Feryal Ozel helped capture the first image of a black hole ever taken by humans. The organization's 2020 conference will take place June 3-5, 2020.

The 2020 Women in Analytics Conference will bring Feryal Ozel, a pioneering University of Arizona professor of astronomy and astrophysics, to Columbus next June. Özel was a member of the team that captured the first-ever image of a black hole in April.

Jenny Bryan, a software engineer, data scientist and adjunct stats professor at the University of British Columbia, is the other keynote speaker named so far.

This will be the fourth annual Women in Analytics Conference. It’s grown from one room at Ohio State University to more than 450 attendees and a day-and-a-half-long event last year; 1,200 attendees are expected next year. Next year’s events will again feature the popular “data viz competition” and artificial intelligence product showcase. They will be held June 3-5, 2020, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Cynthia Bent Findlay is a freelance writer for Columbus CEO.