Frequently Asked Questions about the CIO Initiative Summit

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What is the conference?

The CIO Initiative Summit provides a premier platform for forward-thinking C-level IT executives to engage in intimate, focused educational sessions and networking opportunities. Attendees discuss pivotal issues impacting their roles and the broader IT landscape, fostering a community of innovation and leadership.

Who may attend?

This executive-level conference is open to a wide array of senior professionals in IT leadership roles, including but not limited to CIOs, CTOs, Chief Digital Officers, and other executives responsible for driving IT strategy and innovation. While our focus is on CIOs, we recognize the importance of a diverse executive leadership team in steering technology and innovation.

How can I be included?

Attendance at the CIO Initiative Summit is primarily by personal invitation or referral. If you're keen to join, please express your interest through a request to participate. This involves a brief discussion about your objectives and how the summit can serve your professional development, ensuring a tailored and valuable experience for every attendee.

What if I am not a CIO yet, can I join?

We reserve a select number of spots for emerging leaders on the trajectory to becoming a CIO. This initiative is designed for individuals who have shown remarkable leadership and are nearing a transition to a C-level IT executive role. It's a unique chance to network with established leaders, find mentors, and understand the true scope and challenges of C-level IT leadership.

Are meals included?

Yes, all meals are included during the conference. Attendees are welcomed with a Cocktail Social on the evening of arrival, followed by breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the second day of the conference.

Is hotel included?

Yes, admission includes a two-night stay at The Laura Hotel as part of the attendee conference pass. Room incidentals are not covered. For extended stays beyond the summit nights, discounted rates are available.

Are flights or travel included?

Travel costs, including flights and transfers, are the responsibility of the attendees.

Are there sponsors?

Selected meals and events are sponsored. The content and agenda of the conference remain independent of sponsor influence, ensuring an authentic, sales-pitch-free environment.

Is there a dress code?

The dress code for the summit is business casual.

What happens if the event is canceled?

In the unlikely event of cancellation by The CIO Initiative, attendees will receive a full refund, adhering to our terms and conditions.

What is the refund policy for participant cancellation?

A full refund is available for cancellations made more than 45 days prior to the event. Cancellations made 45 to 30 days before the event will be refunded at 50%. Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than 30 days before the event.

Will there be an option for virtual participation?

The essence of the CIO Initiative Summit is in-person interaction and networking. Therefore, virtual participation will not be available.

Can you describe the networking opportunities?

The summit kicks off with a Cocktail Social, offering a prime opportunity for attendees to mingle. Networking extends throughout the summit during meals, breaks, and is capped off with a special dinner event, complemented by personalized introductions to maximize your networking experience.