CDOIQ Symposium Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Should I attend this symposium? What's in it for me?

Whether you currently hold the role of Chief Data Officer (CDO), aspire to become one, serve as a Chief Data and Analytics Officer (CDAO), or hold a leadership position in the realm of data within your organization, this Symposium is for you. Gain valuable insights from experienced CDOs, distinguished industry professionals, and thought leaders as they share and exchange cutting-edge content and engage in insightful discussions. Moreover, the networking opportunities provided are unparalleled, offering a unique chance to connect with peers and expand your professional circle in ways unlike any other event.

When and where is the symposium? Does it fit with my schedule?

The 2024 CDOIQ Symposium will be hosted on July 16-18, 2024, at the Hyatt regency Hotel in Cambridge, MA, USA.

Who is speaking at the symposium? Are they thought-leaders I'm familiar with?

You can view our agenda here and list of speakers here. It is likely that you are familiar with many of the speakers.

Who are the organizers and sponsors of the symposium? Are they industry leaders?

Dr. Richard Wang, the visionary founder and director of the Symposium, has been at the helm since its inception over 18 years ago. With unwavering dedication, he guides the CDOIQ team through meticulous planning and design processes, shaping the Symposium into the educational powerhouse that it has become today. His leadership is instrumental in maintaining the event’s high standards and ensuring its continued success. You can view his profile, as well as the members of the organizing team here. To view our list of valued sponsors, click here.

How so I become a part of this community?

Attend the Symposium, either on-site or virtually, and you will automatically become a part of our community! We also send out periodic newsletters and host various certification programs throughout the year. Click here to sign up for our newsletter and keep up to date with CDOIQ events and activities.

What if I have more questions?

Please email [email protected] with any additional questions or concerns you might have.


How do I register?

You can register using this link:

How much does it cost?

On-site admission is $1,600 and virtual admission is $800.

Do you offer any discounts?

We do not offer discounts, besides an early bird special (which has been closed for 2024). That said, we believe that the value and experience provided by the Symposium are well worth the investment.

What if I have to cancel my registration? Do you offer refunds?

If you must cancel your registration, our preferred method is to defer your registration to the following year. We can process a refund, however, due to the Symposium absorbing all processing fees, we will need you to cover those fees to avoid a loss on our end (5.5%).

Can I register on-site?

No, registration will close several weeks prior to the Symposium. This is to accurately gauge the number of attendees for catering, nametags, conference bags, etc. We might be able to accommodate late registrations in special circumstances, however, please register prior to the event if you can.

What event platform do you use? How do I gain access to it?

We use Whova as our event platform. This is where you can connect with fellow attendees, view the agenda/speakers, and engage with our sponsors. Additionally, all sessions will be livestreamed on the Whova platform, and all session recordings will be stored there for 3 months post-Symposium, giving you ample time to watch sessions you might’ve missed or review those you enjoyed.

You gain access to the platform upon registering for the Symposium. You will be prompted to create an account (please use the same email address as you registered with). If you already have a Whova account, the 18th Annual CDOIQ Symposium should automatically pop up on your account (assuming it’s associated with the same email you registered with).

If you run into any technical issues, please email [email protected].


Where will this event be taking place?

At the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA  02139

Is there parking on site?

Yes, Hyatt Hotel has a parking garage on site. Parking for overnight guests is $42 per night. If you are just visiting for the day, we can provide you with a $15 parking voucher that can be retrieved at the registration desk.

Is there an accessibility entrance?

Yes, Hyatt’s main entrance and hotel is accessible. Additionally, all Symposium sessions, sponsor exhibit hall and catering will be accessible on the ground floor.

Is there somewhere I can store my bags/luggage during the Symposium?

Yes, we can keep your bags/luggage behind the registration desk during the day. On the last day of the symposium (July 18), Hyatt Hotel will arrange to check in your luggage in the lobby area (secured and guarded), so you can go ahead and check out of your room before the end of the Symposium and avoid late check-out fees.

If you would like to request a late check-out, please email [email protected], and we will forward your inquiry to the Hyatt hotel.

What food will you be serving? Do you accommodate special dietary requirements?

We will serve continental breakfast and lunch, as well as a morning and afternoon snack/coffee breaks. Vegetarian options will be provided. Once we have finalized the menu, we will be sure to update this section.


Where can I book my hotel room?

We encourage you to book your stay with Hyatt Hotel (Symposium venue). We have secured a room block with preferred room rates – feel free to book your stay using this link:

Note: Our block of rooms will run out quickly; secure your room ASAP to avoid paying double/triple the amount closer to July.


Should I sponsor this event? What’s in it for my company?

Sponsoring the CDOIQ Symposium offers a multifaceted opportunity for your company to enhance its visibility, connect with industry leaders, showcase expertise, access talent, and stay abreast of industry trends. It is a strategic investment that can yield long-term benefits for your brand and business objectives.

How do I schedule a sponsorship briefing with the CDOIQ team?

Fill out this form to get more information on sponsorship opportunities:


2025 Call for Presentations (CFP)

The 2024 Call for Presentations (CFP) is now closed, and the agenda has been finalized. We welcome you to submit your proposal to speak for the 2025 CDOIQ Symposium, which will open this coming fall (September 2024).

If you have any further questions or concerns, please email [email protected]. Thank you!