Outlier is back in 2022 – Apply to speak!

This February, Data Visualization Society hosted the first annual Outlier Online with nearly 1,000 attendees, and 57 curated speakers. 

As we gear up for the next edition in February 2022, we’re excited to announce that our Call for Speakers is now open!

We invite you to fill out this speaker application form if you’d like to give a talk at the conference. Speaking at Outlier is a great way to build out your network, show off your skills to potential clients and collaborators, and help the next generation of data visualization professionals by sharing your knowledge.

We were able to recruit a diverse range of speakers from all over the world last year, and we’re working hard towards the same goal of showcasing a diversity of perspectives in the data visualization space for Outlier 2022. The conference aims to reflect and celebrate the global visualization community by supporting speakers from around the globe, spanning across all time zones, and supporting talks given in multiple languages.

Never given a talk before? No problem! Do you feel too junior to apply? You have a unique perspective to share! Do you want to give a talk in your first language (that might not be English)? Fine with us! In fact, we strongly encourage you to apply.

To get a better understanding of the topics covered at Outlier, check out the talks from 2021.


The deadline for submissions is October 10, 2021. We’re looking forward to seeing all of your applications. Apply here. Good luck!

Help us spread the word

In an attempt to get a diverse lineup of speakers, we are collating a list of organizations to which we could reach out and advertise the call to speakers. Here is the list from last year. Who are we missing this time around? Add them to the list! And if you have a contact there, reach out to us and let us know.

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