The annual Escape conference once again brings the future of data science and sports analytics to Chicago.


Join us on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 as we welcome industry experts, solution providers, students, and faculty to Robert Morris University’s upgraded campus in the heart of downtown Chicago for this part exposition, part data boot camp.


The Escape will feature hands-on demonstrations, keynote speakers, open forums and case studies that showcase the latest storage, processing, data mining, visualization, cloud computing, and predictive modeling technologies. The Escape offers an excellent forum for networking and acquisition of new skills that bridge the gap between university curricula and real-world skills demanded by industry.


Inspired by faculty from local universities, the Escape conference offers a one-of-a-kind, learning-by-doing opportunity that is co-hosted by industry leaders such as Cloudera, Salesforce, Microsoft, and Tableau.


What do you want to learn?


Create custom data models powered by business logic in the cloud.





Cloud-Based Applications with Salesforce



Get an introduction to visual analytics using Tableau.





Bring Data to Life with Tableau


Watson Analytics experts teach guided exploration, automated predictive analysis, and effortless dashboard creation



Hands on with Watson Analytics



Explore the fundamentals of predictive analytics using R programming





Fundamentals of R Programming


Expand Your Data Analytics Skills

This faculty-created conference offers a one-of-a-kind, learning-by-doing experience. For those changing careers, the Escape will provide an introduction to Data Science and the information economy’s shift to analytics. For IT professionals and students already in the analytics world, the Escape will offer a rare opportunity to use, apply and compare the latest tools. Space is limited. Registration is now open!

Join us May 6th, 2017 for the Escape Data Science and Sports Analytics Conference in Chicago, IL where we will "Learn by Doing."


Brought to you by Northwestern University and Robert Morris University.

Contact Info

Northwestern University

Dr. Faisal Akkawi


339 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611

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