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We look forward to welcoming you at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge on June 2-5. Each section below contains important information to help you prepare to arrive onsite – be sure to read through it all!
NOTE: If you have registered and have not received the "Know Before You Go" email, which contains your personal information and passwords, please contact


Pack your bags: You can expect June temperatures in sunny Phoenix to range between the average high of 104°F and the average low of 77°F.  Attire for the 2019 NIRI Annual Conference is business casual, including special events such as the opening and closing receptions and the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Comfort is key when participating in education sessions, walking the IR Showcase floor, and connecting with your peers. While it might be hot outside, don’t forget a light sweater for air-conditioned meeting rooms. 
Review the website and download the NIRI Events App to start deciding which sessions you’ll attend—there are so many to choose from that advanced preparation is essential to make the most of your conference experience.
  • The app provides the most up-to-date information on all conference events, session and speaker details, list of attendees, maps, and more. You can also use the app to scan the QR code in each meeting room to track your session attendance if you need a detailed record for claiming PDUs or other continuing education credits.
  • #NIRI19 is a nearly paperless conference. Session presentations and handouts, if they have been provided, will be accessible via the app to download before, during, and after the conference. 
Check out what's ahead at #NIRI19: This year's Annual Conference is full of new experiences that will engage and delight you. Make sure you're ready to dive in onsite so you don't miss a thing! View the conference agenda and list of speakers to start planning your educational schedule. Check out the new Express Talks for a fresh experience in the IR Showcase. Look for fun, educational sessions, including the return of The IR Family Feud, and Let's Play Twenty Questions! Learn more about the IRC credential and take control of your career at the Career Development Hub. If you missed it last year, set aside a few minutes to get a new professional portrait at the NIRI Headshot Lounge in the IR Showcase.


Pick up your badge and agenda-at-a-glance at the Registration Desk when you arrive onsite at the JW Marriott. The Registration Desk is located in the foyer outside of the Grand Sonoran Ballroom on Level 1. Registration hours are as follows


 Sunday, June 2  12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Monday, June 3  7:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Tuesday, June 4  7:00 am - 5:30 pm
 Wednesday, June 5  7:30 am - 10:30 am
Please note: Your conference badge is required to access all event spaces, so remember to wear your badge at all times. 



Get a head start on Saturday to take advantage of additional opportunities for deep dive learning with our pre-conference seminars and Sunday sessions from our sponsoring partners.  


  • Sunday Opening Reception in the IR Showcase - #NIRI19 officially kicks off at 6pm on June 2 with your first look at what this year's IR Showcase has to offer. You won't want to miss this party commemorating NIRI's founding year, 1969!
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration - Join your NIRI community in celebrating NIRI's 50th Anniversary in the special reception on Monday evening. Look for special 50th Anniversary activities throughout the conference!
  • Tuesday Closing Reception in the IR Showcase - Take advantage of the last opportunity to meet with the dozens of service providers who have the tools and solutions to make your job easier.
  • Morning Fitness Activities - Enjoy cool, early morning fitness activities on the Sunset Lawn, with yoga on Monday and fitness bootcamp on Tuesday.
  • Silent Auction - Be sure to place your bids in the Silent Auction to benefit UMOM, a local Arizona charitable organization working to provide relief from homelessness.
If that's not enough fun and excitement, there are countless ways to enjoy the surrounding areas during your free time. Check out the Official Phoenix Travel Guide and the Phoenix Visitors Bureau to start planning your adventures before and after the conference.


At #NIRI19, you will have plenty of time to explore the IR Showcase with extended opening hours. The Showcase will be open from 6:00-7:30pm on Sunday, 7:30am-5:00pm on Monday, and 7:30am-6:30pm Tuesday. Check out the list of exhibitors and start planning your way around the Showcase. An interactive Showcase floorplan with booth locations is available in the NIRI Events App.


We have a variety of mobile options to keep you connected at #NIRI19. No matter which way you communicate, we’ve got something for you.
  • Wi-Fi: Power up your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to get connected. (But don't worry - we'll have charging stations onsite!)
    • Network: JWMarriott_Conf, Password: niri19
  • Mobile App: Download the “NIRI Events App” in your app store. Once opened, login with your email address.
  • Social Media:  Join the conversation by including #NIRI19 in all of your Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook posts.
  • Slido: We'll be using Slido for live polling and Q&A in select education sessions again this year. When prompted in the session, click on the Slido icon in the NIRI Event App, or go to Enter the event code #niri19.

Until we see you soon in Phoenix, check out the Conference Program, browse the NIRI Annual Conference website, and download the NIRI Events App for the latest and greatest updates on the meeting and the full schedule of unparalleled education opportunities. As always, if we can be of assistance in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix!