2023 IRMA Conference, Portland, Oregon

 May 4-8

 Board Members arrive May 4th. Attendees arrive May 5th.
Awards Reception and Dinner Sunday, May 7th. Departure day is May 8th.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown

Please note that Registration and Room Reservation Discount Deadline is Monday, April 10.
No refunds will be available after this date.


  • Thursday, May 4th – Board of Directors and Presidents Council to arrive in time for dinner.
  • Friday, May 5th – Welcome Reception
  • Saturday, Sunday, May 6th to 7th – IRMAcon2023 Education
  • Sunday, May 7th – Awards Dinner
  • Monday, May 8th – Departure day
  • Register for the Conference: Register now!

Conference Rates

One registration is included in member dues. Complete conference registration details can be seen upon registration, but the rate for attendees is $695.

Note: You must stay at the conference hotel to get the $695 conference rate.

Conference Hotel Rate

The room rate at the Embassy Suites by Hilton is USD$205 per night.

Book now: https://group.embassysuites.com/pg9c7k

(Guests may add up to 3 days pre- and post-conference at the special rate. Rates will be adjusted on check-out if there is a difference when you book.)

Note: You must stay at the conference hotel to get the above $695 conference rate.

Key Websites and Contact Info

IRMA Official Conference Site

Embassy Suites Portland

The Embassy Suites Room Reservations LINK at IRMA GROUP RATES – Book Your Room!

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: Joyce Byrne, info@irmamagazines.com, 416.886.8114

Social Media

Follow IRMA on your chosen social media platform:

The public Facebook group is for all who are interested in IRMA.

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 a place to join in on photo contests: irmamagazines

And twitter too = @regionalmags

About Portland

View photos of the beautiful Embassy Suites and scenes from Portland on the conference page.

The Host Hotel —- This section needs updating.

IRMA GROUP RATES – Book Your Room!

  • Standard Queen, Double-Bedded Room Rate $189.00
  • Standard King, Single-Bedded Room Rate $189.00
  • Overnight valet parking $25.00

Other Guest Room Details:
Rates– are in US Dollars and are plus applicable tax, currently 13%.
Special Rate Cut-Off Date– in order to qualify for the IRMACON2022 discounted rate, reservations must be made by April 12, 2022. 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 Andaz Hotel will extend the above group rates, three days before and three days after the contracted conference dates of Tuesday, October 12, 2021 to Friday, October 22, 2021, subject to guestroom availability.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation requests must be received at least 48 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 Andaz are non-smoking. A $250 cleaning fee will be applied for any evidence of smoking in guest rooms upon departure.

Hotel Parking: Valet parking = $25.00 per night.

Getting Here

Soon to come!


  • Rental Cars
  • Taxi
  • Ride Share

Tourist Information

Weather and Clothing

Soon to come!

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.