Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about FICO World 2018? Below you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about the conference including: registration, hotel and travel, information for the press, special conference events, and the conference agenda. For additional information, please email ficoworld@fico.com.

General Questions

When is FICO World 2018?

The conference takes place Monday, April 16 through Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Where is FICO World 2018?

The Fontainebleau Hotel – 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140-3227

What is the agenda?

FICO World 2018 plans more than 80 sessions covering a variety of topics. See the Attend page for specific tracks and sessions.

Whom can I contact if I want to be a sponsor or exhibit at FICO World 2018?

View the Sponsor page on this site, or email chrissyruiz@fico.com for information and availability.

What is the attire for FICO World 2018?

Business attire is appropriate. Please also bring a jacket in case of cool room temperatures.

When will I receive my attendee materials?

You will receive your FICO World 2018 materials at the registration desk when you arrive at the conference.

Who should attend FICO World 2018?

FICO World 2018 is designed to support C-Level Executives, VPs, Directors, Managers, and Analysts in a variety of financial services decision management roles, including: Auto, Mobile, Credit Risk, Collections, Marketing, Regulatory Compliance, Technology, Credit Research & Analysis, Retail, Telco, IT, Analytics, Decision Science, Fraud, Portfolio Modeling, Product Strategy, Insurance and Business Intelligence.

How many attendees usually attend FICO World?

In 2016, over 900 professionals attended FICO World in Washington DC.

Where do the attendees come from?

FICO World is a global event. FICO World 2016 hosted representatives from more than 50 countries.

Are students allowed to attend?

Sorry, FICO World is a professional event and attendance is limited to qualified business and technology professionals over the age of 18.

How do I have my name removed from the mailing list?

To request the removal of your name from future FICO World communications (by e-mail or mail), send an e-mail to ficoworld@fico.com specifying your name, company name, and mailing or e-mail address.


Is there a registration closing date?

We keep registration open right until the event starts. However, rates increase periodically and spaces do fill up quickly. We recommend that you register early.

Can you send me an invoice for the conference registration? My accounts department needs it to process payment.

Yes, you can request an invoice during the registration process. Then you can make the payment by wire transfer, check or credit card. All payments are due 14 days prior to the event.

Is there a group discount policy?

Yes, FICO World 2018 offers group rates. Please visit the Registration page for specific rates.

What types of payment do you accept for the FICO World registration fees?

All registration fees for FICO World 2018 are in U.S. dollars. Three forms of payment are accepted: Credit/Debit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa), wire transfers, and checks (via invoice). Payment is required 14 days prior to the conference.

Does the registration fee include air transportation and hotel accommodations?

All air transportation, airport transfers and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee and are not included in conference fees.

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?

Yes. After you register online, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration. If you do not automatically receive it, please check any spam folders.

Can I make changes to my FICO World 2018 registration after I submit it?

Yes, your email conference registration has a link you can click on to access your registration to make any edits.

Can I print my registration receipt?

Yes, upon submission you will have the opportunity to print it. You will also receive a confirmation email.

If I’m coming from outside the U.S., how can I get a formal invitation letter for my visa application?

You can request a visa letter during the registration process. Alternatively you may request a letter from the FICO World 2018 Registration Team by contacting us at ficoworld@fico.com. You must register and pay for your place before we can send you a visa letter.

What is the cancellation policy for FICO World 2018?

See registration policies for cancellation details.

After I register, if I am unable to attend FICO World 2018 can I send a substitute for myself?

See registration policies for substitution policy details.

I can’t attend, but I would like to access the presentations from the conference. Is that possible?

Sorry, presentations are only available to those who are attending FICO World 2018.

Hotel & Travel

What is the hotel website?


How do I get to the hotel?


Travel Distance from airport: Approximately 11 miles

Taxi Travel Time: Approximately 30 mins

What kind of weather should I anticipate?

Average High: 85°F (29.0°C) Average Low: 71°F (19°C)

Will Wi-Fi be available?

Yes, all common conference areas will have complimentary Wi-Fi. There will also be internet access and print stations throughout the conference.

Press & Analysts

How can I obtain press information?

If you are a media professional and require press information, please contact Darcy Sullivan at dsullivan@fico.com.

I am an analyst. How can I get more information on FICO World?

If you are an analyst and wish to attend FICO World please contact Pete Appl at peteappl@fico.com.

Special Events

What is the attire for the FICO World Party?

Casual evening wear is appropriate. We will be outside.

Can I bring a guest to the FICO World Party?

Guests for the party are permitted, but there is a fee of $150. You can confirm and pay for this during the registration process or email us at ficoworld@fico.com if you have already registered.

*Please note: The guest party pass does not include access to any sessions, breakfasts or lunches, or any other activities that are reserved for attendees with a full conference pass. No one under 21 years of age will be admitted to the FICO World Party on a guest pass. We reserve the right to refuse admission.


Are the sessions organized into different tracks?

Yes. For more details about the FICO World tracks, see the Attend page.

Will audio or videotapes of the sessions be available?

No, we do not normally release video or audio of our sessions. But you will be able to access the presentations after the conference has ended (unless restricted by a presenter).

Who is speaking at FICO World 2018?

For more information on our speakers, please see the Attend page.

How long are the sessions?

See the Attend page for detailed information, but most sessions last 60-90 minutes.

Are there translation services available at any of the sessions?

All presentations given in the sessions will be in English, with simultaneous translation into Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese in the General Sessions and one of the rooms specified on the agenda.

Will session presentations be available after the conference?

PDF versions of the presentations will be made available to all attendees after FICO World 2018 has finished. You will be notified via email when the presentations are available online.

On-Site at FICO World 2018

Am I allowed to record any of the sessions?

All unauthorized photography and the recording or transmitting of audio or visual material, data or information is expressly prohibited.

Can I tweet during the event?

Yes, we encourage this. Use hashtag #ficoworld. But please notify the presenter you will be doing this and select a seat where you will not disturb others. The FICO World Twitter account handle is @ficoworld.

Does FICO World have a Facebook/LinkedIn page?

Yes we do. www.fico.com/facebook and www.linkedin.com (search groups: FICO World).

How do I book a private consultation with someone from FICO?

You will have the opportunity to request a consultation during the registration process. To book a meeting once you’re at the conference, please visit the consult desk located in the Solutions Center.

Is meeting space available for ancillary meetings at the Fontainebleau?

There is no ancillary space available at the hotel, however, we do offer private consultation time with FICO experts.

What social activities, meals and other features are included in the conference fees?

FICO World 2018 fees include the following;

  • Full 4 day conference attendance (Mon-Thurs)

  • Breakfasts, lunches and refreshments during the 4 days

  • A welcome reception on Monday evening

  • An networking party on Tuesday evening

  • Access to the ‘Peer-to-Peer’ Roundtable Session

  • An invitation to a FICO hosted dinner on Wednesday evening

  • Full access to the Solutions Center

  • Free wireless internet on all conference areas

  • All conference documentation and guides

  • Access to downloadable presentations post-conference

What if I have special dietary needs?

Please indicate any special food requests in the appropriate section of the registration website. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs. Or you can email ficoworld@fico.com.

Can you suggest any activities in Miami Beach?

To learn more about what to do in Miami Beach, please visit:

https://fontainebleau.com/activities/attractions/miami-florida-attractions-map or http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/cities/miami-beach/50-things-to-do-miami-beach.html

I don't see the answer to my question. Who do I contact?

Contact us: ficoworld@fico.com

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