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Welcome to Women in Data Science Villach

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. 

In 2020, we finally put Villach and Austria on the map.

WiDS Global Conference Location 2020

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

More than 70 data science enthusiasts from over 20 countries joined the very first WiDS Villach conference on September 18, 2020. They took the chance 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.

But this was just the beginning. We will be back in 2021!

After the successful start, we are planning already the WiDS Villach 2021 conference, taking place on May 07, 2021, at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences.

Call for speakers!

As Data Science enthusiasts we want to cover a variety of topics at the upcoming WiDS Villach 2021 conference. You’d like to take action and share your data passion with the WiDS community?

This is your chance to grab one out of two available speaker* spots!

* please note: while participation at the conference is open for all genders, speaker slots are reserved for women only 

Send your CV and a short video (2-3 minutes) in English to covering the following questions:

  • Who are you?
  • What would be the topic of your speech?
  • Why do you want to be part of the speaker line-up at WiDS Villach 2021?

Till WiDS Villach 2021 you can attend our upcoming AI Carinthia Data Talks, keep up to date by subscribing to our newsletter, joining our Meetup group, or just get in touch by dropping us a line on

We are looking forward to meeting you again!

Olivia and Anita

Olivia Pfeiler - Women in Data Science Villach

Olivia Pfeiler
Ambassador WiDS Villach

Anita Kloss-Brandstätter - Co-Ambassador of WiDS Villach

Anita Kloss-Brandstätter
Co-Ambassador WiDS Villach

Meet the WiDS Villach 2021 Organization Team

Appe Andrea WiDS Villach

Andrea Appe
Statistician, Infineon Technologies Austria

WiDS Villach - Speaker Anja Zernig

Anja Zernig
Data Scientist, KAI GmbH

Claudia Morocutti WiDS Villach

Claudia Morocutti
Junior Researcher at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences


Lukas Sommeregger
PhD Student, Infineon Technologies Austria

DATE WiDS Villach 2021

May 07, 2021


Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Europastr. 4

9524 Villach



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WiDS Villach Partners

Thank you very much to all our sponsors and partners! 

Carinthia University of Applied Science - Media partner of Women in Data Science Villach. Villach in English - Media partner of Women in Data Science Villach.

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