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2016 IRMA Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL


3030 Granada Street (around the corner)

September 16-20, 2016


  • Friday – Tuesday, September 16-20, 2016
  • Board of Directors and Presidents Council should plan to arrive on Thursday, September 15, in time for dinner.
  • Welcome Reception is Friday, September 16
  • Awards Dinner is Monday, September 19
  • Departure day is Tuesday, September 20

Getting Here

Please fly in and out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is located about 7 miles (25 minute drive) from the airport. The new hotel does not have a complimentary shuttle. 


Where We Are Now Staying

If you have not yet reserved a hotel room. . . call Dianne Davis at 918-636-4061. 

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

LOBBY AND CHECK IN LOCATION has been moved to: 

3030 Granada Street (around the corner)

Fort Lauderdale, FL  33304

Main # 954-467-1111

Ground Transportation

If you choose to rent a car, you’ll find all major rental companies represented, with regular shuttles from the terminals.


The new hotel does not have a complimentary shuttle.  A taxi, according to the Westin, should cost between $20 and $25. A number of airport shuttle services are available and you can reserve ahead of time.  IRMA will reimburse you with $20 when you arrive at the conference registration table and present your receipt.

LOBBY AND CHECK IN LOCATION has been moved to: 

3030 Granada Street (around the corner)

Tourist Information

You’ll find handy visitor information at

Weather and Clothing

We recommend you check the weather prior to packing, but count on 90 degree days and 74 degree nights.

We’re a casual group. Jeans and khakis are appropriate for sessions, but you’ll want to bring a variety of clothing options including shorts, sweatshirts, bathing suit, and your evening duds. The Awards Dinner is a special occasion and people tend to dress up that night.

Things to Do

There are so many things to do in Fort Lauderdale! In fact, you might consider one of these for your free afternoon, or plan on extending your stay to make the most of your trip.

Here are just a few:

Bike riding – We are arranging to have bicycles available to our members at the resort.

Beaches – We’re staying on the ocean, so plan to get wet! Fort Lauderdale Beach is the top rated beach in the city, and it’s just steps from our hotel. See the top 10 here.

Shopping – This city is loaded with fabulous shopping. Bring your wallet!

The Everglades – Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial at Everglades National Park. You can experience “the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States” on foot, via canoe, or by guided tour.


Dining –Read what the experts have to say:

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.

Note – You’ll be asked to update your IRMA magazine exchange information at the conference.