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On March 2, the Libraries and School of Information Studies will host the third annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference Greater Lafayette at Purdue University.

The WiDS Conference Greater Lafayette @ Purdue is an independent event organized by Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies to coincide with the annual global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. At Purdue, the conference goal is to help build a community focused on data science and to inspire and raise awareness among students and community members about the opportunities for women in the data science field. All genders are invited to attend the conference, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work. Speakers include representatives from colleges across campus, as well as industry representatives. A full schedule and registration can be found at http://sites.lib.purdue.edu/wids/.

The daylong conference will take place at the Purdue Memorial Union. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. before welcome and opening remarks at 9 a.m. In addition to speaker talks, the conference will feature a panel discussion, workshop and breakout sessions, and a live stream update from the Women in Data Science conference at Stanford which will announce the winners of the 2020 WiDS Datathon.

Bethany McGowan, Assistant Professor of Library Science, is chairing the 2020 WiDS Conference West Lafayette at Purdue and will answer questions at bmcgowa@purdue.edu or 765-494-2917.