Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the cost of my registration?

Your conference registration includes full and open* access to all sessions, the Showcase and special events. As applicable, breakfast, lunch, evening receptions and breaks are also included. Conference attendees are responsible for all related expenses such as air travel, ground transportation, lodging.

*Service providers may not market or sell in sessions, hallways, or networking events. Only sponsoring exhibitors may engage attendees in the Showcase.

Can I pay to attend only one day or part of Conference?

NIRI does not offer a partial registration. You must register for the conference in order to attend any part of it.

What are the registration deadlines? Are meals included with my registration?

NIRI provides breakfasts, lunch and afternoon breaks on Monday and Tuesday, and breakfast on Wednesday. The NIRI receptions include hors d'oeuvres.

Can my guest attend meeting functions, as well as evening receptions?

Registered guests can include any person not professionally in the field of investor relations or a related discipline. A member, IR practitioner, or service provider may not be a guest pass recipient.

All guests of registrants must register separately in order to participate in evening events. The guest fee is $200 and allows access to evening events only. Guest registrants may not attend any session, breakfast, lunch, or workshop.
To register a guest while at Conference, please visit the registration desk.

Beware of Solicitations from Hotel Booking Companies

NIRI has been informed that some third-party companies including “NTA Travel” have contacted attendees claiming to have a relationship with NIRI and the JW Marriott Desert Ridge and offering hotel reservation services for the 2019 Annual Conference. These companies are not affiliated with NIRI or the JW Marriott Desert Ridge and should not be used to make hotel reservations. Please ignore any solicitations you receive from such companies. Hotel reservations should be made through the NIRI 2019 Annual Conference Hotel Reservations page. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Wall, NIRI’s Manager of Meeting Planning and Travel at

How can I obtain an invoice/receipt for a registration or group of registrations?

A receipt is sent via email at the time of registration. A confirmation email, with more information about your registration, is also sent at that time.

You can re-print the system generated receipt by clicking on My Transaction then click on View under Event.

Should you need additional assistance, please contact for a receipt, invoice, or additional registration questions.

Can I transfer my Conference registration to someone else if I cannot attend?

If you are unable to attend, you can designate a substitute by emailing with the new registrant's name and contact information.

Please note that an additional fee may apply if the substitute is not in the same registration category as the original registrant. See the administrative and cancellation policies for additional details.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

All cancellation and refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to Cancellation requests received up to one month before the event will be refunded in full, less a $150 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received within 30 days of the event, including no-shows. All refunds will be processed within one month of confirmation and in the same manner as original payment.

May 9: Last day to cancel and receive a refund minus $150 administration fee.
May 10: Beginning on this day, no refund will be provided for registration cancellations. Contact NIRI as soon as possible to if you would like to send a substitute. Please note that additional registration fees may apply to a substitute in a different registration category.

Can I claim continuing education credits, PDUs, or CPE credits?

By attending the NIRI Annual Conference, IRC® credential holders can earn up to 4 professional development units (PDUs) per day and cover the required IR competencies. Credentialed volunteers and speakers can also earn their share of PDUs.

Click here for details about claiming CPE credit.

Will NIRI provide a certificate of attendance?

A certificate of attendance will be provided after the Conference. If you need a detailed record of which sessions you attended, be sure to download the Conference app and scan the QR code for each session to mark your attendance. You will be provided with a full list of sessions scanned.

Who developed the conference programming?

The Annual Conference is developed by the Annual Conference Committee (ACC) which is comprised of members of the NIRI community. The ACC began work in the fall and follows a well-defined process of content development that includes:

  • review of community submitted session proposals
  • topic identification and ideation
  • speaker recruitment and preparation
  • session refinement via conference calls and in-person meetings where ACC members challenge, defend, and validate session ideas
Click here to learn more about the 2019 ACC.

Will there be presentation handouts provided onsite?

Per NIRI's paper reduction and social responsibility initiative, presentation handouts will not be printed in advance. Session material is accessible from the Conference website and mobile app. Registrant log-in is required to access.

Is there a Conference app?

Yes. Details for downloading and accessing the app will be emailed to all registrants prior to the Conference.

Is Wi-Fi provided?

Free (limited bandwidth) wifi is available in the main meeting areas and in nearly all session rooms. Due to the limited bandwidth, Wi-Fi is not recommended for use by exhibitors for their displays/presentations.

What is the recommended attire?

The dress code for the Conference is business casual. Meeting room temperatures will vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort. We also recommend comfortable shoes.

Is there an attendee list?

A list of attendees will be made available within the Conference app.

What is the closest airport?

The closest airport to JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge is the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.  The distance is 22 miles.

I have special dietary/accessibility needs.

You can indicate your allergies and dietary restrictions when registering for the conference. NIRI and the hotel will make every effort to meet your specific accommodation needs. Please contact Professional Development Team at for additional requests.

Is childcare service provided?

Childcare service is not provided. Attendees may contact the concierge at the Conference hotel for hotel and local childcare options.

I have more questions about the Conference. Where can I get answers?

Please send inquiries to the Professional Development Team at

Will sessions be recorded or broadcast live?

The General Sessions will be audio and video recorded. The concurrent sessions and workshops may be audio recorded.

All available sessions will be archived for replay by registrants on the NIRI Annual Conference website within one month following the Conference. Registrant log-in is required to access.