The 2019 IRE Conference begins Thursday. Below you'll find some information to help you prepare for the conference!
For up-to-date information about panels, speakers and special events at the conference, please visit our conference website. Thank you to our co-hosts and sponsors for supporting IRE19!
The conference is taking place at the Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker Street, Houston, TX 77010.
Registration opens at 3 p.m. (closing at 6 p.m.) on Wednesday and will be available Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Texas Foyer located on level 4 of the Marriott Marquis Houston. Be sure to bring photo identification when picking up your name badge.
It's going to be a typical June in Houston: warm and rainy. See the 10-day forecast.
Wireless internet is provided to all conference attendees. Thanks to Gray Television for sponsoring the wireless internet this year.
Room monitors will be stationed in the hallways during sessions and will be happy to answer your questions.
(Thanks to Advance Local for sponsoring the mobile app this year)
We're giving you several ways to track the full schedule of panels, hands-on classes and special events with accurate, up-to-the-minute details:
Show & Tell sessions allow you to share your investigations with colleagues from around the country. Veteran broadcasters will moderate each session. Each slot runs for 15 minutes. One-on-one mentoring sessions will also be available during the conference with Al Tompkins, Barry Nash and Company, and Maria Mercader. Learn more and sign-up for any of these broadcast options here.
Tweeting from the conference? Use #IRE19 to follow the action.
Be sure to check out the list of IRE special events and partner events taking place this week. And take a moment to stop by Texas Foyer on level 4 to see the exhibitors and recruiters taking part in the conference.
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