Does NIIC have provide hotel rooms?

NIIC has a block of discounted rooms available at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, which is just 1.5 blocks from the Phoenix Convention Center where NIIC will be held. Reservations must be made by November 15 directly through the hotel via this link or by calling 1-800-309-8138.

Does NIIC provide travel support for conference attendees?

No, NIIC has a limited pool of scholarships available but there is no general travel support for attendees. A call for scholarship applications will be announced in August. See below for more information.

Does NIIC have an airline partner?

Not at this time. We welcome ideas about such partnerships; if you are interested in exploring this with NIIC, please contact

Are there scholarship opportunities?

Yes, NIIC provides a limited number of scholarships each year. Scholarship applications will be announced in August 2017 and awardees notified by October 2017. We typically have over 200 applicants and support ~50 such requests. We do encourage you to also explore alternative sources of support to attend NIIC.

Are youth/children able to attend?

NIIC’s programming is not focused on youth/children. Young people may attend but minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Is childcare available?

No, NIIC is unfortunately not able to provide childcare during the conference.

Are NIIC spaces accessible for those with disabilities?

Yes, the NIIC spaces are wheelchair accessible.

Is interpretation available at NIIC?

NIIC seeks to be an accessible space within our budget constraints. NIIC provides limited interpretation support for monolingual Spanish speakers; other interpretation requests are addressed based on demand. Simultaneous English-Spanish interpretation is provided for our NIIC mainstage sessions and we work with registrants and volunteer interpreters as available for the other NIIC sessions. NIIC's printed matter and website are in English and we are unfortunately not able to offer translated versions. If you have additional questions, please contact

Is NIIC open to the general public?

Yes, all are welcome to attend.

Is NIIC live-streamed?

Some NIIC sessions will be available via social media but details will not be available until November 2017.

Are NIIC presentations available by audio recording or video after the conference?

Some NIIC sessions will be available via social media but details will not be available until November 2017; it is unlikely that the bulk of NIIC sessions will be available, however.

My organization would like to Sponsor NIIC or join the NIIC Steering Committee; how do we do that?

NIIC is always seeking new partners; please contact for more information.

Is NIIC open to the media?

Yes, for more information about media credentials and a press pass, please contact

Does NIIC provide meals?

NIIC provides the following meals to all those registered for the full conference or the days in question:

  • Sunday Dec 10 – Coffee break provided by NIIC; lunch and dinner on your own
  • Monday Dec 11 – Breakfast, lunch and coffee break provided by NIIC; dinner on your own
  • Tues Dec 12 – Breakfast and coffee break provided by NIIC; dinner on your own

All meals include vegetarian and vegan options. Kosher and Halal meals are only available upon advance request when registering for NIIC.