2017 Career Development Seminar (CDS)

Join us in historic Providence, Rhode Island for the 2017 Career Development Seminar (CDS), Honoring the Past and Embracing the Future, on August 13-16, 2017! We will learn, share, and network around the latest trends and issues in market regulation while celebrating the 30th anniversary of IRES.

When you arrive on Sunday, plan on joining in a celebratory anniversary-themed reception with heavy appetizers to fill up the weary traveler and prepare you for Monday’s opening. Tuesday’s closing reception will feature lighter fare to send you off to your travels or to dinner with colleagues on your own. The CDS Committee is steadily working on an exciting agenda as well as local night out options—watch this site and eblasts for more information as it becomes available.

Event Details

6:00pm on Sunday, August 13, 2017

12:00pm on Wednesday, August 16, 2017


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The Omni Providence Hotel
1 W Exchange St
Providence, RI 02903


Registration for this event has closed.

Registration dates and times are in Central Time.

Regular pricing ends at 11:59 CST on Friday, July 28th.

11:59pm on Friday, July 28, 2017


Cancellations received at the office by 5:00pm CST on Friday, July 22, 2017, are eligible for a refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after the cancellation deadline. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees.

Hotel Accommodations

The Omni Providence Hotel is a New England hotel located about 10 miles from T.F. Green Airport and only a 10 minute walk from the Providence Amtrak Station. A room block has been reserved for IRES CDS attendees at the special rate of $189/night (Single/Double) or at the government rate of $147/night (Single/Double).

Book early! Rates are available until July 20, 2017 or until the room block fills up. (Note these rates do not include sales tax. Government ID must be shown at check-in to receive the government rate. The government rate is subject to change and is based on the dates of your stay.)

Select your rate to book online:

To reserve by phone, call 1-800-525-9300 and request the IRES group rates.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm EST; Check out time is 12:00 pm (Noon) EST. See the Omni Providence Hotel site for Directions and Parking and information on Local Attractions.

Thank you to our sponsors!