Houston Data Management Symposium & Tradeshow 2016

Houston Data Management Symposium & Tradeshow 2016
Thank you for attending the Houston Data Management Symposium & Tradeshow!

April 11 - 12, 2016

We invite you to come participate as we work together towards collective action and community building. PPDM Association Events are specifically designed to facilitate collaborative idea sharing, discussion and networking. You can expect to participate in numerous discussions, workshops and activities. Learn from your colleagues’ experiences, ask questions, build relationships and make key face to face connections. Engage in dynamic sessions and attend information packed presentations.

Please note that our conference fees will be in US Dollars.

Unable to attend in person but still want to take part in this popular event? Sign up for Virtual Attendance!


Who Should Attend This Event?

In 2014 at our Data Management Symposium, on average of our attendees 28% were at a Management/Director level, 23% were Analyst/Technicians, 9% were Executives and 7% were at the Supervisor/Lead level. You will find a wide variety of data management professionals at a PPDM Association conference, and many at senior levels.

Most commonly you will find the following professionals in attendance:
~ Data / Information Architects
~ IT Managers
~ Data Analysts
~ Data Managers
~ Business Development Managers
~ Directors, Principles & Advisors
~ Research Analysts
~ GIS Analysts
~ Geophysicists
~ Geoscientists

Why Attend?

The 2016 Houston Data Management Symposium & Tradeshow is a great opportunity for individuals in the petroleum data management industry, from Data Analysts to CEOs, to find out what is new in the industry, share experiences and knowledge, and network with peers and colleagues.  Our conferences are more than just our data model, but an opportunity to be a part of the Data Management Community and keep up to date with the latest and greatest.

Agenda & Schedule

Our First Agenda is now available. Please view it here. Please note that some presentations or speakers may shift. You can review the presentation abstracts here.

Presentations are now available under our Past Events page for members.

Venue & Hotel

We will be returning to the Westin Houston Memorial City again in 2016 for our 2016 Houston Data Management Symposium & Tradeshow. Hotel rooms are available through our Room Block by mentioning that you are with the PPDM Symposium at a rate of $219/night (plus taxes). The Hotel Reservation Toll Free phone number is 1-800-937-84611-800-937-8461. Please book prior to March 21, 2015 to receive this discounted rate.

Transportation & Parking

Free Parking will be available at the hotel during the Symposium.


Sponsorship Information

Our Sponsor deadline has now passed.  Thank you to our Confirmed sponsors - without you, this event would not be possible!


In conjunction with our 2016 Houston Data Management Symposium, we will be hosting a Tradeshow. Our Exhibitor Layout is now available with additional details available in our Sponsorship Kit. Our Exhibitor deadline has now passed.

Thank you to our Exhibitors:

Our Exhibitor Manual is now available for download. Exhibitors, visit the Freeman website or download the Freeman Exhibitor Quick Facts Here.


Early Bird
(up until March 11, 2016)
  (March 12-28, 2016) 
  Late Registration
 (March 29-April 12)
Early Bird
  (up until March 11, 2016)
  (March 12-28, 2016)
  Late Registration
(March 29-April 12)

Full Conference   
$350 $395 $450 $550 $595 $650  
 One Day Rate
$200 $250 $300 $400 $450 $500  

Our pricing is in USD. Note: Individual Memberships are only $100.

Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors for making these highly discounted rates possible!

Discounts are available for groups of 5 or more individuals. Other discounts such as student, speaker or sponsorship codes may apply. When multiple discounts are available, only the highest discount rate will apply. Discounts are not retroactive, so please contact us PRIOR to registering to get your promotional code.

Tradeshow Reception

Following the sessions on Monday, April 11, 2016, attendees will have a chance to network and socialize at our Tradeshow Reception. Cost for attending the Reception is included in the Full Conference Registration, and is also available for purchase for those who are not registered for the conference for only $20. This is an excellent opportunity to find out what is new in the industry, meet with our exhibitors and connect with colleagues.

We are currently looking for a sponsor for this reception to cover the costs for the beverages. If your company is interested in getting in your name out as a part of the Tradeshow Reception, please contact us for additional details.

Abstract Submissions

Our Abstract Submissions deadline has passed, and our Agenda is now available.

Please note that speakers will be given a 50% discount off the full conference registration fee (Exclusions may apply). Confirmed speakers must register a minimum of 1 month ahead of the event or risk loosing their speaking spot.

Additional Information

For more information on registration, sponsorship, speaking opportunities, or group pricing please contact Elise Sommer or Emma Bechtel.

Cancellation Policy: Please visit our Terms and Conditions under "PPDM Events" to view our cancellation policy.

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4/11/2016 - 4/12/2016
The Westin Houston Memorial City
This event is full.

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