Check out 2024’s schedule and register!!!

Welcome to NYC School of Data 2024 — a community conference that demystifies the policies and practices around open data, public interest technology, and service design. This year’s conference concludes NYC’s Open Data Week & features 30+ sessions. With programming support from the Open Data Team at the NYC Office of Technology and Innovation, our conference convenes city officials, technologists, designers, data analysts, and community members around open data, civic technology, and service design in New York City.

Our conference will be at CUNY School of Law on March 23rd, 2024, to commemorate the 14th anniversary of International Open Data Day, and the 12th anniversary of the City’s transformative Open Data Law.

To attend, you need to purchase tickets via eventbrite. Venue is accessible and content is all ages friendly (see about our childcare tickets)! If you have accessibility questions or needs, please email us at < >.

If you can’t join us in person, tune into the main stage live stream < > provided by the Internet Society New York Chapter. Follow the conversation #NYCsoData on Twitter/X, Mastodon, or Threads.

Special Tickets and Opportunities:

Do you work for Government?

If you work for government and want to purchase $55 tickets via a check or a purchase order (PO), government ticket opportunities close on Wednesday, 20 March, by 5:00 PM. Please email < >.

Are you a student or looking for a scholarship or volunteer opportunity?

There are a select number of scholarship tickets available. Tickets are $35, and we will prioritize traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities. Learn more and apply before Wednesday, 20 March, at 5:00 PM at < >.

For volunteer opportunities, the official deadline has passed, and we are no longer accepting applications. If you have any questions, email us at < >.

Press and Media, want to cover the event?

Media credentials are available to reporters, editors working as reporters, producers, video camera operators, and still photographers who present valid press identification. If you want to attend to cover a session or the event, email us your valid press identification to < >. We will follow up.

Sponsors, want to support the conference?

We’re looking for mission-aligned sponsors to support conference costs such as meals, coffee, and childcare. Learn more about our opportunities to support by filling out this form.

Come learn and contribute to the next decade of technology, data, and policy — by us, for us!

General Event Information:

Looking for the program?

This year’s program will feature over 30 sessions. Session descriptions are posted at < >. Other updates will be posted to the conference website at, and in the NYC Open Data Week mailing list and BetaNYC’s LinkedIn newsletter.

What is included in my ticket?

All tickets include access to a full day of conference sessions, lunch, snacks, and coffee.

Event Accessibility?

This year’s venue is easily accessed by public transit, bike, bus, and car. The conference will be delivered in English and will use technical terms. ASL interpreters will be provided upon request. The venue itself is ADA-compatible. All-gender restrooms are accessible on the third floor. There is a lactation room accessible on the second floor. Service animals are always accepted. If you need sign language interpretation or have any other questions/concerns, please email us at < >.


This year, we have contracted Smart Sitting for on-site childcare for children under the age of 18. In order to use this service, you MUST be a ticket-holder, and you MUST register your child(ren) before March 21 by acquiring a Childcare Ticket on Eventbrite. Each child you register requires a ticket registration. There are limited spots available, so please sign up sooner rather than later!

Childcare is provided from 9:00am to 4:45pm at the venue. School of Data is family-friendly and encourages older children to attend conference sessions with their parent/caregivers. If your child(ren) are sick or have a temperature, PLEASE stay home. Also, if your child(ren) are able to wear a mask, please do so.

For any questions about childcare, please email us at < >.

Code of Conduct

BetaNYC is committed to hosting safe and open spaces for all. By participating in this space you are committing yourself to BetaNYC’s Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy.

Health Policy

If you’re not feeling well, PLEASE stay home. We strive to create a safe environment for everyone. (Please see our refund policy for questions.) To attend this in-person event, you MUST wear a high-quality mask at all times (except when eating and drinking). We will have ample KF-94 masks in various sizes for you to wear. Masks keep our staff, volunteers, and attendees safe. Masking helps prevent the spread — this is science, based on data!

Refund Policy

Contact us to request a refund. We will try to honor all of your refund requests < >. Eventbrite’s fees are non-refundable, so they won’t be returned to the ticket buyer unless the event is canceled, or if the buyer requests a refund for a duplicate charge within 7 days of purchase.

Thank you 2024 sponsors!

The following mission-aligned organizations are helping us cover conference costs and enabling us to come together in 2024. Thank you!

Reinvent Albany advocates for transparent and accountable New York State government and increased transparency in New York City. We work to strengthen the Freedom of Information Law and put government information online, especially spending, contracting and budget information and we are vocal advocates for open data laws and practices. We also advocate for more accountable and better governed state authorities, including the MTA. We also work for transparent business subsidies and economic development spending rooted in facts and careful analysis. We seek to create a state government that is responsible, responsive and above board and thus we fight for public integrity measures and against laws and practices that increase the risk of corruption and favor the few and well connected over the public interest.

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