Itron Inspire

2022 FAQ

Commonly asked questions and answers.

What is Itron Inspire?

Itron Inspire is our premier customer-focused conference that brings together our community of industry leaders and utility peers. This year, our conference takes place Sept. 23-30 in Marco Island, FL. See a full list of 90+ breakout sessions across four tracks here.

Should I attend Itron Inspire?

This event is for Itron customers, partners and prospects. It's also for employees of municipalities, cities and utilities at all levels who want to hear from a unique collection of speakers, on a range of diverse topics—all of which are designed to provide you with the valuable insights to help drive your business forward.

Will there be product experts I can speak with and see demonstrations?

Yes! The Knowledge Center is a showcase of Itron's solutions and partner offerings, helping to demonstrate the value of our technology, software and services. It is open during the Knowledge Conference, Sept. 25-27, which allows participants to talk with product experts and view live demos. Stop by to check out all possibilities with Itron and partner solutions.

How can I experience Itron Inspire 2022?

We are transforming Itron Inspire into a hybrid conference that will take place in person and digitally. Join us at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Florida for the full live event experience.

Can't attend live? We invite you to register for the digital event that will broadcast select sessions throughout the conference.

What is included with my Itron Inspire registration?

In-person conference pass includes: access to participate in the Knowledge Conference's 90+ breakout sessions, interact and view demos of Itron and partner solutions in the Knowledge Center, two networking receptions, one dinner and networking event, two breakfasts, two lunches and snacks Monday and Tuesday.

Digital conference pass includes: access to watch two keynotes, two big picture panels and select breakout sessions from each available track.

How much is the event registration fee?

There are two registration types you can select from: Early bird rates for both in person and digital passes end Monday, August 8, 2022.

How much does the hotel cost per night?

Itron has negotiated a special rate of $289 plus tax per night, single or double occupancy. Booking link will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

View the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort property here.

How do I get to the hotel?

Distance from Ft. Myers / Southwest Florida International (RSW) airport: 48 miles; about 1 hour.

Registered Itron Inspire attendees may use discounted shuttle service to and from Fort Myers/Southwest Florida International. This service is $79 each way.

Who is this year's host utility?

Tampa Electric, one of Florida's largest investor-owned electric utilities, serves about 800,000 customers in West Central Florida. Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

As an Itron customer, Tampa Electric utilizes many of our solutions (network, streetlight solution, distributed intelligence, meter data management, AMI Operations, DEM, forecasting and delivery services).

We thank you, Tampa Electric, for being a valued customer and this year's host utility at Itron Inspire 2022!

How can my organization sponsor or exhibit at Itron Inspire?

There are a variety of opportunities offered to be a premium sponsor or exhibitor in the Knowledge Center. Premium sponsorship and exhibiting allows you to showcase your brand, your technology and your services in front of hundreds of utility and city attendees.

Get more information here.

What if I want to register for pre-conference training?

You can register for one-on-one product training sessions within the registration process for the additional costs below. Early-bird rates end Monday, August 8, 2022. View the schedule and descriptions here. Registration is required.

How do I register for customer forums?

At Itron Inspire, we offer a variety of customer forums that allow you to hear from Itron product team members and meet each other, ask questions, share knowledge and inspire one another. These events are free if you are registered for the Itron Inspire Knowledge Conference (or $150 if attending customer forums only), but registration is required. You can reserve your spot for each of these forums when registering for your full conference pass or forum-only attendance within the registration process.

Will there be a Sales Channel Partner Conference?

Yes! Taking place after the conclusion of Itron Inspire on Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Itron Engage Sales Channel Partner Conference (formerly known as the Distributors' Conference) provides an opportunity for Sales Channel Partners to engage with Itron's leaders and product managers to discuss Itron updates, updates to the program, product strategy and learn about the latest product offerings and enhancements.

Sales Channel Partners are also invited to attend any or all of the Itron Inspire conference as well.

There is no cost for this event, but registration is required.

This conference is by invite only. For questions or more information, please contact Allison Hedges.

Will there be an Itron Inspire event app?

Yes! The Itron Inspire event app will include everything you need know while attending the event in-person. It will include hotel maps to help navigate between rooms, full session schedule and speakers, the ability to build your own agenda and much more.

Attendees will be notified prior to the event with instructions on how to download the app.

Do I need any special software to watch Itron Inspire digitally?

No, you can access the digital event through your web browser (Chrome and Firefox are recommended for the best experience). Registrants will receive a link to access the digital broadcast of sessions prior to the event.

Due to COVID-19, what are the safety precautions?

Itron is committed to the health and safety of attendees; Itron Inspire will follow local and CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety.

When and where will Itron Inspire take place in 2023?

Join us Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Closing Session when Marina Donovan, vice president of global marketing and public affairs, will wrap up our event with a special announcement about next year's location.

Additional questions about Itron Inspire?

Contact Itron-Marketing@itron.com.