The Maryland Data Science Conference is a one-day event on January 14th 9am-6pm, held at the UMBC campus. It brings together a number of local companies and technologists doing interesting things with machine learning, natural language, processing, and other aspects of data science.
The event includes a variety of talks and a couple of opportunities to network with attendees. http://conf.minerkasch.com
MTC Members can attend for free if they have interest by contacting Adam Nepp at email@example.com.