Frequently asked questions

How do I register for the conference?

There are three ways to register for Gartner CIO Leadership Forum:

  1. Register online
  2. Register by email: GlobalConferences@gartner.com
  3. Register by phone: +1 866 405 2511 or +1 650 278 8017
     

What methods can I use to pay?

Payment can be made by check, credit card or wire transfer. Gartner clients can contact their Gartner representative to inquire about using Gartner conference tickets as partial or full payment. Payment should be made prior to the conference.
 

What is the cost to attend?

Please visit our Registration page for pricing information.

Gartner clients should contact their account managers for special pricing options or to use a conference ticket as an alternative form of payment.
 

What is included in the full registration price?

Registration inclusion varies across Gartner conferences:

  • Keynotes
  • Gartner expert one-on-ones*
  • Roundtables*
  • Workshops*
  • Ask the Experts sessions*
  • Agenda planning

*Requires online preregistration as space is limited and dependent on eligibility and availability. One-on-ones are subject to expert availability and are not intended for vendor briefings or product demonstrations. Registered attendees will sign up for the Gartner one-on-one and small-group sessions via Conference Navigator.
 

What are the conference hours?

The official conference hours are:
Monday, February 28, at 8:30 a.m., until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1.

What if I am interested in exhibiting at the conference?

Gartner CIO Leadership Forum 2022 does not offer exhibit opportunities. However, we offer a variety of conferences where you can engage with Gartner’s CIO audience around the world.

Please view our exhibiting opportunities here.

Are there any speaking opportunities at the conference?

Opportunities to present are generally available at Gartner conferences. Please fill out the form here and a representative from Gartner Conferences will contact you.

How do I sign up for a Gartner one-on-one meeting?

Gartner one-on-one meetings are available exclusively to paid registered full conference attendees. They are not available to exhibitors or exhibitor conference session pass holders. Because of the high demand for these appointments, each attendee may reserve two 30-minute one-on-one meetings with a Gartner expert. Preregistration for one-on-one meetings and small-group sessions are available through Gartner Conference Navigator, our online agenda-building tool.


Am I guaranteed the expert of my choice in my one-on-one meeting?

All registered attendees have the exclusive opportunity to speak directly with a Gartner expert in a private 30-minute one-on-one meeting. Due to the high demand for particular experts, speaker selection is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.


How do I sign up for roundtables, workshops and other sessions requiring preregistration?

Interactive sessions such as roundtables, workshops and Meetups are available exclusively to paid registered conference attendees, excluding exhibitors and exhibitor conference session pass holders. Because of high demand and limited availability, we recommend that you register in advance for these unique sessions. Preregistration will be through Gartner Conference Navigator, our online agenda-building tool.


Is there a list of Gartner experts who will be available at the conference?

Yes, a Gartner experts guide will be available soon and will include a complete list of available experts, as well as their area of expertise. Please check our Speaker page!


Are there any restrictions around Gartner one-on-one meetings?

One-on-ones are not available for vendor briefings or product demonstrations with experts. The expert reserves the right to stop the meeting if this situation occurs. Clients interested in briefing experts may contact the Vendor Relations department by emailing vendor.briefings@gartner.com to schedule a meeting following the conference.

Gartner has reserved a limited block of hotel rooms at special hotel rates for registered attendees.

Reservations will open in the coming months, please check back for more details.

Am I able to view session documentation?

Yes, the slides for each session can be found within the session description on Gartner Conference Navigator. 

What should I do as a first-time attendee?

  • Before you arrive, build your agenda using Gartner Conference Navigator (on your desktop or through our mobile app).

  • Make sure your profile is complete to get the best from our profile match feature. Share information about your interests and priorities to discover the sessions that are the best fit for you. 
  • Be sure to register in advance for any roundtables, Gartner one-on-one meetings or workshops you’d like to attend. We also have networking breakfasts and breaks running throughout the conference to help you expand your network.
  • If you need a hand getting started, contact the Conference Concierge team for assistance. They can create an agenda based on your priorities, recommend exhibitors to connect with and even schedule your Gartner one-on-one meetings.
  • Join us on the show floor during daily receptions so you can meet with the technology leaders in the space and find the solutions you need.
  • Keep an eye out for emails from the Conference Team, with key updates, tips and tricks to getting the most out of your experience.
     

What is the Gartner Conference Navigator app and do I need to download it?

Gartner Conference Navigator is our mobile app (available on Android and iOS) that makes it easy for you to navigate and build your personal agenda. Download from your app store, sign in with your login details and you’ll be good to go. Don’t forget to opt in to receive push notifications while with us to keep informed of the latest conference updates.


Is my attendance limited if I am not currently a Gartner client?

Absolutely not! As long as you have fully paid your registration fee, you have access to all conference activities, along with Gartner session documentation. If you’re interested in becoming a Gartner client, you can visit the Gartner Zone to better understand the benefits you’ll receive.


Are there limited seating sessions that I need to sign up for?

Yes, you will need to sign up in advance for some sessions, such as workshops, Meetups and roundtables. If you try to register for a session and it is listed as “full” or “closed,” there is still a possibility you can attend. Once at the conference, find the room for that session and arrive there about 15 minutes prior to the session start to have your name added to the waiting list. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

What should I wear?

We suggest comfortable shoes — you’ll be doing a lot of walking from your hotel room to the conference space, from session to session and navigating the show floor. Business casual dress is what most attendees opt for, but we also recommend that you dress in layers as the conference rooms can get chilly.

Am I able to purchase a copy of the attendee list?

No. Gartner does not post or sell attendee lists. For more details, please review the registration terms and conditions.

Please be advised that in the conference industry, we often come across fraudulent service providers that claim to be able to offer attendee lists or discounted passes. Gartner has not authorized anyone to contact you on our behalf, and we encourage you to avoid these attempts by not engaging with suspicious emails or calls as they are phishing scams. If you have been contacted by such a provider, please inform Gartner at ReportPhishing@gartner.com

For a list of fraudulent providers that have been reported to Gartner, please click here.

1. What is Gartner Conferences doing to cultivate an inclusive experience?

The Gartner Conferences team is committed to creating a respectful, friendly and inclusive experience for all participants. Diversity, equity and inclusion are core components of Gartner’s culture, and we take pride in bringing together a community that is welcoming and thoughtful of others. Looking toward future in-person conferences, we are in the process of planning elements such as gender pronoun pins, prayer/meditation rooms, parent/mother rooms, and accessibility ambassadors, to help foster a deeper sense of inclusion and further enable attendees to bring their whole selves to the conference.
 

2. How do I communicate my accessibility needs?

We are committed  to providing a welcoming and inclusive conference experience for all participants. If you have an accessibility-related need for a conference, please let us know in your registration profile or email us directly at GlobalConferences@gartner.com, ideally at least three weeks prior to the conference. Once we receive your request, one of our accessibility ambassadors will contact you.

Please email GlobalConferences@gartner.com with any additional questions or feedback on accessibility.
 

3. How can I share my feedback on making the Gartner conference experience more inclusive?

Gartner is committed to hearing all voices. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are critical across all aspects of our business. Help us, challenge us, inspire us and share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions for how we can make our conference experience a more inclusive one. Please email Globalconferences@gartner.com to share your feedback. To learn more about how we are creating a more inclusive environment, visit the Gartner Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resource Center.