What is the attire?

Dress for the INMA World Congress is business casual except the Friday evening Global Media Awards Dinner which is business attire (black-tie optional).

Am I going to get the presentations?

If you are registered for the World Congress, you will get access to presentations provided by speakers for all Sunday seminars (whether you attended or not) as well as the Monday and Tuesday Media Conference sessions. Only study tour registrants will get study tour presentations. Be aware that not all speakers provide their presentations. Study tour presentations will be available Tuesday evening, May 14, and World Congress presentations will be available beginning Friday evening, May 17. Participants will get an e-mail when the presentation download page is ready.

Is there a report or coverage of World Congress that I can “borrow”?

INMA provides robust coverage of the World Congress of News Media at www.inma.org/wc. Enjoy!

Where can I get Congress photos? Do I have persmission to use or share?

INMA will be taking photographs throughout the week-long World Congress. Download, use, or share photos, which are archived at Flickr. Enjoy!

What will New York weather be like during World Congress Week?

The weather in New York in mid-May includes morning temperatures about 59°F (14°C) with afternoon highs near 75°F (24c°C). For real-time forecasts, go to View the current attendee list.

Will there simultaneous interpretation?

The World Congress will be presented in English and will not be simultaneously interpreted.

How do I get to the Westin Hotel New York Times at Times Square from the New York area’s various transportation hubs?

Three airports service New York (typical taxi fares to the Westin Hotel):
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (US$45)
- LaGuardia Airport (US$45)
- Newark International Airport (US$80)

Transportation options range from taxis to limos. We strongly recommend Uber. There is not a rental car facility at the Westin Hotel Times Square, but the concierge can assist you with nearby rental cars.

Can I bring my spouse or a guest to the World Congress?

Share your business trip to New York with a spouse or guest by registering them for the Welcome Reception at The Guggenheim and the Global Media Awards Dinner at Edison Ballroom. Tickets may be purchased online. Due to limited space at The TimesCenter and seminar venues, only full Congress attendees can attend sessions.

What does my registration fee include?

The main World Congress registration includes the Wednesday seminars, the Thursday-Friday Media Conference at The TimesCenter, and the Wednesday welcome reception at The Guggenheim. The registration fee does not include the study tour or the Global Media Awards Dinner. You may buy tickets for the Awards Dinner until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 16.

Can you help me with international travel to the United States?

INMA has put together a page that provides information on visa requirements, visa support letters, and information on embassies/consulates. Click here for more information.

Do you have more questions?