September 24–25, 2018

 

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Transportation

Flights
Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) is served by SkyWest beginning and tickets are currently available for purchase at united.com. Greenbrier Valley Airport is located only 15 minutes away from The Greenbrier. SkyWest will offer daily flights to and from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Washington Dulles (IAD) Airports.

Other airports convenient to The Greenbrier include Roanoke, VA (ROA), Charleston, WV (CRW) and Beckley, WV (BKW) with service provided by major carriers.

AMTRAK
Train service is available from Washington D.C. to White Sulphur Springs, WV (WSS). Amtrak's Cardinal Route also travels from New York's Penn Station to Chicago's Union Station three times per week.

Rental Cars
Rental cars are available through major rental car agencies at area airports.

Shuttle Service
Shuttles are available from areas airports to The Greenbrier for a fee. Please call The Greenbrier Transportation Department at 304-536-1110 ext. 7259 for rates and reservations. Please identify yourself as an IRI conference attendee to be grouped with other IRI attendees and ensure the best possible rates.

Hotel
A block of rooms as been set aside for conference attendees until August 27th. Run of House rooms are available at $225/night plus taxes and fees. Upgraded rooms are available for added fees. All available rooms types and associated pricing can be found through the housing link on the IRI website or by calling the Greenbrier directly at 855-942-3362. If you choose to phone, please identify yourself as an IRI conference attendee. After August 27th rooms can not be guaranteed, the conference rate will not be available, and attendees will pay the prevailing hotel rate. 

Mobile App
Be sure to download IRI’s mobile app for access to agendas, materials, programs and all other conference information.

Accessibility for Attendees with Disabilities
IRI will work with attendees to provide reasonable accommodations for those with special needs.  To request assistance onsite, please visit the IRI Registration Desk in the Mezzanine Foyer on Wednesday afternoon or in the Independence Ballroom foyer during conference sessions on Thursday and Friday. See exact timing below.

Anti-Trust Policy and Caution
As members of a trade association, each person attending this function must be mindful of the constraints imposed by federal and state anti-trust laws. The people here today represent companies that are in direct competition with one another. IRI’s purpose is to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas on the designated topics.  It is not the purpose of this meeting to reach any agreement that could have anti-competitive effects. Individuals must keep in mind that a violation of the anti-trust laws may subject them to fines – or worse. You can avoid problems by following these simple guidelines:

  • Stick to the published agenda
  • Be cautious about discussions involving pricing, premiums, benefits to be offered or terminated, and who should or should not be covered. The Justice Department views these types of discussions with concern and suspicion. Never take a poll of participants’ positions or make a collective agreement on these issues.
  • IRI is dedicated to assisting each of its members in achieving their competitive potential.

Badges
Badges must be worn for admittance to all conference sessions and networking events.  If you have misplaced your badge, please visit the conference registration desk to obtain a replacement.

Conference Attire
The preferred dress for this conference is business casual attire. Please note that the Greenbrier does ask that all guests adhere to their dress code. Generally, resort wear is permitted and exercise attire is not allowed in any dining venue. For men, a jacket and tie are required in the Main Dining Room during dinner and in the Casino Club after 7:00 PM. Jackets are suggested in other dining outlets for dinner. Denim is restricted in the Main Dining Room during dinner service and is not allowed on the golf of or tennis courts. Tank tops, cut offs, short shorts, sweatpants, men’s hats and baseball caps are not permitted at any dining venue. A full description of the dress code venue-by- venue can be found on the Greenbrier’s website.

Contact
If you are in need of reaching a member of the IRI staff and do not have his/her contact information, please stop by the conference registration desk and the staff there will be happy to help you.

Baggage Check
If you need to check your bags, please do so at the bell stand located in the main lobby of the hotel.  IRI staff are not permitted to store conference attendees’ belongings at the registration desk.

Lost & Found
Items that have been lost in IRI conference or networking session rooms/areas will be brought to the conference registration desk and will remain there until registration closes for the day.  At that point, they will be taken the hotel front desk in the main lobby of the hotel.

Weather
September is the perfect time in the Allegheny Mountains with average highs of 77 degrees and lows of 55 degrees.