Tableau Ambassador nominations and applications are open

The data community is the heart and soul of Tableau—led by the Tableau Ambassadors. Learn what it means to be an ambassador and how to nominate or apply.

Nominations and applications for the 2024 Tableau Ambassador Program are now open. We’ve curated all you need to know about the program, including what ambassadors do, what’s new this year, and how to nominate or apply. Ready to submit a name? Then here’s the link to get started. Otherwise, read on.

What do Tableau Ambassadors do?

Tableau Ambassadors are leaders in our community and data champions who want to bring analytics to everyone. You can find them answering questions in our forums, publishing content on social platforms, leading or speaking at user groups, teaching others how to use Tableau APIs, and sharing data visualization best practices.

Ambassadors try out new things and push us to get better. This year’s cohort helped beta-test new AI products, write on topics ranging from learning Tableau Prep to curated visualization lists, and launch a community mentorship program Career Pathmakers. At TC24, they presented at some of the most well-attended sessions, hosted networking meetups, volunteered at community booths, and led community projects. Their willingness to volunteer and explore new ideas helps the community thrive.

Tableau Ambassadors also advocate for under-represented voices within our community. This year the Ambassadors helped source names for the Tableau Community Highlight, an award that recognizes the thousands of people who give back to the DataFam outside of our Visionaries and Ambassadors. They also helped identify Tableau Public Featured Authors and select our “Viz of the Day.” Ambassadors are allies and advocates who amplify the voices of others, mentor newcomers to data, and help us uphold the Tableau Community Code of Conduct

How do I apply or nominate someone to be an Ambassador?

Everyone, both returning Ambassadors and those who want to join for the first time, should apply to become an Ambassador in 2024. We know it’s a lot of work to share your application every year, but we ask that you do so because hearing directly about your contributions helps us evaluate every candidate fairly. The deadline for application and nominations is July 11, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

Nominees who don’t apply will be notified of their candidacy and given a week to submit their own information. We do not require you to apply, but our strong recommendation is that you don’t rely on other community members to nominate you—you are your best advocate. 

The application form asks you for your:

  • Social account links like XTwitter, LinkedIn, Forums, and Tableau Public (all optional)
  • A summary of how you have been active in the community over the past year (required)
  • An explanation of why you want to be a Tableau Ambassador (required)
  • Any links you think will be helpful for us when we review your submission (optional)
  • For Academic Ambassadors: There are additional fields about your activities on campus.

For the nomination form, almost all of the above fields are optional. We only require a link to one of your nominee’s online accounts so that we can contact them if they didn’t apply!

What are the different Tableau Ambassador branches?

Tableau Ambassadors embody the spirit of the Tableau Community. They teach, share, lead, innovate, and inspire. Once selected, ambassadors are invited to serve a one-year term in one of seven branches:

Social Ambassadors are inclusive leaders who create and share engaging content in social, digital, and in-person experiences. They go above and beyond to drive thought-provoking conversations about data, champion others, welcome people to the community, support community members, and amplify key messages across all social channels.

Tableau User Group Leader Ambassadors are dedicated to helping user group leaders worldwide and educating our user group community. Our ambassadors provide content to set up our community for success while leading their own local, virtual, or industry user group. They share best practices and tips and tricks or mentor new leaders. They’re also given opportunities to provide feedback on new product releases and speak at events for the global user group community.

Tableau Forum Ambassadors are the stewards of the forums. They maintain a healthy and engaging community forum by assisting users with quality responses, flagging inappropriate content for moderation or removal, and approving new user content.

Tableau Public Ambassadors showcase the creative power of Tableau. They drive a feedback loop and healthy space for connection, welcome newcomers, and model engagement. They are given opportunities to collaborate with the Tableau Public Dev team and contribute to community programs like Viz Of The Day, and Tableau Public Featured Authors. 

Academic Ambassadors are Tableau champions in higher education who empower and inspire others to acquire fundamental skills to improve their employability. Students support Tableau Academic Programs by hosting Tableau and data skills workshops, participating in the Tableau community, being a Tableau liaison on campus, and promoting campaigns on social media to draw in and prepare students for success. Educators support by teaching Tableau and data skills in the classroom, participating in the community, advising on Tableau Academic Programs and resources, and advocating for expanding Tableau on campus.

DataDev Ambassadors explore all the capabilities and possible extensions of Tableau by using Developer Tools and APIs. They share their work and findings with the Tableau Developer Team, other DataDevs, and the larger Tableau Community. They also participate in product evaluation and create content to introduce Tableau Developer tools to the community.

CRM Analytics Ambassadors are power users of the native analytics and AI solution for Salesforce. They love to share their expertise in this specialized platform and provide a bridge between the Salesforce Trailblazer community and the Tableau Community.

The fine print

Please only nominate someone or apply to one specific group. When evaluating applications to become an ambassador, we do not consider internal contributions made within one’s own company. We do not select Tableau Ambassadors based on the number of nominations received. While we do read and track all submissions, we also use internal metrics, employee recommendations, and the needs of our global community to determine the new group.

Nominations will be open from June 4, 2024, through July 11, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Following the nomination and application period, the Tableau team will notify all candidates and review all submissions, and ask those nominated to provide optional additional information. Nominees who didn’t apply are given the opportunity to opt out of consideration at that time. This process may take up to three weeks.

Personal invitations to join will be shared and must be accepted before the public announcement. All ambassadors are required to sign an NDA with Tableau. Due to the volume of applicants and to maintain the privacy of the candidates and reviewers, we do not disclose the reasoning about why individual candidates were or weren’t offered an invitation to the program.

The 2024 Tableau Ambassadors will be announced in early September 2024.

Application / Nomination Form