On May 18-18 Bishkek will host DataCon Central Asia, a conference on data in Central Asia dedicated to exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of data. The event will bring together officials, analysts, civil activists, journalists, researchers and start-ups of Central Asia.

DataCon Central Asia is two days of panels and workshops with the international and local speakers. The participants will learn how data-based decisions improve quality of life, what initiatives and projects in the field of data are currently being implemented in Central Asia and how data can be used for the development of society, business, and the country.

During discussions the speakers will discuss the use of data for the development at the local, the city and regional levels.

Are you already working with data and have something to share? Want to know what data is? We are waiting for everybody at DataCon Central Asia.

Fill in the application and participate. And you can also become our speaker.

There are travel grants for the participants from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and regions in Kyrgyzstan. The number of grants is limited.

Check for updates on the website and School of Data Kyrgyzstan page.

The event is organized with the support of the Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan.


The mission of School of Data Foundation is to engage with educational and research projects based on data, actively contribute to the creation of a community of people who are passionate about data, and improve quality of analysis for information and policies.

Organizers and partners of the event: the Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan, School of Data Kyrgyzstan PF, Neobis, Open Society Foundation, the Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan, Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation-Tajikistan.

Contact person: Cholpon Uzakbaeva,  +996500605406, schoolofdatakg@gmail.com