2019 IRMA Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina

 October 25-29, 2019

Departure day is October 29th. Awards Reception and Dinner Monday, October 28th.

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Please note that the Early Bird Deadline for Registration is Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
No refunds will be available after this date.


  • Thursday, October 24th – Board of Directors and Presidents Council to arrive in time for dinner.
  • Friday, October 25th – Welcome Reception
  • Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, October 26th to 28th – IRMAcon2019 Education
  • Sunday, October 27th – a free afternoon to explore Charlotte and the surrounding area
  • Monday, October 28th – Awards Dinner
  • Tuesday, October 29th – Departure day
  • Register for the Conference:
    • First Registration Included in Your Dues (a value of $975)
    • Additional Registrations Paying by Cheque
    • Additional Registrations Paying by Credit Card

    Key Websites and Contact Info:

    IRMA Official Conference Site:

    The Fairfield In n & Suites:

    The Fairfield Inn Room Reservations LINK at

    Conference Planner: Dianne Davis, diannedavis@tulnet.com or 918.636.4061

    Onsite Coordinator: Tiffany Davis, tdavis@tulnet.com or 918.720.2704

    IRMA Executive Director: Tara Flint, irma@regionalmagazines.org, 416-705-6884

    Social Media

    Follow IRMA on your chosen social media platform:

    The Public Facebook group is for all who are interested in IRMA and will be the location of our second annual #IRMACon Photo Contest. Sign up and play along in Denver!

    The Closed Facebook group is for members and sponsors to share confidential information. Feel free to ask questions of your peers and share your success stories.

    Instagram is also a place to join in on the Charlotte Conference Photo Contest = irmamagazines

    And twitter too = @regionalmags

    About Charlotte

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    The Host Hotel

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    Guest Rooms: Coming Soon!

    Other Guest Room Details:
    Rates– are in US Dollars and are plus applicable tax, currently 14.75%.
    Special Rate Cut-Off Date– in order to qualify for the IRMACON2019 discounted rate, reservations must be made by Tuesday, August 28, 2018. After this date our discounted rate is subject to availability.
    Guest Room Size– approximately 400 sq. ft.
    Guest Room Amenities Include– complimentary Internet, air conditioning, living/sitting area, marble bathroom, double vanities, lighted make up mirror, hair dryer, robe, chair, desk, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, coffee/tea maker, television with premium movie channels.
    Pre/Post Stays– The Fairfield Inn will extend the above group rates, three days before and three days after the contracted conference dates of Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to Tuesday, September 25, 2018, subject to guestroom availability.

    Hotel Amenities:

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    Arrival/Departure:  Coming Soon!

    Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation requests must be received at least 24 hours prior to stay to avoid a fee equal to one night’s room and tax. This fee, if applicable, will be directed to the form of payment that was used to guarantee the reservation.

    Smoking Policy:  All guest rooms and suites at The Brown Palace are non-smoking. A $250 cleaning fee will be applied for any evidence of smoking in guest rooms upon departure.

    Hotel Parking: Valet parking = $40.00 per night.

    Getting Here

    Ground Transportation

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    1. Driving directions:

    Coming Soon!


    Tourist Information

    Weather and Clothing

    Things to Do


    Member Materials

    Magazine members are encouraged to bring a maximum of 15 copies of their latest issue only to the conference in their luggage, to share with other members.

    Please do not ship any magazines directly to the hotel or to the IRMA office. Sending directly to the hotel will result in handling charges being charged to your guest room. Magazines will be displayed throughout the conference. Any copies leftover after the conference will be donated or recycled.