Leadership Insights Forum 2018: The Peak Experience

The Incentive Research Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2018 IRF Leadership Insights Forum will take place October 8 – 9, 2018, at the iconic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. This event is targeted to a small group of high-end executives with responsibilities for engagement and motivation programs who are interested in gaining insights from IRF research during a two-day experiential event. The Leadership Insights Forum will concentrate on a variety important studies, many of which have not yet been released:

  • U.S. Federal Regulations and Non-Cash Awards
  • Program Owners Voice of the Market 
  • Predictive Analytics and the Future of Non Cash Awards
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Non Cash Awards
  • Ten Things Top Performing Companies Do Differently (IRF Incentive Benchmarking Survey)
  • Award Program Value & Evidence and Establishing the Intangible, Non-Financial Value of Awards Programs
  • The Incentive Travel Industry Index powered by SITE Index, IRF Outlook and FICP
  • Industry Outlook – Merchandise and Gift Card Market

Click here to learn about LIF education and research topics

Click here to see the full LIF schedule


If you are an executive with incentive, meeting or human capital motivation responsibilities and are interested in quick-hit, interactive education on outlook, design, and legal implication of incentive and group travel programs, the IRF urges you to join in this unique education experience. Not only will you be able to delve into the IRF's latest research studies, but you will also have access to new trends and industry insights. 


Registration for the Leadership Insights Forum is available for both hosted (complimentary) and paid participation. Registration spaces are limited. For registration information, please email registration@theirf.org

Hosted Participation Includes: LIF registration fee waived ($750.00 USD for unhosted buyers) and complimentary hotel accommodations for the nights of October 8 and night of October 9. To submit your qualifications for hosted participation, please click here

Paid Participation: The LIF registration fee is $750.00 USD to be paid at the time of registration. Hotel accommodations at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver are available to paid participants at the discounted rate of $359.00 CAD (plus tax) during the program dates and up to 3 days pre/post. Booking information for your hotel accommodations can be found in your LIF registration confirmation email.

Cancellation Policy: Due to the limited nature of spots at LIF, cancellation fees will apply.
Paid attendee cancellations received prior to 11:59PM EST on Saturday, September 1, 2018, are eligible for a full refund less a $50.00 USD processing fee. Cancellation requests received after 11:59PM EST on Saturday, September 1, 2018, are not eligible for a refund of any kind. 
Hosted attendee cancellation requests received after 11:59PM EST on Saturday, September 1, are subject to a $300.00 USD cancellation fee. 
All substitution requests are considered on a case by case basis and may be submitted to registration@theirf.org until 11:59PM EST on September 1, 2018. After this date, no substitutions will be permitted.

Travel Information

The IRF is pleased to offer the following airline discounts for attendees of the Leadership Insights Fourm flying in to/out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR): 

Transportation to the Hotel: Getting to and from YVR is extremely convenient and there are several modes of transportation available including taxis ($35 CAD fixed fare not including gratuity) and sedans/limos etc. (starting from $60 CAD++). For those that may be a little more budget conscious, there is also the rapid transit system ($9.00 CAD) that terminates downtown adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre. 

Reminder: Please review the following information carefully for tips regarding your travel to Canada for the 2018 Leadership Insights Forum. Immigration forms/tourist cards may be required upon entry into or departure from Canada. Forms may be received on your inbound flight. Please read the terms of your travel documents carefully and retain any stamped and validated documents that may be required for exit. More inforamtion regarding your travel for the Leadership Insights Forum may be found here: https://travel.gc.ca/returning/travelling-to-canada

Weather and Attire: Vancouver temperatures typically range between 47 and 57 degrees F during the beginning of October. This is also during the rainy season for this part of Canada. We recommend casual attire appropriate for cooler weather and comfortable layers for education sessions and indoor activities as temperatures within the buildings and meeting spaces may vary.

Please email registration@theirf.org for more information on how to register for this event.

If you are interested in sponsoring a future IRF event or research project, please contact Deb Sas at dsas@theirf.org for more information.



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