Events, Training and Webinars

Events, Training and Webinars


We run a comprehensive selection of events for data scientists, professionals and the public. These include
training seminars and courses, free webinars and public lectures. We are also involved in a number of talks, conferences and
public exhibitions relating to big data and our research areas. Find out what's coming up below and sign up today.
11 April, 2017

Webinar | The Alternative Finance Revolution

25 May 2017, 2pm to 3pm

In this webinar Professor Jerry Coakley, Professor at the Essex Business School and Deputy Director of the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, will analyse the alternative finance phenomenon and argue that it marks the beginning of a revolution in the financing of small businesses in the UK.

11 April, 2017

Event | New Alternative Finance Funds for SMEs: A Breakfast Event

7 June 2017

Venue: University of Essex

The ESRC-funded Business and Local Government (BLG) Data Research Centre is organising a breakfast event to spread awareness of exciting new funding sources at a time when many successful SMEs are struggling to raise funds from traditional sources.

30 March, 2017

Event | Big Data Visualisation Tools and Techniques

26 May 2017

Venue: University of Essex

In this seminar, Dr Kamaran Fathulla, Senior Lecturer in Software Development at the University of Chichester Business School, will discuss various data visualisation techniques for big data processing, including using Python programming and its Panda data structure to access Twitter data.

24 March, 2017

Event | Essex Big Data and Analytics Summer School 2017

24 July - 4 August 2017

Venue: University of Essex

We are delighted that some of our researchers are participating in this year's Institute for Analytics and Data Science big data summer school at the University of Essex.

24 March, 2017

Event | EBS Data Dive 2017

22 June - 23 June 2017

Venue: The Forum, Southend Campus

This summer, the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre offers Essex Business School MSc students the opportunity to take part in a data dive competition.

23 March, 2017

Event | Annual Conference 2017

Thursday 14 & Friday 15 September 2017

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester campus

This year, BLGDRC is organising a two day Annual Conference, focusing on two of its research streams: local economic growth and geographic information systems (GIS).

1 July, 2016

Event | The 11th Scientific Meeting of the Classification and Data Analysis Group

13 - 15 September 2017

Milano-Bicocca University

One of our researchers, Berthold Lausen, has been asked to join the Scientific Program Committe for the eleventh biennial international meeting of the Classification and Data Analysis Group (CLADAG).




Archived events, training and webinars


Click here to view events, training and webinars which have taken place in the past including links to the videos and presentations where available.

Events, Training and Webinars


We run a comprehensive selection of events for data scientists, professionals and the public. These include
training seminars and courses, free webinars and public lectures. We are also involved in a number of talks, conferences and
public exhibitions relating to big data and our research areas. Find out what's coming up below and sign up today.
11 April, 2017

Webinar | The Alternative Finance Revolution

25 May 2017, 2pm to 3pm

In this webinar Professor Jerry Coakley, Professor at the Essex Business School and Deputy Director of the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, will analyse the alternative finance phenomenon and argue that it marks the beginning of a revolution in the financing of small businesses in the UK.

11 April, 2017

Event | New Alternative Finance Funds for SMEs: A Breakfast Event

7 June 2017

Venue: University of Essex

The ESRC-funded Business and Local Government (BLG) Data Research Centre is organising a breakfast event to spread awareness of exciting new funding sources at a time when many successful SMEs are struggling to raise funds from traditional sources.

30 March, 2017

Event | Big Data Visualisation Tools and Techniques

26 May 2017

Venue: University of Essex

In this seminar, Dr Kamaran Fathulla, Senior Lecturer in Software Development at the University of Chichester Business School, will discuss various data visualisation techniques for big data processing, including using Python programming and its Panda data structure to access Twitter data.

24 March, 2017

Event | Essex Big Data and Analytics Summer School 2017

24 July - 4 August 2017

Venue: University of Essex

We are delighted that some of our researchers are participating in this year's Institute for Analytics and Data Science big data summer school at the University of Essex.

24 March, 2017

Event | EBS Data Dive 2017

22 June - 23 June 2017

Venue: The Forum, Southend Campus

This summer, the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre offers Essex Business School MSc students the opportunity to take part in a data dive competition.

23 March, 2017

Event | Annual Conference 2017

Thursday 14 & Friday 15 September 2017

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester campus

This year, BLGDRC is organising a two day Annual Conference, focusing on two of its research streams: local economic growth and geographic information systems (GIS).

1 July, 2016

Event | The 11th Scientific Meeting of the Classification and Data Analysis Group

13 - 15 September 2017

Milano-Bicocca University

One of our researchers, Berthold Lausen, has been asked to join the Scientific Program Committe for the eleventh biennial international meeting of the Classification and Data Analysis Group (CLADAG).




Archived events


Click here to view events, training and webinars which have taken place in the past including links to the videos and presentations where available.