Analytics Summit 2023

Get above the curve.

Recognizing the importance of analytics, the Walker College of Business has prepared students to become successful professionals, data scientists and marketing analytics researchers in business by implementing analytics disciplines throughout its programs. 

The inaugural Analytics Summit, held Friday, April 28, 2023 brought together speakers across a wide range of industries who depend on analytics for success.

Approximately 150 attendees from business, industry and academics attended. Funds raised will be used to provide scholarships to App State analytics students with financial need. 


Registration is closed

Event Fees

Non-App State Participants

Early Registration (by April 16, 2023): $75
Registration (after April 16, 2023): $90 

App State Faculty, Staff or Students

$50.  This rate applies to faculty staff or students from App State or any academic institution.
There are limited student sponsorships available. Please email for details. Students: please include your full name and program of study.

Please consider sponsoring a student with a gift of $50 (per student) or more.  Click on the Give Page, and choose the "View Additional Funds (by College/Area), or 'Other' or Multiple Designations" tab and scroll down to the Walker College of Business heading (all other schools are listed as well and it will require a bit of scrolling to get to WCOB options).  When you are there click the box next to Master of Applied Data Analytics Fund and please follow the directions from there.  

Your donation covers the cost of attendance, breakfast, lunch, a networking social, and access to all sessions.  We are hoping to have as many students participate that would like to attend.  Thank you!  

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Dr. David Shows, Thank you for your support of our students, faculty and the Walker College of Business.  

Event Schedule 2023

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

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In-kind Sponsors: 

Speaker Bios

The Venue

The Analytics Summit will be held in the Blue Ridge Ballroom (Room 201AB)  in the Plemmons Student Union, located in the center of Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Plemmons Student Union

Our Focus

The Analytics Summit is managed by the Walker College's Office of Professional Education, which is dedicated to promotion of certifications and knowledge to non-traditional students across Western North Carolina.

Our goal for the summit is to help build the leading analytics educational program in the Southeast across all disciplines. As such, all proceeds from the Analytics Summit event go toward funding scholarships for analytics students with financial need.

Accommodations, Lodging, and Attractions

Appalachian State University has secured the following hotels with fixed prices for the Analytics Summit.  When registering, please mention the Analytics Summit to obtain the discount.  There are a fixed number of rooms with the discount so register soon!  Deadline is 3 days before the Summit.

Courtyard by Marriott

1050 NC-105

Boone, NC 28607

(828) 265-7676

Rate:  King Side Rooms only - $115/Thursday, $145/Friday

24-Hour Cancellation Policy

Book your group rate for Analytics Summit

courtyard Marriott


Fairfield Inn and Suites

2060 Blowing Rock Rd

Boone, NC 28607


Rate:  $188/Per Night

24 Hour Cancellation Policy