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Consumer Data Connect to be held May 8-10 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC! The event will kick-off with an Opening Reception on May. 8, followed by a full day session on May 9 and a half day session on May 10.

CDIA’s Consumer Data Connect is an indispensable gathering designed to unite, engage, and gain insights from legal experts, influential thought leaders, regulators, and officials from throughout the consumer data industry. This exclusive event stands as the singular stage connecting every facet of the consumer reporting ecosystem.

CDIA’s Consumer Data Connect is THE singular stage that unites every facet of the consumer reporting ecosystem.

Congresswoman Young Kim to be Keynote Speaker at Consumer Data Connect

CDIA is pleased to announce that Congresswoman Young Kim will join as a keynote speaker for the Consumer Data Connect (formerly the CDIA Law & Industry Conference). Congresswoman Kim represents California’s 40th District in the U.S. House of Representatives and serves on the House Financial Services Committee as the Vice Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on National Security, Illicit Finance, and International Financial Institutions, is a member of the Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy Subcommittee, and co-chairs the Financial Literacy and Wealth Creation Caucus.

As an important voice on the House Financial Services Committee. Kim plays a key role in strengthening access to credit for consumers and small businesses of all types of backgrounds, and ensuring that the American dream remains alive for future generations.

James Barnacle, Deputy Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative Division, FBI to be Keynote Speaker

Join us for an enlightening keynote session featuring James C. Barnacle, Deputy Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative Division, at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at Consumer Data Connect! In this session, Mr. Barnacle will delve into various crucial topics, including artificial intelligence and its role in cybersecurity and fraud detection, the significance of credit header data in identifying fraudulent activities, the value of data for law enforcement fraud prevention tactics, and how fraud and fraud detection methodologies are evolving.

“As a cybersecurity and financial crimes expert, he is just the person to discuss how consumers and companies can fight fraud,” stated Dan Smith, CDIA President & CEO. “We eagerly anticipate his insights into cybersecurity, fraud, and identity theft within the consumer data ecosystem.”

Opening Reception at Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

Don’t miss out on this exceptional networking reception at the 2024 CDIA Consumer Data Connect! Sponsored by BRG, this year’s Opening Reception will give you exclusive access to a behind the scenes experience at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum in the heart of Washington, DC.

As one of the most accessible art museums in the United States, the Hirshhorn Museum seeks to share the transformative power of modern and contemporary art by creating meaningful, personal experiences in which art, artists, audiences, and ideas converge. Attendees of Consumer Data Connect will have full access to the museum, while networking among peers and industry experts at this exclusive event.

CD Connect Opening Reception


Registration fee includes all conference materials, breakfast, lunch and AM & PM refreshments, and networking opportunities.

  • Regular Registration @ $1045 per person
  • Government Rate: @ $695 per person
  • Group Discounts @ $775 per person, when you register 3 or more.
  • Site License @ $595 per person, when you register 7 or more.


The 2024 agenda includes:

  • the most current and pressing topics, including regulation & enforcement, privacy FCRA developments, Metro 2® reporting and e-Oscar® dispute handling, state and federal policy updates, and more!
  • legal experts, influential thought leaders, regulators, and officials from the consumer reporting industry.
  • multiple networking opportunities to connect and engage with your peers

Get to Know our 2024 agenda.



Now approved for at least 6.5 hours of CLE in the following states!!! Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington State, West Virginia, Wisconsin

We have also applied and are pending approval in the following states: Ohio

All noted Consumer Data Connect sessions are eligible for CLE credit in those jurisdictions having mandatory CLE obligations. CLE credit is being arranged by and through our partners at D.C. Bar.


“This is by far my favorite conference EVERY YEAR!”

“All of the panels were excellent, informative, and very relevant.”

“I enjoyed the wide range of topics from Disputes to Privacy to Metro 2®, to litigation.  The conference touched on a wide variety of topics that are of immediate concern to our businesses.”

“The content was excellent and cut across key areas for our industry. The speakers were engaging and overall the sessions ran smoothly.”

“I met people that do a similar role that I do so I really appreciate the opportunity to get to know them.  I find a lot of value in conversing with folks that understand and sincerely want to make credit reporting more accurate for all.”


The CDIA hotel block is officially SOLD OUT! Unfortunately do to multiple events in the city, the hotel is also booked up at this time.  We recommend booking an alternate hotel as soon as possible to get the best rate.

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 2001

Please see some alternate hotel options:
Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center
Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center
Hamilton Hotel DC


Any person working in the credit reporting ecosystem will benefit from this program (See Program Access Policy). Examples include company executives, operations officers, financial professionals, corporate counsel, general counsel, compliance & risk officers, government relations professionals, policy directors, and data quality assurance professionals.  Conference attendees come from a variety of industries working in the consumer reporting industry including:

  • Nationwide, regional and specialized credit bureaus
  • Big Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Automotive Lending and Lease
  • Credit Unions
  • Student Loans
  • Mortgage
  • Background Screeners
  • Utility Companies
  • Third Party Collection Agency
  • Software Vendors
  • Retail
  • Debt Buyers and more!


Interested in Sponsoring this year’s conference?  To discuss our current opportunities, please contact



Registration cancellations received prior to the 30-day period leading up to a conference will be refunded less an administrative fee of $195. Registration cancellations received within the 30-day period prior to the conference will not be eligible to receive a refund. If the conference is cancelled, CDIA will refund all money deposited, but is not responsible for additional expenses, such as travel/hotel costs.


The Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) may, at its discretion, waive the course fee for any attorney, member or non-member, who wishes to attend an Association CLE program, but for whom the cost would be a financial hardship.

Requests for tuition waiver will not be accepted at the door. Requests for tuition waiver, along with an explanation of hardship, must be received in writing at least 10 days prior to the program via email at

The payment of any state’s CLE Credit Fees will remain the responsibility of the attorney.


Please note: If you are a first-time user of the CDIA website you will need to set up an account first before registering for the Law & Industry Conference. This process is free and takes less than two minutes. If you have a CDIA Online Account but do not remember your login credentials, you can use the password recovery feature to retrieve this information by clicking here.

You must be logged in to your CDIA account first, before completing the registration process.

Each attendee must register individually or contact for group rates.
Please ensure your email address is used for the registration in order to receive all follow-up information.
Payment by credit card is due at time of registration (if you need to be invoiced, please contact