

Data 2022 is the 11th international conference on data science, technology, and applications. The conference focuses on bringing together researchers, engineers, and practitioners interested in databases, big data, data mining, data management, data security, and other aspects of information systems and technology. While the subject matter is wide, there is good coverage on the topic of data visualization as a subcategory of the five main conference areas:

  • Business analytics
  • Data science
  • Data management and quality
  • Big Data
  • Databases and Data Security

The three-day event includes workshops, special sessions, tutorials, and panels presented and supported by data management vendors, academics, and industry leaders across the world. The event is sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control, and Communication. 

This year’s keynote speakers include Dmitry Ivanov from the Berlin School of Economics and Law, and Lionel Rigaud, CTO/CEO of big data company TRIMANE and chief data officer at the Blockchain Group.

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5. IEEE VIS 2022: Visualization & Visual Analytics

When: October 15-22, 2022

Where: Hybrid event (Online and in-person in Oklahoma City, OK)TBD

VIS 2022 brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners from universities, government, and industry to discuss the latest developments and applications of data visualization. The event will have a diverse range of symposia features the following topics:

  • Visualization in practice
  • Visualization in data science
  • VIS Arts Program
  • Data analysis challenge competitions
  • Application spotlights

Attend to learn about the most recent tools and innovations in data visualization, participate in hands-on workshops, and share your own work and research findings. You can also learn the latest trends in data engineering, computer science, data architecture, dashboards, open-source BI solutions, software engineering, algorithms, and automation. 

6. Marketing Analytics & Data Science Conference

When: November 14-16, 2022

Where: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country, San Antonio, TX

Price: Starting from  $1,895

The goal of the Marketing Analytics and Data Science organization, or MADS, is to break down silos between the disciplines of marketing analytics and data science so organizations can deliver maximum business impact. All sessions and speakers at MADS focus on three core principles: Best practices for ensuring synergy between data science and analytics; hacks to ensure a data-driven mindset is embedded into your organizational culture, and proven strategies for enhancing the value of impact in the overall organization.

This event will be live and will focus on four tracks core tracks:

  • Building a data-driven and informed culture
  • Future trends in marketing analytics and data science
  • The customer journey
  • Impact obsessed

Between collaborative workshops, case studies, and informal one-on-one sessions, this conference has plenty of content that spans both the IT and marketing sides of data management and visualization.

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7. Forrester Data Strategy & Insights

When: December 6-7, 2022

Where: Hybrid event (Online and in-person in Austin, TX)

Price: Starting from  $2,450

The Data Strategy and Insights conference by Forrester provides attendees the opportunity to learn how to help their businesses become insights-driven. Subject matter experts will share the latest technology, strategies, and best practices companies need to accelerate success. This event will be both live and virtual, and more information about the agenda is forthcoming

"Data Strategy & Insights provides you with the unbiased perspective, inspiration, and real-world solutions you need to be successful," event organizers say. "You’ll enjoy new sessions, anchored by riveting content with enhanced access to analysts in addition to external luminaries at our keynotes. Join us in Austin, Texas on December 6–7, 2022 for two days of content, networking, and discovery to propel your initiatives forward."

How Integrate.io Helps You Prepare for Data Visualization Conferences

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Data visualization professionals who are looking for opportunities to improve their skills, discover new tools and technologies, and adopt best practices and visualization strategies will find a wealth of opportunities to accomplish this in 2022. With several conferences focused solely on data visualization and others with data visualizations and analytics tracks, there is plenty of content scheduled to be delivered both remotely and in person through the end of the year.

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