Pre-Conference Workshop

Broadening Participation in Data Mining (BPDM)

Date/Time: Aug. 9 & 10, 8 am – 5 pm
Location: Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown/Lakefront (1 block from Chicago Sheraton)

This year BPDM will be co-hosted with KDD. Our primary aim is to increase diversity and inclusion of minority and underrepresented groups in Data Mining by fostering mentorship, guidance, and connections, while also enriching technical aptitude and exposure. We provide venues in which to encourage students from such groups to connect with junior and senior researchers in industry, academia, and government. We hope to create and help grow meaningful lasting connections between researchers, thereby strengthening the Data Mining Community.

If you’d like to attend, please send your name, title, and institution/organization to
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