Data for Black Lives

Cambridge, MA

Data for Black Lives
Inaugural Conference @ MIT
November 17-19, 2017

The Data for Black Lives conference is sold-out, and we are not able to accept new registrations. All keynote talks and some parallel sessions will be live streamed. A link to the live stream will be posted at during the event.

Onsite registration is not available.

Online Registration 

Online registration will close on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11:59PM EST. Payment is due upon registration if paying via credit card or upon receipt of your online invoice if paying by another method. Space cannot be guaranteed for any registration that is not paid in full by this date. Space is limited and may sell out before the registration deadline.

Financial Support
To inquire about financial support, please email prior to submitting your registration. In your email, please explain why you wish to attend and the financial support you are seeking.

Conference Registration Fees (in USD)

Registration Type

Registration Fee

General Participant $100
Student* $50
*Student ID required. If a valid student ID cannot be presented, the General Participant rate applies for Students.

What's Included
Conference registration includes:
  • All sessions and materials
  • Dinner reception on November 17
  • "Social" hosted by Data for Black Lives co-founders on November 17
  • Breakfast and lunch on November 18-19
  • Concert at Berklee College of Music on November 18 (space is limited; registration is required. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out before the registration deadline.)

The conference is within walking distance of the Kendall/MIT stop on the Red Line. Please visit the following link for information on public transportation:

Visitors may find information on off-street and weekend parking in the local area at

A list of MIT preferred hotels can be found here: Please contact the hotels directly for rates and reservation information.

Cancellations & Refunds
Requests for cancellations may be made online until Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11:59PM EST. To cancel after that date, please send email to   

Refunds for cancellations received in writing on or before November 6 will be granted less a $25 processing fee for Students, and a $50 processing fee for General Participants. No refunds will be granted after November 6. No refunds will be given for portions of the registration not being used. All refunds will be made in US dollars and will be processed in the manner in which the original payment was submitted, with the possible exception of wire payments which, at the organizers' discretion, may be refunded via check. Credit card refunds will be issued to the original card that was used to make the original payment.

Changes & Substitutions
You may access your registration record and make changes or substitutions until registration closes on November 6, 2017. After November 6, please email

Registration Questions
Please contact MIT Conference Services
Phone: 617-253-1700

Program and Agenda Information
Please visit or email for more information.

Events will be recorded.

To request disability accommodations, please email MIT Conference Services at