Join us May 16-18, 2018 at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas for Socrata Connect 2018.

Do more with data

These are dynamic times that require thoughtful, informed decision-making. As a member of the government, how can you best approach the decisions that face you? Data can provide a foundation that lets you, your peers, and citizens see the issues more clearly and move forward on them together. It’s time to be empowered. It’s time to do more with data.

Join us for two full days of informative key notes, break-out sessions, customer use cases, peer and Socrata staff networking opportunities, and expert insight on how to solve the challenges that affect your programs.

We’re honored to have the City of Austin co-host Socrata Connect 2018 with us! The City of Austin is one of the most data-centric governments and we can’t wait to share their advice and best practices.

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Featured Speakers

Ben Wellington

Founder, I Quant NY

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Tricia Wang

Global Tech Ethnographer, Co-founder, Sudden Compass

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Tom Shack

Comptroller, Commonwealth of MA

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Kevin Merritt

Founder & CEO, Socrata

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Safouen Rabah

Chief Marketing & Product Officer, Socrata

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Mona Siddiqui

Chief Data Officer, The Department of Health and Human Services

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Tyler Kleyklamp

Chief Data Officer, State of Connecticut

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Kimberly Olivares

Chief Performance Officer, City of Austin, TX

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Tuesday, May


Socrata Data Academy (day 1)

Designed especially for government knowledge workers, this hands-on workshop covers the fundamentals of data analysis with a mix of online, classroom, and small group learning. Tackle a capstone project that uses your own government’s data to put your new skills to work.

Wednesday, May


Socrata Education Track, Socrata Data Academy (day 2), Welcome Happy Hour Reception

Finish up day two of the Data Academy, or join Socrata’s educators in the classroom for hands-on delivery of our full education curriculum. Free for Education Subscribers! Then meet up that evening for the welcome reception – open to all Workshop and Connect attendees.

Thursday, May


Socrata Connect (day 1), Customer Dinner & Concert

It’s a full day of keynotes, breakouts, and hands-on workshops, with plenty of networking opportunities to connect with new friends. You can’t go to Austin without enjoying some live music, and we’re excited to rock out to one of Austin’s favorite local bands for the annual Customer Dinner Party.

Friday, May


Socrata Connect (day 2)

More great sessions and workshops, plus an in-person meeting of the country’s best Data-Driven Practitioners for our our Performance Community of Practice. Don’t miss your Regional Community of Practice meetup – happening throughout the agenda Thursday and Friday.

We’re excited to host Socrata Connect 2018 to Austin, TX! This year’s venue, The Hilton Austin, is centrally located and walkable to all the excitement of 6th Street, Rainey Street, and many great restaurants and shops.

Socrata has a special rate of $249 + tax per night.

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