International Love Data Week

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Love Data Week 2024

Love Data Week 2025

February 10-14, 2025 
#LoveData25



 

 

Save the Date

Love Data Week 2025 save the date

The 2025 theme is “Whose Data Is It, Anyway?” Take a minute to think about who owns data compared to who uses data. Different groups - like researchers, the government, companies, or organizations - may collect data. They could own it, share it, publish it online, or combine it. This year's Love Data Week wants us to ask 'Whose Data is it Anyway?' This helps us remember to think about where the data came from before using it. Use this theme to have fun with your audience using data games or game shows. You could also use it to help people learn more about data literacy. Or you could talk about being responsible when dealing with important issues involving data. We've created a ready-to-use social media post. Simply download (or right-click) the square image and use it along with the text below to share this year's event with your community on any social media platform.

Save the date! Love Data Week is February 10-14, 2025. Sign up for email updates at https://myumi.ch/ICPSRLoveDataWeekIntl. #LoveData25 

Events and activities

The 2025 events are being planned and will be posted closer to the start of Love Data Week. Want to see what events were held last year? View all 2024 Love Data Week events and activities that happened locally and virtually around the world. 

Ideas for Activities

  • Data citation 
  • Fact-checking and accounting for misuse of data 
  • Finding data sources 
  • Transparency of AI 
  • Data governance and management 
  • Data sovereignty, such as Indigenous data 
  • Pros/cons of sharing data 
  • Copyright and other intellectual property associated with data

Looking for a listing of ICPSR-specific Love Data Week events or the popular "Adopt-a-Dataset" activity? Visit the  Love Data Week with ICPSR page.

Submit an event listing

Are you hosting an event or activity for Love Data Week 2025?  Look for the link in early 2025 to submit your information to be included in the official Love Data Week events and activities list. Questions? Contact LoveDataWeek@umich.edu. 

Sign Up for Love Data Week Updates

Do you love data as much as we do? You can stay up-to-date easily. Sign up for Love Data Week updates via email using the button below. Follow Love Data Week on Twitter and Instagram all year long! Tag us in your posts (@LoveDataWeek) and continue the #LoveData24 conversation anytime.

Sign up for updates

 

Resources

Our shareable toolkit offers activity ideas, ready-to-use templates, copy-and-paste text, and more. Download social media images, Zoom backgrounds, activity ideas, and more to promote your Love Data Week events and activities. All resources are free and can be used in newsletters, virtual meetings, printed flyers, and any Love Data Week-related initiatives. 

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Open Program Brainstorming Sessions

Do you want to be a part of the brainstorming for this year's happenings? All of our open meeting dates and times are listed below. Click on the link(s) to register for one or more of the sessions.

 

History of Love Data Week

Love Data Week was established in 2016 as Love Your Data week. Originally created in the USA and coordinated by Heather Coates, it quickly grew to an international event in which a wide range of institutions, organizations, scholars, students, and other data lovers could celebrate their data. Read more ...

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Love Data Week? Love Data Week is an international celebration of data, taking place every year during the week of Valentine's day. Universities, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, corporations and individuals are encouraged to host and participate in data-related events and activities. 
  • Who can participate in Love Data Week? Love Data Week is an international, public activity. Each year individual organizations host their own events and activities. The Love Data Week committee maintains a list of all events and activities. 
  • Is Love Data Week a conference? Love Data Week is not a conference. It is a variety of events and activities hosted online, or in person locally around the world. Participants are encouraged to explore the variety of offerings found in the full listing of events and activities and to register for each individually.
  • How can I get involved? Submit your events and activities through the form found on this page. At the end of Love Data Week, a call for new committee members is sent via email. Please sign up for  Love Data Week updates via email

Past Information (for reference only)

2024 Information

2024 Key details

The 2024 theme is "My Kind of Data." Data is personal. Join International Love Data Week February 12-16, 2024, to learn about data equity and inclusion, disciplinary communities, and creating a kinder world through data.

Share with your community!

We've created a ready-to-use social media post. Simply download (or right-click) the square image and use it along with the text below to share this year's event with your community on any social media platform.

Save the date! Love Data Week is February 12-16, 2024. Sign up for email updates at https://myumi.ch/ICPSRLoveDataWeekIntl. #LoveData24 

Events and activities

View all Love Data Week events and activities happening locally and virtually around the world.

Looking for a listing of ICPSR-specific Love Data Week events or the popular "Adopt-a-Dataset" activity? Visit the  Love Data Week with ICPSR page.

Submit an event listing

Are you hosting an event or activity for Love Data Week 2024?  Submit your information to be included in the official Love Data Week events and activities list. Questions? Contact LoveDataWeek@umich.edu .

View All Events    Submit an Event

Sign Up for Love Data Week Updates

Do you love data as much as we do? You can stay up-to-date easily. Sign up for Love Data Week updates via email using the button below. Follow Love Data Week on Twitter and Instagram all year long! Tag us in your posts (@LoveDataWeek) and continue the #LoveData24 conversation anytime.

