Get Busy: 6 Can’t Miss Events

From dinner and dancing to top authors and data scientists, we’ve got more than enough to keep you entertained. 

Women in Data Science Marhc26, 2019 / Ritz Carlton, CharlotteWomen in Data Science and Analytics Frontiers Conference

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 26 and 27 - The Ritz Carlton Charlotte

Women in Data Science Conference

UNC Charlotte's Data Science Initiative is hosting the second annual Women in Data Science Conference (WiDS) on March 26. The half-day event features several keynote speakers, a panel discussion and a networking reception for students, academics, corporate professionals and leaders from Charlotte nonprofits.

This event is free; registration is required.

Analytics Frontiers - March 26-27, 2019 - Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Presented by Bank of America

Analytics Frontiers Conference

Now in its fifth year, the Analytics Frontiers Conference showcases the industry’s top leaders and innovators in data science. As the Southeast's largest conference of its kind, this annual event connects executives, top data scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and academic and government leaders to share ideas, network and advance the region as a leading technology hub.

Registration for individuals and groups is available. Special discounts available for students/faculty/staff and group registration.

‘Intelligent Lives’ - a film by Dan Habib

‘Intelligent Lives’ Film Screenings

Tuesday, March 26 - 10 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m., Cone University Center

“Intelligent Lives,” a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib, makes its Charlotte premier at Cone University Center. The film stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities—Micah, Naieer and Naomie. They challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional story of his son, Jesse.

Habib will present the documentary during three screenings. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required for the 10 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. showings.

Bryn Chancellor's 'Sycamore' Tuesday, Mar. 26 6:30 p.m.

Personally Speaking: A Conversation with Author Bryn Chancellor

Tuesday, March 26 - 6:30 p.m., UNC Charlotte Center City

Out for a hike one scorching afternoon in Sycamore, Arizona, a newcomer to town stumbles across what appears to be human remains embedded in the wall of a dry, desert ravine. Sycamore’s longtime residents fear the bones may belong to Jess Winters, a teenage girl who disappeared suddenly some 18 years earlier.

In 2017, “Sycamore’’ was named one of Oprah Winfrey’s “O’s Top 20 Books to Read This Summer” and Amazon picked it as one of “100 books of 2017.”

UNC Charlotte English professor Bryn Chancellor discusses her book; a book signing follows. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required.

Fireside Chat with Steven Rogelberg: 'The Surprising Science of Meetings

Fireside Chat with Steven Rogelberg

Wednesday, March 27 - 5:30 p.m., Harris Alumni Center at Johnson Glen

Join the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association for the much-anticipated spring 2019 Fireside Chat with Chancellor’s Professor Steven G. Rogelberg, author of  “The Surprising Science of Meetings,” the first book read this year by the UNC Charlotte Alumni Digital Book Club. In his book, named the number one leadership book to watch in 2019 by The Washington Post, Rogelberg shares the proven practices and techniques that help managers and employees enhance the quality of their meetings. Rogelberg will present a short overview of the book and discuss his writing process. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

This event is free, but registration is required by March 25.

Alumni Awards Celebration

2019 Alumni Awards Luncheon Celebration

Friday, April 5 - 11:30 a.m., The Westin Charlotte

UNC Charlotte graduates make an incredible impact on our University, city, nation and world. The annual UNC Charlotte Alumni Awards Luncheon recognizes alumni, faculty and friends whose careers have been distinguished by significant accomplishments and through extraordinary service. Join us as we honor the 2019 honorees.

Registration includes a three-course lunch and wine service. Cost is $30/person.

Green Tie Gala: An Evening Under the Stars

Green Tie Gala: An Evening Under the Stars

Friday, April 5 - 6:30 p.m., The Westin Charlotte

An Evening Under the Stars promises hors d'oeuvres, a three-course dinner, dancing and drinks, all for a good cause! Snag your tickets now to UNC Charlotte Alumni Association's Green Tie Gala on Friday, April 5, at The Westin. Each year, UNC Charlotte awards more than 1,000 scholarships to transfer, undergraduate and graduate students. This annual event raises funds to support student scholarships. Get all the details here.