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AIR welcomes brief conference/event announcements of interest to the IR and assessment communities. Send your conference/event announcements to and include a link to your website for more information, such as call for proposals or registration, as well as a contact name and email address (conference/event announcements should be less than 100 words). Conference/event announcements remain on the eAIR website until the event date has passed.

Affilia​ted Organization (AO) Events

RMAIR Annual Conference 2018

October 24-26, 2018

The conference, themed  “RMAIR in the Land of Enchantment,“ will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hotel Andaluz in downtown Albuquerque. Conference registration is now open and includes a one-year membership to RMAIR. We hope to see you all at the conference in October!

MdAIR Fall Conference 

October 26, 2018

Themed The Why's & The How's, this conference will be held at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. Learn more and register at the confernece website.

2018 AIRUM Annual Conference

October 31-November 2, 2018

Themed “IR for a Changing World,” the AIRUM conference will be held in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dr. Nathan Grawe, Professor of Economics at Carleton College, will be the 2018 Keynote Speaker. Dr. Grawe, a labor economist, will examine how recent demographic shifts are likely to affect demand for higher education and will explore how colleges and policymakers may respond to meet institutional/national goals. For more details, visit the AIRUM conference website.

NEAIR 45th Annual Conference

November 3-6, 2018

The North East Association for Institutional Research will host its 45th Annual Conference at historic Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The theme, “Creating the Bridge to Data-Informed Decision Making” invites members to share strategies, solutions, and ideas about IR’s role in connecting people across campus to support decision making. Visit the conference website to learn more about this event!  #NEAIR18

2018 NSSR

November 5-8, 2018

The Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) will host its 14th annual National Symposium on Student Retention in Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration is now open. The NSSR provides a great opportunity to network with higher education professionals from all areas within the institution, including institutional research, academic and student affairs, and more. Attend pre-conference workshops plus 3 full days of sessions to learn new strategies for helping your students succeed. All colleagues from CSRDE member institutions receive a discount on their registration.

MI/AIR Conference: Midland 2018

November 7-9, 2018

The conference will be held in Midland, Michigan and is themed “Data and Information: Connections that are Out of This World." Members can bring a costume or attire related to the theme, perhaps from a favorite Sci-Fi or superhero movie, etc. There may also be a comic-con inspired dinner and game night! Conference registration and accommodation details will be available in September. Find out more at the MIAIR website.

2018 IAIR Annual Forum

November 14-15, 2018

The Illinois Association for Institutional Research will hold its 48th Annual Forum at Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham, 101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820. Themed “The Evolution of IR: From One Office to One Organization”, IAIR Forum welcomes research and presentation proposals focused on the techniques and solutions that enhance the work of institutional researchers regardless of the type of institution. Visit the conference website for more information.

CAIR 43rd Annual Conference

November 14-16, 2018

Mark your calendar for CAIR’s 2018 conference, to be held at the Delta Hotels Anaheim Garden Grove. This year’s conference will showcase many outstanding presentations from all segments of higher education as well as professional development workshops aimed to expand skill sets and increase knowledge on the latest trends in the field of IR. The theme focuses on IR professionals contributing to the public good by helping institutions use data to achieve their missions, improve decision making, and enhance opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. Sessions and keynotes will showcase analyses, processes, and practices to strengthen your institution.

PNAIRP 2018 Conference

November 14-16, 2018

The Pacific Northwest Association for Institutional Research and Planning’s conference will be held in Portland, Oregon. The theme, “Crossroads,” reflects the evolving responsibilities and expectations of IR in a world filled with big data, ever-changing technology, increasing access to data collection and analysis tools, and the pressures facing higher education. We are excited to have as our keynote speaker, Stephen Few. For more information, please see the PNAIRP conference website.

AAIR 2018 Conference

November 19-21, 2018

The 29th Annual AAIR Forum is set to be held at Rydges Melbourne. The theme for this year’s forum is Reflecting on the Past, Experiencing the Present, Shaping the Future. The Forum program is guaranteed to challenge and excite as specialists share their rich experience, discuss key topics, and strategize in response to an ever-changing higher education sector. Evidence-based strategic planning and continuous quality improvement supported by a solid survey and evaluations framework are on the agenda. All of this is underpinned by business intelligence, analytics, visualization and modelling. To register, please visit the AAIR website. Queries can be directed to Emily Marriott, Forum Manager.

IR Com​munity Events

2018 Integrating Analytics Forum

November 29-30, 2018

Call for proposals is now open for the 2018 Integrating Analytics Forum. Compelling proposals that offer in-depth and practical ways of using data to make informed decisions at an institution are encouraged. Share your approach, knowledge, and experience in enhancing the quality, reliability, and consistency of data to achieve institutional goals by submitting a proposal to present. Submission deadline is July 9, 2018. Learn more at the NACUBO website.

11th Annual National Conference (NatCon)

January 3-5, 2019

SVA’s National Conference (NatConis the largest annual gathering of student veterans, advocates, thought-leaders, stakeholders, and supporters in higher education in the world. In early January 2019, student veterans, higher education professionals, alumni, and advocates will have the opportunity to learn from more than 2,000 of their peers at the Coronado Springs Resort, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Learn more at the SVA NatCon 2019 website.

AALHE Annual Conference

June 10-13, 2019

The Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education will hold its next annual conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Next summer nearly 500 attendees from all over the world will return to the premier meeting of assessment professionals. Conference attendance has continued to exceed expectations and our event has grown rapidly over the last few years. Sponsorships are being accepted now. Learn more at the website.