General FAQs

Is the 2022 IRI Annual Conference virtual or in person?

We are thrilled to welcome attendees back to a live, in-person conference experience in IRI’s home city of Washington, DC.

Is there going to be a live stream option available? If so, what are the associated costs?

The 2022 IRI Annual Conference is designed to be an in-person conference experience and we encourage attendees to join us in Washington, DC. At this time, a live streaming option is not planned. We will communicate any updates to the conference format if necessary.

Will the 2022 IRI Annual Conference be available on demand in whole or in part after the live event? If so, for how long? What are the associated costs?

The 2022 IRI Annual Conference is designed to be an in-person conference experience. Content will not be available on-demand.

How do I become a member of IRI?

To become a member of IRI, please visit IRI’s Membership page.

What is appropriate conference attire?

Business casual attire is recommended for the conference for all events.


How do I register to attend?

Registration for the 2022 IRI Annual Conference is now open.

How much does it cost to attend?

You can find fees on the 2022 IRI Annual Conference registration page.

Can I register onsite?

Onsite registration will be available at 2022 IRI Annual Conference starting May 18 through May 20, 2022.

When is registration open onsite?

The registration desk will be open:

  • Wednesday, May 18, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. EST
    (available on the Mezzanine level directly above the Hotel lobby)
  • Thursday, May 19, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST
    (Liberty Ballroom Foyer, Meeting Room Level M4)
  • Friday, May 20, 7 a.m. – noon EST
    (Liberty Ballroom Foyer, Meeting Room Level M4)

We strongly encourage you to arrive at Registration on Wednesday to avoid possible lines on Thursday morning.

Each attendee must show proof of ID, proof of vaccination, and may only pick up their badge. Attendees may not pick up badges on behalf of other attendees.

What is the cancellation policy?

Conference registration cancellations must be sent in writing to IRI. Requests received by April 8, 2022 will receive a full refund less a $100 non-refundable processing fee. No refunds will be issued after April 8, 2022.

In the event you are no longer able to attend, another person from the same company who is not already registered to the conference may be substituted without penalty. Please request a transfer here. Please provide the name of the attendee no longer able to attend along with contact information for the substitute attendee.

Housing & Travel

Does IRI provide discounts on hotel accommodations?

Yes, all registered attendees will receive a discounted room rate at the Marriott Marquis.

Reserving a hotel room in the IRI room block allows the IRI to keep participants’ expenses at the meeting, registration fees, and hotel rooms for the meeting as cost-effective as possible. IRI staff work hard to negotiate the best hotel rates and to make the best use of your registration dollars.

While the ability to meet virtually has been embraced by our industry in these unprecedented times, the importance of face-to-face events has not diminished. By registering for the 2022 IRI Annual Conference and reserving a room at the Marriott Marquis, you are helping the IRI meet its contractual obligations which allow the organization to continue to provide high-quality education to IRI members and the industry at large. Thank you for your support of IRI.

To learn more and make your hotel reservation, please see our Hotel page.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Where can I find information about sponsorship opportunities?

Please see the Sponsorship page for more information. You can also email Shani Armon.

I’m interested in hosting an event on site at IRI. Can I do that?

Sponsors interested in hosting an event in conjunction with the 2022 IRI Annual Conference can learn more by visiting our Affiliate Events page.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Carlton Fields
Cooperative Technologies
Eagle Life
Cooperative Technologies
Eversheds Sutherland
Faegre Drinker
Global Atlantic
Greenwald Research
Groom Law Group
Lincoln Financial
Morgan Stanley
Pacific Life
S&P Dow Jones