Enterprise Data World is undergoing another change!

On July 20, 2020, DATAVERSITY and DAMA International announced new changes to the EDW Chicago program
and closed registration. All existing registration pass holders were notified of these changes on July 20, 2020,
in an email from CEO Tony Shaw. Select Learn More for additional details. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

NOTICE: Regarding Coronavirus – Updated July 20, 2020 

To our Enterprise Data World community,

All of us at DATAVERSITY and DAMA International would like to thank you for your continued interest in our annual conferences. It has become clear that attendee safety concerns and travel and gathering restrictions will prevent us from holding a full-sized Enterprise Data World (EDW) conference. Instead, on July 20, 2020, we announced that we will host two alternative events for our community that will be held over the week of October 19-22, 2020.

First, you are all invited to join us online for our free EDW Virtual event, to be held October 20-21, 2020. This live two-day event will cover a dozen different topics and sessions from the original program, and give data-driven people like you an opportunity to hear from the industry experts you would expect to see at the face-to-face event.
Learn more and register for this free event here »

The second component of our EDW event restructuring is the creation of EDW Bootcamps, a series of three in-person seminars presented in Chicago at the Drake Hotel on October 19-22, 2020. We are able to do this because the City of Chicago does allow smaller groups to gather as long as social distancing, masking, and other safety protocols are followed. EDW Bootcamps will offer attendees who can travel to Chicago an opportunity to benefit from in-person presentations and workshops on Data Governance, Data Architecture, and Data Strategy. Each seminar will be presented in the hotel's larger spaces and will be limited to approximately 30 attendees.
Learn more about this option here »

Please know we are monitoring the coronavirus situation closely. Should things continue to change, we will update all involved stakeholders right away.

Have additional questions? Please contact our team at registration@dataversity.net for additional assistance.

We appreciate your understanding and support as we manage to navigate through these exceptional circumstances.

Thank you,


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Q. If I registered for the March EDW Conference in San Diego, did my registration automatically move to the Chicago event?

A. Not necessarily. All paid registrants who did not cancel before the San Diego EDW event was postponed on March 9th were given the option to transfer their full registration credit to any future DATAVERSITY conference within the next year or to an annual subscription to the DATAVERSITY Training Center

Your March EDW registration WAS NOT automatically transferred to the October event if…

  • You chose to use the credit towards the Annual Subscription in the DATAVERSITY Training Center 
  • You replied to our offer and selected to take a credit to a “future event” (even if you have not decided on which event to attend)

But, if you’d like to change your previous selection, you can still do so. Please email registration@dataversity.net and our staff will happily assist you.  

Your March EDW registration WAS automatically transferred to the October event on May 1st, 2020, if…

  • You did not cancel your registration before we postponed the event on March 9th, AND you did not reply or select from the credit transfer options we offered you by the April 30th, 2020 cutoff deadline.

But, if you’d like to change your previous selection, you can still do so. Please email registration@dataversity.net and our staff will happily assist you.   

UPDATED ON JULY 20, 2020: Since the EDW program has changed from our previous announcement, all currently registered EDW Chicago attendees will remain assigned to this canceled event until a future DATAVERSITY conference is selected by you. Your credit will remain valid and can be moved to any DATAVERSITY event from now until December 31st, 2023. Additionally, you should have received a follow-up email on July 20th, 2020, from CEO Tony Shaw, outlining some additional benefits you can select from at no charge. Please see our current cancellation policies here to determine if your EDW Chicago registration can be refunded.

Q. What provisions do you have in place to ensure the safety of the attendees who are able to attend? 

A. We are working closely with the hotel staff to ensure we can provide a safe and comfortable space for all who attend and meet recommended CDC guidelines. As things evolve, we will provide more specific details to registered attendees. If you have additional questions, please reach out to us directly at events@dataversity.net.

Q. If I register and this event is canceled, will I get a refund? 

A. You can find our standard cancelation policy here. We intend to follow those guidelines. If you applied a previous event credit to book this new registration, there are limitations outlined in this policy. Please contact us at registration@dataversity.net if you have additional questions.

Q. What happened to the Data Architecture Summit (DAS) program? 

A. Due to this merger, the core DAS program is canceled. For those who were planning to attend DAS in Chicago, you can now attend the EDW Bootcamps, a smaller-scale event featuring three in-depth seminars on Data Governance, Data Architecture, and Data Strategy. Learn more about this option here »

Q. Will the October EDW event be different than the March event?

A. Yes. We initially thought we might be able to host a similar program, but due to continued attendee safety concerns and travel and gathering restrictions, we have had to make additional changes to this event. Please refer to the letter at the top of this page for additional details about these changes.

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