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.

Can I pay to attend only one day or part of the 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 breakfast, lunch and afternoon breaks on Monday and Tuesday. The NIRI receptions will include heavy 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 NIRI member, IR practitioner, or service provider, or anyone professionally affiliated with these roles, 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 $300 and allows access to evening receptions only and no special functions. Guest registrants may not attend any session, breakfast, lunch, or workshop.
Guests must comply with all onsite protocols.

To register a guest onsite at the Conference, please visit the registration desk.

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.

The full cancellation policy is available here.

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

By attending the NIRI Annual Conference, IRC® credential holders can earn up to 6 professional development units (PDUs) per day and cover the required IR competencies. Credentialed volunteers and speakers can also earn 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 then be provided with a full list of sessions scanned upon request.

Who developed the conference programming?

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

  • review of community submitted session ideas
  • 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 2024 ACC.

Is there a conference app?

Yes, and we encourage you to utilize it! Details for downloading and accessing the app will be emailed to all registrants prior to the conference.

Will there be presentations or other handouts provided onsite?

Per NIRI's paper reduction and sustainability practices, presentations and other handouts will not be printed and available onsite. Session material is accessible from the Conference app. Registrant log-in is required to access.

Will sessions be recorded or broadcast live?

Sessions will not be livestreamed.

The General Sessions will be recorded and available for replay by registrants on the NIRI Annual Conference website within one month following the Conference. Registrant log-in is required to access.

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 within one week of the event.

What is the closest airport?

San Francisco International Airport is 15 miles from the property.

Travel times from the airport will vary depending on traffic and the time of day.

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 the 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

What does "Respect Our Community" Mean?

The NIRI Annual Conference is focused on thought leadership. Service and product solicitations outside of the exhibit area and in the conference hotel are not appropriate. Only sponsoring companies may engage attendees at the conference hotel. Please do not accept invitations to events from vendors not sponsoring at NIRI2024. Please respect our community, and notify NIRI of violations.