COVID Protocols at DGIQ 2021

Updated December 1, 2021

Click here for an in-depth outline of our onsite COVID-19 policies, procedures, and services, including steps attendees should take before the conference and upon arrival at the conference as well as health and safety protocols and resources we’ll be providing at the conference. If you have any questions regarding this document or any of the information outlined here, please email

Updated November 24, 2021

Proof of vaccination is being verified through the third-party application CLEAR for US attendees and via a different method for international attendees. You should have already received an email from with these instructions. If you have not received this email, please reach out to as soon as possible. This process must be completed by Thursday (12/2) for all attendees.

Updated November 3, 2021

Because the health and safety of the DGIQ community is of paramount importance to us, DATAVERSITY partnered with Epistemix, a software company that has built computational models to help the exhibition, conference, event, and tradeshow industry prevent the further spread of COVID-19, inform policy, and support decision-makers in setting and communicating protocols to assure events can happen safely.

With Epistemix modeling software, they simulated scenarios and their probable outcomes for the DGIQ 2021 conference based on the expected number of attendees (~300), number of exhibitors (~20), average age of attendees, vaccination coverage of attendees, the vaccination coverage in San Diego and other factors.

Results from Epistemix showed that requiring attendees to wear masks during the conference and requiring proof of vaccination upon entry to DGIQ creates an environment that is 4x less likely for somebody to contract COVID than doing everyday activities in San Diego. For more information or if you have additional questions, please email us at

Updated on October 20, 2021

Proof of vaccinations will be verified through the third-party application CLEAR.

Details on this process will be announced soon. 

Updated on September 7, 2021

As we prepare for our first in-person conference in almost two years, we at DATAVERSITY have evaluated the available COVID-19 health protection protocols very closely, always with the utmost priority on the safety and security of all DGIQ participants. This is why we have made the decision to require all DGIQ 2021 attendees to be fully vaccinated in order to attend this year’s event. Face coverings will be required indoors, with practical exceptions for meals and active speakers. 

There is a considerable amount of data that informs this decision, and though we anticipate that this policy may not be popular with everyone, we believe that it is in the best interests of allowing DGIQ participants to attend and network confidently with other attendees, speakers, and sponsors.

Of course, we understand that most people will still have questions, and we are currently preparing a FAQ page to address these. Meanwhile, you are welcome to email with any specific questions. We are currently working with a specialist testing firm to define the validation and testing protocols that will be necessary for DGIQ, and we will post this plan as soon as it is available.

One important thing to mention is that the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is the perfect venue for a return to in-person attendance. The meeting rooms are literally steps away from the beach on Mission Bay, so it’s really easy to step outside and take your mask off. Some of our presentations are actually conducted on paddle steamers moored on the resort docks, so the salt air is constantly circulating. See below or go to for more pictures of this idyllic conference venue. 




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