Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about FICO World 2016? 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 answers to other questions, please contact us at ficoworld@fico.com.



 
 

GENERAL QUESTIONS



When is FICO World 2016?

The conference takes place Tuesday, April 26 to Friday, April 29, 2016. There will be a number of additional events beforehand and these will be online shortly. We recommend you arrive on Sunday, April 24, if you intend to join us on Monday, or come Tuesday, April 26, if you plan to start on Tuesday, and stay through Friday .The conference will close at 2pm on Friday, April 29.

Where is FICO World 2016?

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

What is the agenda?

FICO World 2016 plans more than 80 sessions covering a variety of topics. See the agenda for specific tracks and sessions.

Whom can I contact if I want to be a sponsor or exhibit at FICO World 2016?

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

What is the attire for FICO World 2016?

Business casual 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 2016 materials at the registration desk when you arrive at the conference.

Who should attend FICO World 2016?

FICO World 2016 is designed to support C-Level Executives, VPs, Directors, Managers, and Analysts in a variety of financial services decision management roles, in the following areas: Analytics, Automotive, Business Intelligence, Collections, Credit Research & Analysis, Credit Risk, Decision Science, Fraud, Insurance, IT, Marketing, Mobile, Portfolio Modelling, Product Strategy, Regulatory Compliance, Retail, Technology, and Telco.

How many attendees will be at FICO World?

Over 1,000 professionals are expected to attend FICO World 2016.

Where do the attendees come from?

FICO World is a global event. FICO World 2014 hosted representatives from 45 countries.

Are students allowed to attend?

We’re sorry, but 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.

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.
 

REGISTRATION



What is the cost to attend?

Standard registration is $1599 and Onsite registration is $1699

Is there a group discount policy?

Yes, FICO World 2016 offers a group rate of $1199 per attendee for 5 or more attendees from the same company. Please email ficoworld@fico.com for a group code.

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 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.

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

All registration fees for FICO World 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016?

See registration terms and conditions for cancellation details.

After I register, if I am unable to attend FICO World 2016 can I send a substitute for myself?

See registration terms and conditions for substitution policy details.

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

We’re sorry, but presentations are only available to those who attend FICO World 2016.

HOTEL & TRAVEL



What is the hotel website?

http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/district-of-columbia/washington-hilton-DCAWHHH/index.html

Can I arrive early or stay longer?

Yes, we have negotiated special rates 3 days prior and 3 days post FICO World. Please book the full dates when you register.

Can I bring friends or family?

Yes, they will be able to stay in your room (upon notifying the hotel), but they will be unable to join in the conference.

How do I get to the hotel?

http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/district-of-columbia/washington-hilton-DCAWHHH/maps-directions/index.html
From [IAD] Dulles International Airport 27 miles /Taxi $55
http://metwashairports.com/dulles/dulles.htm
From [DCA] Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport 6 miles /Taxi $19
http://metwashairports.com/reagan/reagan.htm
From [BWI] Baltimore/Washington International Airport 33 miles / Taxi $65
http://www.bwiairport.com/en
Shared buses/shuttles are also available. See each airports website.

What kind of weather should I anticipate?

Average high temperature: 66°F. Average low temperature: 42°F
Spring weather fully arrives in Americas Capital during April as the temperatures steadily rise throughout the month. During the latter half of April, the morning lows warm to the low to mid 50s f (10-12C) while the afternoon highs are most likely to reach into the low to mid 70s f (21-23C) with a few of the warmer days reaching or exceeding 82 f (about 28C). Past Aprils in Washington DC have seen extremes as high as 95f (35.0C) to as low as 24f (-4.4C).

What to wear in DC during April

A medium-weight jacket or coat will be needed for the colder days early this month, however, a sweater or a light wind breaker may be all that is required by month’s end to enjoy this city.

Can you help me arrange a city tour or a shopping trip?

We have contacts within Washington DC that will be able to help you. Email us for more information ficoworld@fico.com

Can you suggest any activities in Washington DC?

Learn more about Washington DC > http://washington.org/

PRESS & ANALYSTS



If you are a media professional and require press information, please contact Kate Blatt at kateblatt@fico.com.
 
If you are an analyst and wish to attend FICO World 2016 please contact Lynn Johnson, Director Industry Analyst Relations at lynnjohnson@fico.com.
SPECIAL EVENTS


What is the attire for the FICO World Party?

Casual evening wear is appropriate. We will be inside.

Can I bring a guest to the FICO World Party?

Guests for the party are permitted. You can confirm 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.

AGENDA



Are the sessions organized into different tracks?

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

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 2016?

Please see the information on our speakers.

How long are the sessions?

See the agenda section for detailed information, but most sessions last 60-90 minutes.

Will session presentations be available after the conference?

PDF versions of the presentations will be made available to all attendees after FICO World 2016 has finished. You will be notified via email when the presentations are available online.

ON-SITE AT FICO WORLD 2016



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 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 Washington Hilton?

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 2016 fees include the following;

  • Full 4 day conference attendance [Tues.-Fri.]
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and refreshments during the four days (as indicated)
  • A welcome reception on Tuesday evening
  • An off-site networking party on Wednesday evening
  • Access to the Peer-to-Peer Roundtable session(s)
  • An invitation to a FICO hosted dinner on Thursday evening
  • Full access to the Solutions Center
  • Free wireless internet on all conference areas
  • All conference documentation and guides
  • Access to downloadable conference app
  • 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.

I can’t find an answer to my question.

Please contact ficoworld@fico.com