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Welcome to the 1st Women in Data Science Villach Conference

An independent satellite conference of the annual WiDS Conference at Stanford University

Due to the spread of COVID-19 in Europe, data science enthusiasts couldn’t meet in March for the 1st WiDS Villach conference.  Now, we are happy that the conference will take place offline & online on September 18, 2020, at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences.

For all who cannot join the event in-person, we set up a public live stream.

To ensure that all on-site participants stay safe and healthy, we kindly ask you to follow the hygiene and distance regulations from the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences. Additionally,  the following measures will be installed:

  • One day before the event the conference room will be disinfected
  • Disinfectant dispensers will be available at central entrances
  • Only registered participants are allowed to enter the conference room and each participant will get an assigned seat
  • To guarantee enough space between all participants, the number of seats is limited to 90
  • If not done so already during the online registration, we will ask all participants to provide their contact information to enable easy and quick contact tracing (just in case)

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. 

We are proud to bring the global WiDS initiative to Carinthia [Austria] for the very first time!

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

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

All data science enthusiasts are invited to join WiDS Villach on September 18, 2020, 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.

How can you participate? Registration to this event is FREE of charge. Please register here.

We are looking forward to meet you!

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


!! NEW DATE !!

Friday, September 18, 2020


Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Europastraße 4, 9524 Villach, Austria


Please register here.


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WiDS Villach Meetup Logo
Logo of Women in Data Science Villach, Kärnten, Österreich

Meet our Speakers & Panelists

You will experience live talks, streamed talks from the WiDS conference in Stanford, an information session and a panel discussion

Eva Eggeling

Head of Fraunhofer KI4Life, Member of AI Carinthia

Olivia Pfeiler

Head of Statistics & Data Science at KAI GmbH, Member of AI Carinthia

Hilda Kosorus

AI Advisor, Crayon Austria GmbH

Anja Zernig

Data Scientist, KAI GmbH

Anita Kloss-Brandstätter

Professor for Mathematics, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Agenda WiDS Villach – September 18, 2020

Location: Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Friday, September 18, 2020

Sponsors & Supporters

WiDS Villach Partners

Thank you very much to all our sponsors and partners!