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Q. What COVID-19 protocols will be implemented at December's DGIQ?

A. In reviewing the current COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC, and the specific requirements in place in Washington, D.C., we have made the decision to remove the requirement for proof of vaccination or negative testing in order to attend December's DGIQ. 

DATAVERSITY still recommends that all attendees take measures to manage their own health risks and protect themselves by wearing face coverings (masks) indoors, and being vaccinated with the latest available boosters at least two weeks prior to attending the conference.

While we’re no longer requiring proof of vaccination or testing, we will provide the following to help make this a safer event for everyone:

  • A list of local testing sites will be provided for anyone hoping to get a PCR test before, during, or after the event.
  • If attendees experience any COVID-19 symptoms while on site, they must notify staff immediately and may be asked to test and isolate.
  • Face coverings and hand sanitizers will be readily available.
  • Signage will be posted reminding individuals to be mindful of other individuals' personal space. Buttons will be available to indicate your preference for personal space.

For more details, please see our COVID-19 Updates page. 

Q. What if COVID-19 requirements change in Washington, D.C.?

A. If conditions around COVID-19 change such that stricter protocols are required by any health authority with jurisdiction in Washington D.C., then we will notify attendees immediately. 

Please ensure you have taken the time to read all of the latest Government, Public Health, travel, and testing guidance. You can find these at

Q. What is DGIQ?

A. The Data Governance & Information Quality Conference (DGIQ) is the world’s largest event dedicated entirely to Data Governance and Information Quality. Whether you are a newcomer or an experienced data professional, DGIQ offers practical case studies, advice from experts, and in-depth how-to tutorials.

Q. What makes DGIQ so special?

A. DGIQ is not just a regular business conference – it’s an ongoing community and network of Data Governance and Information Quality professionals. As with all DATAVERSITY conferences, the educational program emphasizes peer-to-peer learning through the sharing of case studies and practical experience. 

Q. Who attends DGIQ? 

A. Good question! In terms of industries, every major sector of the economy is represented, though the largest industry groups are usually financial services, insurance, health care, online commerce, and government. The range of job titles and functions is also very diverse, including chief data officers, VP and director-level IT executives, data architects, analysts, auditors, and consultants. And increasingly, this DGIQ event attracts managers from “the business side,” who now make up almost 50% of the audience.

Q. How is December's DGIQ different from DGIQ in San Diego? 

A. DGIQ in June has long been the largest and most comprehensive event dedicated to Data Governance and Information Quality, and we expect this to continue. December's DGIQ will likely be slightly smaller (although with COVID, it is more difficult to predict) and will have a few more sessions relevant to Federal government and financial industry attendees, simply because of proximity to those attendee groups, but otherwise, the two events are very similar in structure and focus.

Q. How do I get to speak at the conference?

A. Most of the sessions are selected through a Call for Presentations (CFP) process. This process is now closed for 2022, but if you would like to apply to speak in the future, please add your name to our CFP list by emailing .

Additionally, some sessions such as keynotes and panels are developed through specific invitations to the speakers. There are also some vendor speaking sessions that are identified on the program agenda as “sponsored.”

Q. What if my question wasn't answered above?

A. For registration questions, email For all other queries, email

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