MSU’s NSPARC cancels annual Data Summit until 2021 due to pandemic

Each year, Mississippi State’s National Strategic Planning and Analysis Center (NSPARC) looks forward to connecting with academic practitioners, data scientists, researchers, industry experts, and lawmakers at its annual Data Summit in September. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of attendees, staff and guest speakers, NSPARC has made the decision to cancel Data Summit 2020, which was slated to be held Sept. 24-25.

NSPARC is exploring options to provide a virtual experience in early 2021 that will serve as a precursor to Data Summit 2021. For more information on Data Summit as it becomes available, visit To learn more about NSPARC, visit

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Mississippi State University’s National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (NSPARC) overcomes workforce, education, and economic development policy challenges through research-based data and technology solutions. A nationally recognized research center, NSPARC innovates in areas such as data analytics, predictive analytics, machine learning, data governance, and cybersecurity to improve the human condition. To learn more about NSPARC, visit

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 11:28 am