Ethics of Big Data Symposium

Postponed until Fall 2020

NOTICE: Given travel restrictions at many organizations and general concerns about public gatherings, we are postponing the 5th Annual Marquette "Ethics of Big Data Symposium" until Fall 2020. The new date will be announced soon.


The emerging world of big data brings with it ethical, social and legal issues. Are you prepared to navigate the challenges and the opportunities?

The deployment of big data brings desirable opportunities to understand, recommend and advise. But the sensitivity of personal data and unintended consequences of algorithmic decisions present us with ethical and moral decisions. The annual symposium covers ethical and legal considerations for practitioners, including discussions and dilemmas of agency, fairness, public perception and privacy.

Join us for the 5th Annual "Ethics of Big Data Symposium" at the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons. This year we are bringing together a cross-section of practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to discuss the broad complexities of engaging with "ethics" within data-driven organizations, ranging from big data analytics firms, social media platforms, and developers of artificial intelligence. 



Featured Speakers and Activities include: 

Additional Information

For additional information about this event, contact Dr. Michael Zimmer, Department of Computer Science,, 414-228-5226.

This symposium is organized by the Department of Computer Science at Marquette University and the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute, and hosted on the Northwestern Mutual campus. The organizers of this event would like to extend a special note of gratitude to Facebook for its financial support of research on applied research ethics at Marquette University.