Festival de Datos

Data for Development Festival

7–9 November, 2023  |  Punta del Este, Uruguay

Celebrating data ideas and action that help people and planet

Rapid innovations in technology and timely data collection, access, and use are needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Yet the data revolution also raises fundamental tensions around power, privacy, and participation. The Festival aims to strengthen data communities and our collective ability to unlock the value of data for all as we strive to achieve the Agenda 2030.

Building on the 2018 Data for Development Festival in Bristol, the event will connect people and communities in the data space, serving as a platform for announcing new, impactful collaborations to unlock investment and drive innovation.


Discover everything that will be happening in our fantastic program!

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Curious about what will be happening at the Festival? Get the low-down on the sessions and some of the session organizers. You will also find the venue map here soon.

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Attend the Festival

Join hundreds of delegates to discuss, debate, and reimagine the relationship between data, power, and development. 

Wondering where it is, how to get there, visa requirements and where to stay? We’ve got you covered!

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Festival blog

In the lead-up to the Festival, we will be sharing stories and updates from those organizing sessions, attendees, our partners and sponsors.

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Support the Festival

Festival de Datos will bring together people from 50+ countries and across all sectors. Supporting the Festival will offer your organization more than just visibility.

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Festival de Datos / the Data for Development Festival is brought to you by:

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