The retirement space is changing rapidly.


How will you keep up?

The Insured Retirement Institute is excited to announce the combination of the Government, Legal & Regulatory Conference (GLRC) and the Operations & Technology Conference (OTC) to create ACTION19, a new conference designed to capitalize on the synergies between the retirement income industry’s most dynamic thought leaders in the advocacy, legal and compliance community and the operations and technology community.


With the rapidly changing regulatory environment, the importance of collaboration across these communities has never been more apparent. We are coming together to discuss the latest legal and regulatory developments, opportunities to influence the shape of future laws and rules, and how technology is helping our industry adapt to the evolving environment. By uniting these communities, ACTION19 promises to bring you practical takeaways and a comprehensive dialogue on our industry’s most pressing issues.


As an ACTION19 attendee, you will learn how to stay agile and influential in today’s regulatory environment. Experts on the cutting-edge of our industry will examine the latest technological innovations, exploring how regulation and modernization work together in the retirement income industry. By the end of this conference, you will have all the tools you need to proactively address the most challenging issues on the advocacy, operations, and technology horizon.

Our Speakers

Watch this space


You already know that IRI's ACTION conference features only the best speakers. In 2018, attendees heard from Mike Allen, co-founder of AXIOS and  Politico. Check back often to find out who will speak at ACTION19.


A block of rooms as been set aside for conference attendees at the Capital Hilton Washington. Standard rooms are available at $329/night plus taxes/fees. The hotel cut off date has been extended to April 27. Past that date room rate and availability cannot be guaranteed. You may book your room online using the link below or by calling the hotel directly at 202-393-1000. If you choose to phone, please identify yourself as an IRI conference attendee in order to receive the conference rate. All rooms must be accompanied by a deposit equal to one night’s stay. If you wish to cancel all of part of your stay you must do so at least 3 days prior to your arrival.

While rooms are available on Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16, there are no rooms available for the evening of Tuesday, May 14. Please contact Elizabeth Carter at to be placed on a wait list. 

Check in time is 4:00 PM EST

Check out time is 11:00 AM EST

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general Information


Cancellation Policy

Conference registration cancellations must be sent in writing to IRI at Requests received by April 1, 2019 will receive a full refund less a $75 non-refundable processing fee. No refunds will be issued after April 1, 2019

Substitute Policy

In the event that the registrant is unable to attend, another person from the same company who is not already registered to the conference may be substituted without penalty. Please request a transfer by emailing Please provide the name of the attendee no longer able to attend along with contact information for the substitute attendee.

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 o 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 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.


If you need to reach 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.