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2023 Annual Conference of International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA)

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown 319 Southwest Pine Street Portland, OR 97204

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  • 3 days 15 hours
  • Mobile eTicket


IRMACON203 will be located at Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown. This historic hotel is centrally located in Portland, within a 10-minute walk of Lan Su Chinese Garden, Voo Doo Donuts, Powell's Books, and Pioneer Courthouse Square. This 4-star hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Portland Art Museum.

Guest Rooms - make yourself at home in one of the 276 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and premium bedding, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Cable programming and MP3 docking stations are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available at no cost to Hilton Honors members. Private bathrooms with bathtubs feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Additional Amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining - the hotel has room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at the complimentary reception, held daily. A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Other Amenities Featured Amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

*Please note that IRMA’s special group rate of $205.00 per night is available for 3 days prior to the IRMA’s first, official arrival date of Thursday, May 4th and 3 days after the our departure date of Monday, May 8th. If you are extending your stay the IRMACon rate will be applied to all room nights at check out. Please contact our TulNet partners Tiffany Davis (918) 720-2704, or Dianne Davis at (918) 636-4061, for questions or information.

Click Here to reserve your room TODAY!

Tentative Agenda

  • Emphasis on member connection (reconnection!) to reengage current and new members, strengthen relationships that we can count on year-round.
  • Intensive workshopping and dedicated roundtables in smaller groups around specific, urgent topics brought by our members.
  • Focus on troubleshooting and creating actionable ideas to return home with for every member.
  • More time spent on perennial conference favorites, such as ‘Hits & Misses’

Thursday 5/4

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Board Reception and Dinner

Friday 5/5

9:00 am - 10:00 am - Board Breakfast

10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Board Meeting

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Welcome Reception and Dinner

Reconnect with your fellow IRMA Members and Sponsors for the Opening Reception of IRMACon2023. Local representative(s) of Portland will be joining and sharing a few recommendations on how to enjoy our time in this beautiful city!

Saturday 5/6

8:00 am - 9:00am - Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:30 am - Presidental Welcome, CPC Chair Welcome, and Executive Director Welcome

9:30 am - 10:30 am - General Session: Meet & Greet Activity

A fun, dynamic group session designed to introduce and reconnect members.

10:30 am - 10:50 am - AM Break

10:50 am - 12:15 pm - General Session: Hits & Misses

A perennial IRMACON favorite! A representative of each member magazine presents specific examples, big or small, on any topic, to show what has gone well in the past year--and what hasn't. You'll learn a lot and take away some great ideas. Take good notes and plan to follow-up after the session.

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm - LUNCH

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm - Early Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

2:45 pm - 3:05 pm - PM Break

3:05 pm - 4:20 pm - Late Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Focused Happy Hour

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Unplugged Dinners

Get to know the city and continue networking with these member-hosted “Dutch” dinners. Watch for the sign up email and onsite at Registration to snag a spot to join a small group at a recommended eatery.

Sunday 5/7

8:00 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:15 am - General Session

10:15am - 10:35 am - AM Break

10:35 am - 12:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm - LUNCH

1:15 pm - 2:40 pm - Late Afternoon Concurrent Session

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm - PM Break

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - General Session

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Focused Happy Hour


43RD Annual IRMA Awards Dinner and IRMACON2023 Finale!

Monday 5/8

Departure Day - Farewell and Safe Travels!