We're back in-person November 8 - 10, 2022 in Washington, DC!

Enterprise Search & Discovery 2021 Will Be Held Virtually

Just a few months ago, we seemed to be on a path to return to Washington, DC for our first in-person Enterprise Search & Discovery conference in two years. Our planners, speakers, and community were all very excited to see everyone face-to-face again. Unfortunately, it now seems there continues to be too many obstacles in our way for us to overcome. We have recently made the decision that we will not be able to host Enterprise Search & Discovery 2021 as an in-person event.

We deeply appreciate your support of Enterprise Search & Discovery and your understanding that we have made every effort to host Enterprise Search & Discovery 2021.

We are, however, excited to move forward with planning for Enterprise Search & Discovery Connect 2021. Given the successes and experiences of our previous virtual events, we are now prepared to make Enterprise Search & Discovery Connect 2021 our best virtual conference ever. The virtual conference will be held, as scheduled, the week of November 16 - 18, 2021.

Enterprise Search & Discovery Connect 2021 will offer three days of practical advice, thought leadership, and interaction with colleagues and peers. Discover how to design, build, and manage better search and discovery to help extract critical knowledge and business value from your organizational data.

Today, search is evolving. It's gaining new names, such as insight engines and cognitive search. Cognitive computing, semantic technologies, graph architectures, artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, and speech recognition are but some of the new technologies that are changing the search experience. The Enterprise Search & Discovery Conference, now in its 18th year, is the only conference dedicated to exploring this critical business and technical challenge and opportunity. Join us as we explore how to provide transformative enterprise search and information discovery across your organization.

Full program, registration, and sponsorship information is available on our virtual event website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note the following information regarding the cancellation of the live, in-person Enterprise Search & Discovery 2021 conference.

Do I need to cancel my hotel reservation?

Attendees who booked through Meeting and Travel Consultants (MTC), the official housing bureau, do not have to cancel their reservation. Reservations made within the official room block will be canceled automatically. If you booked outside of the official room block you are responsible for canceling your own reservation. 

Do I need to cancel other travel arrangements?

Yes. We encourage you to cancel any travel plans you may have made on your own for Enterprise Search & Discovery.

I am a registered attendee, do I need to cancel my registration?

No, you do not need to cancel your registration. We have reached out to all registered attendees with additional information.

I am a speaker, do I need to cancel my participation?

No, you do not need to cancel your participation. We have reached out to all speakers with additional information.

I am an exhibiting company, do I need to cancel my sponsorship?

No, you do not need to cancel your participation. We have reached out to all exhibitors with additional information.

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