Data Stories 2020 Data Visualization Exhibition Opening

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

7th Edition
Data Stories 2020 Exhibition & Meetup

The Official Opening will take place on February 4, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Annual Meetup at 5:30 p.m.


Data Stories is an exhibition of research results visualizations comprising diverse topics, ranging from social, historical and political, to environmental, artistic and scientific themes. Projects from the private, public and academic sectors are welcome. A picture is still worth a thousand words, and our aim is to bring together new insights and approaches on how to best communicate research output in a visual way. We hope to foster and encourage collaboration in the academic environment and communication between student talents and future employers. The exhibition generates an open dialogue on substantive scientific knowledge and technological interests and skills.

We invite you to submit print visualizations.

Participating in Data Stories is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your most important findings, reveal a novel perspective on an old problem, connect dots that haven't been connected before, or simply to learn something new about data visualization. The organizing team is well embedded in the wider community of academic and industry research and data visualization groups. Budapest Data Visualization Meetup, the local community started around the exhibition, gives us access to a wide variety of talks, workshops, and conferences with students and professionals who work on similar research interests.

We encourage both single-authored contributions as well as interdisciplinary collaborations within and across academia and the private sector.


You can contribute one or more visualizations, single-authored or in collaboration within or outside your institution or organization. Depending on how many submissions we receive this year, we will display one or more visualizations per participant. In case there is no space for more than one visualization per participant, the author(s) must indicate which is their preferred single visualization for print display, while the rest will be displayed on our online platform.

  • You can submit any data visualization, with no rules on the content, structure, or size of the data displayed.
  • The visualization has to be an A1 size poster (841 x 594 mm) in ready-to-print PDF format, and has to include:
    • Author(s) name(s)
    • Institutional affiliation(s)
    • Title of the visualization
    • Graphic legend
  • 250-word description of the visualization with:
    • Data source
    • Brief description
    • A clear message of what the visualization reveals

Submit your visualizations via email to

Due to GDPR regulations and copyright laws, we need your explicit consent to show the visualizations. Please type in your data, print, sign and send us 2 hard copies of one of the following forms (whichever is applicable) via mail.

License Agreement Single Author
License Agreement Multiple Authors


Department of Network and Data Science
Central European University
1051 Budapest
Nádor u. 9.

How the visualizations will be used:

  1. In the exhibition space, as A1 size posters. The exhibition is open to the general public free of charge for 2-3 weeks. After this, we are happy to gift these posters to the authors if they come and pick them up from us. If uncollected, we will keep them in our offices, sometimes displayed on the walls.
  2. We upload the PDFs to the website dedicated to the exhibition. These remain here forever as an archive of past visualizations.
  3. We use the visualizations on our social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, and our own website) to advertize the event, always displaying the names of the authors as well.


License Agreement Single Author
License Agreement Multiple Authors