Attendee Know Before You Go

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ARMA International and MER are thrilled to welcome you to InfoNEXT 2024 in Palm Springs, California. To help you prepare, we’ve put together this quick reference guide so you’re ready for a successful event. For even more details, the InfoNEXT website and app is where you’ll find everything InfoNEXT, including Networking Events, Education, and so much more!  Please take a moment to read through this information for a seamless conference experience.

General Information

Official Hotel and Conference Venues
Event Venue:
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Dr.
Palm Desert, California 92260

Time Zone
Palm Springs is in the Pacific Time Zone (UTC/GMT-07:00)

April average high: 87 °F / 30 °C  
April average low: 57 °F / 14 °C

What to Pack
Attire is business casual for the conference during the day. Please, no jeans, tee shirts, or flip flops. We do recommend you dress in layers as temperatures in meeting rooms can vary. Social events take place in the evening when the weather cools down, so be sure to bring appropriate clothing options such as a shawl or light sweater for traveling in-between venues.

Don't forget a refillable water botte and comfortable shoes!

ARMA sponsored social events are both inside and outside and business casual dress is requested. 

The Swanky Soiree on Tuesday, April 9 is a Rat Pack themed event. 1960’s inspired attire is encouraged but not required.

Airport Ground Transportation
Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements. The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is located 12.2 miles/ 20-25 minutes from Palm Springs International Airport (PSP).  

There are several ground transportation options:
  • Ride Share:  Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft provide pick-ups and drop-offs at PSP.
    Drop-offs are allowed curbside in front of the terminal building.
    For pick-ups, follow the Rideshare signage to the designated area located at the south end of the terminal, in the commercial lane across the street from WestJet Airlines.
    Click here to download a map of the airport terminal.
  • Taxis and Rental Cars:  Click here for details on car rental agencies at PSP. 
    • There is a Hertz rental car counter onsite at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa.
    • Taxi Companies
      • City Cab - (760) 328-3000
      • Coachella Valley Taxi - (760) 992-5337
      • Yellow Cab of the Desert - (760) 340-8294
  • Other Transportation Options

Parking Information for Drive-Ins 
The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa offers the following parking options:

On-Site Parking

Daily: $40

Electric Car Charging Station Available

Wi-Fi at Official Conference Venues
Wi-Fi will be provided in all areas of our conference for no charge.
  • Network:  Marriott_CONFERENCE
  • Password:  INFONEXT24

Social Media
Follow us on Twitter and use the official InfoNEXT hash tag #InfoNEXT2024    
Follow us on LinkedIn and engage in daily recap posts.

On-site Registration
The registration desk is located at the South Counter in the Springs Ballroom Foyer.  Beginning Sunday, April 7, the Registration Desk will be open for you to check in, print your badge and address any questions you may have regarding your stay during the event. 

Registration Hours:
Open from:
  • Sunday, April 7:  1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday, April 8:  7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 9:  7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 10:  7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

InfoNEXT Conference Badges
All you need is your email address for quick and easy printing of your conference badge.
Your name badge is required for admission to all events. No exceptions. 

Registration Types
Full Conference Registrants Receive:
  • Access to three days of conference education sessions
  • Access to Keynote presentations
  • Breakfast and lunch provided Monday and Tuesday and breakfast on Wednesday
  • Access to the Sunday night Welcome Party
  • Access to the Monday Night Networking Social Hour
  • Access to the Tuesday Night Closing Party
  • Pre-approval for CEU credits

Evening Networking Pass Registrants Receive:
  • Access to the Sunday night Welcome Party
  • Access to the Monday Night Networking Social Hour
  • Access to the Tuesday Night Closing Party

To find information about the guest policy, registration substitutions, and any other registration- related questions, see our Conference FAQs.

Program Information

Plan Your Schedule
See the InfoNEXT Conference Session Agenda online and in the conference app and get an overview of all the education and events at InfoNEXT so that you can build your schedule with everything you want. 

Helpful Tips
  • Online: Search for sessions by title, room, speaker(s), or topics across content categories
  • App: Use the MyPlanner feature to build your personalized agenda and store bookmarked items

Networking Events
InfoNEXT is more than just a professional gathering - it's a fusion of learning and development.  But we're not all work and no play!  In additional to offering stellar education, we have planned some exciting networking events that are sure to provide enjoyable breaks from the conference hustle while giving you an opportunity to build lasting relationships with peers.

Welcome Party:  Back to the Future...of Information Governance, sponsored by VRC
Sunday, April 7, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
JW Entertainment Zone

Ready to take a nostalgic joyride before we leap into the future of Information Governance? We're thrilled
to invite you to the 'Back to the Future... of Information Governance' welcome party, hosted by VRC. This exciting event will take place on April 7 in the retro-chic JW Entertainment Zone located onsite at the JW Marriott Desert Springs.

Step into our time machine and revisit the glory days with classic games that will rekindle your love for the good old times. While we gear up to explore the forward-thinking concepts at InfoNEXT, this fun-filled evening will serve as a delightful blast from the past. It's the perfect setting to reconnect with old friends, forge new connections, and kick off the conference on a high note.
Heavy apps and drinks will be available.

Networking Social Hour
Monday, April 8, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Springs Ballroom Terrace

After a day of engaging sessions and insightful discussions, it's time to unwind and expand your professional network at our exclusive Networking Social Hour. Join us for an evening of meaningful connections, collaboration opportunities, and camaraderie against the backdrop of a Palm Springs sunset. Savor delicious light bites and unwind with your favorite beverage as you engage in productive networking conversations.
Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be available.

Closing Party: Swanky Soiree
Tuesday, April 9, 8:00pm -10:00pm
Springs Pool

The Swanky Soiree promises an evening of enchantment, connection, and unforgettable memories. Imagine a night filled with the vibrancy of industry chatter, the clinking of glasses, and an atmosphere humming with innovation and camaraderie.

Dance the night away to the sounds of worldwide recognized Frank Sinatra tribute artist, Nick D’Egidio, backed by his electrifying Dry Martini Orchestra.

This is a Rat Pack themed event!  To get everyone into the spirit, 1960s-inspired dress is encouraged!
Light apps, desserts and drinks will be available.

We invite you to download and use the ARMA INTERNATIONAL Conferences Mobile App throughout the event! This app will keep you informed of daily updates and happenings, where to go and when to be there, as well as build a personalized agenda and make connections with your fellow attendees. 

Android Link:
iOS Link:

Once downloaded, open the app, and select to allow or not allow notifications and/or share location – allowing notifications is strongly recommended as important event reminders and updates will be communicated through notifications.

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Space – Lower Level

Registration:  South Counter – Springs Ballroom Foyer 
Education Rooms Springs Salon A, Springs Salon E, Springs Salon G, Springs Salon H, Springs Salon L
Exhibits/Meals:  Springs Salon F
Meal Service / Receptions Springs Ballroom Terrace and Springs Pool (Swanky Soiree only)
Business Partner Meeting Rooms Director 3, Director 4, Director 5, Director 6
Speaker Room:  Springs Salon J
Specialty Meetings Director 7

If you have any questions throughout the conference, please email the ARMA International Conference team at or visit us at Registration during designated hours.

Thank you, and we look forward to welcoming you to InfoNEXT 2024 soon!