2023 NSF HDR Ecosystem Conference

October 16-18, 2023

2023 NSF HDR Ecosystem Conference

October 16-18, 2023

Denver, CO


We will use an online platform called Whova for our event. Get Whova now.

Conference Overview

NSF’s Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) Big Idea is a national-scale activity founded in 2016 to enable new modes of data-driven discovery that address fundamental questions at the frontiers of science and engineering. The resulting HDR ecosystem includes HDR Institutes, DSCs, and TRIPODS.
This second annual HDR ecosystem conference has four objectives:
  • Community building: to strengthen relationships among HDR entities (Institutes, TRIPODS, and DSCs) and wider data-intensive research communities
  • Reflection: to provide a forum for reflection on accomplishments and future goals of each HDR entity 
  • Cross-learning: to build on successes, best practices and innovative products of all HDR entities and wider data-intensive research communities
  • Cross-cutting challenges: to address challenges shared by data intensive research among HDR entities and beyond, develop new collaborations and seek future opportunities

During the three-day conference, you can expect a variety of thoughtfully facilitated activities. We will announce the agenda by the end of August.

Call for Participation

We welcome a wide range of conference participants, including but not limited to: 

  • HDR Institute, DSC, and TRIPODS PIs, co-PIs, faculty members, and researchers
  • HDR Institute, DSC, and TRIPODS  NextGens (postdocs and graduate students)
  • Participants in other large research enterprises such as an AI Institute, MRSEC, ERC
  • Collaborators from wider data research communities including industry

Please note that this is not a traditional NSF PI meeting. We welcome a much wider range of participants and offer a diverse set of activities to engage our audience. To support broad community engagement, we have significant funds to support participant travel and there is no registration fee.

You will have an opportunity to shape the conference agenda in the application form by voting on the research themes and suggesting your own research challenges. Please apply by August 8, 2023 via this application link: https://forms.gle/zZ6KPZt6mZwGgjXh9

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    Conference Planning Committee

    • Eric Toberer (Co-Chair, Colorado School of Mines & ID4 Institute)
    • Tanya Berger-Wolf (Co-Chair, The Ohio State University & Imageomics Institute)
    • Mark Neubauer (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign & A3D3 Institute)
    • Paula Mabee (The National Ecological Observatory Network  & Imageomics Institute)
    • Sharad Sharma (University of North Texas & iHARP Institute)
    • Bo Li (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign & I-GUIDE Institute)

    Please direct questions to conference staff members:
    Emily Freed, ID4 project manager, efreed@mines.edu
    Heather Aldrich, conference communications specialist, heather.aldrich@colostate.edu
    Gemma Jiang, lead conference facilitator, gemma.jiang@colostate.edu