Big Data Week, an international touring conference featuring a series of events and meetups, will be in Atlanta starting April 22nd and will continue through the 28th. If you’re unfamiliar with the now three-year running event, which this year is being produced by media140 Worldwide, here’s the description from the official BDW site:

Big Data Week is one of the most unique global platforms of interconnected community events focusing on the social, political, technological and commercial impacts of Big Data. It brings together a global community of data scientists, data technologies, data visualisers and data businesses spanning six major commercial, financial, social and technological sectors.

Guest orators listed to speak at the kick-off on Monday, April 22nd will include:

•  Steve Lohr, New York Times
•  Michael Hickins, Wall Street Journal
•  Thomas Madden, CDC
•  Joseph Guerrisi, UPS
•  Bob Candelmo, SunTrust
•  William VanCuren, NCR
•  Greg Hart, McKesson

You can register for Big Data kick-off at Eventbrite. Tickets are $25 in advance, with drinks and networking beginning a full hour before the speakers take to the stage at 7pm. Visit to see the full calendar of scheduled events and meetups.