The 2020 NICAR Conference begins on Thursday. Below you'll find a few bits of information to help you prepare.
For the latest information about panels, speakers and special events at the conference, please visit our conference website at ire.org/nicar20.
The conference is taking place at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.
Registration opens Wednesday at 3 p.m. and will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Preservation Foyer located on the 2nd floor. Be sure to bring photo identification when picking up your name badge.
IRE continues to monitor information from local and national public health authorities regarding COVID-19. During NICAR20, IRE will provide hand sanitizer throughout the conference meeting space. In addition, we will have disinfectant wipes for our hands-on computer labs. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a COVID-19 site with regular updates. If you need to cancel your registration, please see our policy on the NICAR20 registration page.
Weather looks to be in the 60s during the week. See the 10-day forecast.
Wireless internet is provided to all NICAR conference attendees.
Password: NICAR2020 (case sensitive)
Room monitors will be stationed in the hallways during sessions and will be happy to answer your questions.
We will have nine computer labs again this year. Seating is limited. If there's a hands-on class you really want to take, plan on getting there early.
There are a few ways to track the full schedule of panels, hands-on sessions and special events with accurate, up-to-the-minute details:
Be sure to check out the list of special events taking place this week. Events include a welcome reception Thursday, the Philip Meyer Awards presentation and reception Friday and a closing reception at the New Orleans Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on Saturday. Also, be sure to check out the partner events taking place during the conference.
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