Top 3 Things to See and Do at CardCon 2019

Ulla Saleh Sep 6, 2019

On your way to CardCon? Or are you already in Washington, DC attending FinCon? This is our third year attending CardCon, and we are really looking forward to this conference, the premier event for credit and credit card media. The agenda is packed with interesting sessions and roundtables.

As we prepare for next week, here are some of the events we are looking forward to:


1. Ignite

Ever had to give a 20-slide presentation in five minutes, with slides on a 15-second auto-advance? Here’s your chance to see other speakers tackle that challenge. The talks will likely cover a broad range of topics since the rules only stipulate that the topic “teaches something of value” and that it is “above the belt.” That leaves the list of topics pretty open!

The Ignite talks are on Monday, September 9th from 7:30pm - 9:30pm in the Dining/Expo Hall.


2. Roundtables

The list of roundtables is impressive this year! We are of course partial to the round table that our CEO, David Naffziger, is leading: “Keeping Web Content Compliant: Top Strategies for Publishers.” At Table #6, he’ll be moderating a discussion about content compliance online, which can be tricky! Issuers frequently change content and offers, while publishers are expected to monitor for and maintain content compliance.

The roundtable will center on:

  • Understanding issuer expectations of publishers
  • Learning how to keep content compliant in a highly regulated environment
  • Developing strategies for quickly identifying and updating content as compliance standards change

3. Sightseeing and Exploring in DC within Walking Distance of CardCon

Yes, we know you’ll be spending most of the day at conference-related events, but you are going to the nation’s capital and the Hilton is located in the heart of Washington, DC. Here are a few highlights all under one mile from the hotel that you may want to check out if you have some down time:

The Phillips Collection - This private museum houses one of the largest collections of Modern and Contemporary Art in the country. The museum's collection includes works by American and European masters such as Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh.

In addition to the impressive permanent collection, the Phillips has several traveling exhibits, including The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement, which is currently on view. The exhibit includes historical and contemporary works by approximately 75 artists that address the experiences and perceptions of migration and the current global refugee crisis.

Check out their website for the extended open hours they have on Fridays in September!


National Geographic Museum - A little under one mile from the conference hotel, this museum hosts rotating exhibitions year-round. On display until September 15, is the Queens of Egypt. This exhibit tells the story about the hidden role of women in all aspects of Egyptian society. Meet seven Egyptian queens whose impact helped shape both the ancient and modern worlds. Then travel in the footsteps of women through their daily lives and into their tombs on their journeys to reach the afterlife.

The Tabard Inn - Looking for a unique dining experience, or just want to have a drink in an outdoor courtyard while listening to live music? The Tabard Inn, which has been operating as a hotel since 1922, is a great spot to get away from the craziness of the nation's capital. Some have described the decor as “eclectic.” Others say it’s “charming.” Whatever you want to call it, everyone agrees the food is delicious, and that the Tabard Inn is a true Washington, DC gem.

We’re excited about CardCon and all that the conference and environs have to offer! See you there!

Update: Announcing the addition of several features designed to make it easier for credit card issuers, networks, and publishers to maintain compliance over their marketing programs. Read the press release to learn more. 




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