Tableau Kicks Off 11th Annual Global Customer Conference with more than 17,000 Customers and Partners

Tableau Conference brings together community of data enthusiasts from 50 states and 19 countries to celebrate data, take in 350+ sessions, 600+ hours of learning, and reunite with colleagues, mentors, and friends

Publish Date: October 22, 2018 - 6:00am

New Orleans, LA. - October 22, 2018 - Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), the leading analytics platform, is bringing together a global network of customers, partners, and data enthusiasts for its 11th annual conference, held for the first time in New Orleans. More than 17,000 data professionals from organizations of all sizes, from small non-profits and startups, to government agencies and established global enterprise organizations, will mark the company's largest conference to date as they converge to learn first-hand about Tableau’s innovative product roadmap, share best practices, and collaborate to solve some of the most exciting and challenging data-centric problems facing their organizations. Data enthusiasts across the globe can enjoy a full digital experience with livestream content throughout each day, including keynote presentations and customer interviews. Tableau invites everyone to participate in its conference via live-streaming by signing up at In addition to live-streaming, people can follow the conference proceedings by following the Twitter hashtag #TC18.

TC18 will feature keynote presentations throughout the week, including one from Tableau CEO, Adam Selipsky, the popular Devs on Stage product demonstration, as well as bestselling author and Wharton school professor, Adam Grant. More than 130 Tableau customers, including Chick-fil-A, ExxonMobil, JLL, and Expedia, will be leading sessions around Tableau best practices, collaborating on ideas, and making the most of their Tableau success. All in all, attendees will have access to more than 600 hours of valuable learning from hands-on training, case studies, and meet ups.

“2018 has been a landmark year for Tableau and our customers. We’ve been buoyed by the incredible enthusiasm that the Tableau Community has shown in their adoption of the latest analytics innovations, including Hyper - our new database engine - and Tableau Prep, our new data preparation product,” said Elissa Fink, Chief Marketing Officer at Tableau. “As we join the rest of our community for the 11th year of the conference, we continue to be inspired by the incredible results that our customers are realizing with the Tableau platform. We can’t wait to feel their energy in the Big Easy!”

Attendees will also be able to enjoy multiple diversity and inclusion events including the ever-popular Data + Women meet up. Along with numerous networking opportunities, attendees will be able to seek one-on-one advice via “Tableau Doctor” appointments with product experts, attend the Partner Summit to learn about new product integrations, or take in one of the dozens of bootcamps and group training opportunities hosted by Tableau’s own experts. Throughout the week, attendees are encouraged to kick back and relax in Data Village, the heart of Tableau Conference, and a place to make new connections and discover powerful solutions. There’s something for everyone in the Data Village: over 100 of exhibitors and partners, Tableau Labs demo stations, and authentic New Orleans cuisine. Wednesday afternoon, fan favorite Iron Viz will be in full force as Corey Jones, Ludovic Tavernier of VALOWAY, and Timothy Vermeiren of Biztory battle it out in the ultimate global showcase of Tableau skills. Live on stage, they’ll build compelling data stories with four million rows of data featuring three years of historical weather conditions for cities worldwide.

“The number one reason I’m excited for Tableau Conference 2018 is to see my data family – I have made some of the most amazing friends in the Tableau community, and even though you may see each other in person only once a year, it feels like you just spoke with them yesterday,” said Curtis Harris, Head of Analytics Engineering at Pluralsight. “I feel lucky that I get to go every year and see all of you, meet new friends, see new faces and make new connections. Each year, Tableau Conference provides me with new inspirations to come back to my job and do my best work.”

Additionally, more than 100 Tableau Foundation partners, including Splash, Equal Opportunity Schools, Community Solutions, and PATH will be on hand to learn from each other and share best practices for using data to make a meaningful difference in the world. Their day-long workshop will feature case studies, interactive sessions, and a chance to learn from some of the world’s leading data changemakers to help solve problems from clean water and sanitation issues to homelessness and equal opportunity for high school students across America.

New for 2018, students from New Orleans-area universities have been invited to attend an exclusive Data Skills Panel, where they will hear from Tableau representatives, recent graduates in the data science field, and LinkedIn about the importance of data skills in higher education. Tableau customers and recruiters will be on hand to answer questions about how students can boost their hireability through data skills. For more information and to register for the exclusive event, visit online at

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