Data Storytelling Summer University 2023

Welcome to the Data Storytelling Summer University, a four-day event designed to bring together professionals from industry and academia to explore the latest trends, techniques, and best practices in data storytelling. Our goal is to showcase case studies and best practices from leading organizations and experts in the field and provide theoretical and practical training on how to effectively communicate insights through data.

At the Data Storytelling Summer University, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from top researchers and practitioners, engage in interactive sessions and workshops, and connect with peers and colleagues from around the world. Through keynote talks, lectures, discussions, and hands-on training, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to craft compelling narratives with data, and how to use data storytelling to drive better decision-making and outcomes.

Whether you’re a data scientist, researcher, marketer, executive, or anyone else interested in the power of data storytelling, the Data Storytelling Summer University is the place to be this summer. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will leave you with new skills, new insights, and new connections. We can’t wait to see you there!

Course fee / Application

EARLY BIRD - full price

500 EUR + VAT

EARLY BIRD - with student card

300 EUR + VAT

Virtual Ticket

150 EUR + VAT

EARLY BIRD deadline 2023-06-10
Start date 2023-08-07

What will you learn?


At the Data Storytelling Summer University, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from some of the top experts in the field and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and techniques in data storytelling. Here are just a few of the things you’ll learn:


  • How to identify and frame a compelling data story: Learn how to use data to tell a compelling story, and how to frame your insights in a way that resonates with your audience.
  • Best practices for visualizing data: Discover how to design effective visualizations that highlight key insights and communicate complex information in a clear and engaging way.
  • How to communicate data to non-technical audiences: Learn how to effectively communicate data insights to non-technical stakeholders and decision-makers, and how to tailor your messaging to different audiences.
  • Case studies and examples from industry and academia: Hear from leading experts and organizations about their experiences with data storytelling, and gain practical insights into how to apply these techniques in your own work.


In addition to these topics, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities, engage in interactive sessions, and connect with peers and colleagues from around the world. Whether you’re a student or professional, the Data Storytelling Summer University is the perfect place to learn, grow, and connect with the data storytelling community.

This course is for you if you are

  • professional or student interested in enhancing your data storytelling skills.
  • working in a field where effective communication of data is important, such as data analysis, marketing, journalism, or other related fields.
  • seeking to learn from experts in the field and gain hands-on experience.
  • interested in connecting with a diverse community of professionals and students.

This course is not for you if you are

  • seeking deep technical training in data analysis or programming.


The Data Storytelling Summer University is a hybrid event that offers both on-site and virtual participation options, so you can choose the format that works best for you. 


For those attending on-site, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the Data Storytelling Workshop, a hands-on training experience led by top experts in the field. You’ll also have access to lectures and talks from our lineup of distinguished speakers, as well as the chance to engage in Q&A sessions with them. And of course, there will be social activities throughout the event to help you connect with other professionals and students in the field. 


If you choose to participate virtually, you’ll still have access to all the lectures and talks, as well as the opportunity to engage in Q&A sessions with our speakers. This is a great option for those who are unable to travel to the on-site event or who prefer the flexibility of attending from anywhere with an internet connection. 

Whether you attend on-site or virtually, you’ll have the chance to learn from experts in the field and connect with a diverse community of professionals and students. 

Schedule and location

The summer university will be 4 days:

  • Day 1: Talks & Case Studies from industry and academia
  • Day 2: Data Storytelling Workshop
  • Day 3: Data Storytelling Workshop
  • Day 4: Project Presentations & Talks / Dataviz meetup with local practitioners

Location: MOME CAMPUS (Budapest, 1121 Zugligeti street 9-25.)



  • Damla Çay

    Data Visualization Researcher

    Damla is a design researcher with an interest in understanding human experiences related to data and designing meaningful human-data interactions. She received her PhD from Koç University, where she adapted, extended and enriched existing data visualization design and evaluation methods. She is currently working at MOME Innovation Center as a researcher.

  • Evelina Judeikytė

    Data Storyteller and Designer

    Evelina is an independent data storytelling and design specialist based in Paris. She is an information designer with almost a decade of experience in data and communication. She has worked at both large companies, smaller startups and organised TEDx events. She runs Parabole Data Studio.

  • Attila Bátorfy

    Data Visualization Expert

    Attila is a data visualisation expert and media scholar based in Budapest. As the head of ATLO he tells data based visual stories. Attila also researches and teaches dataviz, data journalism and media theory at the Media Department of ELTE University.

  • Anne-Marie Dufour

    course leader, front-end developer

    Anne-Marie is an independent front-end developer specializing in data visualization. She has a computational fluid dynamics and mechanical engineering background and loves breaking down complex subjects into digestible and applicable bits.

  • Krisztián Szabó

    Data Journalist

    Krisztián is a data journalist from Hungary. Currently working at Átlátszó and ATLO, best at creating maps and visualizing various topics.

  • Mihály Minkó

    data visualization expert

    Mihály is a data visualization expert with passion for every form of visualization, be it digital or physical. He studied philosophy at the University of Szeged and currently works at MOME Innovation Center as a researcher. He has been teaching data visualization in MOME Open for several years now.

  • Melinda Sipos

    Data Visualization Expert

    Melinda works on physical data visualizations, pursues her related doctoral studies at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts (MOME) and holds tinkering workshops for children.