Sign up for updates

 

Resources

Our shareable toolkit offers activity ideas, ready-to-use templates, copy-and-paste text, and more. Download social media images, Zoom backgrounds, activity ideas, and more to promote your Love Data Week events and activities. All resources are free and can be used in newsletters, virtual meetings, printed flyers, and any Love Data Week-related initiatives. 

View All Resources

 

Open Program Brainstorming Sessions

Do you want to be a part of brainstorming for this year's happenings or the debrief afterward? All of our open meeting dates and times are listed below. Register now for one or all of the sessions.

2023 Information

2023 Key details

Love Data Week takes place February 13 - 17, 2023. The hastag is #LoveData23 (across all platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Mastadon, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, LinkedIn etc).

Theme

The theme this year is Data: Agent of Change. Love Data Week is about inspiring your community to use data to bring about changes that matter. Policy change, environmental change, social change... we can move mountains with the right data guiding our decisions. This year, we are focused on helping new and seasoned data users find data training and other resources that can help move the needle on the issues they care about.

Events and Activities

Find events and activities happening locally and virtually around the world:  Love Data Week 2023 events and activities

Love Data Week 2023 Events

Submit an event or activity

Are you hosting an event or activity for Love Data Week 2023? Submit your information to be included in the official Love Data Week events and activities list (coming soon).

Submit an Event

 

Spread the word

Add this image and text to your social media, events calendars, newsletters and more!

Happy Love Data Week! Find events and activities, sign up for email announcements and more: https://myumi.ch/ICPSRlovedata23 #LoveData23

 

Love Data Week 2023 social media image

 

Additional shareable resources, such as Zoom backgrounds and print-your-own stickers, are available in the Love Data Week 2023 Toolkit

Shareable Resources

 

Are you a Love Data Week organizer?

If you're organizing Love Data Week events and activities at your home institution, please make sure to sign up for the Love Data Week email list to be notified of important dates for 2023.

Are you organizing events and activities? Join us for an Open Debrief Session:

 

Questions?

Send an email to LoveDataWeek@umich.edu.

International Committee Members

Kelsey Badger, Ohio State University 
Patti Condon, University of New Hampshire 
Nicole Daly, Villanova University  
Jacquelyn Deppe, Seton Hall 
César García, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya 
Lynette Hoelter, ICPSR 
Jane Lee, IPUMS Center for Data Integration, University of Minnesota 
Katie Pierce-Farrier, University of North Texas Health Science Center 
Nathaniel Porter, Virginia Tech 
Mary Rausch, West Texas A&M University 
Ashley Rockwell, Georgia State University  
Annalee Shelton, ICPSR 
Jenna Tyson, ICPSR

2022 Information

2022 Key details

Love Data Week takes place February 13-17, 2023. The hastag is #LoveData22 (across all platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Mastadon, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, LinkedIn etc).

Theme

The theme this year is Data is for everyone.  Data is for everyone! Wait ... data are for everyone? Either way, Love Data Week 2022 is about how different folks use data. If you haven't participated before, Love Data Week is the international celebration of data. This year we're focused on the people side of data. What does data look like in different disciplines? How about biases in data... who is "in" the data and who is invisible? We're looking forward to hearing about your events and activities answering these and other important questions.

Events and Activities

Find all the Love Data Week events and activities here:  Love Data Week 2022 events and activities

Spread the word

Forward this email, or copy/paste this text and image to social media:

Join us for Love Data Week 2022! “Data is for everyone” starts February 14. Learn more at https://myumi.ch/ICPSRldw2022events. #LoveData22

Love Data Week 2022 social media image

Additional shareable resources, such as Zoom backgrounds and print-your-own stickers, are available in the Love Data Week 2022 Toolkit

Shareable Resources

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Ideas for events

Not sure what to do this year? Use these topic ideas to create your own event or activity:

  • Lifecycle of data (research data etc.)
  • Case studies of data use
  • Walkthroughs of data-related tools and services
  • Research data management
  • How different audiences might have different data needs/experiences
  • How to reach people in disciplines that don’t typically use data
  • Asynchronous opportunities to learn using data
  • How to outreach to students, researchers, clients and others about using data-related services
  • Best Practices
  • Data in unexpected places
  • Data literacy
  • “Data are for lovers”
  • “Data for the people”
  • Inclusivity in data

Questions?

Send an email to LoveDataWeek@umich.edu.

International Committee Members

Patti Condon, University of New Hampshire 
Kelsey Cheshire, Virginia Commonwealth University 
Lynette Hoelter, ICPSR 
Dory Knight-Ingram, ICPSR 
Mary Rausch, West Texas A&M University 
Violeta J. Rodriguez, University of Georgia, University of Miami 
Annalee Shelton, ICPSR 

Pre-2022 Information

Looking for information from Love Data Week before 2022? Find events and additional information archived here