Attendee FAQ

When and where is the conference?

Date: Saturday 18th May 2024
Time: 8:15 AM – 18:00 PM (sessions run from 9:00 AM – 16:45 PM)
Venue: CodeNode, 10 South Pl, London, EC2M 7EB, United Kingdom
Venue Contact Number: +44 (0) 207 183 9040

How do I get to the venue?

Via tube/train: The nearest underground stations are Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations. Both stations are on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines. Moorgate is also on the Northern Line, and Liverpool Street is on the Central Line.

In addition, Liverpool Street station is a major overland train station, connecting CodeNode directly with the outer London regions and the rest of the UK.

To reach CodeNode from Moorgate Station, exit Moorgate Station, turn right onto Moorgate, and turn right again onto South Place. Walk down on South Place until you reach number 10 on your right.

Via bicycle: For cyclists, there is a Santander Cycles Hire docking station just outside our venue on South Place.

Via car: If you want to commute by car to CodeNode, NCP Finsbury Square offers an ideal parking spot. Located beneath the lawn bowls green, you’re only a short walk from CodeNode, Moorgate and Old Street. CodeNode is also serviced by a large loading bay, should you require deliveries or unloading. You can also check out Parkopedia for details of nearby parking.

Is there disability access at the venue?

The entrance to the venue is on ground level and there is a lift inside to access the lower ground floor. There are disabled toilets within the venue. We also reserve a couple of seats on the front row in each speaker room for anyone requiring this. The venue also allows guide dogs at the event.

When is registration?

Registration starts at 8:15 AM on Saturday 18th May 2024. Doors will open at 8:15 AM sharp, but not before then. The first session will begin at 9.00 AM. Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the conference begins, to make sure you enter the event on time. If you arrive after 9:30 AM, and we are at event capacity, we cannot guarantee you entry into the conference. We will do our best to make sure everyone can get in. Please note that SWAG bags are given out on a first come basis, if you arrive after 9:30 AM we cannot guarantee you a SWAG bag.

What if I need help on the day?

All of our staff and volunteers are here to help. They will be wearing DSF t-shirts, so they will be easy to identify. There is also a Resolution Centre, on the upper floor by Registration, if you have any questions or concerns.

What is the dress code?

There is no official dress code. Shirts and shoes are required at all times.

I have my Universe ticket, do I still need to stop at the Registration?

Yes! All attendees must check in at Registration to pick up their conference badge and SWAG bag, which will include an event schedule. Please show your ticket with your QR code via phone or printed as you enter the venue.

Do I have to wear my badge?

All attendees are required to wear their conference badge at all times. You will be stopped by security if you are not wearing it.

Will schedules be provided?

Yes, printed schedules will be in your SWAG bags when you check in at the Registration. You can also view this here.

Will refreshments and lunch be provided?

Please note, there will be no breakfast served at the venue.

Lunch: Lunch this year will be sponsored by Data Idols. It will be on the lower ground floor of CodeNode, by the Space Bar.

Drinks: Water is free and available at all times in the main networking area and in every session room. There will also be two coffee breaks, where free tea and coffee will be provided. Other drinks are available to purchase at the Spacebar, with alcohol available in the afternoon.

Do I need to bring a laptop?

Laptops are not required but may be useful for some sessions. Please be advised that DSF is NOT responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Can I store my coat/suitcase/etc.?

Yes, there is a coat rack on the lower floor. Please note there is no cost for this, but it is also an unattended coat check. Please be advised that DSF is NOT responsible for any lost or stolen items.

How do I attend a speaker session?

All the lecture rooms are first come first serve. Please ensure that you are on time for all talks or we cannot guarantee you entry. If a session is full, please attend another session.

Is there WiFi?

Yes, there is free WiFi available.

Network: CodeNode

Password: EnterSpace

Can I charge my phone/laptop/tablet during the event?

Of course! All around the CodeNode building, there are outlets to charge your devices.

Is there any chance to network after the event?

Yes! Please join us from 17:00 – 18:00 PM at the Space Bar in CodeNode.

What tag shall I use for the event?

If you are sharing pictures, ideas or comments, please mention us on LinkedIn @datasciencefestival, Twitter @datasciencefest and Instagram @datasciencefest and use the hashtags #DSFmayday #datasciencefestival.

Please help us to grow this community so we can keep offering this event free of charge by sharing details of our event!

Code of Conduct

All staff, attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our festivals or online events are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Our events, webinars and conferences are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, seniority, cultural, socioeconomically, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any festival venue, including talks, workshops, parties, social media and other online media. Festival or online participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the festival/webinar at the discretion of the Festival organisers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, seniority, culturally, socioeconomically, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the festival organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the festival or webinar.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the festival staff immediately. Festival staff can be identified as they’ll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges with DSF Crew on them. You can also email info@datasciencefestival.com.

For our in-person events, festival staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the Festival. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at festivals and workshop venues, webinars where appropriate, and festival-related social events.

Please do not conduct any personal recordings. Once we have a speaker’s permission and the presentation is edited, we will then release content to our festival website and YouTube.

For our in-person events, please put mobile phones on silent during all talks.

No excessive photography.

For our in-person events, in consideration of fellow attendees, no food is allowed in the session rooms.

If you have any questions, comments, special needs, disabilities, wish to report an incident or dietary restrictions that we can address to make your participation more enjoyable, please contact:

Jessica Willis



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