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Registration and Housing


You must be registered for RIMS `15 before you can secure housing. On Friday, December 19, RIMS will automatically register all coordinators and speakers for the day(s) the person is coordinating/speaking; registration for the day only is complimentary. You will receive an email confirmation that will provide the housing link and the option to upgrade your registration at a discounted rate of $500 for the entire conference.


Please note:

The following hotels are reserved for RIMS members that purchase a full conference registration: The Courtyard Convention Center, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center, Hyatt Place, Marriott Convention Center and Wyndham Riverfront.

The following hotels are reserved for RIMS members, with any registration category: The Hilton Riverside, Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel and Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown Hotel.

If you plan to take advantage of the discounted speaker/coordinator upgrade, do not book your housing until your registration has been upgraded. To upgrade your registration to a full conference for $500, contact the registration call center at +1-508-743-8503.

If you are not a RIMS member and would like to have access to the preferred member only hotels and upgrade your registration, please contact RIMS Client Service Team at +1-212-286-9292 (option 1) or email for assistance.

If you upgrade your registration and cancel your speaking engagement, RIMS will bill you the difference in registration fees. The additional cost is $445 (member) and $795 (non-member).

Paid Speaker/Coordinator Registration Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be received by March 20, 2015 to receive a refund minus a cancellation fee of $100. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received after March 20, 2015.


Please note: if you cancel your speaking engagement (and do not register for the conference) RIMS will cancel your hotel room so that the room is available for a paying RIMS attendee.


Terms and Conditions

Paid Speaker / Coordinator Registration Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellations/refunds must be submitted in writing by March 20, 2015, by emailing All requests are subject to a US $100 administrative fee. Refunds are not given after March 20, 2015, and RIMS will not reimburse you if you do not attend.

Please note: All administrative fees and additional registration items (such as the continuing education credit fee and the guest ticket fee[s]) are non-refundable.

Photo / Video Release

By registering for the RIMS 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, you acknowledge and accept that photographs or video taken of you by the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) or its service providers, may be used for promotional materials of RIMS, including but not limited to use in annual reports, magazines, future conference programs or other promotional material, and on the Internet by RIMS and its service providers. RIMS reserves the right to publish the names of conference participants in production materials and on the Internet by RIMS and its service providers.

Demographic & Contact Information

Your name, address, phone number, email address and individual and company demographic information, are stored in the bar code on your conference badge. If you allow an exhibitor to scan your badge, you will be releasing your information to that exhibitor. You should consider your name badge barcode as an electronic business card, enabling you to easily provide your information to an exhibitor if you choose to do so.

Video & Hybrid Events

Video taping and hybrid events (including webcams, webinars, streaming video content) are prohibited inside the convention center unless you have written permission from RIMS Director of Meetings & Events. In the event that RIMS authorizes video taping and use of equipment, videos may not be taken of any exhibitor booth or product other than that of your own company, except by approved press or the official videographer designated by RIMS.


Photos may not be taken of any booth or product other than your own, except by the press or the official photographer designated by RIMS.

Guest Registration

A guest is defined as a spouse, significant other, family member or friend whose occupation is unrelated to the risk and insurance management profession. A co-worker or associate within the profession is not eligible for guest registration. Guest registration includes RIMS shuttle bus transportation between a RIMS hotel and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, attendance at the Opening Reception, General Session and Conference Finale. Guest registration does not include access to educational sessions, and thus guests are not eligible for continuing education credits, nor does the guest badge permit access to the exhibit hall. Please note: Guests of attendees will receive different badges from other participants. It is against RIMS policy to register someone in the guest category who does not meet with the aforementioned guest criteria. Access to RIMS events is limited to people 21 years of age and older. 

Badge Ethics, Counterfeiting & Theft

Only persons registered for this conference and wearing the proper badge will be admitted to education sessions, RIMS meal functions and receptions. For security and safety, badges must be worn at all times.

Anyone found to be counterfeiting, copying or sharing conference name badges, or using a guest badge when s/he is not eligible for a guest badge, may be subject to sanctions up to and including removal from the conference and revocation of RIMS membership.


Affiliate Events

As a supporter of RIMS and an official RIMS 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition delegate, you are encouraged not to attend outside, competitive events or business appointments that take you away from experiencing the education, networking and exhibit hall products available to you during official conference hours. Please note that RIMS Meetings and Events management does not permit outside parties or events that directly conflict with the Opening Reception (Sunday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) and Opening Session and Keynote (Monday, 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.). If you receive an invitation during one of these times, please notify RIMS immediately.


By registering at RIMS ‘15, you have read and agree to all terms and conditions stated above.