14 in-depth tutorials plus 7 seminars and workshops,
all presented by world-class experts + successful practitioners


50+ conference sessions from 70+ expert speakers + 
30+ Data Governance and Quality Case Studies

Topics like Data Quality, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Stewardship, and more 

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Speaker FAQs

Q. What’s the deadline for submitting a proposal?

A. All proposals were due no later than January 19, 2024, and our Call for Presentations (CFP) is now closed. However, you are welcome to submit at this link to be considered if we need a replacement session! All speaker notifications will be completed by January 31.

Q. What sort of topics can I present on?

A. Within the Data Governance area, there are so many options to choose from! Check out the extensive list of possible tracks on the Call for Presentations page.

Case studies that highlight a specific use case and solution are a popular type of session. Technical and educational tutorials and seminars are also welcome. Panel discussions allow multiple participants to share their thoughts on specific topics. Select a topic for which you have first-hand experience and can educate others on working through issues and achieving useful solutions.  

Q. What are the types of sessions available for speakers?

A. Choose from one of these formats when submitting your proposal: 

  • Half-Day Tutorials (3-hour sessions) are held on Monday and Full-Day Tutorials (6-hour sessions) on Thursday. 
  • Conference Sessions (45 minutes) and Panel Discussions (45 minutes) are presented on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • 2-Day Seminars (2 days/12 hours total) are held on Thursday and Friday.

You can also propose a Special Interest Group (SIG).

Tutorials and Seminars are more in-depth educational presentations providing detailed technical information, skills, or methodologies. There will be scheduled breaks during these time slots. Learn more about these options on the Prepare Your Proposal page. 

Product/Service Presentations (30 minutes) are given by applicable event sponsors and typically occur on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in specific time slots. Contact Warwick Davies if you are interested in sponsoring this event. 

Q. How deep or technical does the content need to be?

A. You can define the level! Sessions can be targeted to a variety of audiences:

  • Introductory
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • All Levels
  • Business 
  • Case Study

Q. Can I submit a session with multiple speakers? Or more than one type of session?

A. Yes! Multiple speakers and multiple presentation options may be proposed. More information is available on the Prepare Your Proposal page.

Q. What do I need to submit?

A. You’ll need to provide an engaging title along with a brief description (under 30 words) plus a full abstract (maximum 150-word description and 4–5 bullet points) for each session you want to submit. Refer to the Prepare Your Proposal page for more details. The online submission process in the Speaker Center will walk you through each step. See some tips on writing your proposal below. 

Q. What tips do you have for writing a session proposal?

A. Here are some suggestions:

  • DO cover hot topics. Our conference attendees love learning about best practices, real-world use cases, mistakes to avoid, and how to overcome common (and uncommon) challenges.

  • DO think carefully about the title. Make it concise, engaging, and interesting to convey the content of the presentation. Get specific with data-related keywords (for example, “Data Governance Program,” “Modern Data Quality,” or “Data-Driven Culture”) in the title.

    • Also good in titles: numbers and/or action words can inspire people to read the abstract.

  • DO inspire discussion or help someone get better at Data Governance. Your audience wants to learn something they can take back to use in their job.

  • DON’T give a marketing pitch. We don’t allow direct promotion of a company’s products or services within the session itself, but you’re welcome to share an example of how you solved a problem using a particular solution. If the audience can only get value from your talk by making a product purchase, that’s not a good topic for a general session.

Q. Where do I submit my session topic?

A. Visit our Speaker Center to create an account (or login to an existing account). From that page, you can submit and modify your session proposal. We look forward to receiving your proposals no later than January 19, 2024.

Q. If my session is selected, when will I find out? What next?

A. Speaker invitation emails will start going out on or around January 29, 2024. If your proposal is selected, you'll be asked to review the speaker terms, confirm your session and speaker details, and accept your invitation. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to register for the conference itself and confirm your AV requirements via your unique speaker checklist. You will also be asked to submit your slide deck to us by May 3, 2024, so that we have time to prepare the digital conference materials for attendees. 

Q. As a speaker, what benefits are included?

A. One primary speaker per accepted Conference Session (or two speakers for Keynotes, Seminars, and Tutorial sessions) will receive complimentary attendance to all Conference and Tutorial sessions from Monday morning through Thursday afternoon (2-Day Seminars can be added for an additional cost). Conference attendance includes breakfast, lunch, and coffee/snack breaks.

Up to two additional speakers originally nominated in the speaking proposal can register and pay for their conference attendance at a significantly discounted rate. See the Prepare Your Proposal page for more details. 

Speakers are welcome to attend the Tuesday evening reception in the Exhibit Hall and will also be invited to an exclusive networking event with other presenters and sponsors.

Q. What costs should I expect?  

A. You are responsible for arranging your own hotel and travel reservations for the event, as well as your own travel and living expenses (outside any meals not provided during the conference) unless otherwise specified in your financial terms. Please see our speaker terms and conditions and expense policy for more.

Please see our Venue and Travel page for details on how to book our discounted group rate at the conference hotel.  

Q. What if I have other questions?  

A. For assistance or answers to other inquiries, please email us at  

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