SIOR Spring World Conference Attendee Information

  • General Info
  • New SIORs
  • International SIORs
  • Young Professionals
  • Legacy/Anniversary
  • Attire:
    The attire for all conference activities is business casual:
    Men: slacks, knit shirt or sports shirt, sweater
    Women: pants, sweater, dress or skirt. 

    Conference educational and networking activities are open to all registered individuals. Your badge is proof of registration.  Please wear your badge to all conference functions, receptions, and meals.  

    Chapter Table:
    Visit our hosts from the Inland Empire/Orange County Chapter. They will be available to help orient attendees and make local restaurant and entertainment recommendations.

    In May, the Palm Desert area averages mid 90s during the day and averages mid 60s during the night.

    Exhibitor Raffle
    All registered attendees will receive an exhibitor passport in their registration packet.  To be entered into the raffle, visit all participating exhibitors' booths to have your passport initialed.  Winners will be drawn at the Bull n' Beer raffle, sponsored by DCT Industrial Trust on Friday, May 3 at 11:15 a.m. onsite at the conference.

    Time Zone: Pacific 

    SIOR Registration Hours:
    Wednesday, May 1: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Thursday, May 2: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Friday, May 3: 7 a.m. - 12 noon

    New Members SIOR New Members receive one complimentary registration within the first two years of membership. To check membership dates and apply your complimentary registration, please contact SIOR Events at 202.449.8218 or e-mail to apply your discount. Registrations received by fax (202.517.9151) will be processed accordingly. At this time, New Members must register via fax or mail only.

    Not sure if you're eligible? Contact Taylor Miller, Manager of Admissions, at 202.449.8234 or for details. 

    New members are honored during the opening general session at meetings. New members are also are invited to several networking events and receptions. Please make a special effort to welcome new members and encourage them to participate in all conference activities. New members can be easily identified by their green new member ribbons.


    Thursday, May 2, 2013
    10 - 11:45 a.m.: Opening General Session - New Member attendees will be recognized.
    Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.:  New Member Luncheon -
    An orientation luncheon and welcome to the conference.

    Friday, May 3
    5:45 - 6:45 p.m.: New Member & Young Professionals Reception - Join fellow New Members and SIOR Young Professionals for cocktails.
    Sponsored by Rockefeller Group Development

    International Members

    SIOR welcomes our members and potential members from around the globe. Special conference registration rates are available for International attendees (members and non-members residing outside of North America).

    • Free registration for those attending their first SIOR World Conference!
    • 50% off the standard registration rate for those who have attended in the past.

    International attendees, plan to attend the following:
    • International Advisory Council: Wednesday, May 1 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    • International Attendees Afternoon Tea: Thursday, May 2 from 4 - 5 p.m.

    For information, please contact Michael Topp, Director of Membership at 202.449.8216 or
    Young Professionals (YPs)

    The Young Professionals are hosting several events during the Fall World Conference.  Do not miss out on theses exciting networking opportunities!

    Friday, May 2
    5:45 - 6:45 p.m.: Young Professionals and New Members Reception*
    Sponsored by Rockefeller Group Development


    Additional YP event information coming soon!

    Questions? Please contact the Young Professionals staff liaison: Evan Gardner at 202.449.8228 or

    Legacy Circle & Anniversary Members

    Legacy Circle Members are individuals who have attained more than 30 years of membership. SIOR Anniversary Members are those that have held the designation for over 10 years and who are celebrating 10, 20, 30, etc. years of membership with SIOR. Attendees can recognize Legacy Circle and Anniversary members by the special pins they receive at the beginning of the conference (in the welcome packets).

    SIOR Legacy Circle & Anniversary members receive additional benefits during SIOR World Conferences, such as reserved seating during general sessions, special private networking events, dinners, etc.

    Please contact SIOR Events at 202.449.8218 or e-mail to apply your discount. At this time, Anniversary and/or Legacy Members must register via fax or mail only.

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