Health & Safety

IRI is committed to protecting the health and safety of all attendees at IRI meetings, conferences, and events.

IRI closely monitor CDC guidelines, federal and local mandates, and health and safety measures put in place by our meeting venues. Because these factors could change in the future, we will continue to evaluate whether any changes should be made, and we expressly reserve the right to update entry requirements for IRI meetings, conferences, and events based on the public health situation, new or revised guidance issued by the CDC or other authorities, changes in legal requirements or venue requirements, and/or other relevant considerations. This page will be updated to reflect any changes to the health and safety protocols.

Waiver & Release

Attendees acknowledge that IRI cannot guarantee that they will not be exposed to or contract a communicable disease at IRI meetings, conferences, and events, the conference and understand the risk that they may be exposed to or infected by a communicable disease by attending any such meeting, conference, or event. By registering for and attending an IRI meeting, conference, or event, attendees knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown, and assume full personal responsibility for their attendance. In doing so, attendees forever release IRI, the meeting venue, and all their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from liability should they become ill, directly or indirectly, as a result of attendance at an IRI meeting, conference, or event.


Protective masks are optional. At this time, IRI does not intend to require attendees to wear protective masks while attending an IRI meeting, conference, or event. All attendees should feel safe and comfortable while attending IRI meetings, conferences, and events. To this end, all attendees must be respectful of the mask-wearing and social-distancing preferences of their fellow attendees. Masks will be available at registration if needed.

Social Distancing & Food and Beverage Service

We kindly ask that all attendees respect other attendees’ comfort level when interacting. Food service may be modified to meet local mandates and the meeting venue’s guidelines. Such modifications may include, but may not be limited to, reduced seating at tables in meal functions, individual serving portions, elimination of self-service, etc.

If you have any questions about IRI’s health and safety policy, please email us.

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 to 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.

Code of Conduct

In the context of any and all activities related to IRI, member companies and member representatives are expected to:

  • Maintain a professional level of courtesy, respect, and objectivity;
  • Exercise reasonable care, good faith, and due diligence;
  • Respect diversity of opinions and the integrity and ability of others;
  • Promote collaboration and cooperation;
  • Strive to uphold the highest standards of conduct and assist others in maintaining those practices; and
  • Uphold a professional, legally appropriate business relationship with IRI staff and others, promoting a positive and collegial atmosphere.

Member companies and member representatives will not:

  • Engage in or facilitate any action that tends to disparage, dilute the value of, or reflect negatively on IRI, IRI goods or services, the Board as a whole or individual members thereof, the IRI staff as a whole or individual staff members, or any IRI trademark;
  • Engage in or facilitate any discriminatory or harassing behavior toward IRI staff, members, officers, directors, meeting/event attendees, exhibitors, advertisers, sponsors, suppliers, contractors or others; or
  • Make any statement on behalf of IRI through any public medium, including digital social media, unless expressly authorized to do so by IRI in writing.

Photo/Recording Policy

By registering for and attending this event, the attendee acknowledges and agrees that he/she may be photographed or recorded during the event.

The attendee hereby consents to IRI’s use of my likeness or image in photographs or recordings from the event in IRI publications and on IRI’s website and social media pages, and the attendee herebys waive any rights to payment or royalties in connection with such uses.