AO and IR Community Events

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 75 words). Conference/event announcements remain on the eAIR website until the event date has passed. 

Affiliated Organization (AO) Events

RP Group's 2016 Conference
October 5-7, 2016

The 2016 conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, will focus on shared responsibility for student success. Those who are connected to our colleges all contribute to student success. Come share how your college is helping to improve equitable student outcomes and ensure your learners reach their goals. Registration is now open. For more information, please visit the RP Group website.

2016 SAAIR Conference and SAHELA Workshop 
October 17-20, 2016 
The conference will take place at The North-West University in Potchefstroom. The 2016 SAHELA workshop will provide participants with a platform to discuss Learning Analytics (LA), as targeted toward students, lecturers, and university management. Visit the website for additional information.  

2016 RMAIR Conference
October 26-28, 2016

The conference, to be held in Bozeman, Montanna, is themed “Institutional Research Peaks and Valleys,” which will allow you to share best practices and lessons learned with your IR peers. We encourage you to attend the Thursday evening event this year, which will consist of dinner and entertainment at the Museum of the Rockies. Please register here for the Early Bird fee before September 5th. 

Illinois Association for Institutional Research (IAIR)
November 3-4, 2016

The 2016 IAIR Annual Forum under the theme of "An IR State of Mind will be held on November 3rd and 4th at the NIU Naperville Conference Center (1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563). For more information, please visit the IAIR website or contact Program Chair Tanya Ternes at

CAIR 2016 Annual Meeting
November 16-18, 2016

The 41st CAIR conference, to be held in Los Angeles, California, will showcase many outstanding presentations from all segments of higher education, as well as professional development workshops aimed to expand attendees' skill sets and increase knowledge on the latest trends in the field of institutional research. The conference provides an opportunity to network with fellow colleagues, hear from professionals in the field, and learn about the latest services and software available to IR. See the conference website for more information.

IR Community Events
Annual Fund Analytics and Execution Symposium
September 30, 2016

The focus of the symposium, to be held in Oakbrook, Illinois, is practical examples of how to use the data that you already have to get insights on your program in order to improve your results. You’ll hear industry best practices for both analytics and also implementation and execution. And you'll learn firsthand about outstanding results - for example tripling revenue from non-donors while sending fewer mail pieces. The agenda includes instruction from analytics and execution experts, as well as a series of panel discussions by those on the front lines in fundraising. Visit the website for more information on cost and registration.

2016 Assessment Institute-Indianapolis
October 16-18, 2016
Please consider submitting a proposal by March 21 for the 2016 for the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis. This is the nation’s oldest and largest event focused exclusively on outcomes assessment in higher education. For more information about the Institute, please see the website or contact: Trudy Banta at (317) 274-4111 or via email.

Research Conference: Postsecondary Outcomes of IB Students
November 9-10, 2016

The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers four programs of international education that develop the intellectual, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The IB hosts an annual conference focused on the postsecondary outcomes of IB students (The IB Higher Education Symposium). For the first time, this symposium will include an entire program of presentations devoted to research. The conference will feature expert speakers and panelists discussing the latest research on the university outcomes of DP graduates. Please join us November 9-10, 2016 at Tufts University. For more information, visit the IB website.

Access Group Center for Research & Policy Analysis
2016 Legal Education Research Symposium
November 16-17, 2016
The Access Group Legal Education Research Symposium, to be held at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, offers law school deans, administrators, faculty and researchers from across the nation the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions on the most critical issues facing legal education today. The Symposium will be held in conjunction with the 2016 Access Group Graduate & Professional Financial Aid Conference. Register now at the conference website.













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