Socrata Connect Registration

We look forward to having you join our community of data practitioners and enthusiasts at this year’s Socrata Connect. This event is open exclusively to Socrata Customers and invited guests.


Socrata Connect General Admission

May 17-18

Socrata Connect General Admission includes:

  • General and breakout sessions
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Networking and socials

Socrata Connect + Education Track

May 16-18

Socrata Connect + Education Track includes:

  • In-person, small group classes
  • Full Socrata stack education
  • Socrata Connect General Admission

Socrata Connect + Data Academy

May 15-18

Socrata Connect + Data Academy includes:

  • Hands-on, guided training
  • Capstone project and Certificate of Completion
  • Socrata Connect General Admission

General Admission

Join us for inspiration all day Thursday and Friday with general sessions, breakouts, and hands-on workshops. Here’s what you can expect during your time in Austin:

General Sessions

General Sessions featuring data rockstars will inspire you to think about your data program in a new light. Breakout Sessions led by leading industry practitioners will help you learn from those who have done it before – successfully.

Hands-On Workshops

Participate in small group workshops, breakouts, and discussions that range from best practices, to product design sessions, to hands-on problem solving.


Unequivocally, the best part of Socrata is our network of customers and users. We’ll help you find your tribe and get to know the community via networking breakfasts, breaks, and social events.


Make the most of your time at Connect! Your ticket to Connect also includes one-on-one consulting with a Global Services Coach. Book time with your coach by contacting your account manager.

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Education Track

Education Classes take you back to the classroom where you’ll have instructor-led, personalized coaching on the Socrata stack. These classes are perfect for new users who want a complete tutorial on how to use each of Socrata’s solutions, or for seasoned users or administrators who want to make sure they are up to date on the newest additions and enhancements.

The Education Track is purchased separately from the Socrata Connect registration, but is free of charge for Socrata Education Package subscribers. Customers who have an annual subscription may send as many attendees as they like to the classes.

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Data Academy

Make the most of your time in Austin and compliment your Socrata Connect experience with some hands-on training before the general session start on Thursday. Whether you join the Education Track or Data Academy, you’ll go home with new skills that you can put to work right away.

Data Academy Course

This is a survey course for government employees to spend 2 days learning and practicing the fundamentals of data analysis for the public sector. The training session will culminate with the presentation of small group capstone projects.

Sign up for the free online companion course. This content serves as a pre-requisite for the in-person training workshop.

If you’d like more information to determine whether this course is a good fit for you, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Topics covered include:

  • Data Analysis Examples in Government
  • Framing a Data Analysis Problem
  • Data Types & Databases
  • Descriptive Statistics for Data Analysis
  • Visualizations and Communication
  • Tools and Technologies for Data Analysis
  • Leveraging Open Data

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We’re excited to host Socrata Connect 2018 in 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.

There is a special Socrata Connect block of rooms at the hotel with a rate of $249 + tax per night.

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The Hilton Austin does not have a shuttle to and from the Austin–Bergstrom International Airport. Here are other options to get to the hotel from the airport:

  • Public Transportation: For $1.25 you can take a public bus that arrives at the airport every 30 minutes on the hour and drops you off one block away from the Hilton Austin. The trip will take about 30 minutes.
  • Lyft/Uber/Taxi: It will cost roughly $20 for the 20 minute ride.