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Welcome to #NICAR19!

The 2019 CAR Conference begins on Thursday!

Below you'll find a few bits of information to help you prepare for this great conference! For the latest information about panels, speakers and special events at the conference, please visit our conference website at

Hotel information
The conference is taking place at the Newport Beach Marriott, 900 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660.Driving to Newport Beach? Hotel parking rates are available here.

Registration opens Wednesday at 3 p.m. and will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Salon E-F. Be sure to bring photo identification when picking up your name badge.

Weather looks to be in the 50s and 60s during the week. See the  10-day forecast.

Conference Wifi
Wireless internet is provided to all conference attendees.
Network/SSID: Marriott Conference
Password: IRECAR2019

Have a question or need help in a session?
Room monitors will be stationed in the hallways during sessions and will be happy to answer your questions.

Hands-on classes
This year, we've added a ninth computer lab to provide a better learning experience for everyone. Seating will still be limited in popular classes. If there's a hands-on class you really want to take, plan on getting there early.

We still have a few seats left in hands-on workshops and master classes.

Conference schedules & mobile app
You're tech-savvy and care about the environment, and so do we. Rather than printing 1,000 schedules, we're giving you a few ways to track the full schedule of panels, hands-on sessions and special events with accurate, up-to-the-minute details:

  • The  full conference schedule on the IRE website has all details organized by day.
  • Download the  Guidebook mobile app for the 2019 CAR Conference. The app allows you to read speaker bios, plan your own schedule, and keep up-to-date with any panel changes. You also have the option to network with other attendees and complete session/panel evaluations directly from the app (you will also receive a daily email with the evaluation if you prefer to complete it that way). Please be sure to complete evaluations, as these help us plan next year's conference. Once you enable push notifications, you can receive updates throughout the conference from IRE. Internet is not required for the app to work once it's downloaded. However, a connection is necessary to receive any updates sent by IRE.
  • Get the schedule as a CSV.
  • Download a PDF you can bring to California.

Events, special training and meetups
Be sure to check out the list of eventsspecial training and meetups taking place this week.

Updated IRE Principles (Code of Conduct)
Investigative Reporters & Editors is committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of race, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, appearance or religion.

IRE supports vigorous debate and welcomes disagreement, while maintaining a civil and respectful community. Discriminatory or harassing behavior is not permitted.

IRE may take any action it deems appropriate to deal with those who violate our principles, including exclusion from our events, forums, listservs and the organization itself.

This code of conduct covers all participants in IRE events and is in effect the entire time from the beginning until the end of our conferences.
If you feel threatened or in immediate jeopardy during an IRE event, you should call building security by calling 0 from a house phone, or local police by dialing 911.

During the scheduled program, concerns can be brought to the attention of IRE staff or board members in person. Staff members will have red ribbons on their name badges, and board members will have blue ribbons. To report a possible violation, email

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